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Work Like You're Showing Off book summary


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Joe Calloway encourages you to pull out all stops and become the best at what you do, a real show-off. Most of his material, which is drawn from his inspirational lectures, is amped-up common sense: Don’t promise more than you can deliver; figure out how to do what you already do better. He provides useful, though time-worn, advice. Calloway finds inspiration in the most unlikely places, such as watching a diligent barista at a mall coffee shop, and presents readers with brief, easy lessons. Each item gives you a little something to chew on and urges you toward a better self. getAbstract recommends this book for a quick shot of positive thinking, small but mighty in its inspirational punch.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why “show-offs” succeed
  • What attitudes and habits will help you “show off” at work

About the Author

Joe Calloway is an international speaker, a business performance consultant and a major show-off. He is also the author of Becoming a Category of One and //Indispensable.



Leave It on the Field
“Showing off” doesn’t mean parading through life unleashing your ego. It’s deeper than that, since it is anchored in respect for excellence. Showing off means always doing your best, even when your task seems trivial or small.

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