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5 Innovation

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This book is perfect for new college graduates or inexperienced employees starting new jobs. Milo and Thuy Sindell provide a wealth of information about proper business conduct and etiquette, including a checklist for recommended activities during your first 12 weeks on the job. Although the material is basic and somewhat repetitive (just like a start-up job), getAbstract thinks the book would make a great gift for anyone who is just beginning to learn the workplace ropes.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why your first 90 days on the job are critical
  • What skills you will need to survive and thrive
  • What to do during your first 12 weeks on the job

About the Authors

Milo Sindell is a business consultant who has worked with Fortune 500 companies. Thuy Sindell, Ph.D., is a consultant who creates customized leadership programs for executives and managers.



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