In this business memoir, Jim Rafferty shares the story of his unlikely journey from Air Force brat to CEO. Along the way, he provides candid insights into what it takes to be a successful leader in any field—lessons that are as relevant for aspiring entrepreneurs as they are for seasoned executives. Rafferty faced many challenges during his years at the helm of two Fortune 500 companies, including dramatic financial losses and a major shareholder revolt. But through it all, he learned invaluable lessons about life and leadership. In Leader by Accident, Rafferty shares these hard-won insights with readers, offering an intimate look at what it takes not only to survive but also to thrive in today’s fast-paced business world.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to be a successful leader. It provides candid insights into what it takes to be a leader in any field, and offers hard-won lessons that are relevant for aspiring entrepreneurs as well as seasoned executives.
- The author shares his insights into leadership, which are valuable for both aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned executives.
- The book provides a look at what it takes not only to survive but also to thrive in today’s fast-paced business world.
- This memoir is inspirational and motivational.
- The author could have provided more insights into what it takes to be a successful leader.
- The book might be too dense for some readers.
- Some of the stories may not be relevant to all business readers.
Learn more about the author
Jim Rafferty is the CEO of Serengeti Networks, a company that he took public in 1998 and grew from startup to over $1 billion in market capitalization. He has also served as president and CEO of PMC-Sierra, another NASDAQ-listed technology company.
“Rafferty has a lot of wisdom to share based on his own personal experiences as CEO of two Fortune 500 companies. This book is definitely worth reading if you want to learn about the challenges and rewards of being a leader.”
“It is amazing how much Jim has accomplished and the lessons he has learned along the way. I highly recommend this book to anyone in business or considering a career in business.”
“An absorbing, frank business memoir that provides valuable insights into what it takes to be a successful leader.”
“Rafferty’s straight-talking memoir is brutally honest, insightful and entertaining. His tales of derring-do in the boardroom are peppered with doses of wisdom that come from years of hands-on experience.”