Shipping Clerk to CEO
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Genres: Business, Non-fiction
Publisher: Dudley Court Press
Publication Year: 2022
ISBN: 9781958893166

Ted Clark calls it knowing “when to show your teeth.” His new book, Shipping Clerk to CEO, puts forth the lesson in a sidebar summarizing one of Clark’s experiences with a pushy repeat customer.

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About the Book

He didn’t have a college degree and he didn’t have family connections, but what Ted Clark did have was curiosity, tenacity, and good instincts. Starting as a forklift driver and warehouse clerk, Ted Clark climbed the corporate ladder to become CEO of a $240 million company at age 42.

Chock-full of charming personal stories, information-loaded sidebars, and thought-provoking lesson summaries, Shipping Clerk to CEO boasts a mix of in-the-trenches first-person experience and visionary takeaways.
From death to three-martini lunches, bullying customers, and megamergers, Clark skillfully guides us through the 30 years of work that carried him to the top.

In this book, you’ll discover:

The subtle difference between creating change and adapting
Why we’re all salesmen and how to use it to our advantage
When to “show your teeth” to gain respect
How a “power walk” can revolutionize your work presence
And what it really takes to succeed as CEO

Building on his first principle—have a reason—Clark sets the tone like a charismatic mentor rooting for the success of underdogs everywhere. Entertaining and clever, his parables, self-assessment, and business tactics pave the way for a younger generation eager to cut its teeth outside the classroom.

About the Author
Ted Clark

Theodore (Ted) Clark is a businessman, entrepreneur, and investor with over 40 years of experience. Starting as a shipping clerk at age 19, he rose through the ranks to become President & CEO of Products Research & Chemical Corporation (PRC), a global leader in aircraft and construction sealants and coatings. In 2003, Ted co-founded Royal Adhesives & Sealants and built it through 19 acquisitions into one of the top 10 adhesives and sealant companies in the world. Ted consults with business managers on acquisitions and growth strategies using private equity capital. He lives in southern California.

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