Kindle Price: $2.99

Save $6.00 (67%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Cool Boss: The Art of Leadership in the 21st Century: Real World Examples and Case Studies from Some of the Coolest Leaders (Best Business Books) by [Akdeniz, Can]
Kindle App Ad

Cool Boss: The Art of Leadership in the 21st Century: Real World Examples and Case Studies from Some of the Coolest Leaders (Best Business Books) Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$2.99

Length: 135 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Matchbook Price: $0.00 What's this?
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.

Limted-time offer: $1 for 2 months
The Wall Street Journal Digital Membership. Coverage you can get behind. Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

Review

"This book is great for bosses who want to learn the secrets of being a better boss - but it's also a must-have for anyone who wants to learn some serious leadership skills. Based on the knowledge of the best cool bosses in business, Cool Boss reveals secrets about leadership and image that you've probably never even considered."

"You think you are cool? Then think again! Can's useful guide may be the wake up call you have needed. Having read another case study, MBA 2.0, from the very same visionary author, I have found his recent work splendidly complementary like the missing piece of a jigsaw."
Seren Ucyildiz, Vodafone UK

"Cool Boss takes you on a whirlwind tour behind the scenes of today's most game changing enterprises. Each chapter presents a different quality desirable in building a revolutionary modern business and inspiring a creative and committed workforce. Each characteristic is illustrated by a truly illuminating case study, each of which focuses on another of today's most famous, notorious, idolised or controversial - but most of all successful - business or political leaders. Find out what these icons do differently to pave a smooth road to success beneath their feet.

Unlike any other business book I've read, Cool Boss is un-put-down-able. At the close of each chapter, you just want to know more. Your mind is left whirling with all the ways you can put the ideas presented into practice. The book is well written in an informal and humorous style, guaranteed to keep the reader hooked to the end and provide some real inspiration." 
Jade Corcoran, Savvy Sidekick

From the Author

We have all seen the titans of modern business blazing trails into new areas of thought, altering cultural identity through innovative products, and selflessly giving back to the world in a wide variety of ways. On top of that, they look cool doing it, which is a growing trend in modern business theory that is paying off in a big way for. The qualities that define the careers and mentality of the cool, new generation of business leaders are specifically designed to fit within the modern world, leaving the obsolete and antiquated modes of leadership behind.

Product Details

  • File Size: 339 KB
  • Print Length: 135 pages
  • Publisher: Best Business Books (November 30, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 30, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EB09KGA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #806,208 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Awesome read! Cool Boss is one-of-a-kind, it is blunt, and shows that the "cool bosses" really have an advantage of the beige. It contains some seriously in-depth explorations of real world examples and case studies from some of the "coolest" business personalities alive today (like Mark Zucherberg).

I highly recommend this book. If you're looking to get ahead and want to lead in exciting and innovative ways, this book is a MUST read!
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
"Cool Boss" is a helpful and fascinating look at an emerging corporate culture; where CEOs think "outside the box" and steer their companies to greater heights. Those profiled - Steve Jobs, Oprah, and Mark Zuckerberg to name a few - are people who have played a major role in changing the way we live and communicate. What Can Akdeniz has done is highlight the traits and unique styles that have helped them get to the top, and you can apply them to your own career.

My favorite profile was the first one. Jim Sinegal was the CEO of Costco and one of the reasons for his success was that he treated employees well and didn't elevate himself to a rarefied status in the company. If you shop at Costco, you can see the empolyees seem happy and enjoy their jobs. As "Cool Bosses" points out, they have the lowest turnover in retail. As anyone who has worked in retail can attest, that is quite a feat. Akdeniz shows how his non-traditional ways have played such a large part in Costco's success.

I highly recommend "Cool Boss", It's a great source of knowledge and inspiration you can use in your own career and life.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I found this a very useful tool in teaching myself and others the qualities of good leadership. By using examples from various success stories of today, the book demonstrates the skills and styles that make for successful guidance of a business and it's employees. I'd recommend this book to anyone teaching leadership skills or wants stories that will inspire others and make clear various qualities of leadership.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
One of the best books on leadership in business and corporations I have read in a long time. It is not easy to get me exited about a book, but this one managed to do just that.

Can Akdeniz analyzes the leadership styles of the CEOs of 13 successful companies, beginning with Costco (Chapter 1), and Mailchimp (Chapter 2).

All 13 leaders show attributes that could be summarized by the title of Chapter 2 of this book - from "Controlling to Enabling". This is definitely the approach that is very much needed in all levels of overseeing - from business to politics, teachers, coaches and parents. I used the word "overseeing" instead of "leader" because not everyone in an oversight (or management) position is a leader - yet they need to be.

Can summarizes his book with a chapter that outlines 11 qualities of leadership that a real "Cool Boss" would have. All of the CEOs who's leadership styles were discussed in the book have most of the 11 qualities in common.

Everyone can benefit greatly by this book. If you are an influence in the life of ANYONE, you play a leadership role in their life in some way.

You need to read this book. If you learn nothing else, but that the controlling approach in ANY kind of leadership role no longer works - if indeed it ever really worked - it will be worth your while reading "Cool Boss".

This is definitely a MUST READ - it is one of those books that will pull you in from the first sentence, and you won't want to put it down until you finish. 5 Stars with no hesitation!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Can Akdeniz can leave you spellbound, but mainly because he has a way with words--he can deeply inspire just by telling stories or anecdotes. So imagine what a jaws-dropping experience it is when Akdeniz tells stories about real-life successful people--in fact, his book, `Cool Boss: Master 11 Qualities of Today's Greatest Leaders', is one shining example of Akdeniz's beguiling power--his breadth of knowledge and depth of wisdom are powerful elements that make this book utterly special.

Basically, `Cool Boss' is a book about business--or to be more specific, a book about running a business in a "cool" way, in careful consideration of the fast-changing circumstances of today's world. There is something so compelling about the way highly successful people live or do things--that's why this book can hold your attention and keep you turning the pages as if it's a suspense thriller. For example, I have always admired Richard Branson's rise from rags to riches, starting with a small store in the UK and progressing to become one of the world's most influential (yet still "cool") business magnates. His business and personal gimmicks have been a tremendous source of fascination for me--now, `Cool Boss' educates me about the fact that Branson isn't the only one who walks and talks that way--there is Zappos's Tony Hsieh, who always made it a point to find the best employees and further empower them, or SAS's Jim Goodnight, whose radical innovation in changing the structure of the workplace is so "against the grain" of common wisdom, it made me shake my head in sheer admiration.
Read more ›
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Cool Boss: The Art of Leadership in the 21st Century: Real World Examples and Case Studies from Some of the Coolest Leaders (Best Business Books)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Cool Boss: The Art of Leadership in the 21st Century: Real World Examples and Case Studies from Some of the Coolest Leaders (Best Business Books)