Winners Dream: Lessons from Corner Store to Corner Office, Bill McDermott
1st October 2016 | Journal Of Sales Transformation
In the pantheon of CEOs, few people have the visibility, charisma and hunger of Bill McDermott, sole CEO of SAP SE since May 2014, the first American to hold that position. His career is a classic story of ambition and drive: from the hard-knock streets of his youth in Long Island, to his first forays in business behind the counter of a deli he bought and then operated at the age of 17, to his extraordinary rise through Xerox Corporation where he pleaded for his first job, through Gartner and Siebel Systems. His stories – at turns hilarious and moving, but always inspiring – offer invaluable lessons in self-direction, management and leadership. His memoir, was published by Simon and Schuster in October 2014, and won an Axiom Business Book Award.