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Superbosses might not be a friend, but will boost your career! INTERVIEW

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Today's Guest: Sydney Finkelstein, author, Superbosses, Why Smart Executives Fail, Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, as well as Tuck’s director of the Center for Leadership

SYDNEY FINKELSTEIN podcast excerpt: "Miles Davis is one of the most fascinating of all the examples that we discovered. The thing that's special about Miles Davis? What is a superboss? A superboss is a person that helps other people do more than tey ever thought possible. Look at the jazz bands that he created over time, the talent he discovered and helped get better: Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane. That's the definition of what a superboss does... It goes to show you that anyone could be a superboss."

Key interview moments:

• 5:10 Superbosses author Sydney Finkelstein explains how misanthropic jazz legend Miles Davis made his list;

• 17:45 What does a day in the life of a superboss look like?;

• 28:35 Finkelstein explains that in the movie business, B movie king Roger Corman was beyond compare in recognizing and nurturing talent.

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