How to make friends, influence people and be the (second) best you can be - by being second-in-command. Now available in paperback.
Richard Hytner is Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi. Previously, he was UK CEO & Chairman of Publicis (so he knows wherof he speaks). In 2011, he was appointed (not full but) Adjunct Associate Professor of Marketing at the London Business School.
I wish I had read this book -- Gordon Brown
I wish he had read this book -- Tony Blair
Leaders carry a lot of the weight of any organization but good leaders will always have good teams to help carry that load. Richard Hytner has written a fascinating account of the role of the leaders behind the leader and there are lessons in here for every walk of life. -- Alastair Campbell
Films and plays are littered with examples of the nefarious deputy; from Iago to Macbeth to Claudius, to Darth Vader and Scar in 'The Lion King'. Richard Hytner rescues the deputy from the disgruntled schemer and instead celebrates their creative, supportive, positive impact in life, business, sport and even art. -- Rory Kinnear
Rich and intriguing -- John Gray * Guardian *
Hytner has written an interesting book on a management topic that is often neglected. -- Frank Dillon * Irish Times *
Intelligent, entertaining and useful -- Emma Duncan * Times *