Many C-level executives have distinctive formulas to reach business success, and some of the techniques are surprisingly peculiar.

Does your pursuit of corporate victory by way of traditional practices need adjusting? Our friends at AmEx have collected some extremely successful CEOs’ unconventional habits to prove that winning isn’t always about staying inside the lines.


  1. They think backward.
  2. They like to repeat themselves, a lot.
  3. They cut corners.
  4. They are quitters.
  5. They say “no” more often than “yes”.

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