Carolyn 101 : Business Lessons from The Apprentices Straight Shooter

Version: Abridged
Author: Carolyn Kepcher
Narrator: Carolyn Kepcher
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Development, Career Development, Motivation, Health & Wellness
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: October 2004
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Known to the million of viewers of the hit reality television show The Apprentice, Carolyn Kepcher attracted enormous media attention for her cool demeanor and her no-holds-barred assessment of the show's candidates in the boardroom each week. In particular, she was not shy about speaking out about her disappointment with the professional conduct of the female candidates, whom she felt too often resorted to using their sex appeal to move ahead and gain the favor of Donald Trump.
But if anyone knows what to do to impress Donald Trump, it's Carolyn, his longtime employee and trusted adviser. In Carolyn 101, she reveals the secrets of her own success and provides listeners with guidance for their professional lives. She tells listeners how to:
• Deal with a difficult boss
• Ace an interview
• Ask for a raise or promotion
• Maintain a healthy balance between work and home life
• Spot and seize potential business opportunities
• Dress for success
• Be a strong team member or a team leader
Inspirational to both the recent college graduate entering the workforce for the first time as well as the seasoned employee looking to distinguish himself, Carolyn 101 will show ambitious professionals what they need to get ahead and take their careers even farther than they'd imagined.

Reviews (2)

Apprentice Fan?

Written by Anonymous on January 9th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

If you like the TV show the Apprentice and you're female, this is a good listen. It was interesting to hear about Carolyn's story and how she made it to the top of the Trump organization. Be warned, she does really, really like Donald Trump and will continuously tell you that he is a great boss. I found it entertaining and I learned a lot too. If you want to move up in the business world it has good ideas that have worked for Carolyn.


Written by Jesus Perez from North Miami Beach, FL on December 16th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 2/5

She speaks well but the way they laid out the audio book is rather confusing. A male voice proclaims a statement and then Carolyn tells a story or anecdote that elaborates upon it. Thing is, sometimes it doesn't really help or offer much relevance. Chapters seem non-linear and the overall sense of organization is impacted. Personally, I can't really say I walked away with much from this book. It's more of a biography than anything else. I can also tell it was clearly targeted towards female business leaders seeking answers and insight into Carolyn's success. There are a few decent interview tips here and there but it's pretty basic. Dress nice, speak confidently, wait until the interviewer asks you to sit down, etc. In essence, a total waste of time for me. If you're a die-hard Apprentice fan or a female working up the corporate ladder then maybe you can find more entertainment. If you're into business and growing yourself, check out 21 Secrets to Success instead. Good stuff in there.

Author Details

Author Details

Kepcher, Carolyn

Carolyn Kepcher is an Executive Vice President with The Trump Organization and the COO of Trump National Golf Clubs in New York and New Jersey. She has worked for The Trump Organization for nearly ten years and costars with her boss, Donald Trump, on the hit reality television series The Apprentice. She lives with her husband and two children in Ridgefield, Connecticut.