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How to Make Bureaucracy Work for You

Because hard work and good ideas aren't enough

In an ideal world, hard work and good ideas would be enough to succeed. In reality, getting things done at work requires playing the game, navigating office politics and persuading people to buy into your vision.

This week on Game Plan, Francesca and Rebecca get some tips and tricks from Derek Thompson. He's the author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction, a book that explores the popularity of all sorts of things—from politicians to art and music. He explains how to use his insights to get ahead at work.

You spend more time at your job than anywhere else. Each week, Game Plan hosts Rebecca Greenfield and Francesca Levy take a close look at the way we live our lives at work—our frustrations, dilemmas, habits, and anything else that happens in the office.



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