Buy Clothes that Fit - The fit of your suit is far more important to its brand or material. It should never be baggy or too tight. The same is true for dress shirts. Have a tailor take your measurements and return to him after you purchase your suit and have it fitted. Makes all the difference.
Peruse - Wake up early. Spend every morning reading as much as you can. Start with 2-3 top newspapers (ex: New York Times, Financial Times, WSJ) and move on to your industry’s publications (ex: AdAge, Crain’s, National Journal, Business Journals).
Prepare Like Your CEO - Read what (s)he reads. You will gain a deeper appreciation of the complexity around his/her everyday decisions and you will be equipped with priceless information that can be brokered in subsequent discussions.
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