In the cutthroat world of business, many aspiring moguls reject kindness as a virtue and develop a sharp competitive edge that can wound struggling colleagues. For those who wish to rise to the top without knocking others down, Michael Solomon offers guidance in Success By Default: The Depersonalization of Corporate America 'No matter what business you are in, no matter what your product or service, the only thing that runs a business is people,' Solomon writes. Through his own struggles with unscrupulous entrepreneurs, he has developed a business plan steeped in humanism, which he now shares with readers. Success By Default takes readers through Solomon's action-packed career in law enforcement and a chain of events that led him to reinvent himself as a corporate player. Immersed in a sea of successful executives, Solomon was first excited, then disillusioned, as he witnessed the actions of his colleagues. He boldly details the misplaced priorities, stolen ideas and unethical practices that left him dismayed. Instead of wallowing in Self-pity, Solomon followed his father's advice and forged ahead. This, he writes, is what led to Success By Default. Each chapter delivers witty anecdotes, simple wisdom and straightforward advice on how to avoid trampling people in the mad rush to achieve. An insightful guide to ethical business practices, Success By Default offers readers pages of wisdom gleaned from the front lines of corporate battles.