Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Gorick Ng

Gorick Ng

Gorick Ng is the bestselling author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right. A first-generation college student himself, Gorick graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Business School. He worked in management consulting before becoming a career advisor. He was named one of Time magazine’s top twenty-five future leaders from around the world. In his book, he shares the hidden rules he learned for success in the business world from his own journey, and from interviewing over 500 business professionals across industries. The Unspoken Rules has been used by prestigious universities and companies alike and is one of The Financial Times’ and New York Post’s top books of April 2021.

In May, Stuart Crainer had Gorick Ng on as a guest in a new session of the Thinkers50 Radar 2022 LinkedIn Live series in partnership with Deloitte


In this video from Harvard Business Review Press, Gorick explains the role of unspoken rules in career success. He also addresses how these rules get communicated, and why some employees may not have been introduced to them.


In this video from Harvard Business Review Press, Gorick identifies three questions team members will begin asking themselves about any new coworker. The Three C’s of career success: competence, commitment, and compatibility, are the key to starting new working relationships off on the right foot.

Gorick Ng


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