These pointers on organizational behaviour by the author of How to Be a Successful Leader (1953) are based on the principle that getting ahead depends not on who you know or what you know but put your knowledge to work- and that how involves being just a little better than the next fellow. Equipped, then, with a next fellow to be a little better than, here are suggestions for effective one-upmanship in the business world. They include efficient planning; order giving and use of the skills of others; clear communications; able decision making; coordinating; administrating problem solving, publicizing and so forth. There is a plethora of rules in each of these fields, repetitious and written down in the kind of two sentence paragraphs that seem more like hot tips than common sense. They equate the ideal person with the good executive and in their ignorance of another element- a love of the work being done- they do little more than deepen the ruts in a conventional mould. For an unfortunately wide market of apprehensive people who want to get ahead rather than do their best.