The introduction sets the scene for the book as a whole. It introduces, via an anecdote from early on in the author’s own career, the origins behind the underlying concept of avoiding following the car in front and, instead, looking further ahead when plotting an executive career. It explains what to expect from the book: practical and practicable advice on how to be more proactive with career decisions to avoid getting stuck behind the car in front. And finally, it explains that the source of this advice is both the author’s own personal experience as well as in-depth interviews undertaken with other successful executives.