Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

I wasn't particularly looking forward to reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.  And I certainly didn't intend to blog about it.  But all that changed.  I started reading it and ended up devouring the book in a day.

It is not a book extolling the author's brilliance – it is not actually any sort of memoir although Sandberg does use personal experiences to illustrate some of her points.

In fact the author is remarkably modest in approach – particularly given her spectacular achievements in business.  She is currently COO of Facebook.

You may not agree with everything she says but, boy, it is expressed well. 

This is not just a book for ambitious women but for all who want to understand the challenges ahead if we are to reach the position where men and women truly have the benefit of choice without barriers created by gender.  
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  1. Was wondering if I should get this book or not, guess I'm going to be downloading it. Also, if you didn't catch it, she has 2 You Tube TED videos that are excellent.

  2. I gave this book to my daughter and encouraged her to read it. I think she has a lot of common sense wisdom, especially for young women just trying to establish themselves in their profession.

  3. I have heard such different things about this book, I was really interested to read your helpful review. Thanks!

  4. Interesting, Carole. Sandberg spoke at BlogHer last year (2013, in Chicago) and I've been meaning to read her book since then.

  5. I was so excited to see you share Leaning In! I am part of a local women's group that selected to read this book together and I was thinking I would skip it but now I am definitely going to read it. Thanks so much for sharing. It sounds like it will be a great read!
    Happy Reading,
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate


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