This audio book is top notch. I finished it in less than one week during my 30-minute commute to and from work. I was hooked and even listened while getting ready in the morning and working out at the gym. The information was very useful and the stories were relatable and often funny.
I really enjoyed when she recounted her decision to work at Google and she had a spread sheet that detailed all the pros and cons of each job offer. I liked when she said growth potential is the most important aspect of any job. If you are on a rocket ship, take any seat you can get.
She really captured the proper tone of the book. It felt like I was listening to a great speech rather than an audio book. She was very conversational and engaging.
Yes. I would have if I could.
Say something about yourself!
Sandberg does a great job of exploring the issues that have surrounded women in the workplace. Many of my female coworkers found this book very helpful and enlightening. As a man, the first have of the book was enlightening to me as well.
But in the second half of the book Sandberg attempts to make a prescription for a more balanced family through work sharing. Her mistake is that she identifies the professional responsibilities of the man and the woman, but the home/family responsibilities of only the woman. She completely omits all of the responsibilities that most men shoulder at home, acting as if they spent their evenings watching TV and weekends out golfing. No credit is given for work like tending the lawn and landscaping, building and repairing fences, maintaining and repairing automobiles, cleaning the pool, handling insurance, tending to the electronic world that the family relies on, and dozens more. In my household all of this requires hours every day. But in her book there is no mention of any of this.
Warning to women readers - take the time to find out what your husband is doing now before asking him to take 50% of what you are doing. He may have 50% of his own house work to share with you in return.
I am a life long learner.
It really challenged me to think about creative ways to help my wife and daughter be all they can be!
There are many better books than this one. This book does not exceed any discussion on TV morning show or a good journal article. She should say it a shorter, condensed way; chewing the same topic for a couple of hours is just wasting of our time.
Could be encouraging for female professionals but it seemed to be more about anger at the males than about success.
From a guy's perspective:
As the Forbes 8th Most Powerful Woman this book had the potential to reach and change many minds and I wish it had been more professionally written. There are FAR TOO MANY generalizations and NEEDS MORE research based evidence.
Sheryl is a self-described workaholic, has never had a female boss, Harvard undergrad and Harvard MBA, previous Starbucks Board Member with a $280,000 salary (according to Techcrunch), early employee and V.P. at Google, Facebook COO... this is her story of work-life balance with two kids and a husband who sold a company to Yahoo. It's not for everyone.
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I read books like this because I think I should. This one I actually enjoyed and couldn't wait to plug into!
Listening to the book made me feel motivated and encouraged to pursue my career goals, as I hoped it would.
I love being able to listen to books any time any place.
I loved this book I have recommended it to many of my friends and family. I feel that this book help to give a voice to women everywhere both in the workforce and on the home front.
I like that she was able to draw on personal expertise and explain feelings and emotions of the hard work that women do.
The narrator sounds a lot like Samantha Bee, whom I do love, but since Samantha is known for her sarcastic comedy it was at times hard to take this book seriously.
Never assume that anyone, male or female, is more deserving of a position than you. This book also had some unique insights on how women behave differently in the workplace than men, which is sadly perceived as being less competent by both men and other women.