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Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong | [Jessica Bacal]

Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong

High-achieving women share their worst mistakes at work - and how learning from them paved the way to success. In Mistakes I Made at Work, Jessica Bacal interviews 25 successful women about their toughest on-the-job moments. These innovators across a variety of fields - from the arts to finance to tech - reveal that they’re more thoughtful, purposeful and assertive as leaders because they learned from their mistakes, not because they never made any.
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High-achieving women share their worst mistakes at work - and how learning from them paved the way to success. Named by Fast Company as a "Top 10 Book You Need to Read This Year", in Mistakes I Made at Work, a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Business Book for Spring 2014, Jessica Bacal interviews 25 successful women about their toughest on-the-job moments. These innovators across a variety of fields - from the arts to finance to tech - reveal that they’re more thoughtful, purposeful and assertive as leaders because they learned from their mistakes, not because they never made any.

Interviewees include: Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author of Wild, Anna Holmes, founding editor of Jezebel.com, Kim Gordon, founding member of the band Sonic Youth, Joanna Barsch, Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, Carol Dweck, Stanford psychology professor, Ruth Ozeki, New York Times best-selling author of Tale for the Time Being, And many more!

Ideal for millennials just starting their careers, for women seeking to advance at work, or for anyone grappling with issues of perfectionism, Mistakes I Made at Work features fascinating and surprising anecdotes, as well as tips for listeners.

©2014 Jessica Bacal (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

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    "Encouragement for women"

    A very interesting book. For those who are feeling like an outsider when instituting new ideas in the workplace and society. A combination of anecdotes and actionable tips, this book is realistic and sensible about executing on your wildest dreams.

    The narrator is an unfortunate choice. I believe her voice is better suited to the romance genre. Too breathy and a bit too perky for these real and beautiful stories of life.

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    "Incredible Narration & Some Remarkable Women"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Some of the chapters had a feminist bite to them. Perhaps that is representative of the people interviewed, but I believe one can be successful, beautiful, powerful & feminine without this bitter & distracting tone.


    What was most disappointing about Jessica Bacal’s story?

    Liberal agenda...If you consider yourself a conservative, there may be more bones than meat here for you.


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    Karen Saltus does a WONDERFUL job narrating!! Perhaps the most enjoyable part of this book for me was how she changed her style, speed, tone etc for each one. Truly amazing!

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