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Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life) | [Cathie Black]

Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life)

No matter where you are in your career, Basic Black offers invaluable lessons that will help you land the job, promotion, or project you're vying for. Throughout the audiobook, Cathie offers fascinating glimpses of media and business personalities, but at the core of it are her candid, personal stories. Basic Black provides a close-up look at the keen judgment, perseverance, and optimism that have propelled Cathie Black to the top of her game.
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Publisher's Summary

Cathie Black is the wise, funny mentor that every woman dreams of having. She was a pioneer in advertising sales at a time when women didn't sell; served as president and publisher of the fledgling USA Today; and, in her current position as the president of Hearst Magazines, persuaded Oprah to launch a magazine. In 2006 she was named one of Fortune's "50 Most Powerful Women in American Business" for the seventh consecutive year. Now, in the exuberant, down-to-earth voice that is her trademark, Cathie explains how she achieved "the 360-degree life" - a blend of professional accomplishment and personal contentment - and how any woman can seize opportunity in the workplace.

No matter where you are in your career, Basic Black offers invaluable lessons that will help you land the job, promotion, or project you're vying for. Throughout the audiobook, Cathie offers fascinating glimpses of media and business personalities, but at the core of it are her candid, personal stories.

Basic Black provides a close-up look at the keen judgment, perseverance, and optimism that have propelled Cathie Black to the top of her game, along with the kind of straight-up practical advice you get in a one-on-one session with a career coach. You'll find out how to handle job interviews, which rules to break, and why you should make your life a grudge-free zone. Equally important, you'll be inspired to pursue your passions and achieve your very best.

©2007 Cathie Black; (P)2007 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"The life lessons in these pages are smart, true, and reassuring, no matter where you are in your career." (Suze Orman)
"As every woman needs basic black in her wardrobe, she also needs Basic Black on her bookshelf. This is the perfect handbook on getting ahead while staying true to yourself." (Donna Karan)

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    Firoozeh Anaheim, CA, USA 11-26-07
    Firoozeh Anaheim, CA, USA 11-26-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Smart and Honest Advice"

    Smart and honest advice that's useful for all of us in the business world and everyday life. Delivered with a refreshing mixture of wit and candour. You will find some of the experiences deja vu and will undoubtedly finish the book learning something seemingly obvious that you didn't know before.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    zman Baltimore 03-23-08
    zman Baltimore 03-23-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Good read"

    I enjoyed listening to this book. Lot of substance and good advice regarding surviving and thriving in todays corporate enviornment.

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    Janeen GLEN ALLEN, VA, United States 06-27-10
    Janeen GLEN ALLEN, VA, United States 06-27-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Stuff you either forgot or didn't know..."

    Never too late to read this book and for those new to the working world, this is stuff you need to know.

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    Jazmin Oakland, CA, USA 02-24-08
    Jazmin Oakland, CA, USA 02-24-08 Member Since 2007

    Avid reader of non-fiction business books and great titles by women.

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    "A New Favorite"

    This book provides brilliant guidance for young business women. Ms. Black's advice rings true for corporate ladder climbers and entry-level assistants alike.

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    Lauren Houston, TX, USA 02-04-08
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    This is a great book for any young person trying to get ahead in life. Well done.

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