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 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"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)
I have long been a fan of Cathy Black, so I eagerly awaited her book. I don't think she provided anything new, but I loved hearing her version, and the tips she had to offer for women coming of age in executive corporate leadership. Throughout the book, she reveals the rules she has followed to achieve her successes -- again, this is great advice. I loved hearing the various stories about her days with USA Today and with the Hearst Corporation, and how the rules enabled her in different situations.
An entertaining read. It tells a story of an exceptionally bright and motivated woman who moved up the corporate ladder by being her very best. The lessons from her corporate experience aren't very relevant to a small business owner like myself. But what woman doesn't fall for a true story about a woman who wins in end because she deserves to.
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