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Lean In Audiobook

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg's provocative, inspiring book about women and power - grew out of an electrifying TED talk Sandberg gave in 2010, in which she expressed her concern that progress for women in achieving major leadership positions had stalled. The talk became a phenomenon and has since been viewed nearly 2,000,000 times. In Lean In, she fuses humorous personal anecdotes, singular lessons on confidence and leadership, and practical advice for women based on research, data, her own experiences, and the experiences of other women of all ages. Sandberg has an uncanny gift for cutting through layers of ambiguity that surround working women, and in Lean In she grapples, piercingly, with the great questions of modern life. Her message to women is overwhelmingly positive. She is a trailblazing model for the ideas she so passionately espouses, and she's on the pulse of a topic that has never been more relevant.

©2013 Sheryl Sandberg; 2013 Random House Audio

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    Kitty 08-29-15
    Kitty 08-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "chapter 10 and 11 on point great for mothers"

    Loved the book I do not have children that I did not relate but valued the information it provided chapters 10 and 11 resonated with me most and it's insight on sexism in the workplace the information is invaluable.

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    Citizen D. New York 08-23-15
    Citizen D. New York 08-23-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Worthwhile read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book. Sheryl sounds like an amazing person and I think she is truly passionate about helping women "lean in". We need more people like her.


    What other book might you compare Lean In to and why?

    I recommend any book by -or about- Ayn Rand. It's about the producers in the world. Only capitalism creates wealth. Sheryl has been involved with companies that create wealth. Celebrate the producers in this world.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Deliberate Passion.


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    M. 08-22-15
    M. 08-22-15
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    "Time is the most valuable resource..."
    What would have made Lean In better?

    As a career oriented, successful and ambitious woman who works 50-90 hours a week (and has been for the past 18 years!) I thought I would enjoy this book. Well... I did NOT.

    All this talk about getting ahead in the rat race made me decide to make a career change - to more normal hours and prioritizing my family and friends more - by taking either on a project less here and there or even switching to something else entirely instead of squeezing it all on top of each other and the constant busy-ness.

    Life is so short, I don't just want to be a super human time organizer and task master (which a lot of the book is about), I want to enjoy it without rushing through my days. Have you ever been irritable because you were tired, stressed or occupied with work and brushed someone who cares about you off, maybe hurt them with your absence time and time again? I have.

    After losing a loved one or a family pet what I think about is the time I spent with them, not what I could afford financially or my career. Sometimes all we want is more time which money cannot buy...


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    BB 08-20-15
    BB 08-20-15
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    What did you love best about Lean In?

    I appreciate the truths about womanhood and the difficulty we have with speaking up and the hardships we have with being heard.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lean In?

    2 Concurrent goals: long term dream and 18 month plan


    What about Elisa Donovan’s performance did you like?

    Perfect pitch! Motivating voice!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Time waits for no one: #leaninnow


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    Cheryl Munn Wright 08-19-15
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    "Excellent"

    I wish I could have read this book decades ago when I began my career. I'm buying a copy for my 22 year old daughter who just graduated from college and is starting her first 'real' job. The book is full of insight and helpful information.

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    Susan Berston San Francisco, CA USA 08-15-15
    Susan Berston San Francisco, CA USA 08-15-15

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    "Game changing"

    Loved every second of this book.
    However, listening made me sad about her husband's sudden death.

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    Asnat Bloch Damti 08-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "excellent overview of modern feministic direction."

    excellent overview of modern feministic direction. an eye opener on recent studies and a heart opener for female solidarity andhope
    a must read book for both genders

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    Suresh R Chitturi Hydrabad, AP India 08-09-15
    Suresh R Chitturi Hydrabad, AP India 08-09-15 Member Since 2016

    Deal with millions of Chicks, for a living. Photographer. Traveller, Tech Buff, love APPLE, Steve Jobs.

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    "Must read for all leaders"

    Was worth listening/reading. Got some important and well needed perspective.
    I would say most of the points are relevant to all, especially all who are under represented, low on confidence & discriminated. That said I accept & appreciate her fight for more respect, rights and opportunities for women

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    CK 07-31-15
    CK 07-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Inspiring and Practically Instrtcucruve"

    I related to so many concepts and experiences in this book - it was refreshingly validating. The new concepts and recommendations rang true for me as well. Loved it. I tell every working woman I know about this book now.

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    Milissa Watkins 07-30-15
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    "Must read for women & men!"

    Just finished Lean In. Very impressed with Ms. Sandberg's call to action. Efficiency and effectiveness both at the workplace and home starts with teamwork and respect.

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