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
I would recommend this book to women in their mid-20s and less so to women in college, since a lot of it deals with balancing family and work. If you already know a lot about gender inequality in the workplace you may not learn as much as women who are unaware of the disparities, so it would be a great book to give to a woman who you think is struggling to organize her career, to negotiate, to be treated with respect, etc. It could be given to men though I find the book difficult to get through as a woman and think men could benefit as much from skimming it or reading articles that elaborate on the many points that Sheryl Sandberg touches upon.
This book is useful but I give it 4 stars because it is only the start of a conversation and because I believe that it's usefulness has been blown out of proportion in the feminist tech movement.
I love this book! It was so easy to get through. the narrator reads it perfectly. I found myself laughing out loud several times. I also found myself cringing as she touched on areas I know I need to improve on. This book is well worth your time. I know I will definitely keep this in my library to revisit.
Yes, to my female friends, but with some caveats/disclaimers that the book was written with one very small audience in mind.
She nailed portions of the book, but her voice was distracting in others. I found it particularly distracting when she would re-record a word, phrase, or name and insert it into the reading - the change in voice/tone/inflection, etc. was always very apparent. ALong the same line, I could usually tell when she had finished a recording session and started another because the voice changed.
Yes. THe author needs to fill in the gaping holes that weren't addressed in this book; for instance, she needs to target an audience that seeks to take leadership in more commonplace industries and geographies.
I'm thankful for Sheryl Sandberg's insights, passion, and expertise, as she exposes issues and gracefully enters conversation about a very challenging and important topic. It is a must-read for men and women alike.
As a minority in corporate America, the feelings and accounts shared by Sheryl are relatable. While I felt empathy, I also enjoyed the lessons in career management. I have already begun recommending this book to a diverse set of professionals.
Kate Croskery Jones
this is an excellent read for anyone hoping for a more just world. well written. and read well.
"As a black woman let me say this!"
So many people who reviewed this had said it was hard to relate to her because she was Jewish and came from a middle class background. As a black woman from the lower class background I still found myself nodding and even clapping along to what was being said. This is a MUST read.
"Fantastic!! A must read for women and men!"
Inspiring, engaging and very interesting. Excellent narrative, uses data and information from a variety of sources to make objective points.
I needed to hear this advice. reading this was like having high quality mentoring. Thank you!
Definitely gave me a new perspective, made me look from a different angle. thank you
One if the best books I've listened to on audible, definitely read or listen to this book
A good narrator, great topic of the book. I have only realised how very relevant it is upon reading it. I enjoyed the own-life stories and the data support. Highly recommended!
"This should be school curriculum reading"
I have listened to it twice already. There are stories and facts and figures that I want to be able to quote to people.
Shona Rhimes, year of yes. Both are inspiring books that every young person (of any gender) should read before leaving school.
Yes, although her voice gets a little irritating if you listen for too long. I gave performance 3 stars simply because it would have been nice is Sheryl herself had narrated it.
At many times I was shocked to hear how Sheryl and other women have been treated in the workplace.
Listen to this to understand how you could make the world a better place.
"good, but a bit oversimplified"
a really interesting book on a very important issue, but it sometimes the author oversimplified certain points to have more impact. Nevertheless I'd recommend it both for men and women as it's giving you a good insight on what we can do together to maximize the gain from the available workforce.
"Thought it was a self help book for women"
I thought this was a self help book for women in business, its not. I am not going to shun the book it is very interesting and the beginning section is really strong. But her tips come through her experiences which is wonderful but it nearly feels this book is used to clear up some issues that have been about in the press. And to also make Facebook look like the perfect company. So it started to grate on me.
Better off listening to 'do less, get more' by she wasmund.
honest convincing voice. no accent . voice more suitable with the book
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