Striving While Black is a personal reflection, a playbook and a portable mentor for African-Americans and others who didn't and don't have the advantage of trailblazers who have gone before them in forging a successful corporate career. Success in corporate America is based on not only what you know - but, as importantly, who you know and who will sponsor you, share information with you as well as advocate for you. This book shares in a straight talking manner what those who feel marginalized in corporate need to do for themselves to be seen as competitive and value added.
©2012 Kwame S. Salter (P)2015 The Salter Group, LLC
As a senior manager for a research institution, I found the insights in this provided enlightening. This will be a must read for my 10 and 7 year olds when they come of age.
I have not read the book. I listen to books when I am driving instead of the radio.
Wish there were more like this. If someone knows please leave the information.
He has been in the trenches and gives his experience to those that want it.
This book is an invaluable guide to those blacks, young and old, who striving for a successful career in any organization or field of endeavor, but especially in those where they are in the minority. I think any person who is an outsider can benefit from reading this book. Just substitute "female, or, latino, or gay, or non-Judeo Christian for black in the phrase "Striving While..." and it can help anybody. I only wish it were longer. I can't wait for the audio version of "Black Over White" to come out.
This book is okay, and maybe good for somebody starting their career. I wish he would have told some stories from his past as examples of how he move up.
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