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Beauty Queen: Inside the Reign of Avon's Andrea Jung

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Andrea Jung, the glamorous former head of Avon, was arguably the world's most charismatic and effective CEO, credited with the astonishing turnaround of the venerable brand. Avon's board was filled with tough-minded, successful CEOs and other high achievers, but when Jung walked into a room wearing her Chanel suit, custom- blended lipstick and signature pearls, every head ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by St. Martin's Press
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Alisha Torres
Jun 29, 2014 Alisha Torres rated it really liked it
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I don't typically read memoirs, but I was excited when I won this book as a FirstReads, mainly because I remember Avon when I was coming into my teenage years. I would literally spend every dime I had earned and saved just to buy a piece of that beauty. Needless to say I didn't know the background on the company, its CEO, board, or owner.

This book not only made learning about Avon and Andrea Jung informative, but very enjoyable. A highly mesmerizing and gripping story. You feel the victories, fa
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Beth
Dec 02, 2015 Beth rated it liked it
This book is a little misleading. While it does offer a profile of former Avon CEO Andrea Jung, it is mainly a case study on her leadership. The author also ran out of material two-thirds of the way through the book and had to add chapters at the end with filler on woman CEOs and leadership.
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