Lean In: For Graduates
Expanded and updated exclusively for graduates just entering the workforce, this extraordinary edition of Lean In includes a letter to graduates from Sheryl Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; résumé writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice;...more
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What I found completely fascinating about the book is how Sheryl takes every type of behavior, breaks it down and shows the ultimate consequence. For instance, don't quit your job until you are actually ready to leave. If you ...more
The first 200+ pages didn't fully sit well with me until I read Mellody's chapter. I couldn't understand why I constantly kept thinking throughout the reading of this book, 'why are we discussing this or wh ...more
There are a lot of platitudes in this book. It reads often like one long TED lecture. I hate TED lectures because they see the world in simple terms through the one variable that the speaker is focused on and pretends is all important. The world is not one dimensional. The world never worlds in a vacuum and there are often moving parts that int ...more
I've experienced similar grey ...more
Maybe I feel this way because, although I read this as a recent graduate, I'm not a recent high school or undergraduate graduate. I just graduated from graduate school, after many years of having worked after undergrad. Although, I don't think that has really caused me to have a bias.
What I did not realize originally is that the first half of this book is the original Lean In, withou ...more
Sheryl Sandberg talks about successful women's career, life struggles, gender stratification, "coming back after maternity leave", marriage and family struggles, hate and jealousy in a hilarious writing! She is funny and can be related without any shame.
It is so saddening to hear that she lost her husband this year, which she often praised in her book as the best partner (husband, father to her kids and her best friend) she could have asked for.
I would recommend the Graduate Edition to anyone in their 20s. The original book is supplemented with a letter from Sheryl and a collection of essays from various authors. I thought the essays at the end were at least as valuable as th ...more
0. Recognize that the professional world in many aspects is still unfriendly to women (more so for women of color, alas). Moreover, recognize that this hostility a lot of the times actually comes from women themselves, which is tragic. Some people will not want to see you grow. Some people will not like you precisely for the correct things you have done. It is not going to be easy. It will be painful but less painful if you are mentally prepared.
1. Find ...more
The shortest version: if feminism is about equality between sexes, Sandberg is strongly against. Page after page she fights for giving enough entitlements to make the gap wider.
The book can be a source of misery. A woman acknowledges the whole society demands her an aberrant goal: to renounce to self and it's not just her traditional family. He has the living proof and example of her m ...more
What this wasn't -- it wasn't a book about how men are bad and women need to fight back.
What this was -- a book I want my daughter, my sons, and every one of my teammates to read.
While the target audience is women (with choices), there is a much-needed chapter for men to lean in at home and in support of women in the workplace.
This is a persuasive, and well-articulated argument for women to be confident, assertive, and to go after what their dreams. ...more
The book has special chapters for new graduates on how to edit your resume and how to act during interviews. It also includes the regular chapters of lean in regarding the equal balance of men and women doing professional work as well as child rearing.
The book focuses a lot on give and take i ...more
My only possible criticism for this book is how its natural audience (white collar, college-educated men/wom ...more
Sheryl received a BA summa cum laud ...more