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  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

    I read Lean In.  In fact, I liked it.  A lot.  I only took issue with the fact that Ms. Sandberg never acknowledged that not all of us have Larry Summers, Mark Zuckerberg and Oprah on our speed dials.  

    Ms. Sandberg is that rare combination of brilliant, wise, hard working and extremely lucky.    Again, I agree with most of her points, I just would have liked the book to explore a little more what life is like for those whose lives are not the coalescence of so much that is outstanding like hers.

    This TED talk from 2010 explores three of the main points she discusses in Lean In

    1. Sit at the table

    2. Make your partner a real partner

    3. Don’t leave before you leave

    Read the book if you want to go deeper and learn about some of the research that supports her points (and the endnotes are a terrific addition). If you just want the general thrust, this near 20-minute talk will do just fine.

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