I first heard about this book during an interview with Olivia Fox Cabane… This is a timeless book that addresses an epidemic of "nice girls" in modern society. As a recovering nice girl, I understand why I was seemingly "run over" by my colleagues in the past, took it personally and judged them for it. All of the advice she gives is completely applicable and valuable.
Best snippets for me:
- DON'T BE TOO HONEST (read book for clarification)
- DO NOT ASK YOUR COWORKERS THEIR ADVICE as she states, and from my experience they discourage anything "outside the box"
- AIM HIGHER THAN YOU THINK YOU CAN HANDLE hey, you'll figure it out.
- PEOPLE WILL SOMETIMES NOT LIKE YOU take it as a compliment
Even though a lot of the ideas seem crass, you will see all of these characteristics in successful women and men alike. Thanks Kate White!
Career women looking to get ahead will find straight answers and nine proven strategies in this guide from one of the most savvy, successful, powerful women in American business. Top magazine executive Kate White shares the systematic plan that took her from being a "good girl" to a "gutsy girl".