Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong [NOOK Book]

Overview

High-achieving women share their worst mistakes at work—and how learning from them paved the way to success.



Named by Fast Company as a "Top 10 Book You Need to Read This Year"



In Mistakes I Made at Work, a Publishers Weekly Top 10 ...
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Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong

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Overview

High-achieving women share their worst mistakes at work—and how learning from them paved the way to success.



Named by Fast Company as a "Top 10 Book You Need to Read This Year"



In Mistakes I Made at Work, a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Business Book for Spring 2014, Jessica Bacal interviews twenty-five successful women about their toughest on-the-job moments. These innovators across a variety of fields – from the arts to finance to tech – reveal that they’re more thoughtful, purposeful and assertive as leaders because they learned from their mistakes, not because they never made any. Interviewees include:





Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild

Anna Holmes, founding editor of Jezebel.com

Kim Gordon, founding member of the band Sonic Youth

Joanna Barsch, Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company

Carol Dweck, Stanford psychology professor

Ruth Ozeki, New York Times bestselling author of Tale for the Time Being

And many more

For readers of Lean In and #Girlboss, Mistakes I Made for Work is ideal for millenials just starting their careers, for women seeking to advance at work, or for anyone grappling with issues of perfectionism, and features fascinating and surprising anecdotes, as well as tips for readers.




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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review - Erin Gloria Ryan
Bacal deserves credit for rounding up an impressively diverse group of women who work in myriad professions…and persuading them to talk about failure. She should also be praised for taking what could have been a scattered assortment of anecdotes and fashioning them into the printed equivalent of a long, hot bath at the end of a terrible day at work—Chicken Soup for the Upwardly Mobile but Occasionally Discouraged Soul, without the schmaltz.
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Named by Fast Company as a "Top 10 Book You Need to Read This Year"

Named by Publishers Weekly as a "Top 10 Business/Economics Book for Spring 2014"

“This insightful book reminds us that even the women we most admire have dealt with failure. It perfectly captures one of the wisest things my mother ever told me — that failure isn’t the opposite of success, it’s a stepping stone to success.” –Arianna Huffington

“As valuable for its wisdom and its advice as it is pure fun to read.” –Cathy Hanaeur, author of The Bitch in the House

“Refreshing…filled with humor and humiliation, plus loads of hard-earned career management advice.” –Elle

“Absorbing…a comforting and genuine reminder that everyone makes mistakes.” –New York Magazine

“An important book …Crucial character boot camp for women everywhere.” –The Globe and Mail

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101632017
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/29/2014
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 81,940
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Jessica Bacal is the director of the Wurtele Center for Work & Life at Smith College. She lives with her husband and two children in Northampton, MA.
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