Take a Lesson: Today's Black Achievers on How They Made It and What They Learned along the Way

Take a Lesson: Today's Black Achievers on How They Made It and What They Learned along the Way

by Caroline V. Clarke
     
 

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Great minds reveal why you should

Take a Lesson

"Take a Lesson is a treasure trove of insight on what it takes to lead and to achieve success in today's world. These lessons from African-American leaders transcend race. They are universal and I recommend this book to any reader wanting to get ahead."
-Secretary of State Colin L. Powell

"Even when the odds

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Great minds reveal why you should

Take a Lesson

"Take a Lesson is a treasure trove of insight on what it takes to lead and to achieve success in today's world. These lessons from African-American leaders transcend race. They are universal and I recommend this book to any reader wanting to get ahead."
-Secretary of State Colin L. Powell

"Even when the odds are against you, you can succeed. If you're determined to come up in your chosen profession, take a few lessons from Take a Lesson."
-Tavis Smiley, Author and Talk Show Host

"Talk about your New Black Power! Take a Lesson offers access to the highest and most elite levels of corporate power and success, and it provides insights that should inspire anyone who aspires to reach similar heights. The executives featured in Take a Lesson are a Dream Team of mentors. Read what they have to say, and rise."
-Roy S. Johnson
Editorial Director, Vanguarde Media; Editor-in-Chief, Savoy

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Imagine being able to sit down with 27 of our nation's smartest and most successful African-American leaders -- people like filmmaker Spike Lee, network anchor Bryant Gumbel, Smith College president Ruth J. Simmons, and Time Warner executive Richard D. Parsons. Well, Caroline V. Clarke did just that, and she's turned her interviews with these talented individuals into an inspiring and insightful book. Rather than just offering us a transcript of each interview, Clarke has shaped her material into first-person narratives, which makes this book read like a series of mini-autobiographies. Anyone who wants some mentoring from people who've been able to create a place for themselves in the business world will appreciate the many personal stories offered in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471209898
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

CAROLINE V. CLARKE is Editor-at-Large at Black Enterprise magazine and Editorial Director of Black Enterprise books. She has been an editor at BE since 1992 and worked with BE founder Earl Graves on his book, How to Succeed in Business Without Being White. Ms. Clarke is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has a bachelor's degree from Smith College.

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