Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness

Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness

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Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness by Randall PINKETT, Jeffrey ROBINSON

If the name Randal Pinkett sounds familiar, it may be because Pinkett was the first African-American winner on The Apprentice. When he won, this black man also became the only contestant to be asked to share his victory with a white woman. The request (and Pinkett's subsequent refusal) set off a firestorm of controversy that inevitably focused on the issue of race in the American workplace and in society. For generations, African-Americans have been told that to succeed, they need to work twice as hard as everyone else. But as millions of black Americans were reminded by Pinkett's experience, sometimes hard work is not enough. Black Faces in White Places is about "the game" that is, the competitive world in which we all live and work. The book of fers 10 revolutionary strategies for playing, mastering, and chang ing the game for the current generation, while under taking a whole sale redefinition of the rules for those who will follow. It is not only about shattering the old "glass ceiling," but also about examining the four dimensions of the contemporary black exper ience: identity, society, meritocracy, and opportunity. Ultimately, it is about changing the very concept of success itself. Based on the authors' considerable experiences in business, in the public eye, and in the minority, the book shows how African-American professionals can (and must) think and act both Entrepreneurially and "Intrapreneurially," combine their collective strengths with the wisdom of others, and plant the seeds of a positive and lasting legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814416815
Publisher: AMACOM
Publication date: 10/27/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 291,832
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

RANDAL PINKETT, PH.D. is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, an information technology and management consulting firm. He was the season four winner of “The Apprentice.”
JEFFREY ROBINSON, PH.D. is a leading business scholar at Rutgers Business School.
PHILANA PATTERSON is a business news editor for the Associated Press.

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Black Faces in White Places 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
TheRomerReviewer More than 1 year ago
In a world where everything is neat, pristine and without blemish it's the perfect type of environment to feel that a favorable existence would be most desirable. It would be par for the course not to assume that the races are not bonding and getting along the way God intended in such a scenario. All of the aforementioned is fine and perfect, and the way it should be...but if you are a person of color you would not believe any of this is possible now, and surely you have no reason to believe it wouldn't be attainable in the foreseeable future if change wasn't eminent. As an African American you may have done all you can feeling that you are ready for the world, ready to ascend corporate American and show her what you can do and what you're made of...you're credentialed and well-learned; and you feel that you've arrived -- been there, done it and certainly ready to prove that you belong. Alas, along the way to reality there's a few obstacles in your way. In your mind you would know that strategies and a viable plan would definitely be needed because things just haven't gone right with you stumbling every now and then and feeling that it's no fault of your own. Or is it? "Why am I not looked upon with the same accolades as my white counterparts, some whom I consider peers, even", you may say. Sure, you've put yourself in these shoes because they are real and it may have already happened to you. And you also ask yourself, "what can be done to turn the tide...how can we stay in place without having to prove that we can hang with whomever has been deemed the ones we should emulate"? Now comes authors Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson who has answers and devised how the game should be played, and how you can stay in place and THRIVE! Their new book, Black Faces in White Places not only has a plan of action, but it comes intact with ten game changing strategic gems to achieve long-lasting success where greatness isn't a second thought to destiny. This is no ordinary 'how to' book with rudimentary precepts that cannot be used with a sense of continuity. Black Faces in White Places is a mindset written and designed for Black folk to change the game and score repeatedly. I feel that there's greatness in all that apply and are able to persevere against all odds. The ten strategies are well-placed and thought-provoking to elicit challenges and changes. The book is divided into four parts with each strategy interspersed in subcategories with its own topical subjects. The authors' voices are vociferous with all of the analogies and objectives loud enough as if to jump off the pages to keep you rooted to the cause. reading this outstanding book gave me hope that there's a method to the madness, and ways to build beneficial relations and powerful networks. In closing, social responsibility is ours to exact ways to diffuse inferiority complexes that we have allowed ourselves to operate from. For sure, Black Faces in White Places is a 'must read' tome for us to redefine the rules, narrow gaps (real or imagined), and to master the inherent 10 strategies to navigate the authors' roadmap to respectability. I'm more than ready, what about you? Buy this book , do an about face and create your own space in the place!
eveready04 More than 1 year ago
I really found this book to be informant and enlightening. While I often am told that the key to success is building the right relationships, the authors were put into more context for me. When I was asked by fellow co-workers why I was reading it, I was able to clearly say because if I don't strive to be successfully from those who are successfully, then how can I help those at the bottom. The strategies were brought to real life experiences and the authors not only provided great information, its a book that can be used as a reference. Definitely a good read for everyone, especially minorities:-)
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The authors were exceptional in identifying an issue, raising the matter, and providing encouraging information to change. The authors are informative and challenges readers to look within. Great Book.
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