The game of business is played on a field where males have been comfortable since they were very young, says Evans. It's a game where winning is the obvious (and only) objective and where aggression, self-promotion, a tough skin, and an effective display of power are the signs of a winner. Women, on the other hand, enter the game disadvantaged, having been taught to be cooperative rather than competitive, to enjoy the process rather than simply the result, and to seek approval rather than assume success. In her entertaining, informative, and practical book, Evans sets out to level the playing field by providing instructions on how men play and by teaching women to play smarter and win on their own terms. In one section, where she offers such advice as "Toot Your Own Horn," "Accept Uncertainty," and "Be an Imposter," Evans presents a common business scenario. She shows the typical male and female responses to it, analyzes the problem with the woman's reaction, and offers advice on what to do differently. Writing in light, accessible prose, Evans supports her observations with both personal and professional anecdotes and covers the gamut of women's experiences on the corporate path. Evans's message is inspiring: women can learn to play the game as well as any man and bring with them a unique set of skills and experiences.
It's impossible to ignore a woman who has reached the top of her profession in a tough business and is still prepared to claim that "everything I ever needed to know about business I learned driving the car pool." --S. Ketchum --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A joy to read. I wish the author revealed more details with regards to women and top executive positions. Read morePublished 3 months ago by GH
I rated this book three stars due to the underlying old fashioned ideology. I read a lot of "be a man" because it's their world. I was looking for stronger negotiation advice.Published 3 months ago by Kimberly Farish
I loved this book it states perfectly the point of view of a entrepreneur woman, it helped me a lot to open my eyes about the business game.Published 4 months ago by Carmen Smith
Perhaps because it was written by an older woman, or perhaps because of the way I was raised but I found the book fairly condescending towards women in general. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Erica McBride
This is a good book that provided insights about the game of business. It illustrated how men play vs women!Published 7 months ago by Charlotte Conley
Very well written for any profession. Many things are common sense but this is a good handbook to reference or give to younger employees to read if they struggle in leadership.Published 7 months ago by Ryan Marron
...but some quote that seemed worthwhile was on a website, so I picked it up used. A few pages into it she brags about being a sales rep and selling people stuff they didn't need. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Glass
Excellent guide to the mind set in the corporate world. Works for the woman entrepreneur who needs to network with the guys.Published 10 months ago by Margaret Johnson