From Publishers Weekly
Culled from her life story and her experience as a CNBC anchor and host/managing editor of Wall Street Journal Report, for which she's covered the rise and collapse of numerous business titans, financial journalist Bartiromo examines ten attributes that lead to well-rounded success. From self-knowledge to initiative to integrity, each quality is illuminated by Bartiromo's own candor, wisdom, and optimism, as well as insights from figures like Bill Gates, Sarah Palin, Charles Schwab, Deepak Chopra, Bono and Joe Torre. Using a conversational woman-of-the-people tone, Bartiromo surveys the hills and valleys of her subjects' lives, focusing on the persistent qualities that have kept them in the game. Some of her most powerful stories, however, are her own, illuminating her professional journey as well as her life with husband Jono Steinberg (a business heir with his own struggles), parents and extended family. Fans of Bartiromo's work and on-air personality will find this a lively guide to her personal philosophy of success, with inspiring, resonant lessons for weary business executives and college graduates wondering "What now?"
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Financial journalist Bartiromo and coauthor Whitney suggest how to identify what really matters in life, with lessons (laws) on enduring hard times. Faced with enormous challenges, people are often able to reevaluate the meaning of success and develop a life plan for building success from failure. The 10 laws the authors present include self-knowledge, vision, initiative, courage, integrity, and resilience. For instance, the authors’ law on resilience counsels: keep standing (in times of crisis); play to win every time; prosper from failure; don’t waste energy on outrage; and write your own epitaph every day (How do you want to be remembered?). This how-to book is distinguished by presenting Bartiromo’s personal and professional experiences and the wisdom she has gleaned from her varied encounters. The authors conclude, “You can’t always control the way you are judged by others, but you can live your life in such a way that you can look yourself in the mirror and feel content.” --Mary Whaley
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