Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In has been out for a few weeks now, and while I know readers have had a discussions here and there — as well as lots of discussion about the various articles about Lean In — I thought I’d add my own $.02 and give you guys a centralized place to discuss the book.
To begin with: I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. I was surprised to find Sandberg really personable and funny, and I found myself nodding to a lot of what she said (if not saying YESYESYES, as you’ll see below). I also appreciated the thorough research and facts in the book — the
index notes section is almost fifty pages long.
On the flip side, there were still a few things that made my eyebrows shoot up, where I think she is being over-optimistic. And these are incredibly difficult questions, so maybe we need someone to dream big… but some of it just doesn’t resonate with me. For example: [Read more...]