Basic Black by Cathie Black

January 14, 2009 at 8:45 am Leave a comment

subtitled: the essential guide for getting ahead at work (and in Life)

This was immensely readable, and compelling. Cathie offers practical advice sprinkled with anecdotes from her career as a magazine executive. Her advice was spot on and I enjoyed how each chapter was a major topic (such as leadership, attitude, passion).

Cathie is the president of Hearst Magazines, which publishes such titles as O: the Oprah magazine and Cosmopolitan. She was also president of USA Today when it was first starting up and also worked for Ms. Magazine when it was starting up. She has fascinating anecdotes about the media world she has worked in, and also a little bit of what is like to be a businesswoman at a time when there weren’t that many.
This was a great, uplifting and inspiring read which I would recommend to any fresh college graduate, as well as any female professional looking for some inspiration and a fresh look at their workplace skills.

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Entry filed under: Business, Nonfiction, Recommended.

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