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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (793 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cathie Black Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Cathie Black is the wise, funny mentor that every woman dreams of having. She was a pioneer in advertising sales at a time when women didn’t sell; served as president and publisher of the fledgling USA Today; and, in her current position as the president of Hearst Magazines, persuaded Oprah to launch a magazine. In 2006 she was named one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in American Business” for the seventh consecutive year. Now, in the exuberant, down-to-earth voice that is her trademark, Cathie explains how she achieved “the 360° life”–a blend of professional accomplishment and personal contentment–and how any woman can seize opportunity in the workplace.

No matter where you are in your career, BASIC BLACK offers invaluable lessons that will help you land the job, promotion, or project you’re vying for. Throughout the audiobook, Cathie offers fascinating glimpses of media and business personalities, but at the core of it are her candid, personal stories. BASIC BLACK provides a close-up look at the keen judgment, perseverance, and optimism that have propelled Cathie Black to the top of her game, along with the kind of straight-up practical advice you get in a one-on-one session with a career coach. You’ll find out how to handle job interviews, which rules to break, and why you should make your life a grudge-free zone. Equally important, you’ll be inspired to pursue your passions and achieve your very best.


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/10/2014

    " I loved this book so much, very useful & insightful for people who had just started a career, and even for those who already got any sort of previous experience. It also gives advices and lessons for life in general. Although it was around 300 pages but it was a very light reading.. the way "Cathie" summarized and ended the book was amazing and i loved it a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rae-Nani | 2/1/2014

    " My mom gave me this book for Christmas and based on the title I wasn't quite sure how I felt about it at first. I don't really like to think of myself as someone whose goal is "getting ahead at work" but I gave it a try and a few pages in I was hooked. Cathie Black offers some practical advice mixed in with humorous stories. Although much of her advice is basic, she writes about her early career experiences as well as the lessons she's learned as a leader so I recommend it for any career woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristina OToole | 1/23/2014

    " Excellent "get ahead at work" book. This is how to do it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gretchen | 1/16/2014

    " This reads like a text book at times, but definitely offers up great work/life advice. "

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