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Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong by [Jessica Bacal]

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Named by Fast Company as a Top 10 Book You Need to Read This Year

Named by Publishers Weekly as a Top 10 Business/Economics Book for Spring 2014

"This insightful book reminds us that even the women we most admire have dealt with failure. It perfectly captures one of the wisest things my mother ever told me -- that failure isn't the opposite of success, it's a stepping stone to success." -Arianna Huffington

"As valuable for its wisdom and its advice as it is pure fun to read." -Cathy Hanaeur, author of The Bitch in the House

"Refreshing...filled with humor and humiliation, plus loads of hard-earned career management advice." -Elle

"Absorbing...a comforting and genuine reminder that everyone makes mistakes." -New York Magazine

"An important book ...Crucial character boot camp for women everywhere." -The Globe and Mail -- praise --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Jessica Bacal is the director of the Wurtele Center for Work and Life at Smith College. She lives with her husband and two children in Northampton, Massachusetts.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00FX7LUUO
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Plume; 1st edition (29 April 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1583 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 274 pages
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Jessica Bacal is director of Reflective and Integrative Practices and of the Narratives Project at Smith College. She leads programs to help students explore identity and find resilience in community. She also teaches a course called Designing Your Path, which guides students to consider questions like: What is your story? Where have you been and where are you going? What matters to you? What skills do you need to pursue what matters? Before her career in higher education, she was an elementary school teacher in New York City, and then a curriculum developer and consultant. She received a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, an MFA in writing from Hunter College, and an EdD from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

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