This book is a wonderful journey for all women who believe that there is always a pathway to success. ... Mary J. Meehan, PhD, President, Alverno College
Playing Through the Fence is part memoir, part self-help for emerging leaders or anyone seeking inspiration while facing obstacles on his or her career journey. Nineteen women, including the author, share powerful reflections of fortitude and accomplishments in their lives and careers, sometimes against what seemed like impossible odds, as they challenged barriers on their paths to success.
A metaphor for these barriers, *The Fence* represents the crossroads where struggle meets opportunity. The stories shared by these women are snapshots in time when they chose the path of opportunity. We are reminded that we are not alone, and that success, though sometimes appearing elusive, is always within reach.
This short book explores skills that can help one succeed in life like drive, empathy, adaptability, creativity, and the ability to handle failure. What brings the book to life is the wide range of illustrations from mathematics, history, fables, language, economics, psychology, biology, business, artificial intelligence, racing,and politics. The book concludes with an exploration of what "success" might mean to an individual.
Along the way the book asks offbeat questions like: » Does it ever help to be lazy? » Does a rat have empathy? » How can one go up against the smartest person in the room?
Do take a look at this book. It is an interesting read.
If you like self-help/self improvement, entrepreneurship/business books, or interesting books that make you think, this book is for you.