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
In Mistakes I Made at Work, a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Business Book for Spring 2014, Jessica Bacal interviews twenty-five successful women about their toughest on-the-job moments. These innovators across a variety of fields - from the arts to finance to tech - reveal that they're more thoughtful, purposeful and assertive as leaders because they learned from their mistakes, not because they never made any. Interviewees include:
- Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild
- Anna Holmes, founding editor of Jezebel.com
- Kim Gordon, founding member of the band Sonic Youth
- Joanna Barsch, Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company
- Carol Dweck, Stanford psychology professor
- Ruth Ozeki, New York Times bestselling author of Tale for the Time Being
Ideal for millenials just starting their careers, for women seeking to advance at work, or for anyone grappling with issues of perfectionism, Mistakes I Made at Work features fascinating and surprising anecdotes, as well as tips for readers.