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182. Women Seafarers: Global Employment
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183. Women on Corporate Boards of Directors:
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184. The Entangling Net: Alaska's Commercial
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181. The Innovative Woman : Creative Ways to Reach Your Potential in Business and Beyond
by Norma Carr-Ruffino
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Asin: 156414545X
Catlog: Book (2001-09-01)
Publisher: Career Press
Sales Rank: 212297
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Innovation is the hot new skill, and people with creative intelligence are the crown jewels of the workplace.We all have creative intelligence and the seven types of intelligence that feed it.Women are especially advantaged with emotional intelligence, sensory intelligence, and intuitive intelligence. While society encourages rational intelligence, especially in men, women can learn to excel in this area as well.

The Innovative Woman shows how to break out of limiting boundaries and habit patterns, enjoying the risk of exploring new paths to achievement and success, and finding your niche in the New Economy.You'll learn how to boost each of your seven intelligences and how to apply them so you can create new opportunities, solve thorny problems, engage in creative collaborations and negotiations, develop future scenarios, and thrive on paradigm shifts. ... Read more

182. Women Seafarers: Global Employment Policies and Practices
by P. Belcher, H. Sampson, M. Thomas, J. Veiga, M. Zhao
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Asin: 9221134911
Catlog: Book (2005-03-30)
Publisher: International Labor Office
Sales Rank: 819875
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This landmark book is the first to focus on contemporary women seafarers at a global level. It addresses a host of issues surrounding the working conditions and welfare of women, from both developed and developing countries, employed aboard the world’s merchant and passenger ships. Drawing on extensive research commissioned by the ILO, the book considers women’s participation levels in the industry, and examines policies concerning their recruitment, training, maternity and employment rights, and other aspects of work and life at sea. It also offers first-hand accounts from women seafarers describing how they have dealt with discrimination, sexual harassment, and an array of other difficulties.

Women’s employment in the industry has multiple dimensions, and this book provides the historical background and presents recent findings on female participation rates. The study examines the practices and policies of national and international regulatory agencies, employers, trade unions, and maritime education institutions. A series of recommendations that may further help the integration of women into shipboard communities is included. ... Read more

183. Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: International Challenges and Opportunities (Issues in Business Ethics, No 14)
by Ronald J. Burke, Mary C. Mattis
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Asin: 0792361628
Catlog: Book (2000-04-01)
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Sales Rank: 1324052
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This volume, the first to focus exclusively on women serving on corporate boards of directors, provides the latest thinking and research findings on this increasingly important corporate governance issue. It includes censuses of women directors in a number of countries, identifies reasons for their limited numbers, indicates why appointing qualified women to boards offers competitive advantages, and suggests practical ways corporations can attract, recruit and appoint more women board members.Researchers interested in gender and corporate governance issues, companies interested in increasing their numbers of women board members, and women and men serving or hoping to serve on corporate boards will find this book of interest. ... Read more

184. The Entangling Net: Alaska's Commercial Fishing Women Tell Their Lives
by Leslie Leyland Fields
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Asin: 0252065654
Catlog: Book (1996-11-01)
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Sales Rank: 191969
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A great book about some great women in a great environment!
This is a well written book about fascinating women. I know many of the women Leslie writes about and all are perfectly illustrated by the rich text within the book. Good job!

3-0 out of 5 stars So-So.
Reads like a research paper for a masters degreee

3-0 out of 5 stars If they thought it was going to be easy they shouldn't go!
This is a hard job for anyone. Why do these women whine about how difficult the situations were (are).

a great book that takes your mind for a ride on the most dangerous job in the world,fishing in alaska and being a woman too.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating look at the lives of women working in Alaska.
This book made the struggles and accomplishments of Alaska's fishing women a great read! I felt like I got to know these women as friends. ... Read more

185. 101 Best Home-Business Success Secrets for Women
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Asin: 0761519742
Catlog: Book (1999-08-11)
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Sales Rank: 747867
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Imagine building a successful home-based enterprise that generates more income than you ever thought possible.Sound far-fetched?Not for the thousands of women who are doing just that.Inside, bestselling author and women's business expert Priscilla Huff shows you how to fulfill your dreams of building a vibrant business from the comfort of your home.You'll learn such savvy business secrets as:

Choosing the business that's best for you and your family
Writing the perfect business plan
Using the Internet as a profit center
Getting the financing you need—and on your own terms
And many more!

"If you're a woman working at home, buy this book.It's like having aprivate consultant at your fingertips."
—Rosalie Marcus, president of Lasting Impressions Promotional Products

"This book is the imaginative key that unlocks the unlimited potential of anyone audacious enough to become an entrepreneur."
—Joyce Chambers, owner of Paper Art Originals

"A valuable tool.This book has a wealth of information on opening and operating a successful home-based business—both for the beginner and the veteran of the industry."
—V. Denise Clark, president and CEO of the National Merchandising and Food Service Association

How to Contact the Author
If you have any comments, questions, business ideas you want to share, or would like a free copy of Priscilla Huff's newsletter 101 Best & More Home-Based & Small Businesses for Women Updates: The Latest Facts, News, & Tips for Self-Employed Women, please send a LSASE to Priscilla Y. Huff, Box 286, Sellersville, PA 18960. Send e-mail to pyhuff@cynet. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Diverse topics, easily accessed, answers brief but on target
Priscilla Huff has done it again! Nice coverage on a diverse topic list with a well organized table of contents to easily access the information you desire. Answers are condensed and right on target. Many leading experts, experienced consultants, and entrepreneurs contributed to this book. Definitely a solid resource for female entrepreneurs. (Men, too, but don't tell them. Why let the secret out?) ... Read more

186. Living Wages, Equal Wages (Routledge Advances in Feminist Economics)
by Deborah M. Figart, Ellen Mutari, Marylyn Power, Marylin Power
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Asin: 0415273919
Catlog: Book (2002-10)
Publisher: Routledge
Sales Rank: 974571
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Wage setting has historically been a deeply political and cultural as well as economic process. This informative and accessible book explores how US wage regulations in the twentieth century took gender, race-ethnicity, and class into account. Focusing on social reform movements for living wages and equal wages, it offers an interdisciplinary account of how women's work and the remuneration for that work has changed along with the massive transformations in the economy and family structures.The controversial issue of establishing living wages for all workers makes this book both a timely and indispensable contribution to this wide ranging debate, and it will surely become required reading for anyone with an interest in modern economic issues. ... Read more

187. Learning From Other Women: How to Benefit From the Knowledge, Wisdom, and Experience of Female Mentors
by Carolyn S. Duff
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Asin: 0814404553
Catlog: Book (1999-06-01)
Publisher: AMACOM
Sales Rank: 697873
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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For women who want to enhance their careers and lives using a virtually untapped resource--other women.

Just because mentor begins with "men" doesn't mean that mentors must BE men. In fact, many women are now discovering the enormous rewards of having other women as their mentors.

It makes perfect sense. After all, women share common experiences, must overcome common difficulties--and only women can completely empathize with other women. Learning From Other Women is a breakthrough book written to encourage women to reach up, reach out, and take advantage of the deep resources of other women.

Readers will discover how to:* go beyond myths and fears that have kept them from reaching out to other women at work* initiate and maintain learning relationships with other women* anticipate and avoid challenges to constructive women-to-women learning relationships* benefit from the knowledge that only another woman can impart, and more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A terrific book; lots of useful references
I was a bit skeptical, but what a surprise. Insightful, down to earth, full of references to help you probe further. Lots of information for those needing mentors and those who want to mentor others. Well worth the time.Highly recommended. I picked up a few tips to get a mentoring programstarted in my company.

5-0 out of 5 stars Review from Library Journal
Now that women have achieved a presence in the work force, Duff argues, they are turning to each other for career guidance and support. It's not that men cannot be good mentors, but, as Duff notes, "men have notshared the female experience." Duff, president of a consultingbusiness that focuses on workplace gender issues (and author, with BarbaraCohen, of When Women Work Together: Using Our Strengths To Overcome OurChallenges), has drawn on the experiences of 200 career women to create aguide to female mentoring. She presents tips on how to connect with amentor, how to choose the right person in an organization, and how tonurture the mentoring relationship. Additionally, Duff offers focusedworksheet exercises, Internet sites, and an extensive bibliography. Worthyreading even though much has been written about this subject; recommendedfor most career collections.--Bellinda Wise, Nassau Community Coll. Lib.,Garden City, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information

5-0 out of 5 stars Required reading for female professionals
If you have any interest in improving the corporate environment for yourself and other women, you should read this book.Not only does Carolyn S. Duff provide concise, research proven techniques on how to takeadvantage of a mentor situation, she covers the spectrum of mentoringpitfalls and provides solutions to overcome them.This book is timely andfresh.I believe it should be required reading for all femaleprofessionals.

5-0 out of 5 stars Women working together to create successful careers
Carolyn Duff's book offers invaluable career support and insight.It offers hope and direction for a generation of women searching to build careers that are both ambitious and fulfilling.This book addresses thewhole woman providing steps and various mentoring styles that canfacilitate a gratifying career for the modern woman.Whether starting yourcareer or well on your way and in a position to mentor someone else, thisbook is a concise and informative source of information.

5-0 out of 5 stars A new view of women at work: working together for success
For women who still think women at work are bitchy, backbiting and catty, this book is a real eye-opener.It recounts the experiences of women in many industries and at many levels of corporations who have been helped tosucceed--by other women.The book gives practical tips on how to selectand benefit from a female mentor, and how to be an effective mentor.Aswomen become dominant in the workforce, it is essential for us to formalliances so that we can learn from one another and prosper. ... Read more

188. The Psychology of Winning for Women: What Every Woman Need to Know- What Every Man Needs to Understand
by Denis Waitley, Dayna Waitley, Deborah Waitley
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Asin: 189000913X
Catlog: Book (1999-04-01)
Publisher: Executive Excellence Publishing
Sales Rank: 377851
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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In his first best-selling book, The Psychology of Winning, Denis Waitley identified ten positive attributes and actions that high-performance "winners" use to achieve authentic, lasting success. In The Psychology of Winning for Women, Dayna and Deborah Waitley join their father to address the needs of women in today’s turbulent global society. This book combines the latest breakthroughs in behavioral research with time-tested ideas in human potential in a 21st Century perspective for women who seek to realize their full potential. This book explores: Character traits of great women and their unique perspective on winning; Secrets of women who overcome obstacles, break barriers, and win; Taking charge of your goals and outcomes; Why women are poised for global leadership; Action steps to improve inner strength and self-confidence; How to balance career and personal life. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Men look out, here come the winning women.....
Seriously, Dr. Waitley along with his daughters have captured some powerful information in this great book The Psychology of Winning for Women.

You will learn the secrets of champion women. How they overcame obstacles and new behavioral technologies.

I bought this book for my girlfriend. We are in the same business and now she is kicking my butt in sales. Thanks a lot Dr. WAITLEY!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars It takes Denis' best work and applies it to women.
I am a huge fan of Denis Waitley and I was thrilled to see him with his daughters. This book really shows me that all of his great ideas can be applied to women. We really do have what ever it takes to become the person that we truly want to be inside all of us. Follow what they say and do all the exercises, you will see some serious changes in your life. Trust me. ... Read more

189. Selling Women Short
by Liza Featherstone
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Asin: 0465023169
Catlog: Book (2005-09-06)
Publisher: Basic Books
Sales Rank: 147212
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On television, Wal-Mart employees are smiling women delighted with their jobs. But reality is another story. In 2000, Betty Dukes, a fifty-two-year-old black woman in Pittsburg, California, became the lead plaintiff in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, a class action, representing 1.6 million women. In her explosive investigation of this historic lawsuit, journalist Liza Featherstone reveals how Wal-Mart, a self-styled "family-oriented," Christian company:

Deprives women (but not men) of the training they need to advance.

Relegates women to lower-paying jobs like selling baby clothes, reserving the more lucrative positions for men.

Inflicts punitive demotions on employees who object to discrimination.

Exploits Asian women in its sweatshops in Saipan, a U.S. commonwealth.

Featherstone goes on to reveal the creative solutions that Wal-Mart workers around the country have found, like fighting for unions, living-wage ordinances, and childcare options. Selling Women Short combines the personal stories of these employees with superb investigative journalism to show why women who work these low-wage jobs are getting a raw deal, and what they are doing about it. A new preface to the paperback edition will reflect on Wal-Mart's response to this lawsuit and its critics-including this one. ... Read more

190. Competitive Frontiers: Women Managers in a Global Economy
by Nancy J. Adler
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Asin: 1557865108
Catlog: Book (1994-04-01)
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Sales Rank: 837775
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191. La Vida Rica: The Latina's Guide to Success
by YrmaRico, NancyGarascia, Yrma Rico
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Asin: 0071422188
Catlog: Book (2004-04-16)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 191871
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Powerful lessons on making it while remaining true to one's Latin roots

Hispanics are a demographic powerhouse, comprising approximately 35 million of the Unites States' population. In addition to tremendous growth in population (the Hispanic community grew by nearly 60% in the last decade alone) books by and for Latinas such as The Dirty Girls Social Club are gaining in popularity and crossing over into mainstream culture. But Hispanic women are caught in a cultural divide between traditional Latin values and modern American ideals. In La Vida Rica, or "The Good Life," Yrma Rico explains how, rather than turning her back on her cultural heritage she drew upon it for inspiration. She describes how the Latin traditions of hard work, close family ties, and spirituality can be a driving source of strength and self-assurance for Hispanic women. Inspiring reading for women of all ages, La Vida Rica offers:

  • Advice for integrating career goals with family life
  • Engaging and inspiring stories from the personal experiences of Yrma Rico and other successful Hispanic women
  • A plan for successfully integrating professional, family, and romantic lives within the context of Hispanic culture

Yrma Rico's empowering and hard-won lessons on life, love, and success come from her own rags-to-riches story. But more than a remarkable role model, readers will find a treasure of practical advice and a wealth of sincere compassion in La Vida Rica.

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192. Dressing Smart for Women: 101 Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make...and How to Avoid Them
by Joanna Nicholson
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Asin: 1570232008
Catlog: Book (2003-08-01)
Publisher: Impact Publications
Sales Rank: 57381
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Today’s job market and workplace have many unwritten rules for dressing smart and getting ahead. From deciding on what to wear at job interviews to looking professional on the job, this book identifies 101 dressing mistakes women often make that can negatively affect their careers. Discusses errors such as looking too casual, inappropriate attire for a business environment, combining the wrong colors, wearing colors that are unflattering, lacking a sense of style, using too little or too much makeup, not having a polished appearance, unfamiliarity with what styles work well with one’s body structure, buying quantity instead of quality, and much more. Includes invaluable tips on how to improve one’s appearance and get ahead in one’s career and get noticed by others. Includes 16 pages of color photographs that illustrate points the author makes about the use of style and color. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars 110 Mistakes Working Women Make and How to Avoid Them
This book is worth over $5600. That's how much I paid for my Color 1 Associate training from Joanna Nicholson in 1990.

This book contains all that I learned and more. I have saved myself and others thousands of dollars of fashion mistakes by using her approach to color and style.

Buy the book if you are interested in easy to understand, accurate information about how to look great everyday using your best colors and styles.

Joanna's color system is not seasonal and she believes everyone can wear every color as long as the shade,and clarity are flattering.

There is so much great information in this book that you might feel a little overwhelmed. In that case it might be worthwhile to slowly read the book and highlight parts that pertain to you.

If you have diffulty determining your color type you may want to contact your nearest Color 1 Associate who can quickly shorten your learning curve about your best colors and styles. Then you can use this book as a reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dressing Smart for Women
JoAnna Nicholson is brillant! She goes over complete head to toe looks for dressing smart and elegant in any situation. Starting with color which is essential in looking great, to shoes, belts, purses, hairstyles .... everything for the finished, polished look. She also makes you very aware of all the myths and bad advice we have received throughout the years. The color pictures in the book are very helpful. I highly recommend this book to everyone. ... Read more

193. The Nia Guide for Black Women: Achieving Career Success on Your Terms
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Asin: 1932841016
Catlog: Book (2004-10-15)
Publisher: Agate
Sales Rank: 867658
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From, the web's leading community site for professional black women: a practical guide to developing leadership skills, pursuing workplace success and effectiveness, climbing the corporate ladder, and achieving empowerment for today's African American working woman. Full of useful, up-to-the-minute data, helpful tips and suggestions, and personal stories from other successful black women. Developed with the editors and contributors to

Sheryl Huggins is the editor-in-chief of, the web's leading community site for African American women since 2000. Cheryl Mayberry McKissack is the CEO of Nia Enterprises.

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194. Women, Ethics and the Workplace
by is Visiting Candice, Camille Atkinson
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Asin: 0275960919
Catlog: Book (1997-10-30)
Publisher: Praeger Paperback
Sales Rank: 890988
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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As women are entering the workforce in record numbers, there is an urgent need to address the specific ethical problems that working women face. Providing a conceptual framework from which practical issues can be addressed, the authors focus on sexual harassment, comparable worth, leadership, advertising, and working-class women. Theoretical concepts, applied cases, personal narratives, statistical data and charts are all included in this wide ranging treatment of ethics and working women. This is not merely a summary of others' work; it is a book that will frame debates on gender, ethics, business, and economics and serve as an exemplar for the critical treatment of basic human concerns. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars An excellent teaching tool.
I have used Women Ethics and the Workplace for four years now teaching to undergraduate business and design students.My ethics class is definitely enhanced by the combination of helpful overviews of the major normative theories and the critical perspectives the book generates.The theory is supplemented by both empirical and statistical data and always sparks great discussion in my college classroom. The book is especially strong at illustrating for students the tensions of career versus family in a capitalist economy. This is a refreshing business ethics text that is theoretical without being dry, and critical without being pedantic.Should be used alongside classic ethics sources. ... Read more

195. The Survival Guide for Women: Single, Married, Divorced, Protecting Your Future
by Renee Martin, Don Martin
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Asin: 0895267373
Catlog: Book (1991-06-01)
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
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196. The 150 Most Profitable Home Businesses For Women
by Katina Z. Jones, Katrina Z. Jones
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Asin: 1580622992
Catlog: Book (2000-03-01)
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Sales Rank: 807863
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful
Katina Jones writes this book in a concise and helpful manner. She includes possibilities and cautions for the over zealous. Expert Advice - comments from a person in the area I'm entering gave reality suggestions from someone who's "been there". Ordered this book yesterday to send as a gift.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not too inspiring.
Yes there are 150 ideas in this particular book, but I found very few ideas interesting and most ideas too far-fetched for my taste. The book also defines minimal start-up fees ranging from $500-$1,000. Is that minimal? A majority of the qualifications needed to run these ideas require some sort of formal training, so you can't just get up and go. The book also claims that most of these prospective business ideas might be already aquired hobbies...I don't think so. Most of the ideas are far-fetched and truthfully lame, which I'm sorry to say was a big upset. I'm not inspired, just disappointed I have to purchase another book. ... Read more

197. The Medicine Woman's Guide to Being in Business for Yourself: How to Live by Your Spiritual Vision in a Money-Based World
by Carol Bridges
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Asin: 0945111088
Catlog: Book (1992-09-01)
Publisher: Earth Nation Publishing
Sales Rank: 424434
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars How to survive your bohemian, artistic or activist lifestyle
We've all come across starving artists, musicians, and creative types whose personal affairs are in such shambles that they may never realize their talent, but what to do? You can't marry all of them, and they steadfastly resist sound business advice.

Ms. Bridges gets past that resistance by devising visualization techniques for sound business practices based on the symbols and archetypes of the Tarot deck's major arcana. Non-linear types will be relieved to discover that it's not necessary to work through all the steps in exact order.

And she counters the thorny question of "aren't I selling out?" by appealing to the reader to bring their gifts into the world in harmony, just like the Indians did.

After the usual soul searching about "am I doing the right thing for the planet?", being in business for yourself turns out to be exactly what you expected-- developing the habits of personal organization and initiative necessary to carry out an original project.

This good-humored approach to banishing chaos and impoverished despair will have a rather unique charm for certain out-of-the-box thinkers.

Although many Native Americans are justifiably appalled at the expropriation of indigenous spirituality by flaky suburbanites, I'd urge them to cut Ms. Bridges some slack regarding this book. It's exactly the sort of practical survival information we need so that our alternative communities can thrive and grow. ... Read more

198. Mollie's Job: A Story of Life and Work on the Global Assembly Line
by William M. Adler
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Asin: 0743200306
Catlog: Book (2001-08-14)
Publisher: Scribner
Sales Rank: 566627
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Following the flight of one woman's factory job from the United States to Mexico, this compelling work offers a revealing and unprecedented look at the flesh-and-blood consequences of globalization.

In this absorbing and affecting narrative history, investigative journalist William M. Adler traces the migration of one factory job as it passes from the cradle of American industry, Paterson, New Jersey, to rural Mississippi during the turmoil of the civil rights movement, to the burgeoning border city of Matamoros, Mexico. The story of Mollie James, Dorothy Carter, and Balbina Duque, their company, and their communities provides an ideal prism through which to explore the larger issues at the heart of the new economy: the decline of unions and the middle class, the growing gap between rich and poor, public policies rewarding U.S. companies for transferring jobs abroad, and the ways in which "free trade" undermines stable businesses and communities.

Combining a deft historian's touch with first-rate reporting, Mollie's Job is a provocative and fresh perspective on the global economy -- at a time when downsizing is unraveling the American Dream for many working families. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Roots of globalization: cheap labor
The book starts painfully slowly and drags on for several chapters, but don't give up. It eventually takes us through decades of American history seen from the eyes of workers, factory owners and, finally, globalizing financiers. One learns how the racist governor of Mississippi, Ross Barnett, inadvertently contributed to integration by attracting northern factories to his state in the Johnson era. We learn that the Mexicans started attracting US factories in the same era, the 1960s. And we get a picture of the rise and fall of the US labor movement, as well as examples of the crimes of the Teamsters. The transition from emphasis on product-quality to 'profits at any cost', the heart and soul of the philosophy of globalization via deregulation, in the age of leveraged buyouts and junk bonds is accurately and concisely described.

Lyndon Johnson gave us the Vietnam War, a terrible mistake in US foreign policy. But for those of us who grew up in the south or border states and can tell you what life was like under segregation, Lyndon was a real hero when it came to civil rights enforcement. In my Ky. town in the fifties, before the civil rights Act was passed, the only thing that was integrated was little league baseball. I still remember listening to the daily news from Alabama and Mississippi in the early sixties, beatings, murders, acts that were consistent with a fascist state government, but not a democratic one. Southern states like Mississippi used the same excuse for brutality against blacks, union organizers, and civil rights workers that Hitler and the Nazis used against the Jews and socialists: right wing violence and killing 'protected' society from 'the communist threat'.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE TRUE COSTS OF GLOBALIZATION....
Since about the time NAFTA passed Congress, we have heard endless paeans of praise for free trade, the mobility of capital, and the new competitive global economy.We have heard less about the costs of globalization.This book takes the free trade issue and brings it down to earth by showing how jobs that originated in Paterson, New Jersey were sent to Mississippi, and later on Mexico, by corporate conglomerates searching for higher profits and a pliable, docile (and above all cheaper) workforce.The book focusses in on one firm, Universal, which specializes in making electrical fixtures.At first, the firm offers good jobs at good wages to all comers in New Jersey.However, as the founder of the company sells his interest out to a large railroad conglomerate, the firm heads south for cheaper labor....and then south again into Mexico.The story of how these jobs migrate is also the story of how institutions that are supposed to protect the American worker fail that worker in the end.Labor unions become complacent and somnolent, spending more resources on jurisdictional disputes and factional feuding than on organizing the workers.And when they aren't lazy, they are corrupt, doing deals with the Mafia for added perks.Federal agencies pull back from their duties as the nation drifts to the right.Read the segment in this book on how the U.S. Commerce Department (funded in great part from employee taxes) cheered on American businesses relocating to Mexico and your blood will boil.Read the segment on the so-called transitional assistance offered to displaced American workers (pamphlets given to people in their 40s and 50s on how to join the army) and you will get apoplexy.The book ends on an especially bitter note, as the conglomerate prepares to move to an even more depressed area of Mexico, with a woman worker wailing "must I chase my job all over the world?"Indeed.

In a larger, balance sheet sense, globalization may be beneficial.But ultimately, as Mr. Adler makes it clear with this well-written, thoroughly documented book, somebody is footing the bill with a lost job, a defaulted mortgage, missing benefits, and dread of the future.

5-0 out of 5 stars Progress in Practice
Among the various beliefs which make up the American civil religion surely the dogma of Free Enterprise is dominant. Business and enterprise have made us the best, richest, freest, and most just country in the world. Almost any action can be explained and excused as an economic necessity; whether downsizing, i.e. firing your workers, or moving the plant or polluting the environment. The company must remain competitive, and the firm profitable.Free Enterprise is good for you, ever and always. As Ivan Boesky put it, six months before he went to prison for three years: "Greed is alright. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself." (P. 241) This story deals with the effects of American industrial progress over the past fifty years, not in abstract terms and numbers, but in the history of what happened to Mollie James' Job as it went south tomore liberal climes, where wages are low, unions weak, environmental laws unenforced, and workplace safety nonexistent. The book reads very well, almost like a novel, but it deals with real people, names, and places. In fact, it is a good idea to keep a map handy to follow the action from Paterson, New Jersey, to Mendenhall and Gallman, Mississippi, to Blytheville, Arkansas, and Matamoros, Mexico. The action begins at the end of the War with an immigrant, go-getter, entrepreneur who builds an electrical components company from nothing. A classical, paternalistic workplace in which the boss works alongside his employees and knows everyone by name. He even welcomes organized labor for electricians will not install his product unless it bears a union label. Yet, neither he nor his workers can rid themselves of a crooked and corrupt teamster local. In the early sixties the company expands into rural Mississippi, a county without equal rights, without NAACP, much less CORE or SNCC. It is a place where the whites celebrated the assassination of President Kennedy. Yet, it is the company which in many ways escorted the region into the late twentieth century. In control of the only work and wages and backed by federal law the company could defy the Klan, the Sheriff, and the white newspapers, by insisting on an integrated workforce. Which, incidentally, helped to hold down wages as well. The founder's death in 1968 marked the passing of an era of management by men who thought as industrial manufacturers. While he venerated the bottom line as much as any capitalist, he achieved success by "a steely-eyed focus on high quality and customer service"(p. 220). The company was sold to a multi-branched electrical products company, which soon after was swallowed whole by another conglomerate. It thus fell into the hands of people who had no idea of the realities ofproduction, nor did they have any interest in the nuts and bolts of the operation. In fact, the company, now a mere subsidiary, changed hands several times in the financial go-go years of the eighties. By now the personal relationships and life long job security of the early days were well forgotten. A cavalier attitude infected all aspects of the company. A director of human resources fired many of the old line leaders and executives. The company used their new maquiladora plant in Mexico to hold a loaded gun to the union local's negotiation committee. Reduce hourly pay or we close the plant. None the less, the reprieve was brief. Workers in Mexico earned as much in day as Americans in an hour, and by 1997 all manufacturing operations in the U.S. were shut down. Wages in Mexico were insufficient to raise a family. Workplace conditions are described asstiflingly hot, with air unbreathable from polluting chemicals, and without break, cafeteria, or adequate toilets. Living conditions were not one whit better. Yet, young women workers continued to stream in from the rural areas. At the end, ironically we may all "Thank God for NAFTA" the title of the epilogue. ... Read more

199. The New Success Rules for Women: 10 Surefire Strategies for Reaching Your Career Goals
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Asin: 0761523480
Catlog: Book (2000-04-27)
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Wouldn't you like to spend time with the top women in business to learn their "secrets" to success? What risks do they take? What choices have they made? And what advice do they have for you? In The New Success Rules for Women, Susan Abrams answers these questions and provides 10 rules for achieving your career goals. She brings the rules to life through anecdotes about the experiences of 45 women—married, single, with children, and without—who have started at the bottom and worked their way to the pinnacle of the business world. Inside this inspirational book, you'll learn from such extraordinary achievers as:
·Janet Robinson, president and general manager of the New York Times
·Betsy Holden, executive vice president of Kraft Foods Inc.
·Connie Duckworth, managing director of Goldman Sachs and CEO of
·Barbara Scholley, commander in the U.S. Navy
·Sharon Patrick, president of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
·Robin Burns, president and CEO of Intimate Beauty Corporation and Victoria's Secret Beauty
·And many more!
In The New Success Rules for Women, you'll also discover powerfully simple strategies to work smart, avoid burnout, and give "having it all" your best shot. Whether you're a seasoned manager, a new graduate, or returning to the workforce, you'll discover motivational examples and no-nonsense guidance to identify what business success means to you and how you can achieve it.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Important reading for all career-mined women.
Women who want strategy ideas for achieving career goals will find this an important guide which gathers the ideas of presidents, vice presidents, CEOs and directors - all women in high positions in their companies. Their anecdotes serve as the foundation for practical tips by women who started at the bottom and worked their way up.

5-0 out of 5 stars The New Success Rules for Women: 10 Surefire Strategies
As President of The Association of Chicago Bank Women, I strongly recommend this book for both mid-career women and recent college graduates employed across all business sectors. The interviews provide thought-provoking insight into career strategies of seasoned veterans and the advice given is refreshingly down-to-earth. For example, Abrams shares the Pittsburgh Airport tip and dedicates a chapter "To thine own self be true"---common sense reminders in today's global business world. This book will be on every successful woman's desk who wants to go places in the New Millenium and is hereby endorsed by The Association of Chicago Bank Women.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun Read
New Success Rules for Women was a great read (even if you aren't climbing to the top of anything). Great anecdotes and examples from the lives of very interesting, successful people (who happen to all be women!). Full of tips and lessons for women in any field--buy it for a friend.

5-0 out of 5 stars Important messages
I loved the book. Susan Abram's advice is insightful and important, and her messages are very positive...absolutely inspirational! The power pointers and chapter summaries are terrific tools for busy women to carry supportive reminders with them through busy days.

5-0 out of 5 stars A man's perspective
Contains actionable, practical, valuable advice for women AND MEN. The recognition that "having it all" means different things to different people and still involves sacrifices and tradeoffs is refreshingly honest and realistic. ... Read more

200. The Promotable Woman: 10 Essential Skills for the New Millennium
by Norma Carr-Ruffino
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Catlog: Book (1997-10-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars More Useful Than Ever in Today's Economy
Norma Carr-Ruffino's The Promotable Woman: 10 Essential Skills for the New Millennium, is not only one of the best books out on the market for "early-career" managers whether male or female; it is also a very stimulating and readable guide for anyone who wishes to understand life within dynamic corporations today.

Dr. Carr-Ruffino, a Professor of Management at San Francisco State University, gives very specific, step-by-step coaching on how to navigate difficult bosses, treacherous corporate cultures, male-female conflict, personal stress, life/work balance, and a host of other very real everyday work situations. Women will find the profiles of outstanding female CEOs like Carol Bartz of AutoDesk and Ann Iverson of Laura Ashley both informative and inspiring.

For each of the ten essential skills, the author provides detailed strategies and techniques that are based on her (and our) vision of a networked, collective business environment. Best of all, there is no moralistic preaching here such as you would find in some of the leading personal success strategy books of the 1990's. Everything is direct, realistic and presented from a plain, no-nonsense business perspective.

I have used this book with many of the "early career" executives I coach and to a person, they have thanked me for introducing them to Carr-Ruffino's book. Given the effects of this recessionary economy on all executives' prospects, her advice is more useful than ever. It is a useful tool, as well, for those who want to learn how to practice many of the skills required to create "executive community" in their organizations, instead of remaining as an isolated and turned-off manager.

2-0 out of 5 stars If You Are New To The Business World
If you are new to the business world this book might be helpful, but for someone like myself that has been in business for years, this is just basic business knowledge.
This book was recommended to me to help me move up in my career, however, there is nothing new that Ms. Ruffino wrote that I already didn't know.
She also seems to be lost in years of the male dominated business field because she concentrates on how to beat the males in many ways.
If you know nothing about being a business woman, buy this book, but if you have been in the business world as long as I have, save your money.
It is very dry and you will learn nothing new.

1-0 out of 5 stars Despite her Ph.D, Carr-Ruffino needs a reality check!
I bought this book upon recommendation from a friend, and was sorely disappointed. Firstly, I don't think I've read anything more bland in years - give my senses a break or a pleasant distraction every now and then! Secondly, this could not be more "textbook" if she tried; all of her information obviously came from years of man-hating and of re-wording past research. One can tell from the book's cover to its outdated terminology that she missed her decade (the 80's was more like it). I bought the book wondering what these "10 vital skills" for the new millenium might be, but it instead reinforced my current values and the things that we, as women and as logical human beings, are already well aware: 1. Work hard and with passion. 2. Be creative in everything you do-new ideas fuel business 3. Men are not our enemy - they cannot help being male any more than we can help being female. We ARE different (thank goodness!) 4. Speak up, be heard. 5. Be yourself and be proud of your accomplishments.

My advice-don't waste your money, just trust in yourself. You know your worth. If people aren't listening, use your creativity to make them notice. And remember, if you are competing with men and feel like you're not getting ahead, change your strategy. You can manipulate them and outsmart them faster than they can realize it. After all, we are the smarter sex!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Promotable Woman
The Promotable Woman is a must read for women who want to fast-forward their careers. It is full of great tips and ideas for both men and women who are on the fast tract to success. Norma Carr-Ruffino combine's organizational psychology and business savvy into this readable book that should be a handy reference to any woman wanting to get ahead. Carr-Ruffino points out the advantages that women bring to leadership and the skills that make them especially desirable in today's high tech world. Carr-Ruffino asserts that women understand the issues, needs, and wants of others and provide a leadership style that understands issues of diversity.

The Promotable Woman is not solely for women but offers a great deal of insights for men as well. The book presents a detailed plan for developing solid leadership skills for both men and women. It provides strategies for improving leadership skills including networking tips, negotiation skills, managing stress and ways to handle difficult people. The skill building exercises and techniques are simple, concise, and easy to follow. It also gives guidance on how to overcome barriers that women often face in the business world. The book explores many stereotypes that women must overcome to be seen as solid leaders. One point Carr-Ruffino makes is how women's self-talk can be both a help and a hindrance in their ability to become more successful. Carr-Ruffino also looks at a wide range of management skills and personal issues. She addresses ways women need to speak and dress for success and ways to assert themselves to be more successful in business. Carr-Ruffino gives guidance in handling myths about women as leaders, sexual harassment issues, and techniques in handling difficult people. She encourages her readers to take a careful inventory of what their goals and vision are and to build a strong support network. This book is very comprehensive and provides a great deal of knowledge and expertise into the corporate world. The Promotable Woman is a must read for anyone, male or female, who is looking for promotion and success in today's corporate world.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Promotable Woman: 10 Essential Skills for the New Millen
The book gives an excellent analysis why talented women do not get promoted: internal misconceptions of appropriate goal settings and their communication (Cinderella syndrome, secretarial syndrome). It can be considered a guide for building the proper working relationships with managers and peers, a skill builder for identifying the sources of negative emotions and channeling them, for preventing and overcoming the stress. Compared to the excellent book by Kate White "Why Good Girls don't Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do", this book is more analytical and more constructive. It presents broader range of problems women face in the working place and gives valuable advice on how to handle them. Compared to "Hardball for women" by Pat Heim and Susan Golant, this book goes from the description of the 'hardball' type management style natural for men to the analysis of the strength and weaknesses of men and women as managers. It presents an analysis of the modern point of view on the strong versus the weak management style. This analysis witnesses the trends in the modern management style which add the 'women type' patterns of communication to the traditional 'hardball' types. A very interesting and useful reading. ... Read more

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