Review: Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg

Rating: 4 out of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one — there are plenty of facts, but also stories of a more personal nature, and these altogether create a vivid image which highlights our biases and possibly helps us conquer them. Yet, this last is the aspect that is always most troublesome and Ms Sandberg’s work seems to reflect this — there are quite a few times when the instructive stories involve fighting for one or another goal, often on behalf of other people, and it is only the positive message throughout which allows us to think this might change for the better in the future.

For now, however, I would consider this an instructive guide on what and when to talk about certain issues — and where people with the power to change things can make a positive impact (if only through listening). The examples of this behaviour brought by the author are the most heartwarming in the end, if only because it displays how each of us can, in our very small ways, make an impact that makes equality more likely and possible.

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