Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness (Anglais) Relié – 1 octobre 2010
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For generations, African-Americans have been told that to succeed, they need to work twice as hard as everyone else. But as millions of black Americans were reminded by Pinkett’s experience, sometimes hard work is not enough.
Black Faces in White Places is about “the game” that is, the competitive world in which we all live and work. The book of fers 10 revolutionary strategies for playing, mastering, and chang ing the game for the current generation, while under taking a whole sale redefinition of the rules for those who will follow. It is not only about shattering the old “glass ceiling,” but also about examining the four dimensions of the contemporary black exper ience: identity, society, meritocracy, and opportunity. Ultimately, it is about changing the very concept of success itself.
Based on the authors’ considerable experiences in business, in the public eye, and in the minority, the book shows how African-American professionals can (and must) think and act both Entrepreneurially and “Intrapreneurially,” combine their collective strengths with the wisdom of others, and plant the seeds of a positive and lasting legacy.
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Advance Praise for Black Faces in White Places
“Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson’s book has much to say about solutions to our challenges in the Age of Obama. Don’t miss it!” — Cornel West, Princeton University
“There are three types of people in this world: those who make the rules, those who follow the rules, and those who redefine the rules. Drs. Pinkett and Robinson have given us a revolutionary roadmap for people of color to accomplish the latter, and to do so in a way that benefits everyone.” — William H. Cosby, Jr., Ed.D., and Camille O. Cosby, Ed.D.
“An intriguing exploration into the personal, professional, and spiritual dimensions of being Black in 21st century America. If you care deeply about the future of our communities and our country, you should care about this book.”— Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO, NAACP
“This book is a ‘must read’ to fully understand the Black experience in any professional setting. Black Faces in White Places takes a look at race and professional accomplishment in post-Obama America. Drs. Pinkett and Robinson interview entrepreneurs, corporate execs, educators, religious and community leaders to identify 10 clear strategies to be successful oneself–and to help others as well.” — Soledad O’Brien, Anchor and Special Correspondent, CNN
“The ‘10 Game-Changing Strategies’ in Black Faces in White Places are so powerful, so compelling, and so simple, it made me wonder why someone didn’t think of them sooner! Thank you, Dr. Pinkett and Dr. Robinson.”— Judge Glenda Hatchett
“Pinkett and Robinson’s ‘10 Game-Changing Strategies’ should be for people of color what Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits’ were for highly effective people.” — Roland S. Martin, Analyst, CNN Host, Managing Editor, Washington Watch, TV One Cable Network Senior Analyst, The Tom Joyner Morning Show
“At last, a one-stop resource that addresses the particular issues associated with being a minority within a majority culture. This book could not have come at a better time. Thank you, Drs. Pinkett and Robinson!”— Stephen R. Covey, Bestselling Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
“At last, a book that isn’t narrowly focused on how to become ‘successful.’ Black Faces in White Places challenges each of us to look beyond our individual agendas and chart a course for ‘greatness’ – a collective agenda of helping others, thus creating a ripple effect that is felt for generations and generations to come.” — Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League
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I really enjoyed the book. It talks you off the proverbial ledge when it seems as if you've reached your wits end and your non-African-American colleagues don't fully understand what you're going through. The authors encourage you to delve into entrepreneurship because that's where economic empowerment resides. That really resonated with me and motivated me to go out and start my own business. Pick up/download this book. You won't be disappointed.
This is not another Robert Greene: 48 Laws of Power, or Mastery, but a tool to engage an oppressor's attitude as well as your own. My favorite message in the book is: (In a nut shell, not verbatim) Remain cordial, diverse, and convinced of a greater good, so when you go out to expose others, your track record is squeaky clean. I have shared this information with my co-workers, (especially the dread heads, and one's wanting to furlough) without--- starting a conspiracy or an abrupt non-profit civil rights movement.
Together we have started a black faces in white places African-American support group. We offer positive and direct strategies, without being passive-inferior. We are breaking down back-woods mindsets, and gambling with new game changing ideas. This book is only the beginning, you have to do the work; educate and pave on your path to autonomy and interdependence.
Furthermore, the strategies are offered in the context of improving the "ecosystem" as opposed to offering strategies in a stand-alone manner. Although entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship are emphasized, there is a strong endorsement of social entrepreneurship and a triple bottom line (people, profit, and planet) approach to success. However, the authors do a great job in connecting the dots by aligning such principles with the principles of giving (time, talent, and treasure).
In a world where the concept of the traditional job is vanishing, this book offers some poignant strategies of redefining yourself in ways that align with the changing landscape. My business is benefitting from cross-cultural partnerships, and the authors really affirmed our strategy to connect across borders. As the United States heads toward becoming a "minority majority", we can all heed the call of "Black Faces in White Places". This is a must read!
Dr.'s Pinkett and Robinson have done an excellent job of taking a delicate, complex subject and demystifying it for the general public so that we all can understand how corporate America's unwritten rules affect us all, and how to overcome those challenges. I highly recommend this book to be used as a planning guide for anyone that wants to succeed in corporate America.
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