I’ve been a big fan of Sheryl ever since I read "The Facebook Effect" from Kirkpatrick. No secret I have always been a bog fan of Zuck and so when reading that this women had been highly recommended by an investor he trust (already she earn a lot of points) and that Mark takes his time meeting her several time, at her home, building trust and letting them know each other better, i was wow.
This women made Zuck, the most promising powerful tech mania of the Bay come to him and played hard to get. Well done Sheryl.
And the fact that Zuck hired her on her own term added pointed.
And the story of when Zuck invited her to the first management meeting and roll his eyes but call himself out to her after the meeting amazed me. The fact that she didn’t take him accountable, amazed me.
Ever since I thought, ok someone to follow.
So I couldn’t be happier when I heard she wrote a book about women at work and leadership position.
And even more when I glance at her talking about her book while I was at the airport and commenting that women have to hold back because smart women easy become the target, the person to kill.
I can’t agree more Always said it and no-one believe me. They are like "she is just bragging" and yet I have to say it half jokingly because you can not complain of being smart, right?
In China people qualified you immediately by your immediate appeareance. If you are fat theyc all you fatty (胖子）,if you are a handsome guy "handsome" (帅哥). It is not judgemental, it is just bluntly honest from them. They don’t understand (at first) that someone a bit strong don’t like being call "fat". They are like "what you don’t know you are big?". Maybe it is a reason why there is so few overweight people in China, they get the reality check very fast. In USA…not so much…politically correct obliged. But this is a side discussion.
Sheryl didn’t even mention in her book what it was to be smart and pretty. Because she is, and I am sure she got even more crap about that. But beauty is a very difficult to talk about in the USA. And maybe she knew she would not have been able to handle the criticism related to her physic.
Truth is even the prettiest women has physical insecurity. And I do think that women are most sensitive to criticism, we do are weaker. Generally speaking of course.
So kudos to Sheryl, hope one day I will have the chance to be mentor by her. I am probably not ready, not good enough yet. But I give myself a 1-2 year frame
You have to believe in yourself, and hopefully no offence for the twit I will send.
Stand up comedy oblige. Love.