""Basic Black" does a great job of telling the story of how Cathie deftly navigated the challenges of the workplace and the media business, while also trying to balance the demands of a busy life. Her practical tips on handling typical workplace situations make this an important read for any woman who wants to become a better colleague, a better leader ... and a better person."
--Meg Whitman, President & CEO, eBay Inc.
"Bravo for "Basic Black"! After reading this book, I understand more than ever why Cathie Black is the huge success she is today. She's totally fearless! She shares her triumphs, but perhaps best of all, she shares her mistakes so that we can learn from them. I love her candor. Whether you're starting your career or going full throttle, you will benefit from Cathie's insights into business--and life. "Basic Black" is a true must-read.
--Gayle King, editor-at-large of "O, The Oprah Magazine"
"I'm a big Cathie Black fan-in part because we both believe that where you come from in no way determines where you can get to. If you think it, you can create it.Cathie's career is living proof of that and her experiences, both professional and personal, make for fascinating reading. The life lessons in these pages are smart, true, and reassuring, no matter where you are in your career."
--Suze Orman, author of "Women and Money" and "The Nine Steps to Financial Freedom"
"Cathie Black is exactly the kind of mentor every woman needs: a talented executive at the top of her game willing to tell it like it really is. Imagine having a private lunch with one of the most powerful women in business, and then feast on her wonderful book. "Basic Black" is among the very best insider accounts of how to succeed as a leader."
--Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and author of "Confidence" and "America the Principled"
"Cathie Black demystifies the workplace with her typical brand of pragmatic insight and engaging hshow more