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Post by gen_g » 13 Jun 2018, 11:18

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Boss Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Take Charge of Your Career" by Nicole Lapin.]
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To all my fellow women out there: would you like to be the kick-ass boss of your life and your multimillion-dollar business? If the answer is a resounding yes, then Nicole Lapin’s book titled Boss Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Take Charge of Your Career will definitely be your best bet. Her comprehensive guide teaches you not only how to take charge of your own career by cultivating a “Boss Bitch” mentality, it also incorporates a step-by-step tutorial for aspiring entrepreneurs – from polishing your résumé and creating an awesome elevator pitch to finding the best way to maximise both profit and time once your business is established. Lapin helps you to figure out exactly what you want out of your career and provides you with the tools to do so.

Firstly, let me put this here: I very much enjoyed reading this book. Lapin is a sassy and intelligent (business)woman with a big heart. She sincerely wants the reader to succeed, so she does not hold back with the knowledge she has gained – she puts it all down in her book for the readers. Her experiences and lessons learnt in business are all described in intricate detail (but never superfluous), which helped me to gain a better understanding of the points she made. In other words, by inserting multiple examples and little anecdotes about her various encounters with people from all walks of life whenever relevant, the book will easily resonate with a larger pool of potential readers.

Furthermore, part of the book’s irresistible attraction is the language used. Simple, but bold and hard-hitting, it inculcates in the female reader a strong sense of confidence, motivating the woman to step up and take charge, to become a “Boss Bitch” who aces all aspects of her career. I can definitely see Lapin’s book being the kick-starter of many an individual’s journey to entrepreneurial success (yes, men can read the book too, since her business advice is too good to pass up).

In fact, what sets this book apart from others in this genre is Lapin’s ability to deliver advice which is applicable to both business and personal aspects of life – she draws conclusions from her experiences and succinctly summarises them into veritable nuggets for the readers. In addition, she readily admits her mistakes and encourages her readers to do the same, as well as to play to both their strengths and weaknesses in order to become a more efficient and productive individual overall. Not only does this show humility and a willingness to learn on Lapin’s part, these are great qualities that make her a great role model in life and in business.

Therefore, I rate Boss Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Take Charge of Your Career 4 out of 4 stars. This is a book which I would recommend to anyone who has ambitions to set up his/her own business, as Lapin takes care to cover all the bases – she teaches the reader how to raise both funds and publicity, avoid office drama and properly file corporate taxes, even going so far as to include shrewd exit strategies. Moreover, the insertion of a glossary of corporate terms makes for easier reference in a brilliantly structured read. However, fear not, even if you are not looking to be an entrepreneur, this book is also a great source of information to develop that “Boss Bitch” mentality even as an employee; it is also a fantastic manual to hone your confidence and backbone to deal with difficult situations at various points in your career. So, to my dear budding Boss Bitches: do take up this book, I assure you that you will not regret it!

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Post by elivia05 » 14 Jun 2018, 22:28

I am always hesitant to pick up this type of book. I believe your wonderful review has convinced me to give this one a try!

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Post by gen_g » 14 Jun 2018, 23:33

elivia05 wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 22:28
I am always hesitant to pick up this type of book. I believe your wonderful review has convinced me to give this one a try!
Thank you for your kind comments! I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I did.

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Post by LaurenHaupt » 14 Jun 2018, 23:34

I'm glad you do not have to be interested in running your own company to get anything out of the book. Sounds interesting.
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Post by gen_g » 14 Jun 2018, 23:59

LaurenHaupt wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 23:34
I'm glad you do not have to be interested in running your own company to get anything out of the book. Sounds interesting.
It was a nice read indeed! Thank you for your kind comments!

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Post by Happyasha » 15 Jun 2018, 03:23

I love your point of view toward the book! I must say this book is going to be so interesting and benefiting

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Post by Nimat87 » 15 Jun 2018, 05:09

Sounds like a book one can learn a lot from, both personally and professionally. Thanks for the well-written review.
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Post by gen_g » 15 Jun 2018, 06:23

Happyasha wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 03:23
I love your point of view toward the book! I must say this book is going to be so interesting and benefiting
Thank you for your sweet comments! I hope you enjoy it. (:

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Post by gen_g » 15 Jun 2018, 06:24

Nimat87 wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 05:09
Sounds like a book one can learn a lot from, both personally and professionally. Thanks for the well-written review.
Indeed, I’m definitely going to use some of her tips in the future. Thanks for the kind comments!

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Post by kandscreeley » 15 Jun 2018, 07:35

The book sounds great, and the author sounds even better. I'd love to be able to take this information and start my own business. I'm just really unsure that I would be able to actually succeed at it. Nonetheless, this sounds like it's chock full of information. Thanks so much for introducing this one to us.
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Post by gen_g » 15 Jun 2018, 09:16

kandscreeley wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 07:35
The book sounds great, and the author sounds even better. I'd love to be able to take this information and start my own business. I'm just really unsure that I would be able to actually succeed at it. Nonetheless, this sounds like it's chock full of information. Thanks so much for introducing this one to us.
You’re welcome! I enjoyed reading this one very much, and it discusses issues we could all learn, from salary negotiation techniques to dealing with office politics. Thanks for your kind comments.

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Post by SamSim » 15 Jun 2018, 10:44

elivia05 wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 22:28
I am always hesitant to pick up this type of book. I believe your wonderful review has convinced me to give this one a try!
My reaction exactly! Even though I don't have business-related aspirations, this great review makes me want to read this book. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Post by gen_g » 15 Jun 2018, 10:59

SamSim wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 10:44
elivia05 wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 22:28
I am always hesitant to pick up this type of book. I believe your wonderful review has convinced me to give this one a try!
My reaction exactly! Even though I don't have business-related aspirations, this great review makes me want to read this book. Thanks for the recommendation!
You’re welcome! I hope that you’ll enjoy it if you decide to pick it up. Thanks for the kind comments.

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Post by daniya__shah3 » 15 Jun 2018, 13:54

Books about sassy, confident and bad-ass women always make me want to read all from the genre. Plus, this one sounds a lot different than others. Might give this one a try. Amazing review, loved your perspective!
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Post by Kat Berg » 15 Jun 2018, 14:46

gen_g wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 09:16
kandscreeley wrote:
15 Jun 2018, 07:35
The book sounds great, and the author sounds even better. I'd love to be able to take this information and start my own business. I'm just really unsure that I would be able to actually succeed at it. Nonetheless, this sounds like it's chock full of information. Thanks so much for introducing this one to us.
You’re welcome! I enjoyed reading this one very much, and it discusses issues we could all learn, from salary negotiation techniques to dealing with office politics. Thanks for your kind comments.
Statistically speaking, things like salary negotiation are what women are notoriously bad at. Very often it doesn't even occur to them to ask for a different number than what is offered, so I am quite glad that she addresses that. I also appreciate she addresses tax concerns, although that may be USA specific (although I am making an assumption here). I believe that is the thing least planned for when starting a business. Very few people know, for instance, that taxes must be filed a month earlier than personal taxes. And that is just one detail. Thanks for the review.

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