Blind Spots

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Blind Spots

The 10 Business Myths You Can't Afford to Believe on Your New Path to Success

By Alexandra Levit

Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425243060, 266pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2011

"You want-you need-Alexandra Levit as your guide." -Daniel H. Pink, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Drive"

There's been a major paradigm shift in business practices and the workplace. Alexandra Levit tells readers what no longer holds true for getting ahead today, and debunks business myths that are more dangerous and less viable than ever-given the current climate of ethical scrutiny and intense competition-including it's best to climb the ladder as fast as possible, and that employers want you to be yourself.

Levit offers something better in place of these myths: practical advice on what it really takes to succeed in this new values-driven environment.

About the Author
Alexandra Levit's goal is to help people succeed in meaningful jobs, and to build relationships between organizations and top talent. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a current writer for the New York Times, Alexandra has authored six books. She has advised the Obama administration on critical workforce issues and has consulted for and spoken at hundreds of organizations around the world. Frequently appearing as a spokesperson in major media outlets, she was recently named Money magazine's Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes' best Websites for women. A member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and the Young Entrepreneur Council, Alexandra resides in Chicago, Illinois, with her husband, Stewart, and their two young children.

Praise For Blind Spots

"Alexandra Levit tells it like it is-not how we'd like it to be-busting myth after myth along the way to get us exactly where we want to go."
--Tory Johnson, founder and CEO, Women For Hire

"Don't believe the hype! When it comes to career advancement without killing yourself, no one tells the story better than Alexandra Levit."
--Chris Guillebeau, author of The Art of Non-Conformity

"The thought-provoking stories, staggering statistics, and candid, digestible advice Alexandra offers throughout the book reveal the secrets to career success. This is a straight-talk book that will point out what you have been buying into that is stopping you."
--Christine Hassler, author of The 20 Something Manifesto