Preface ix Participants xiii Introduction 1 1 Start Smart 6 2 Geishas, Bitches, Guys?and the Invisible Woman 26 3 Balls to the Wall: Toxic Bosses and Hostile Environments 52 4 The Emperor's New Clothes 77 5 Power and Where It Comes From 93 6 Sex, Love, and a Vision for Life 120 7 The Whole Life 139 8 How High Can You Go? 163 9 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do 186 10 The Entrepreneuse 200 11 The Parallel Universe 217 Notes 231 Web Resources 237 Bibliography 241 Acknowledgments 247 The Author 251 Index 253
Margaret Heffernan has been CEO of five different businesses (both old economy and new) in the United States and the United Kingdom. A former producer for the BBC, she has consulted for film and television and has been acknowledged as one of the top industry executives by the Silicon Alley Reporter, Streaming Media, and the Hollywood Reporter. She speaks regularly at industry and business school conferences and has appeared on NPR's Talk of the Nation and Marketplace as well as CNN and CNBC. She is a regular contributor to Real Business and Fast Company magazines.