Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms

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Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781538702895

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About the Author

Shellye Archambeau is one of high tech's first female African American CEOs and has been featured frequently in Forbes, the New York Times, Business Insider, and more. Formerly an executive at IBM and President of Blockbuster.com, Archambeau was recruited to be the CEO of a then-struggling Silicon Valley startup, which is now MetricStream, a recognized global leader in governance, risk, and compliance software solutions. She currently serves as a Fortune 500 board member and holds board seats at Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta.

Reviews

"Shellye has achieved amazing success through a clear strategy of setting goals, making plans, and intelligent risk-taking. In this book, she's now sharing these strategies with us: why to set an ambitious plan and how to achieve it. Highly recommended."--Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Start-Up of You

"Shellye's life story, and the lessons it carries, are powerful examples of focus and ambition that can
shape your life for the better. If your goal is just to be famous, maybe this is not the story for you, but
if your goal is to be a truly great leader of men and women, you have found your guide."--Ben Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author of The Hard Thing about Hard Things

"Unapologetically Ambitious is a treasure trove of strategic wisdom and practical tips, brought to life through amazing storytelling that will leave the reader inspired, empowered and appreciative. The book deals with the realities of setbacks, trade-offs and societal norms in an authentic way, while illustrating that strength and success often lie in mindset and the team you choose in life. The closing chapter serves as a master guide to navigating life, providing a penultimate takeaway for any reader early in their journey to put the wisdom and experience of the Archambeau's lessons learned into immediate action!"--Brad D. Smith, Executive Chairman of Intuit and Nordstrom

"Shellye Archambeau is one of the most intelligent, hard-working and focused women I have met in my 40+ years of business. I was very pleased to have her join the Verizon board in 2013 and have watched her rise within the board to now head the Corporate Governance Committee. Her experience as an African American women rising through the ranks of both large global businesses and technology startups gives her a unique perspective to share with those entering the business world especially those people of color. Grab a pen a paper as you read this book. It is full of the guidance that will put you on a path to career success."--Lowell McAdam, Former CEO of Verizon
"Archambeau's book is essential reading for anyone seeking guidance on taking a strategic approach to increasing their odds for success in business and life. I especially recommend it to entrepreneurs and innovators who are early in their careers and focused on drawing down risk and achieving targeted milestones."--Clare Leinweber, Executive Director of Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale
"Shellye Archambeau's remarkable journey is one of tremendous grit and perseverance. Through honest storytelling, Unapologetically Ambitious reveals a clear message-create your own luck."--Mellody Hobson, President and co-CEO of Ariel Investments
"In a world that too often tells women, especially Black women, to stay small, keep quiet, and know their limits, this book says otherwise. It's a celebration of women knowing their power."--Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org
"There are lots of people who have the raw talent and ambition to be great successes, but lack a strategy and plan. That's what Unapologetically Ambitious is about! It reveals Shellye Archambeau's formula for developing your own talent and getting what you want out of life both professionally and personally. It's the book I wish I had read when I was in my 20s."--Eric Schmidt, Google CEO and chairman from 2001 until 2011, Google executive chairman from 2011 to 2015 and Alphabet executive chairman from 2015 to 2018