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on 21 August 2010
There is some amusingly expressed advice in Book 1 and the exploration of the significance of emotion in business practice is refreshing, especially as the glass ceiling has often been attributed to the inability of women to keep emotion out of the workplace.
What a pity then, that Book 2 loses the plot by substituting sex for emotion and abandoning the 'unconventional wisdom' of the first half, for plain old-school male chauvinism. In the chapter, 'Seduction, or, how to get a yes', militant feminists are termed 'anaphrodisiac hordes'; rape is described as 'seduction badly executed'; and the chapter's ending sounds like the drooling of a dirty old man. That put me right off reading further...so the seduction ended there.