Sweet Success cover

How to play nice with boys at work

Sweet Success
How To Understand the Men in Your Business Life-and Win With Your Own Rules
Stechert
1986

Once again, we have a book for women on how they can adapt to the manly world of business. Thumbing through this it was much like a proto “Men are from Mars..” communication discussion. Valid? I have no idea. I do think that generalizing about gender behaviors is probably not a good idea. I would like to think that both genders have progressed, but I have my doubts about that too. Personally, I found the discussion of sports metaphors a bit ridiculous and the discussion of touch a bit icky. (Don’t touch anyone at work is a good policy) It is a weeder just because the 1980s version of an office is not contemporary enough. Upgrade to something more current.