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If the name Randal Pinkett sounds familiar, it may be because Pinkett was the first African American winner on The Apprentice. When he won, this black man also became the only contestant to be asked to share his victory - with a white woman. The request (and Pinkett's subsequent refusal) set off a firestorm of controversy that inevitably focused on the issue of race in the American workplace and in society. For generations, African Americans have been told that to succeed, they need to work twice as hard as everyone else. But as millions of black Americans were reminded by Pinkett's experience, sometimes hard work is not enough. 

Black Faces in White Places is about "the game" - that is, the competitive world in which we all live and work. The audiobook offers 10 revolutionary strategies for playing, mastering, and changing the game for the current generation, while undertaking a wholesale redefinition of the rules for those who will follow. It is not only about shattering the old "glass ceiling" but also about examining the four dimensions of the contemporary black experience: identity, society, meritocracy, and opportunity. Ultimately, it is about changing the very concept of success itself. 

Based on the authors' considerable experiences in business, in the public eye, and in the minority, the audiobook shows how African American professionals can (and must) think and act both entrepreneurially and "intrapreneurially", combine their collective strengths with the wisdom of others, and plant the seeds of a positive and lasting legacy.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2011 Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson (P)2018 AMACOM

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  • Happy Planter
  • 13-09-2019

For youth it is a must read

This book is a must read for any African American young person who strives to achieve success. It is informative and packed full of recommendations for surviving and thriving in the world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-03-2021

Read it and apply the principles...

This is not only knowledge, but wisdom for your career if you're willing to put in the work!

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  • Brion Hurley
  • 06-09-2020

Great advice for everyone

Great advice for people of any race. I found it very helpful and insightful as a white man. I really liked the emphasis on building large, scalable and “triple bottom line” enterprises, not just another small local business.

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  • QueenMother
  • 03-03-2020

EXCELLENT EXAMPLE of Our Greatness

Black Faces in White Place is more than a “how to”guide; it is also testament of what it means to be FEARLESS in our service to humanity.

It is definitely a GAME CHANGER in my life as the reader.

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