"Take a Lesson is a treasure trove of insight on what it takes to lead and to achieve success in today's world. These lessons from African-American leaders transcend race. They are universal and I recommend this book to any reader wanting to get ahead." -Secretary of State Colin L. Powell
"Even when the odds are against you, you can succeed. If you're determined to come up in your chosen profession, take a few lessons from Take a Lesson." -Tavis Smiley, Author and Talk Show Host
"Talk about your New Black Power! Take a Lesson offers access to the highest and most elite levels of corporate power and success, and it provides insights that should inspire anyone who aspires to reach similar heights. The executives featured in Take a Lesson are a Dream Team of mentors. Read what they have to say, and rise." -Roy S. Johnson Editorial Director, Vanguarde Media; Editor-in-Chief, Savoy
Baker & Taylor African-American achievers from the world of business share their stories in this unique collection, which features contributions from Ken Chenault, Spike Lee, Brian Gumbel, Johnny Cochran, and Maxine Waters, among others.
Book News First-person accounts from 27 African American role models in business and entertainment reveal what drives them, their sources of strength, and how they overcome adversity. Their honest, thoughtful answers will inspire readers to find their own way to achievement. Those interviewed include an investment banker, a college president, a film director, a sportscaster, and a corporate professional. Includes b&w photos. Clarke is editor-at-large at Black Enterprise magazine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Baker & Taylor Contains biographies of twenty-seven successful African Americans from business, law, sports, art, and entertainment, including Johnnie L. Cochran, Bryant Gumbel, and Spike Lee.