“Play Like A Man, Win Like A Woman” by Gail Evans
Thursday, January 17, 2019
I found this book review I wrote and thought I would share it.
I am in Milan, Italy and just finished a book by Gail Evans, “Play like a man, Win like a woman.” After owning my own company for 25 years and working in a man’s world for 45 years, sometimes part time, being raised by a single parent and one that was a woman and career oriented, this was the most thought provoking book I have EVER read. I might add also from being a pioneer woman and a token woman on many boards and organizations. This book was interesting, funny and so full of recognizing myself or many other men and women. I wish Ms. Evans had written her book at least 40 years earlier and if my mother was alive she would have wished the book had been written at least 50+ years earlier.
My mother was one that worked in the Corporate World, she was the first woman manager at Dresser Industries. I am an entrepreneur, so I have seen both sides. Mrs. Evans has spurred me on! How? Finally a woman of my own thoughts that brought credence to my thoughts. I read another woman saying and thinking what I had.
Now don’t get me wrong, I did not know or think everything in this book. No, I had never had the analogy of the men making their job a game! What insight! After 25 years my company seems so wearisome to me but I do not want to sell it or get out of it, I can now make it a game! That idea in itself empowers me, awakens my spirit, excites me, gives me renewed enthusiasm! WOW!!!
This book along with Maria Shriver’s new book “Ten Things”, makes me want to sit down and prepare a class for 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls, maybe even 5th grade girls. Also a class for teachers so they will teach the girls and the boys the thinking differences of both sexes.
I believe in making a difference in lives that will in turn make a difference in the world. It was important for me to write this and date it and I will note on my calendar for the same date in 2001 to write the things I have done, the things I have done differently, the impact this book has made on me and other people by what I have done or said because of this book.
Thank you Gail Evans and all the people that influenced Gail Evans life so she would be able to write this powerful and thought-provoking book.