Reset: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Reset containing key details about the book.

What is Reset About?

"Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change" is a memoir by Ellen Pao, a former venture capitalist and CEO. "Reset" provides strategies for regaining control over time and energy in an age of digital distraction and over-scheduling.

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In this book, the author was taught that through hard work she could achieve her dreams. She earned multiple Ivy League degrees, worked at top startups, and in 2005 was recruited by Kleiner Perkins, arguably the world’s leading venture capital firm at the time. In many ways, she did everything right, and yet she and other women and people of color were excluded from success—cut out of decisive meetings and email discussions, uninvited to CEO dinners and lavish networking trips, and had their work undercut or appropriated by male executives. It was time for a system reset.

Summary Points & Takeaways from Reset

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book include:

* The book details Pao's experiences in Silicon Valley, including her discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins.

* Pao argues that Silicon Valley is plagued by systemic gender and race bias, and she shares her own experiences of discrimination and harassment in the tech industry.

* The book also includes Pao's reflections on the broader cultural and political implications of diversity and inclusion in tech and beyond.

* Pao discusses the challenges of being a woman of color in a male-dominated industry and the toll it took on her personal and professional life.

* She also shares her insights on the importance of advocating for change and creating a more inclusive workplace culture.

* The book is part memoir, part call to action, and is intended to inspire other women and people of color to fight for their rights and push for lasting change in their own industries.

* "Reset" is a powerful and thought-provoking examination of the challenges faced by underrepresented groups in the tech industry and a call for action to address these issues.

Who is the author of Reset?

Ellen Kangourou Pao is an American investor and former CEO of social media company Reddit. Pao first became known in 2012 for filing a failed gender discrimination suit against her employer, venture.

Book Details

  • Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir, Feminism

* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you're interested in furthering your personal development, I invite you to check out my list of favorite personal development books page. On this page, you'll find a curated list of books that have personally impacted my life, each with a summary and key lessons.

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Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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