Little Black Book is not the type of book I would normally review. But I’m all about trying new things and expanding my mind, especially as a woman working in a creative industry which is as cut-throat as it is fickle. Enter Otegha Uwagba and her Little Black Book of answers.
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One of the first things that you will notice about the book is that it is small and pink. I know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and I’m not, I’m just making an observation. The book is packed with no-nonsense advice which is incredibly refreshing. The cover describes the book as a toolkit for working women, and it really is. There is advice on everything from managing your brand to getting a pay rise.
Thoughts on the Book
The book is small and easy to read and all of the information is in bite-sized chunks. Do not be put off by the size or the length of the book, and definitely don’t judge it by its cover. This is a book for us ladies who have no time for twaddle. We deal with enough faffling about during our day, we have no time for our advice to be fluffy and long-winded when it could be simplified. How the advice is written is incredibly empowering and makes you want to go out and make it happen.
Thoughts on the Author
Otegha Uwagba is a woman who has been there and done that. After starting her career in advertising, she founded the network Women Who, a network for women who want to connect over business. Otegha studied Philosophy, Politics & Economics at Oxford University and has been included on the 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 list. And if all that wasn’t enough, Little Black Book became a Sunday Times best seller.
This is the perfect book for those ladies (and men) who need a bit of a kick up the back-side when it comes to their business mindset. There is so much fluff and rubbish surrounding these types of books. I swear, I think that some of the authors were given a word count by an editor and went for it. Otegha strips this back and provides focus on what really matters for being successful.