The Burn supremacy

Burns prints lessons derived from her formidable mother throughout her memoir, and she isolates the six key takeaways on the final page.

BOOK REVIEW | business  | autobiography

There’s a thriving trade in what are sometimes called “executive book summaries.” These are CliffsNotes for the harried managerial class. New business books are crunched down to a few pages of bullet points, so supervisors can consume them on the run.
Ursula M Burns is the former chief executive of Xerox, a job she held from 2009 to 2016. She was the first Black female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. When her new memoir gets executive-summarised, the bullet points will probably be obvious.
Ms Burns gives credit for her success to her single mother, a hardworking Panamanian …

First Published: Sun, June 20 2021. 23:40 IST

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