(K. Brent Tomer),
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy. By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. Knopf; 240 pages; $25.95. W.H. Allen; £16.99.
IN 2013 Sheryl Sandberg became famous, thanks to “Lean In”, her book about how women can control their own fate if they “lean in” to opportunities. But in 2015, the senior Facebook executive was reminded that you can lean in and still fail to control the direction of your life. While on holiday in Mexico, her husband, Dave Goldberg, suffered from a heart arrhythmia, fell off a treadmill and died.
Ms Sandberg shares a great deal of herself and what she has learned since in “Option B”, which she has written with Adam Grant, a professor of psychology and management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and author of “Originals”, a business book about “out-of-the-box” thinking. “Option B” takes its name from an anecdote in which Ms Sandberg tells a friend that she does not want to take part in a parent-child activity without Goldberg; with option A not available, she has to choose the second-best option.
At its core “Option B” is a…Continue reading