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Mar 15, 2013
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Review: Bending over backwards to lean in

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By Megan Miller
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” isn’t a self-help guide, corporate charter or memoir. The Facebook chief operating officer claims it’s not a feminist manifesto, either. It’s more of an amalgamation of all these genres. It ranges from intensely personal and insightful to didactic and methodical. Quoted research into how women measure themselves in the workplace and at home underpins a central Sandberg proposition – that women need to be more ambitious and men more accommodating.

Oct 12, 2012
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New York festival features Hollywood’s new finance

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By Megan Miller
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

The New York Film Festival features some of Hollywood’s hottest new hits. But the slate of indie and foreign productions screened at the 50th annual Big Apple movie jubilee are also showcasing the investment model that is reshaping the industry.

Sep 14, 2012
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Review: “Bond Girl” goes for broke, ends up short

By Megan Miller
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Erin Duffy’s “Bond Girl” does little to shed light on the mechanisms behind the financial collapse in 2008, although it does uphold the copious clichés about the years of excess leading to the downfall. Snapshots of sexual harassment, over-indulgence and trigger-happy traders are all par for the course in this oft-told “Devil Wears Prada” version of a female analyst’s first years on Wall Street.

Jul 13, 2012
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Review: A woman’s view of the boys at Facebook

By Megan Miller
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

A childish approach to life can be profitable. It has certainly worked well for the founders and backers of Facebook, as Katherine Losse demonstrates in “The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network.” The engaging and pithy book is a memoir of the author’s five years at the company, before it developed a slick corporate persona.

Jun 15, 2012
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Review: Groupon’s baby CEO grows up – to a point

By Megan Miller
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Few companies have grown from an idea to a nearly $17 billion company as swiftly as Groupon, the daily deals website. Frank Sennett’s new book, “Groupon’s Biggest Deal Ever,” gives a blow-by-blow account of the startup’s rapid ascent, including its founder’s audacious rejection of a $6 billion takeover bid by Google two years ago. What Sennett’s book fails to deliver, however, is an insight into how Groupon can sustain its position.

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