Summary of How Sheryl Sandberg’s Sharing Manifesto Drives Facebook

Looking for the article?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 5 minutes.

How Sheryl Sandberg’s Sharing Manifesto Drives Facebook summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans




  • Applicable
  • For Beginners
  • Engaging


Is it okay to cry at work? Sheryl Sandberg has famously said yes, and in her book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, she argues that workplaces should make room for even the most difficult emotions. Personal sharing boosts the bottom line, Sandberg says, forging bonds of trust between co-workers and customers and enhancing leaders’ soft power. Bloomberg News journalist Sarah Frier traces Sandberg’s rise from Google exec to globally influential workplace “culture shifter,” explaining how Facebook’s COO has come to embody the company’s mission “to make the world more open and connected.” getAbstract recommends this article to leaders, female professionals and anyone who wonders if emotions belong in the workplace.

About the Author

Sarah Frier is a San Francisco–based technology reporter for Bloomberg News, covering Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and start-ups.



Just before Facebook’s IPO in 2012, the company’s COO Sheryl Sandberg made a confession to a reporter: She regularly went home at 5:30 p.m. to spend time with her family. That admission made the news and reverberated throughout the corporate world. Female professionals sent her flowers in gratitude for her bravery. Later that year, Sandberg rewrote the manuscript for Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead to incorporate more of her personal experiences with women’s issues in the workplace. The book proved ...

More on this topic

Customers who read this summary also read

Garbage Language
How #MeToo Revealed the Central Rift Within Feminism Today
Capitalism’s New Clothes
Unconventional CEOS
‘Angels’ in Hell
How to Combat the Rise of Workplace Loneliness

Related Channels

Comment on this summary