Summary of Black Faces in White Places

10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness

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Black Faces in White Places book summary
How African-Americans can clear the obstacles they encounter and change the world


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African-Americans face singular obstacles. To succeed, often they must be twice as good at what they do as nonblacks or nonminorities. Business consultants Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson direct their clear advice to black professionals, entrepreneurs and others who want to build success and leave the world better than they found it. The authors’ counsel proves universal for anyone in the workforce and can make a difference at every career stage. getAbstract recommends this manual as a valuable career resource – crucial for, but not limited to, its targeted African-American audience.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What obstacles African-Americans face in attaining not just success but “greatness,” and
  • How to use “10 game-changing strategies” to break down these barriers.


“A Black Face in a White Place”
When Donald Trump declared author Randal Pinkett the winner of the US television show The Apprentice, Trump posed a question that the tycoon had never before put to a participant. He asked Pinkett, who is black, if he should hire both Pinkett and...
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About the Authors

A Rhodes Scholar and frequent public speaker, Randal Pinkett is chairman and CEO of the consulting firm BCT Partners. The author of Campus CEO, he holds five degrees including a PhD in media arts from MIT. BCT co-founder Dr. Jeffrey Robinson is a professor at Rutgers Business School.

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