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Named one of the most influential women in the business world, Hearst Magazines President Cathie Black has worked her way to the top. She oversees 19 magazines in the United Statesincluding Cosmopolitan, Redbook and O, The Oprah Magazineas well as more than 200 international titles in over 100 countries. For four decades, she has taken the magazine publishing industry by storm, and now she is sharing her business-savvy advice with readers everywhere in her book Basic Black.
Filled with practical advice for business, Basic Black has something for womenand menon every step of the corporate ladder. "I wanted to write a book that would be both kind of coach and mentor, sort of a one-to-one mentoring session," she says. "It's advice. It's tips. It's strategies about how to make your work life more effective, no matter whether you're just starting out or you've kind of moved along the food chain."