From Facebook's COO and Wharton's top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life's inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void, '" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. Option B combines Sheryl's personal insights with Adam's eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart–and her journal–to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl's loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. Two weeks after losing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for a father-child activity. "I want Dave," she cried. Her friend replied, "Option A is not available," and then promised to help her make the most of Option B. We all live some form of Option B. This book will help us all make the most of it.
SHERYL SANDBERG is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.
Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.
Sheryl is the co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy with Wharton professor and bestselling author Adam Grant, which will be released April 24, 2017. She is also the author of the bestsellers Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and Lean In for Graduates. She is the founder of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to build a more equal and resilient world through two key initiatives, LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org (launching April 2017). Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, ONE, and SurveyMonkey.
@ [已注销] Sandberg提出在面对人生困境时要警惕的三个陷阱：personalization, pervasiveness和permanence；最后一页上她对Dave的promises蛮感人的。其他的resilience，finding love & joy什么的都是老生常谈。这本书和Lean In一样，Sandberg对于自己拥有的许多privileges不自知。对于底层女性来说，lean in本就不是一个选项；同样，对于她们来说，得到公司领导的理解支持和有许多可以付出空闲时间来帮助她们恢复的朋友亲人也并不是一个选项。但是当然，以这样的要求来评价Sandberg不太公平。我担心的只是对于底层女性来说，生活本身已足够艰难，是否还要承受“你不够努力坚韧“的评价。 @ 和光同橙 【Audible】非常适合听的一本书（难度比较低）。不可否认Sheryl本身具有得天独厚的条件，没有经济负担，有非常nice的上司和朋友，给力的家人亲朋，所以她的解决方法并不一定适用于所有人。但我喜欢的是她将这些分享出来，不管是什么地位阶层的人，都会在人生路上遇到难以跨越的坎儿、创伤。尤其在东亚文化里，我们习惯了把这些东西憋在心里，习惯于自己解决问题而不给其他人增添麻烦，习惯了要努力勇敢而不要成为一个“弱者”。但人都有资格脆弱，有资格悲伤，都需要时间和方法把这些东西扛过去。也许那些难受的情绪永远都不会消失，但终有一天，我们能和它们共处共生下去。【哇她都知道在中国27岁的单身女士会被叫剩女 leftover，会因为学历太高被嫌弃，哪怕事业成功但只要没有成家就总被认为还不独立、不幸福 @ 现象学家猫小姐 How to build resilience @ 孙二娘 这不是本教科书不是本工具书——它不会教你如何真正站起来。它充斥了很多的案例分析，更像是对“心理重建”有兴趣有好奇心的读者一探究竟。其实挺惊讶sheryl把这么柔软真实的一面展现出来，那种细腻就如我身边的一个普通人。不得不说，有支撑的社会关系和亲友是一种福赐，在世间尚有牵挂的人被爱包围的人最终都能站起来。 @ 吱呀呓 感觉这段化悲痛为力量的过程写得很真诚啊 感性中还透着理性 @ 一个人的游荡 for those who are grieving for their lost ones