I loved Lean In. As well as advice for women at work, it is a thought-provoking book for anyone who values equality in the workplace. I was therefore very excited to start leafing through the sequel, Lean In 15.
I have to say I was instantly surprised. Out was Silicon Valley Veteran Sheryl Sandberg, in was a cheerful looking fellow with a lot of hair, one Joe Wicks. However I strengthened my resolve, certain that the holders of the Lean In franchise would not falter.
I was wrong. Where Sheryl had brought tales of business inequality, Joe brought low-carb treats. Where Sheryl’s stories had business royalty, Joe’s had Cheesy Chorizo Chicken. What was previously thought-provoking was now merely appetite-inducing. One section did show promise, entitled ‘Prepping like a Boss’, but it barely touched on even the most basic leadership principles.
That is not to say I didn’t learn anything. I love acronyms, and I did not know what HIIT stood for (High Intensity Interval Training). I had previously never thought about my Post-workout Carbohydrate-refuel, now I never exercise without one. And did I mention the Prawn Singapore Noodles?
However all that being said, it was too much of a departure from the original, so for inconsistency, I must award 2.5 stars.
Seriously though, the Prawn Singapore Noodles.