The First Sex: The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the World
"Tomorrow belongs to women," notes celebrated anthropologist Helen Fisher. In her explosive new book, The First Sex, she illustrates this enticing assertion. Drawing on original research, Fisher reveals how women and their natural talents are changing the world, making them ideal leaders and successful shapers of business and society--today and on into the twenty-first century.
Looking back to prehistoric times, Fisher shows how the special structure of the female brain enables women to do "web thinking" or "synthesis thinking," as compared to men's more linear or "step" thinking. With lively anecdotes and fascinating stories, Fisher reveals how women's special talents--superior verbal abilities, people savvy, acute senses, healing techniques, and more--are geared to success in today's worlds of medicine, education, communications, law, philanthropy, and government. Changes in society--the growth of the communications economy and new trends in family--are also giving women an advantage: women's unique talents are especially needed in our modern age.
This eye-opening book will change the way you see yourself, your family, and the world around you, including every man and woman you meet.
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Review: The First Sex: The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the WorldUser Review - Bruce Willams - Goodreads
One of Fischer's earlier explorations into the the evolution, bio-chemistry and neurology of love, leadership and relationships - and her argument that women have particular abilities well suited to contemporary global culture and the future of human development. Read full review
Review: The First Sex: The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the WorldUser Review - Christina Mitchell - Goodreads
I am not going to say that this book should be passed up. I actually very much enjoy Helen Fisher and her anthropological work the incorporates biology and sociology. This book is simply at bit dated ... Read full review