This entertaining and provocative story is “where the world meets in a single nest”. Law professor and award-winning author Orly Lobel reveals the colorful story and flamboyant characters behind heated court and market battles. She shows how industry shapes our ideals of womanhood, childhood, ethnicity, race, work and play. With her talent for combining riveting storytelling with deep intellectual insights she uncovers the origins of battling CEOs and their beloved toys. Barbie has a secret post-war German doppelganger and Jewish Polish creators. History repeats when decades later, an Iranian Jewish entrepreneur knocks Barbie off her pedestal. Lobel’s path –IDF commander turned renowned scholar — motivates her to understand the psychology behind the American dream — how at every turn – from finance to marketing, invention to litigation, personal experiences, including horrors of persecution, impact leaders. One of the book’s heroes, eminent judge Alex Kozinski sits with Lobel for sushi and tells her Yiddish jokes; anti-hero, Jewish Austrian immigrant Ernst Dichter, masterminds ‘sex sells’; Junk Bond king Michael Milken saves Barbie when Mattel’s founders are prosecuted for fraud. Through the stunning story of fearless titans, Lobel’s riveting uncovers today’s most contentious debates.
You Don’t Own Me
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2017
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