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The Resource Impostor syndrome, Kathy Wang

Impostor syndrome, Kathy Wang

Label
Impostor syndrome
Title
Impostor syndrome
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Wang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2006 Julia Lerner is living in Moscow, a recent university graduate in computer science, when she's recruited by Russia's largest intelligence agency. By 2018 she's in Silicon Valley as COO of Tangerine, one of America's most famous technology companies. In between her executive management (make offers to promising startups, crush them and copy their features if they refuse); self promotion (check out her latest op-ed in the WSJ, on Work/Life Balance 2.0); and work in gender equality (transfer the most annoying females from her team), she funnels intelligence back to the motherland. But now Russia's asking for more, and Julia's getting nervous. Alice Lu is a first generation Chinese American whose parents are delighted she's working at Tangerine (such a successful company!). Too bad she's slogging away in the lower echelons, recently dumped, and now sharing her expensive two-bedroom apartment with her cousin Cheri, a perennial "founder's girlfriend". One afternoon, while performing a server check, Alice discovers some unusual activity, and now she's burdened with two powerful but distressing suspicions: Tangerine's privacy settings aren't as rigorous as the company claims they are, and the person abusing this loophole might be Julia Lerner herself. The closer Alice gets to Julia, the more Julia questions her own loyalties. Russia may have placed her in the Valley, but she's the one who built her career; isn't she entitled to protect the lifestyle she's earned? Part page-turning cat-and-mouse chase, part sharp and hilarious satire, Impostor Syndrome is a shrewdly-observed examination of women in tech, Silicon Valley hubris, and the rarely fulfilled but ever-attractive promise of the American Dream
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Wang, Kathy
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Businesswomen
  • Competition (Psychology)
  • Moles (Spies)
  • Business intelligence
  • Loyalty
  • Secrecy
  • San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Impostor syndrome, Kathy Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251707944
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
357 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062855299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Impostor syndrome, Kathy Wang
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251707944
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
357 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062855299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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