• Text = alcohol/solvent delivery vehicle; citations = active ingredient. (Text was tool to lift citation findings from research/intellectual province into conscious pop working managerial province. Possibly interesting exercise is comparison of citation authority/frequency in Lean In with that of other business texts: The citation count alone exceeds the number of books read by many.)
• Book is parlay of Sandberg’s privileged stage into broadly held (unprivileged) permission slip to expand/redefine polite business conversation.
• Modern professionals/firms uninformed by research, enterprise with the attendant risks.