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This former surgeon’s work ethic was maniacal – but it wasn’t enough for her to succeed

In many ways, Yumiko Kadota and I share the same traits.

We are both Asian.

  • Jessie Tu
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

We are both achievement focused.

We didn’t get hugs as children when we were growing up, and our parents were too polite to contradict our teachers.

We both have high cheekbones, we both love yoga, we both baked cakes and took them to our workplaces to be more “likeable”.

We have both been praised as “brave” for undertaking seemingly ordinary tasks.

In many other ways, however, Kadota, the author of Emotional Female, is nothing like me.

She was a…

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