Vanessa Burke

Senior Writer & Editor

United States

If you had to live with one gift, what would it be? My answer: writing, hands down. Since I began the journey to write, edit and proofread, I've traveled across a landscape decorated with a diversity of print, digital, short- and long-term projects. I invite you to peruse a snapshot of my experience.

McKinsey & Company
Author Talks: How the most successful salespeople defy stereotypes

In this edition of Author Talks , McKinsey Global Publishing's Vanessa Burke chats with University of Southern California (USC) adjunct professors Colin Coggins and Garrett Brown about their new book, The Unsold Mindset: Redefining What It Means to Sell (HarperCollins Publishers, February 2023).

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Author Talks: Attributes—not skills—determine whether you 'cut it' or not

McKinsey's Vanessa Burke chats with Rich Diviney about his book, The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance. A retired Navy SEAL commander, Diviney dives into how we can-and should-assess and develop our own attributes, equipping ourselves for optimal performance within our lives and throughout our careers.

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Author Talks: George Floyd's America revisited

McKinsey Global Publishing's Vanessa Burke speaks with Toluse Olorunnipa and Robert Samuels about their new book His Name Is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice. Floyd’s death “touched the world,” Olorunnipa and Samuels write, launching a national conversation and consciousness about racial inequality in a fervor not seen since the civil rights era. They discuss all this and more against a backdrop of extensive historical research and poignant insight.