Leading Dutch lawyer Marry de Gaay Fortman shares in ‘Don’t drown a dead duck’ her experiences as a woman at the top of a man’s world, and her advice on how to make connections in order to be more successful, decisive and innovative. In this book, Marry warns us not to ‘drown a dead duck’. In other words: don’t waste energy on a negative situation. Drawing on her time in boardrooms and courtrooms, Marry describes with panache how she has learned to avoid ‘dead ducks’ by learning the art of gentle effectiveness. Hers is a personal story that will inspire any reader who is reaching for their professional goals.