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The kids are going back to school, and it’s time to
relax and focus on you with some good books. Why not take time to self-reflect and retool, so you can
finish what you may have started and either finish your college degree or earn
the advanced degree that has long eluded you? Each book in the following
list is came out this spring, with several on the New York Times Best Seller List. Here’s
your chance to get motivated to take those next steps toward a fulfilling
career. So put your feet up, and get your mind focused on the future.
Launching Your Personal Search for Success(Portfolio Trade, revised
edition, April 2014) by G. Richard Shell: The author of this motivational guide
to a better life first taught his philosophies to Master of Business
Administration students at the Wharton School of Business. The idea is simple:
don’t live up to someone else’s vision of success. Define success on your own
terms, and then focus on what will make your life meaningful and exciting. Springboard encourages us to use our
individual skill sets and talents to create a financially rewarding life, and
most importantly, to believe that a more prosperous life is possible if we are
willing to make some basic changes.
The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person
Can Create Extraordinary Change(Scribner, March 2014) by Adam Braun: This author had his life as a Wall
Street executive laid out for him from a young age, but he decided to follow a
different course after being confronted by his true passion. While traveling in
India, Braun came across a young boy begging who told him that what he wanted
most in the world was “a pencil.” With just $25, Braun started Pencils of
Promise, an organization that has since built 200 schools across the globe. The Promise of a Pencil is for the
person who wants to change his or her life—or even the world.
Where Does It Hurt?: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to
Fixing Health Care(Portfolio
Hardcover, May 2014) by Jonathan Bush: This provocative book delves into the
issues facing our country’s health care industry and what might be done to
improve the situation. The author’s humorous style makes for a compelling and
entertaining story, while his expertise offers solutions, insights, and ideas. Agree
or disagree with his assessments, Where
Does It Hurt? offers a fascinating perspective for anyone pursuing a career
in health care.
Lean In for Graduates (Random
House, Audible Audio Edition, April 2014) by Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook COO Sheryl
Sandberg’s ideas are not secrets anymore, and now we have the opportunity to
listen to her wise counsel while in the car, at the beach, on a run, or just
during some long-anticipated downtime. This empowering audiobook is almost
genius in its simplicity, but groundbreaking and life changing for those that
embrace it. Finding equality in the workplace may be a challenge, but Sandberg gives
priceless advice to women on how to interview, negotiate, and listen to your
The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of
April 2014) by Kathy Kay and Claire Shipman: Whether you’re a business executive,
an IT manager, or an educator, achieving and maintaining confidence in a
competitive workplace can be a daunting task. Coauthors Kay and Shipman address
the issue head-on for those changing careers or simply reaffirming goals. Confidence
is a universal element necessary for success. We want it and need it. The Confidence Code teaches us how to
All of these books can be ordered through Amazon.com,
purchased at your local Barnes & Noble bookstore, or found at your
community library. In addition, some books may be available through sites such
as thriftbooks.com, an
online used book store that offers free shipping. Another option is bookfinder.com, a
search engine that seeks out the best prices online for books. Finally, eBay is
always worth a try when looking for something to read, and for those who want
immediate access, all selections can be downloaded onto a Kindle, Nook, or
So grab a book and find your favorite reading chair and spot. Your future is waiting!
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