There are four books I’ve kept on my shelf and refuse to get rid of, even after switching over 90% to the Kindle and getting rid of most of my physical books. These are four books that have offered me a lot of wise words over the years as I’ve navigated the beginning of my corporate career.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
This book focuses on being productive without being stressed. I like to think it has attributed to my actually enjoying
being busy having a full life rather than stressing out about it.
Lessons from the Top
This was recommended to me by a corporate recruiter with a successful track record. I read it starting the first year I worked in a corporate office, and I will flip through it every so often just for the quotes.
Written by the president of Hearst Magazines, Cathie Black, this book talks about her career from working at USA Today to where she is now. Cathie Black is definitely a woman to emulate in the corporate environment. She was one of the first women to take a major role in publishing in America, and she shares her insights with wit and tactical advice.
I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This
Packed with “secrets to success” and tidbits from Kate White, who was Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief from 1998 to 2012. She’s funny and gives great advice, but more importantly, she’s relatable.
Have you read any of these books? Have any others I should check out? Let me know! Don’t forget to check out my 5 favorite iPhone apps, too.