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June 15, 2006

Reads for the Career-Minded

Education is never-ending.  To keep ahead in business especially the fast-paced technology fields, keep up on what everyone at work is reading.  Here are some of my recommendations:

The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

In the past few decades, our world has changed dramatically.  Most of this change has occurred through remarkable advances in technology and communications; this has connected people all over the globe in ways unfathomable years ago.  These breakthroughs are creating new challenges for business like outsourcing and offshoring.   Keep up to speed with the modern international workplace by reading this newly released book.

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitts and Stephen J. Dubner 

This unbelievable book takes a new look at the world with an economic/social science twist. By comparing sumo wrestlers and teachers and explaining why crack-dealers live with their moms, this must be the only economics book considered to be a page-turner.  Be ready to contribute your two cents next time someone brings up this groundbreaking book. 

Zapp! The Lightning Of Empowerment by William C. Byham and Jeff Cox

As a manager, helping employees take ownership of their jobs is a major challenge.  By mentoring your team to take personal interest in improving their performance, your role is opened up.  This book shows you how to empower your team to allow you focus on other leadership opportunities.

For a whole list of summer reads focused on expanding your career, check out this list.

Posted by Christy H.