SECURE THE JOB YOU WANT & EXCEL
To be serious about achieving the maximum possible success in your career or profession, it is necessary to approach your education as an on-going, lifelong process that never ends. This means always being on the lookout for opportunities to become better informed and wiser about both the field you are engaged in and the world around you.
Get into the habit each year of reading a half-dozen books on business, history and politics to expand your thinking, expose yourself to new ideas, and develop a better understanding of human nature. In the case of business books, do not waste your time reading about the latest management fad or CEO’s writing puffery on how great they are.
Over the last 40 years, some 100,000 different books on the subject of business have been published in English, including approximately 5,000 in the past year alone. Apart from those mentioned earlier, I recommend that you read these twelve books to enrich your business education:
Lastly, I recommend that you read Leadership by William Safire and Leonard Safir. This is a collection of excellent and wise quotes on the subject of leadership.
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