When you’re traveling for business, minutes count, and you don’t want to waste those New York minutes as down time. Our chauffeur service in New Jersey can get you where you need to be, promptly, efficiently, and in comfort. As you enjoy the drive, why not catch up on your reading with some of the best books about business, careers, and entrepreneurship. Check out these well-reviewed recent releases:
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Said to be a favorite of Bill Gates, this tells the story of Nike from startup to global success. Knight, who ran track in college, tells of how he started as a business-school grad with $50 he borrowed from his father to import sneakers from Japan in 1963, and how he built the business to annual sales of more than $30 billion. In his blog, Gates called Shoe Dog “an honest tale of what it takes to succeed in business.”
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Talent alone will not do it: The power of grit and perseverance is the real road to success, says Duckworth, a psychologist whose TED talk on the topic has been viewed millions of times. While her book focuses primarily on education, its tenets apply equally to business. Duckworth profiles people whose tenacity and passion led to success against the odds and offers a four-step program on how you can develop the character needed to accomplish your goals.
Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble by Dan Lyons offers a fun (yes, really) and entertaining look at involuntary career changes. Lyons, a 50-something tech reporter for Newsweek, found himself out of a job during media downsizing; he took a job with a startup, HubSpot, where the co-workers were younger and the company goals different. Lyons’ acerbic critique is a classic case of being “the old guy” who’s the odd man out, but he has points to make beyond the frat-party culture: Creating technology, and making a profit, are not important; getting bigger, faster, is.
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An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, by Thomas L. Friedman, goes beyond the business world to explain how in spite of sometimes overwhelming change, mankind has a way of adapting. Technology, climate change, and other 21st century challenges are daunting, Friedman agrees, but we’re up to the job. The book, The New York Times said, is an easy-to-understand “master class in explaining” the details. Friedman, a Times columnist and three-time Pulitzer winner, even proposes a list of 18 steps the government can take to make things better.
Time will fly as you read and ride in comfort, and you’ll feel good about your productivity.
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