Who had a long, tiresome week at work? (Everybody raises their hands) Well the weekend is here and it’s time to unwind and curl up with a nice glass of iced tea and a good book. Here are a few reads that AZTB thinks will help make your next week of work a bit more bearable.
Do you believe everything you’re told? Of course not! For those that don’t, they’re on their way to being considered skeptics, says the author of “Think: Why You Should Question Everything,” Guy P. Harrison. Good skeptics, he says, question what they’re told and try to verify facts with science. Harrison alludes that skepticism is actually a kind of science and that in order to “think like a scientist,” an individual needs to take a step back to analyze if a new piece of information is fishy or valid. This book is the perfect gift for your gullible friends and family yearning to learn the art of analysis. Purchase the book here
How can you ever bounce back from a colossal mistake made at work? It may seem difficult, but in the book “Mistakes I Made at Work” edited by Jessica Bacal, twenty-five leading women convey that a mistake is not a career-ender. Bacal contacted influential women from several walks of life and asked them about their mistakes, what they learned, and how they grew from it. Bacal advises to identify and pursue work environments that are the right fit for you. This is an excellent book to give to a new graduate, a veteran worker, an employee who’s feeling red-faced, or even YOU. Purchase the book here
You work hard and you reach for your dreams, but you still can’t seem to catch a break – which means you’re doing it all wrong, says Dennis Kimbro in his new book “The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires.” Kimbro asserts that “riches are everywhere,” and that an “observant eye” should be able to recognize those riches. Kimbro identified two ways in which Black millionaires attain their wealthy status: their “relentless commitment to lifelong learning” and their focus on a purpose in life. Although it’s written mostly for the benefit of African American readers, “The Wealth Choice” is an adequate read for anyone that has a longing to become a millionaire. Purchase it here
For AZTB’s collection of Weekend Reads click here