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Top 5 Books for a Changing Workforce


Designed to inspire Millenials and baby boomers alike – this shortlist will satisfy your inherent curiosities of the changing workforce and where you need to position yourself to succeed. From personal branding to smart investing, these books will be your manuals to get inspired and advance.


Sophia Amoruso: #GIRLBOSS, May 2014

If Amoruso’s colourful biography about hitchhiking, dumpster diving, and committing petty theft in her teens, to landing CEO and creative director of Nasty Gal isn’t enticing enough—this book is also filled with positive reinforcement that your career doesn’t need to follow a linear path to be successful. #GIRLBOSS will lure you in with Amoruso’s unconventional success story but also go beyond that and provide you with invaluable steps to succeed in your own career.








VeryGoodLives_400x400J.K Rowling: Very Good Lives, April 2015


Taken from one of the most viewed commencement speeches at Harvard University, Very Good Lives answers the questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better ourselves and others? Rowling draws from personal experiences during her own undergraduate degree, which is sure to resonate with Millennials trying to enter the workforce, or further establish themselves within it.







XYZFactor_400x400Nancy Lublin and Alyssa Ruderman, The XYZ Factor: The Guide to Creating a Culture of Impact, February 2015


Key staff members at each wrote a chapter on how any company can become an XYZ company—defined by Lublin and Ruderman as a new environment and culture where innovation, accessibility, and transparency are the norm. XYZ companies are created on the principles of the Millennial generation to develop a new kind of office culture that is productive, creative, and collaborative. Whether you’re a Millennial looking for inspiration from your peers or a business that wants a fresh perspective, The XYZ Factor is the book for you.






LeaveYourMark_400x400Aliza Licht: Leave Your Mark, May 2015


Aliza Licht, global fashion communications executive and Twitter phenomena @DKNY PR GIRL, narrates Leave Your Mark as a sassy but knowledgeable mentor giving her best friend advice. Licht draws from her experiences in the world of fashion, PR, and personal branding to offer guidance, but it’s not your typical self help book: it will educate and inspire you to build your brand, and help you to navigate the blurred lines of personal and professional life.






TheInvestmentAnswer_400x400Daniel C. Goldie and Gordon S. Murray, The Investment Answer: Learn to Manage Your Money & Protect Your Financial Future, January 2011


Is it possible to cut through the investment jargon and learn in straightforward language how to invest your money to insure financial stability? The Investment Answer is a must-have handbook that can be read and understood in one sitting, and will set Millennials (et al) up for success. Gain understanding on the basics of investing, and advice on how you should approach allocating your investment dollars.







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