1. What To Do When It’s Your Turn (and It’s Always your Turn) by Seth Godin. This book is different. Each section is written as a series of short blog posts. It has big, bold colorful pictures throughout. It’s inspirational and confrontational.
The central theme is that we are living in a brave new world. The old world, run by industry, made promises that it can no longer keep (e.g., study hard and get a good job in a factory/corporation/firm, then work hard, collect a paycheck and someday retire to Del Boca Vista.) Today we have to leave the safety of the Old World and learn a whole new paradigm.
Think about it this way. Going to law school was safe when I started at the University of Maine School of Law in 1995. It meant a clear path into a firm. All you had to do was work hard and you’ll be rewarded some day with a big office with a view. Not so true today.
2. Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh. This book is part of my study of customer service. I’m working on a new program on client happiness. There will be more on that shortly.
3. Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins. My husband and I are hoping for some financial insights in 2015. We want our daughter to go to college in 11 years and graduate with minimal debt AND we would like to retire some day.
If Seth Godin’s new book sounds interesting to you, I have a couple of copies to give away. The first 2 people to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org will get them.
So what’s on your Kindle? Let us know what your reading in the comments below.