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4 Books to read to Upgrade Your Career and Your Life

If you are looking to move up to the next level in your career, or more of a challenge in your job, its time for you to upgrade it all and the books below will help you do just that.

4 Books to read to Upgrade Your Career and Your Life

1. 28 Business Thinkers Who Changed the World: The Management Gurus and Mavericks Who Changed the Way We Think about Business – Rhymer Rigby

28 Business Thinkers Who Changed the World: The Management Gurus and Mavericks Who Changed the Way We Think about Business - Rhymer Rigby

If you just want to read 28 short, wonderfully written, succinct biographies of the most important business thinkers in the world today, such as Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Sam Walton, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, then this is the book for you.

2. 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans  Karl Pillemer Ph.D.

30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans - Karl Pillemer Ph.D.

Steeped in the wisdom of America’s elders, 30 Lessons for Living has an undeniable power to influence the way we think and the choices we make. Karl Pillemer, the author and a professor of gerontology at Cornell, spent five years interviewing a diverse cross-section of over 1,000 senior members of our society to elicit their life advice.

3. 100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Network, Cold Call, and Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job – Laura M. Labovich – Miriam Salpeter

100 Conversations for Career Success: Learn to Network, Cold Call, and Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job - Laura M. Labovich - Miriam Salpeter

This is one of those rare books where everything you could possibly need to know is crammed into just the right length so you can read it quickly but get the maximum amount of information. The authors have a life-time of content here in a format that’s clear, concise and visually appealing, covering both traditional and modern methods for getting yourself in front of the right employees.

4. Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change – Shawn Achor

Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change - Shawn Achor

What Shawn Achor has done here is present a simple, practical, actionable plan for becoming happy. Why should you care? Happy people are more creative. More popular. More productive. Not only is it worthwhile for you to learn to be happy, but if you are a leader, you’ll want to be surrounded by happy people.