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ABOUT ME

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I'm an HR and Talent fanatic that works with the people, by the people, and for the people.

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Books I'm Enjoying

Picture of the 'Never Eat Alone' bookcover

"Never Eat Alone" by Keith Ferrazzi transforms the concept of networking from a self-serving strategy to one of mutual benefit and genuine connection. Ferrazzi emphasizes building authentic relationships for both career growth and personal fulfillment. The book offers practical advice and personal stories, advocating for a generous approach to professional interactions, where the focus is on cultivating a supportive community rather than just expanding a contact list.

Picture of the 'SuperConnector' bookcover

"Super Connector" by Scott Gerber and Ryan Paugh redefines networking, urging a shift from quantity to quality in professional relationships. It champions the idea of being a 'super connector,' someone who prioritizes empathy, authenticity, and genuine connections over mere contact collecting. The book is a vital guide for modern professionals, offering strategies to create a deep, valuable network based on mutual support and real engagement, rather than the traditional, transactional approach to networking.

Picture of the 'The Art of War for Managers' bookcover

"The Art of War for Managers" distills Sun Tzu's ancient strategies into potent, actionable insights for today's business battles. It's not just about outmaneuvering competition; it's a playbook for deep strategic thinking and winning with integrity. The book brilliantly adapts ancient wisdom to modern business challenges, emphasizing the importance of preparation, understanding your own strengths and weaknesses, and the art of leadership. It's a must-read for anyone looking to navigate the complex terrain of management with finesse and foresight, proving that the best battle tactics can indeed come from the past.

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