Reading Room – Professional Development Books You MUST Read Now. View Gallery 14 Photos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF INNOVATION STEVEN JOHNSON From Darwin and Freud to the halls of Google and Apple, Steven investigates the innovation hubs throughout modern time and the approaches and commonalities that seem to appear at moments of originality. THE ART OF THE PARTY RENNY REYNOLDS & ELAINE LOUIE Art of the Party beautifully illustrates how to achieve perfection in every aspect of event planning presented with a touch of glamour and easy-to-understand directions. THE ACCIDENTAL CREATIVE: HOW TO BE BRILLIANT AT A MOMENT’S NOTICE TODD HENRY Each day are asked to produce an ever increasing amount of brilliance in an evershrinking amount of time. This book is designed to help you find that constant pool of BIG ideas. SWITCH: HOW TO CHANGE THINGS WHEN CHANGE IS HARD CHIP HEATH & DAN HEATH Change happens in every ones lives. In this story-driven narrative, Heath bring together decades of research you can use to make changes that matter, whether it’s changing the world or changing your business. SPECIAL EVENTS: A NEW GENERATION AND THE NEXT FRONTIER JOE GOLDBLAT This book chronicles the development, changes and challenges faced by the global event industry. It showcases areas of importance to planners including using tech to improve event’s financial, quality, environmental and other outcomes. REWORK WRITTEN BY THE BRILLIANT FOUNDERS OF 37SIGNALS JASON FRIED & DAVID H. HANSSON Rework is a playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of going solo. Hardcore entrepreneurs, people stuck in day jobs they hate, victims of “downsizing,” and artists who don’t want to starve anymore SHOULD READ this book! MANAGE YOUR DAY-TO-DAY 99U & JOCELYN K . GLEI With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, this book will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace. MAKING IDEAS HAPPEN: OVERCOMING THE OBSTACLES BETWEEN VISION & REALITY SCOTT BELSKY Execution is a skill that must be developed and in this amazing read, Belsky shares the techniques to a systematic approach to creative organization and productivity. MAKING IDEAS HAPPEN: OVERCOMING THE OBSTACLES BETWEEN VISION & REALITY SCOTT BELSKY Execution is a skill that must be developed and in this amazing read, Belsky shares the techniques to a systematic approach to creative organization and productivity. IDEA TO EXECUTION: OPTIMIZE, AUTOMATE, AND OUTSOURCE EVERYTHING IN YOUR BUSINESS ARI MEISEL & NICK SONNENBERG The authors launched a profitable VA business in ONE day challenging the mentality that every venture requires months of planning and lots of cash. This book follows their journey from idea to execution and proves it can be done by throwing out the rule book. FOCAL POINT BRIAN TRACY The true secret of high achievers is they know how to find their focal points. Learn to develop absolute clarity on what you want and how you can achieve supreme satisfaction, personally and professionally. DECLUTTER YOUR INBOX: 9 PROVEN STEPS TO ELIMINATE EMAIL OVERLOAD S.J. SCOTT Buried under an avalanche of email? This book shares a proven nine-step plan that will help clear the email clutter, no matter how many messages you receive. BE OUR GUEST: PERFECTING THE ART OF CUSTOMER SERVICE THE DISNEY INSTITUTE & THEODORE KINNI Exceeding expectations is the cornerstone of the Disney approach. This book reveals the business possibilities and concepts REFLECTIONS OF A SUCCESSFUL WALLFLOWER: LESSONS IN BUSINESS; LESSONS IN LIFE ANDREA MICHAELS This book is like reading the personal diary of Andrea Michaels, one of the backbones of the special events industry. Its literally a business success road map and a peek into her creative mind.