Books are our friends. They could be our other home, a certain place where we could be someone else. Books let our minds wander and wonder. Although, that isn't the only purpose the books serve. They too can be of guidance and pieces of advice just when we need them. Here are the top good reads for young professionals - whether you're new to the job or just about to enter the workforce.
1. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
This book tells the readers the story behind Zappos. It gives teachings about how to become a better businessman who builds a long-term business brand. It also shares inspirations and happiness that you can find in work and in life.
2. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Let Gladwell take you into an intellectual journey through the world of the "outliers" - who are basically the best, brightest, most famous and most successful.
3. Freaks I've Met by Donald Jans
This book follows the life of Jack Fitzpatrick who left his "perfect" hometown of Spokane, Washington to embark on a radical journey in the Southern California.
4. What's Behind Your Belly Button? A Psychological Perspective of the Intelligence of Human Nature and Gut Instinct by Martha Char Love and Robert W. Sterling
Love and Sterling explain what your gut feelings are actually capable of letting you know about your instinctive needs and as well as listening to the voice of your gut, using both of your brains - head and gut - to work together for the benefit of your optimal health and well-being. This book is written in a narrative style which lets the readers experience within themselves having two brains.
5. The Unemployed Guy's Guide to Unemployment by Terry Irving
This book has earned great reviews because of its humor and interesting pieces of advice that would always catch the reader's attention. The Unemployed Guy's Guide to Unemployment is a book full of real-world, no-nonsense pieces of advice on having lived through unemployment.`