Must-Read Books for Uni Graduates (and Other Professionals Who Want to Get Ahead)

Books can make us think, make us act, make us change. They can inspire and they teach. Whether it be a powerful piece of fiction or an insightful self-help guide, there is no denying the power of the written word. The professional development titles below are a few such examples. These books may alter the way you take on the world, the career path you take, the challenges you accept, and the professional person you become. They are must-reads for any graduate – or just anyone else who wants to get ahead.


What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015 , Richard N. Bolles
What Color Is Your
Parachute? 2015 –
the world’s most popular job hunting guide, fully revised and up to date.
The Tipping Point , Malcolm Gladwell
In The Tipping Point, Malcolm
Gladwell examines the social dynamics that cause rapid change.

Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future , Schlesinger and Kiefer

Just Start is a
must-read guide designed
to help you achieve professional and
personal goals,
even when the
future is unknown
and uncertain.

The Icarus Deception , Seth Godin

Seize new ground,
make connections
and work without
a map! Seth Godin’s The Icarus Deception shows
how it’s possible and explains why it’s essential.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us , Daniel H. PinkDavid Pink’s Drive show you how to
harness motivation to find greater satisfaction in life.
Lean In , Sheryl SandbergSheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, discusses the
preconceptions stopping women reaching the top.
The $100 Startup: Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love and Work Better to Live More , Chris GuillebeauThe $100 Startup
shows how anyone can make a living, with independence and purpose, on their own terms!
Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers , Marquet L DavidNavy officer David Marquet uses his own experiences
to explain how
giving control rather
than taking control
creates leaders
and is best
for everyone.
Think Like Zuck , Walter, Ekaterina
A straightforward
examination of the five
principles behind Facebook’s
meteoric rise,
all of them presented in actionable lessons
anyone can apply.
Art Of The Start: The Time-tested, Battle-hardened Guide For Anyone Starting Anything , Guy Kawasaki
The Art of the Start
Guy Kawasaki’s
essential guide to launching
one’s dreams and getting
started, no matter
what they are.

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