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We all spend time waiting. Maybe you’re at the hair salon or barber shop. Maybe you have a train or bus commute to work. Maybe you’re taking care of some business at the DMV or doctor’s office. Either way, you’re waiting. Why not use that time to read up on how you can advance your career and your life? Try out this list of hot reads for those who want to do more and do better in the new year:
1. The Start-Up of You
Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, and Ben Casnocha show you you don’t need to start a business to be an entrepreneur. Think of your career path as your own startup! They also suggest some LinkedIn strategies, as well as excellent networking advice.
Guy Kawasaki’s book demonstrates how you can enchant the people around you–not to mention your boss–in the same way you fell in love with your favorite product. Become more likeable and trustworthy right away! His writing will keep you both amused and intrigued.
3. How to Win Friends and Influence People
This classic book by self-improvement expert Dale Carnegie teaches you just what the title says: you can relate to and persuade anyone in a civil and even friendly way. This is a must-read for any networker.