Two Solid Book Suggestions for the Long Holiday Weekend

by DANNY RUBIN

How about this for the first day on the job?

You work for your father, answer one of his questions poorly and get fired immediately. Like, right then and there. By your dad.

Sounds crazy, but it actually happened to the COO of Maker’s Mark Bourbon. Richie Frieman, in his new book “REPLY ALL…And Other Ways To Tank Your Career,” offers story after story of prominent business leaders and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Did you know a model employee today is a mix of hard, soft and social media skills?

If you read Dan Schawbel’s latest book “Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success,” you’ll understand what each of those skills require and how to use them to gain influence in the workplace.

For a more detailed review of each book, keep reading this column on Parade Magazine.

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