Summer Reading List: Give and Take (A Revolutionary Approach to Success)

Katie SlaterIt’s still summer, at least here in San Francisco! For the final installment in our summer reading list, guest poster Katie Slater of Career Infusion Coaching returns to review Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, by Adam Grant.

I just started it, but I can confirm it’s fantastic. Take it away, Katie!

I’ve been proselytizing about Give and Take, by Wharton professor and researcher Adam Grant, since I started reading it two weeks ago. He has been featured prominently of late in the New York Times — once in a profile in the Magazine, and just the other week in an op-ed he wrote about how women may cause men to be more giving. [Read more…]

Summer Reading List: Terminal Ambition

Terminal AmbitionAs you may or may not be aware, sexual harassment is rampant in BigLaw. Shocking, I know! You’d think they’d know better, right? Sadly, not so much.

(Here’s a recap of just one of my several personal experiences, plus my reaction to the reactions to that post.)

Next up on our summer reading list is Kate McGuinness’s fantastic thriller, Terminal Ambition. If you don’t already know Kate, you should. She’s a force of nature!

Kate was a BigLaw partner and General Counsel of a Fortune 300 company before leaving to become a women’s rights activist.

And right now she’s offering a free download of Terminal Ambition, but only until July 2 so get on it today!

What’s the Book About?

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Summer Reading List: Growth is Dead, Now What?

Growth is Dead, Now What?If you’ve got no interest in BigLaw, feel free to skip Bruce MacEwen’s short book Growth is Dead, Now What?, a study of “law firms on the brink.” For everyone else, it’s a good, quick read that’ll get you up to speed on the challenges facing large law firms — now and in the future.

(Hint, if you think you’re getting a BigLaw job, or you’re currently an associate, make the minimal investment of time and money required to read this book. It’s short, and you’ll learn something useful.)

What’s the Book About?

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Summer Reading List: Tomorrow’s Lawyers

Tomorrow's LawyersLooking for some summer reading? Tomorrow’s Lawyers is short enough to read in a few hours as you lounge in a hammock, but has enough heft to keep you thinking for much longer.

Who Should Read This Book?

If you’re considering applying to law school, you’re starting soon, you’re currently in law school, or you’ve already graduated, Tomorrow’s Lawyers is a must-read.

So, pretty much, it’s a must-read for anyone who’s in the legal profession currently, or who’s thinking about joining.

Why? Because Richard Susskind has written a short, readable introduction to the many challenges and opportunities the profession will face in the next 30 years (aka, the length of your legal career). Ignore him at your peril.

What’s the Book About?

The rather ominous subtitle sets the stage: An Introduction to Your Future.
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