Here is a list of books and websites that we
recommend for guiding you in career change, career mastery, business
start-up, and personal development. We hope that you enjoy them!
Career Success and Mastery (General)
The 4 Realities Of Success During And After College: For College Students,
Recent Grads And Young Adults by Bob Roth. The title says it all—the
most comprehensive and practical book there is for helping college students and
other young adults achieve academic, career and life success. We invite
you to visit Bob’s website
for more information and additional resources for college students and other young adults.
Too Young to Retire: An Off-The Road Map to the Rest of Your Life by Marika
and Howard Stone. A truly extraordinary book with brilliant insights to assist anyone
who is thinking about a career and life after retirement. strong>
We invite you to visit the Stone’s website,
for an abundance of resources.
The Inner Game of Work: Focus, Learning, Pleasure, and Mobility in
the Workplace by
W. Timothy Gallwey. Provides a refreshingly new way to think
about your work and career and improve your performance.
Overcoming Your Strengths: 8 Reasons Why Successful People Derail
and How to Remain on Track by Lois P. Frankel. A unique approach
for keeping your career on track. Provides great advice on how to
be successful in your current job and develop the skills for your
First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do
Differently by Marcus Buckingham and
Curt Coffman. What every manager and leader should know about
keeping employees engaged in their work.
www.thefutureofwork.net. Provides valuable insights about how
globalization, technology, and other trends are changing the nature
Career Success and Mastery (Specific Careers)
Entrepreneurship and Business
Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior
by Dr. Mark Goulston and Philip Goldberg. A practical and easy to understand guide to determining and overcoming
those self-defeating behaviors that are getting in the way of you having the life you truly want. Great tips,
great quotes, and a great read. Do yourself a favor and just buy it!
What to Say When you Talk To Yourself
by Shad Helmstetter. Negative self-talk holding you back? This book provides the perfect antidote.
Zillience! How to Succeed in Business without Really Frying
by Sandy Davis. A truly extraordinary and practical guidebook on developing resilience to deal with pressures
and stress of everyday living, especially when you are not in a career that is aligned with your passions,
values, and strengths. Order directly from Sandy's website,
http://www.zillience.com (and he offers a
complimentary newsletter and monthly accountability log).
The Art of Possibility, Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin
Zander. The Zander’s hit all the right notes to inspire and teach
others how to lead a life of infinite possibility.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephan R. Covey.
Practice these 7 habits regularly to improve your business and
Books About Michelangelo
Pope John Paul II, in a 2002 poem, urged the
cardinals who would choose the next Pope to take inspiration from
Michelangelo -- the nine biblical scenes from the book of Genesis on the
ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel.
“It is here, beneath this wondrous Sistine
profusion of color that the cardinals assemble -- the community
responsible for the legacy of the keys of the Kingdom.”
“During the conclave Michelangelo must teach them
-- Do not forget: all things are naked and opened before His (God’s)
eyes. You who see all, point to him! He will point him out.”
We recommend the following books about
Michelangelo’s art and his life, which might inspire you as it did for
the conclave of cardinals who elected Pope Benedict XVI.
The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo
by Irving Stone. Fascinating biographical novel. Reads like fiction
but very well researched.
Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel Ceiling: Illustrations,
Introductory Essay, Backgrounds and Sources, Critical Essays
(Norton Critical Studies in Art History) by
Charles Seymour (Editor). A full description of the dual drama
-- artistic and spiritual -- posed to Michelangelo by the ceiling of
the Sistine Chapel.
Michelangelo: A Biography by
George Bull. Possibly the best Michelangelo biography available.
Complete and very readable.
The Life of Michelangelo by
Ascanio Condivi, Hellmut Wohl (Editor),
Wohl, and Alice Sedgwick (Translator). Condivi, a pupil,
assistant and confidante of Michelangelo, provides us with a
contemporary view, often using his own first, hand experience.
Complete Poems and Selected Letters of Michelangelo
Creighton Gilbert (Translator). A great way to understand
Michelangelo’s character, values and relationships is through these
poems and letters.
Michelangelo (art and ideas) by
Anthony Hughes. Full of beautiful, full color pictures of
Michelangelo’s work. Hughes makes it easy for you to follow the
parallel progression of Michelangelo’s life and art.
Life of Michelangelo by
Frank Sadowski and
Gaston Du C. De Vere. Full of opinions and easily read, this
biography by Vasari, an art historian who knew Michelangelo, is a
primary source for all modern biographies.