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February 19, 2018

January Reading

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The Nordstrom Way to Customer Experience Excellence: Creating a Values-Driven Service Culture, Robert Spector
1. The Nordstrom Way to Customer Experience Excellence: Creating a Values-Driven Service Culture, Robert Spector
The Nordstrom Way is an excellent book if you work in any customer service field or manage people.  This book does a great job detailing how Nordstrom was founded and grew into the empire that it is today.  I love Nordstrom, and I loved reading this book.  It was written in the eighties, but so much of it still holds true today. If you like reading about startups, fashion and love to be inspired, I would recommend this book.  I really enjoyed it!

Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup, Bill Aulet
2. Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup, Bill Aulet
I heard about Disciplined Entrepreneurship on one of my favorite career podcasts, so I decided to check it out from my local library.  This book is full of great information on how to start a business, but it was a little too technical for me.

Made in America, Sam Walton
3. Made in America, Sam Walton
Made in America is a fascinating story on how Wal-Mart became WAL-MART.  This book is close to 500 pages, but it is very interesting.  Similar to #1 above, if you like to read about start-ups and how businesses take off, this book is a must-read.  You will learn a ton and are sure to be inspired.

The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World, Randall Stross
4. The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World, Randall Stross
The Wizard of Menlo Park was highly recommended on one of my favorite career podcasts.  This was a very interesting read about the life of Thomas Edison and how he became one of the most famous inventors in the world.  I am trying to incorporate more biographies into my reading, and figured I'd try this book out.  If you love science and engineering, you will love this book.  Otherwise, I thought it was very well written, just not something I would read again.

In case you missed it: Best of 2017: My Top 12 Favorite Books

Audio Books I listened to in January:
Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain, Ryan Blair
Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain, Ryan Blair


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February 9, 2018

My Favorite Work to Weekend Blazer

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Banana Republic Boyfriend-Fit Luxe Blazer
Banana Republic Boyfriend-Fit Luxe Blazer
Banana Republic Boyfriend-Fit Luxe Blazer
Banana Republic Boyfriend-Fit Luxe Blazer
Banana Republic Boyfriend-Fit Luxe Blazer
Banana Republic Boyfriend-Fit Luxe Blazer
BLAZER: Banana Republic (on sale!) | SHIRT: Similar | JEANS: Nordstrom (on sale) | BAG: Nordstrom | SHOES: Amazon 

Happy Friday!!  We made it through another work week!  We have casual Friday in my office each week.  For this casual Friday, I opted for my favorite high-waisted skinny jeans and Banana Republic grey boyfriend-fit blazer.  I love the structure of this blazer, and the fact that it goes with everything.  It is the perfect blazer to transition from work to weekend.

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