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Books Showcasing Gary Smith's Writings
Gary Smith has been a writer for Sports Illustrated for more than 25 years. He has written stories about all types of sports including professional, college, and high school. Smith has been pegged as one of the greatest article writers of our time.
His features are not just stories about sports, they are much more about life itself. Smith has won numerous awards including four National Magazine Awards, the most won by any writer to-date. There are two books, Going Deep 20 Classic Sports Stories (Sports Illustrated, 2008) and Beyond the Game (Grove Press, 2000) that together showcase 35 of his award winning, unforgettable, hauntingly told stories.
His writings really are novellas which readers can get heavily involved with the plot that just happens to be based on fact and true life. On the surface, Smith's writings don't appear to have too many business lessons to teach, but underneath there is always a lesson to be had on how to be a better person both professionally and personally.
Smith's stories tell us about perseverance, hope, truth, how to listen, how to talk, and above all else, integrity. All of which are great principles to apply to any business situation. Take a look at these two books, they are worth the read, maybe several reads.
A great new book called Womenomics (Harper Collins, 2009) by co-authors Claire Shipman and Katty Kay details new research that proves that women are “the hot commodity” in the workplace.
Women executives have proven to be better leaders, create higher profits, maintain a higher level of organization, and most important, they can use both sides of their brains.
A few new terms introduced include "pink profits", "asset-to-estrogen", "a new all" and the title itself, "womenomics."
Women are in big demand and the authors propose that it is a good time for women to ask themselves what they want at work and then ask their bosses for it. Flex time, or less time at the office, guilt free time off, or working from home some of the time are benefits that companies are starting to realize make good motivators and are received by women as benefits.
It is a great book with some really great statistics about women in the workplace.
This has been a very busy summer for writing assignments. Unfortunately
I’ve made very few blog entries over the past several months. I vow to get
better and start posting more regularly. For now, here are a few links that
will take you to a few recent book reviews on Blogcritics.