I recently read a book by Alyssa Mastromonaco, former White House deputy chief of staff, called “Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House,” where she candidly shares some of her biggest lessons in leadership from her time working with Barack Obama. Whatever your political views, everyone can agree that working in the White House is a really big deal -- and these leadership lessons apply across any industry!
I don’t know about you -- but I love the smell of a new book! When I moved to San Francisco from Utah, I packed everything that could fit into the bed of a pick-up truck. From considering important items like clothing and pots and pans, unfortunately a vast majority of my book collection had to be left behind. Since I’ve moved to the city, I’ve worked very hard to build back up my library, but it’s always been lacking. This is why I was so excited to try Book of the Month.
From dishing on the latest novel in our “books” Slack channel, to chatting over cookies in our biannual book club, Cutliners are known for our love of books. To celebrate National Read a Book Day, we’ve compiled a list of our most favorite books. Hope this inspires you to sit back, grab a book, and read the day away!
I’m so happy to introduce Cutline’s newest blog column, What They Read. I have a morning routine that goes something like this: alarm, snooze, alarm, snooze, French press prep, brush teeth, shower, makeup, hair, clothes, bus, read, work. My reading routine is even more refined. Imagine that. I have a specific list of publications and an order in which I read them that I follow religiously. My curious self wanted to know what my well-read, tuned-in colleagues read, too. And so begins this series. To kick things off, I’ve compiled the below list of my go-to morning reads.