Eloquence that inspires creativity.
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
“Taste, Chef said, is all about balance. The sour, the salty, the sweet, the bitter. Now your tongue is coded. A certain connoisseurship of taste, a mark of how you deal with the world, is the ability to relish the bitter, to crave it even, the way you do the sweet.”
This is just plain gorgeous writing that stretches my mind and feeds my creativity. In order to grow and thrive in business – especially this industry – you need to be able to innovate and bring creativity to many situations.
Reading, by nature, opens our minds to new and different ideas, opinions, and solutions. As you flip through the pages, you’re getting a glimpse into the author’s mind – which often differs from your own. Each book is an adventure into the unknown. Picking up a variety of different books gives you a broad spectrum of inspiration to draw from, both in your work and life outside the office.
My mom once said that there are actually two hobbies – buying books and reading books. To be transparent, I think I could say I have both as hobbies. My shelves are stocked with books both read and unread. But how exciting it is for me to look at those shelves and know how much more there is to learn, how much more insight I can gain about the world around me, and how much more I can bring to my employees and peers because of it.