My favorite book of all time has to be Never Can Say Goodbye by Sari Botton, it is a compilation of writers and their unshakeable love for the city that never sleeps. Since I was 7 years old I created this imaginary love affair with NYC, it was always my dream to live there as a child. Being from Los Angeles is wondrous, however it is opposite of the city that doesn't slow down for anyone. This book perfectly embodies what it is like to be a New Yorker by choice, and the struggles and benefits that come with it. I guarantee it will give you a honest and humble perspective on all that the Big Apple has to offer. (It's a lot)
Pa(i)ntone the town
Get a little spark and a whole lot of honey
Sparks & Honey is an advertising agency that is interested in cultural trends, and is dedicated to sharing their findings with anyone who is interested. They put out their yearly trend forecast to help up and coming businesses, and business innovation that will succeed in their fields knowing they have great insight and research to resort to via Sparks & Honey. It is a great tool for anyone who is interested in brand strategy, and anyone interested in learning more about the consumers that are in their marketplace.
networking is a major key
I must admit, even I am not the best at Networking, it is often times scary and takes a whole lot of courage. Sometimes liquid courage helps, but that isn't always professional and if all networking settings could begin and end in a bar it would probably be a more seamless process. So, stick to this chart and hopefully it will give you inspiration in the same way it did for me.
Books you shouldn't pass up
The best tool is reading, reading as much as possible and as many genres as possible. The amount of knowledge and growth that can come from opening a book of any kind is a claim that no one has ever tried to argue. These are some of the books that are on my reading list and I have already read. They are catered toward the creative folk, which in my opinion is everyone if they dig deep enough. So, dive in and crack open that book cover.
1. Creative Confidence // Tom Kelley and David M. Kelley 2. Bird by Bird // Anne Lamott 3. Contagious: Why Things Catch On // Jonah Berger 4. Steal Like an Artist // Austin Kleon