Book Review: RISE


I just read RISE, 3 practical steps for advancing your career, standing out as a leader and liking your life by Patty Azzarello.

I like how this book gives a straight look at how to be successful by really talking about how to DO Better, LOOK Better and CONNECT Better.

Those three points are the structure used to build your knowledge of how things really work in the world. Some of these lessons are ones you have probably seen on the job, like I have. You may not have understood why things were working that way, but after reading this book, I think you will.

This really summed it up or me, from chapter 4: The agony and the paycheck – “Once you realize that your job is both your job description and dealing with all of the crap that gets in the way of doing your job description, and that what you are actually getting paid for is dealing with the crap, not the enjoyable part, it all makes more sense.

What’s great about this book:
I really like the structure, and how the concepts were made easy to follow. More importantly, the concept of working smarter instead of harder isn’t a cliche here. It’s explained in a repeatable way. No, it isn’t easy. But it is doable.

Limiting Factors:
I know people that believe “DO Better” is the only thing that counts. If you’re stuck on that, then this book will be a tough read for you (but you need it).

Recommendations:
If you ever wonder why others seem to do less than you, but get ahead anyway, then this book will help you see the light.

Rob’s Rating system (bolded, the rating is)
Buy now at full price (it just came out in paperback this month)
Buy if you get a discount
Wait for the paperback
Wait for someone else to be done with the paperback
If you’ve read my review, you got the gist of it

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