Everyone knows, leaders are readers and learners are earners. Out of the thousands of books being published every month, how do you decide which ones to read? At Networking University we ask our faculty for their recommendations and present them in this column. Here are some resources that will help you grow as a leader, build your success, and keep you entertained in the process.

And while we're being taught, why not also be moved and entertained? Do you have a must-see or must-hear recommendation? Simply email dormouse@networkingtimes.com.


Extraordinary You
A Woman´s Guide to Having It All

By Megan Wolfenden (2013)
Recommended by Onyx Coale

Are you living up to your potential? Is your life everything you had dreamed it would be, or have you forgotten to dream along the way? Do you have the house, the perfect partner, family life, social engagements, friendships, adventure, as well as the career, income, and financial situation you desire?
If your life is a little (or a lot) off track, Megan Wolfenden’s #1 Amazon bestseller is the perfect tool for turning things around. By investing some time in this book and in yourself you will learn:

  • How to dream big and discover what you really want out of life;
  • How to set and achieve exciting and fulfilling goals;
  • How to start feeling great about yourself;
  • The secret to real wealth;
  • Why giving is the key to getting;
  • How to attract exactly what you desire;
  • How to create and live an extraordinary life!

Educational and interactive, this book will ask you some penetrating questions and encourage you to take notes. Every chapter ends with an action plan and recommended reading.

Find out exactly how Megan turned her life around from never having enough time or money to living her dream life. She also shares how network marketing became her business of choice and career that made it possible to “have it all.”


Dot Complicated
Untangling Our Wired Lives

By Randi Zuckerberg (2013)

Technology and social media have changed, enhanced, and complicated every facet of our lives, from how we interact with our friends to how we elect presidents, from how we manage our careers to how we support important causes, from how we find love to how we raise our children.

Randi Zuckerberg, Mark’s sister and a social media and technology expert in her own right, wrote Dot Complicated as an essential guide to understanding how social media and technology influence and inform our lives online and off.
Through firsthand accounts of her time at Facebook and beyond, Randi details the opportunities, obstacles, problems, and solutions that come with this new online reality. In the process, she establishes rules to bring some much-needed order and clarity to our connected, complicated, and constantly changing lives online.

“The Internet, social networks, and smartphones have given us amazing new tools and ways of communicating, collaborating, and living with one another,” she says. “We can use these tools to understand and solve some old challenges individuals and communities around the world have faced since long before Facebook and social media existed.”


Timely and engaging, Dot Complicated reveals how to make it through your life online in one piece&mdashfrom the etiquette of “unfriending” and the power of crowd-sourcing to the perils of photo tags and the importance of teaching our children how to be tech savvy.