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Our Favorite Books for Business Travel

Posted on: May 23rd, 2017

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Previous generations held to the maxim that time is money. These days, the millennial generation is known to value time over money. With such value on time, businesspeople always seek ways to optimize and maximize each hour. Staying atop the latest trends in commerce and the economy is crucial for successful executives, who must nevertheless redeem their time carefully. Our Bronx car service allows them to do just that while we navigate traffic and convey our passengers to and from the airport in peace and comfort. Meanwhile, our travelers make constructive use of the clock by educating themselves with good books. We summarize the most impactful here.

  1. Building the Internet of Things: Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, Transform Your Industry by Maciej Kranz recognizes a new reality: that so many items in our lives are now connected through the transmission and reception of data, a condition known as the internet of things (IoT). Not simply laptops and smartphones, but automobiles, power grids, and home security systems are all interconnected through communications technology. Far from pushing back against this trend, the book calls for a complete embrace. A longtime Cisco executive, Kranz argues the benefits of this state of affairs and promotes ways in which to exploit it for the success of any enterprise.
  2. Turning from tech to the heart, psychologist and science journalist Angela Duckworth puts a new twist on the work ethic in Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Drawing from her own life as a scientist, middle school teacher, and business advisor, Duckworth concludes that—while some people are smarter than others—effort and elbow grease are the great equalizers. It follows, she argues, that a high-interest level and love for the work one does are the catalysts for industrious and diligent exertion. Giving hope to the discouraged, Duckworth asserts that this mindset can be learned, and is not a byproduct of innate intelligence or genetics.
  3. Tim Ferris, the bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, is out with another volume on how to get the most profit from minimal time spent—Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. A prolific and popular podcaster, Ferris has interviewed top-flight achievers in business, entertainment, sports and the military. From these conversations, he extracts life lessons that enlighten readers on time management, healthy lifestyles, negotiating positions and leadership philosophies. Leveraging time and resources optimally, Ferris believes, makes the difference between overworked mediocrity and a lifestyle of excellence.

Each of these books provides original insight in understandable terms and user-friendly formats. In order to get the most of this information, however, executives do well to read in a comfortable conveyance, affording them peace, luxury, and professionalism. Our chauffeurs and quality vehicles provide this environment while our passengers tend to their own professional development. We offer a JFK limo service that caters to the busy schedules of business travelers, and to their need for quiet concentration.

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