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Level Up by Stacey Abrams & Lara Hodgson with Heather Cabot (New York, Portfolio / Penguin Random House 2022) 

Why you should read it:  To understand (a) all the hazards you will face in launching a business, (b) all the sh#t small business owners navigate on a day-to-day basis (important, whether you start a business or not), (c) the difference between risk and ambiguity (+ why you need to understand the former, and embrace the latter), and (d) why building a successful business partnership starts with values. 

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking Expert + Career Transformation Coach + Author + Speaker, Kelly Hoey looks at "networking" through a new, modern, fresh lens, offering you (who are pursuing and perhaps struggling with your big ambitions), advice on how to connect for success in a hyper-connected world that is woefully short in its attention span. Her network-building advice is relatable, instilling confidence with actionable insights and practical information.