Summer is just around the corner, but there’s no need to save all your reading for the beach. The New York Times Best-Seller list is filled with outstanding business books you should be reading right now. Premium Staffing, Inc. — one of the leading temporary staffing agencies in Chicago — shares four career-oriented reads that should be on your radar.

“Originals,” by Adam Grant

If you’re tired of conformity, “Originals” will help you shake things up. From the author of “Give and Take,” this book inspires readers to be you guessed it — more original. Using studies and stories, Grant explains how to know when you have a really great idea, made your voice heard, garner support, time your move just right and push past boundaries to start a revolution. Change can be intimidating, but this serves as a guidebook to shake things up without having to risk everything.

“Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street,” by Sheelah Kohlhatkar

Chronicling the rise and fall of billionaire trader Steven A. Cohen, “Black Edge” takes a look at the questionable tactics of many Wall Street players. New Yorker staff writer Kohlhatkar chronicles the government’s quest to put an end to illegal activity at Cohen’s SAC Capital and highlights the power of those at the top. A real-life legal thriller, expect to have a hard time putting this one down.

“Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations,” by Thomas L. Friedman

Take a look at the world through Friedman’s eyes as he explains how to make the most of major events shaping the world and lessen their negative side effects. Serving as a guide to take the rapid-pace changes happening around us in stride, the book also encourages you to appreciate being part of this incredible era. He encourages you to slow down and take in your surroundings, instead of worrying about being late.

“The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds,” by Michael Lewis

Exploring the unlikely friendship of Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, “The Undoing Project,” focuses on the human mind. Lewis chose these two very different men to write about, because their dissimilar personalities makes their collaboration fascinating. Considered one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, the two worked so closely together, they often couldn’t remember who came up with what idea. This book could help build bridges if you’re having trouble meshing with a colleague who has a personality very different from your own.

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