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Blog: Ascend Canada’s book club

Monday, January 15, 2018   (1 Comments)
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By Natasha Brainerd


Happy 2018! For many people, a new year often marks a time of reflection – what did I do well, what could I do better, what do I want to accomplish – and a time to make lists and resolutions.


If any of your resolutions include “read more” or “be more informed” or “change my mindset”, then the following list may just jumpstart your year. Outstanding leaders at our fall conference last year shared personal stories and led us through workshops that provided a renewed sense of purpose in achieving Ascend Canada’s vision of inclusion.


They also left us with a few book recommendations. We asked our diverse group of speakers “What book do you have on your night stand?” Here is what a few of the leaders shared with us. Happy reading!

Let us know what you think as well as what you’re reading right now in the comments below… and remember to tag it #ascendcanadabookclub




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Roy Gori





The Ultimate Question 2.0: How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World by Fred Reichheld


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Angie Seth

Global News




Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah



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Ritu Bhasin

Bhasin Consulting Inc.



Ritu admitted that she wasn’t currently reading anything which is understandable because she had just finished writing her book: The Authenticity Principle. It combines the latest neuroscience, leadership, diversity, and mindfulness research to demonstrate how choosing to live authentically is the most important step to thriving in your personal life, your relationships, and your career





Natasha Brainerd is a member of the Digital Collaboration Team at RBC and an Ascend Canada volunteer, working closely with our student chapters. The last book she read was The Beauty Myth (by Naomi Wolf) on her way to Sri Lanka, where she spent Christmas with her family.


Ashish Shah says...
Posted Monday, January 15, 2018
Love this idea! I'm currently reading "High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way" by Brendon Burchard.

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