I am currently working towards earning my bachelor degree in business administration with minors in marketing and management. With this direction of education I am obviously interested in business, many forms of it as a matter of fact. I grew up working for my dad at a small sporting good business so I have been brought up around sales, marketing, and management. Even though my classes are suffifient enough to teach me what I need to know in order to get my degree, I enjoy searching for other forms of education to expand my knowledge of business concepts.
I have found in the past three years here at USI that Rice Library can provide me with just that. I love to read about stories involving how somebody got started in the business world or how somebody turned a garage based business into a multi-million dollar corporation. Rice library has multiple books featuring stories of how businessmen got started.
Last year, I was searching for a new business book to read that I would both enjoy and get some knowledge out of. I had heard of a book called Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain from a professor so I decided to check to see if the library had it. Low and behold, Rice Library did have the exact book I was looking for and it was available, as well. Keep in mind, that this book was a book that had just been released not even a year prior to this.
The book was about a young entrepreneur and how he had we from living in the projects of L.A. to multi-millionaire. While reading the book, he gave many important lessons that are applicable to both me personally and professionally. It was a great read that I learned a lot from. I, most likely, wouldn’t have read it too if Rice Library didn’t have it available.