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PD Book Shelf

Looking for a good book to read now or add to your queue?

Whether you prefer the digital edition or the hard copy original, YPC’s “PD Book Shelf” offers great book recommendations from regional leaders. Developed by YPC’s Professional Development Committee, the “PD Book Shelf” provides book titles recommended by past YPC speakers ranging from CEOs to small business owners. Find out today what Philadelphia’s leaders are reading and be sure to check back regularly for new additions!

Recently Added to the Shelf:

Recommended by YPC speaker Mary Stengel Austen, President and CEO, Tierney
Recommended by YPC speaker David Gould, Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Communications for Rebuild, City of Philadelphia
Recommended by YPC speaker Ursula Keating, Senior HR Director, Comcast Business
Recommended by YPC speaker Rita Di Carlo, Associate Director of Graduate Career Services, Villanova School of Business

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Past Recommendations:

Recommended by YPC speaker Dan Calista, Founder and CEO of Vynamic
Recommended by YPC speaker Marcus Allen, President & CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region
Recommended by YPC speaker Emily Bittenbender, Managing Partner, Bittenbender Construction LP
Recommended by YPC speaker Rob Wonderling, President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
Recommended by YPC speaker Heseung Song, Ed.D., President & CEO, Mighty Engine
Recommended by YPC speaker Nick Bayer, President & CEO, Saxbys Coffee
Recommended by YPC speaker Ellen Valudes, Vice President, Philadelphia Region, Dale Carnegie Training
Recommended by YPC speaker Peter Madden, President and CEO, AgileCat
Recommended by Know the CEO speaker Aaron Krause, President and CEO, Scrub Daddy.
Recommended by YPC PD speaker Wil Reynolds, Founder, SEER Interactive
Recommended by John Leighton, CEO, Office Basics:
  • WinningJack Welch and Suzy Welch

“An oldie but a goodie is Winning by Jack Welch who, as many of you know, was one of the great leaders of GE. What is so great about that book book he is that very candid. He explains that people want communication. They want to know, whether good or bad, what’s going on. We’ve done a lot of acquisitions over the years and, generally, there’s a lot of change with acquisitions and you have to communicate.”

“Another good one that’s relatively new is First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. It keys on what people are looking for, job security, good salary and positions of power, but there are other aspects: work environment and a culture where people will want to work for you.”

Recommended by Siobhan Reardon, President & Director, The Free Library of Philadelphia

Professional Development:

Other Good Reads:

Recommended by YPC speaker Dr. Evan Malone, CEO, NextFab
Recommended by YPC Professional Development speaker Farnia Fresnel, Trusted Adviser, Strategic Partner, Professional Coach and Managing Director, The Lenserf Group
Recommended by Mayor Michael Nutter

YPC had the pleasure of hosting Mayor Michael Nutter once again for the annual Unplugged event on April 1. During the conversation, the Mayor recommended that young professionals concerned about the future of Philadelphia read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander. Click here to read more about this book.

Recommended by Linda Rosanio, Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Star Group:
Another Good Read:

YPC Members recently attended the Arts & Business Council event with leadership expert Simon Sinek. Leaders Eat Last is a book about what qualities all leaders possess. During the program, Sinek said, “Leadership is a choice. It is taking responsibility for the person sitting to your left, and the person sitting to your right.”

The Professional Development Committee presents a Holiday Reading Gift Guide for the Young Professional:
Recommended by Chris Gheysens, President and CEO, Wawa:
Recommended by Michael C. Carbone, President, Metro Philadelphia Market, TD Bank:
Recommended by Don Smolenski, President, Philadelphia Eagles:
Other Good Reads:
Recommended by David Lipson, President, Metro Corp.:
Recommended by Mayor Michael A. Nutter:
Recommended by former Professional Development speaker Mario Moussa, Co-Director, Wharton Strategic Persuasion Workshop
Recommended by Rob Wonderling, President & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Recommended by Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, GPCC’s new Chairman of the Board of Directors, President  & CEO of Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens for PA, NJ and DE:

“I’ve read all the conventional business books, Good to Great by Jim Collins, even though it’s become an old book now –  you have to read it because it is something of a Bible. When you look at what makes great companies, as well as great CEOs of companies, it’s about service leadership. It’s about being in flat organizations where you don’t ask anybody to do something you won’t do yourself. You lead from the front. And that’s the point. I can’t ask my colleagues to volunteer a lot and be out there if I’m not willing to do it myself.”- Daniel K. Fitzpatrick

Recommended by Dr. Robert Bulgarelli, D.O., Board Certified-cardiologist, Riddle Hospital & Director of Integrative Cardiovascular: Medicine, Main Line Health:
Recommended by Jessica Procini, Certified Holistic Health and Weight Loss Coach:
Recommended by Gerard P. Cuddy, President & C.E.O., Beneficial Bank:
Recommended by Billy & Emilio Mignucci, Co-Owners, Di Bruno Bros.:
Recommended by Michael Araten, President & CEO, K’NEX Brands, L.P.: