Weekly Reads – May 21

Welcome to the Weekly Reads, where I highlight articles that I found on the web and that are focused on career advice, lifestyle, beauty or anything I think would round up as useful for the young, modern working woman. So get yourself comfortable, pour a cup of coffee and enjoy this week’s reads!


It’s all about AI. No matter the industry that you are working in, I am pretty sure AI is one of the buzzwords that you keep hearing. If you re not quite familiar with it, here is an executive’s guide to AI from McKinsey, where you can get a quick dive into machine learning and deep learning, how they work and how can they be applied to business.

Building great teams is perhaps one of the most important things. You should contribute to that if you are a manager, but you can actually also make a big impact as a team member. I think that having a great team dynamic at work is extremely important not only for contributing to the company success but also for having a healthy work-life balance. Getting to know the people you are working with is probably number now on everyone’s tip list, understand what makes your people tic can definitely help improve the dynamic and build a collaborative workspace. Here you can also read a few other tips on how to build great teams.

Advice from Gary V – Gary Vaynerchuk is one of a kind and if you haven’t read or listen to his interviews you definitely have to. His energy levels are impressive and any advice coming from him should be welcomed. Here are 5 tips for entrepreneurs from him and you don’t necessarily have to be an entrepreneur to use them but you can even apply this to your side hustle or just your life philosophy.

Blog of the week. Lydia Lois’s blog about personal finances and budgeting is a gem. She shares her stories on living on specific budgets, saving up money and so on. It reminds me of the Money Diaries from Refinery 29 so it’s definitely a good one, especially if you are looking to save money – though, who doesn’t? – get your finances in order and the likes.

What I am listening to – Tim Ferris’ interview with Bozoma Saint John has literally been one of the highlights of my week. She is the Chief Brand officer at Uber and she is so real and with such an inspiring story. If there is a podcast you listen to this week, is should definitely be this one.

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