“Which business person would you most like to read a book by, and why?”
Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, is a mother, politian and businesswoman. Ariana has written various books, some of which named ‘Thrive’ and ‘On Becoming Fearless: A Road Map for Women’. There are many reasons why every woman, including myself, should read at least one of her books.
In the Summer 2014 issue of Porter Magazine, I read a feature interview with Arianna Huffington. Her story of becoming one the most influential women in the world and her simple advice of self-soothing mechanisms have continued to stick in my mind. Intimate and formidable, Arianna is persuasive through her medium; she speaks and writes creatively in a way that seems accessible to everyone. Arianna doesn’t rely on business spiel on ‘how to be a success’ but talks of managing ourselves. She discusses how to be strong, your best self and how to stop looking for approval. In interviews she can be frequently heard to say, “don’t miss the moment” as so many people think about the future instead.
To conclude, Arianna teaches us about ourselves and how to tame our self-judgmental voices, all presented with a wicked sense of humour. In order to succeed for example: get more sleep. Arianna subverts the idea of a woman in business by using personal anecdotes to help us achieve something great in ourselves. In a time where women’s role in the business world has never been more important, Arianna is an individual voice in a crowd of many. I’ve just bought ‘Thrive’, the first book I’m going to read.