The Working Reading List: Change in Life and the Workplace

by Rachel Yeomans | February 10th, 2012   

You may have noticed a bit of a change this week on TheWorkingWardrobe. A new logo, new content and wait, a whole new site! And I’m just over one month in to living in this lovely land that is New York City. In honor of all the change, here is our weekly reading list featuring stories about change and risk in the both life and the workplace.

We also share more reads each day through our Twitter feed and Facebook page, so if you’re hungry for more, you have even more places to check out! Have you read something you want included or do you have a theme you’d like us to feature? Let us know in the comments or email it to rachel@theworkingwardrobe.com. Happy reading!

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TheWorkingWardrobe Takes Manhattan (TheWorkingWardrobe): Moving for work is hard. You have to develop a new routine and face some challenges that you may not have thought about when packing – such as, you may have to carry those suitcases up and down four flights of stairs…multiple times. Here is my chronicle of my adjustment to living – and working – in a new city!

Five High-Risk, High-Reward Steps to Starting Your Dream Company (Mashable): Here are five risky steps that will actually help protect the downside of a new company and, counter-intuitively, set you up for success.

Fashion Changes, and So Do the Magazines (New York Times): Readers can expect to see some changes in the big March magazine issues, most notably in Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar.

Career Change Tips (Christian Science Monitor): Seven ideas that people can use as they try to reinvent themselves at work.

Entrepreneurship is Really Risky, Right? (Inc.): A pair of experts on start-up life challenge the conventional notion that other career paths are far safer than starting your own business.

SpeakingOfFashion: JCPenney Changes, Illustrations, TWW.Print Launch & Cover Rants (TheWorkingWardrobe): Hear what we think about the JCPenney changes. Also hear why Tenisha hates magazine cover lines. This is SpeakingOfFashion – listen up!

Five Ways the Digital Camera Changed Us (BBC): How did the bulky contraption unveiled in 1975 help turn everyone into a photographer?

Suit and Tie: Work Attire or Economic Risk? (TheWorkingWardrobe): When Diane MacLeod Shink began to collect vintage aprons in earnest, she’d often find 10 or 15 at a time at places like Village des Valeurs and pay no more than 50 cents apiece.