The Working Reading List: Inspiration

by Rachel Yeomans | January 27th, 2012   

Happy Friday! We hope that your week is wrapping up well, and you’re gearing up for a fantastic weekend. Here is our weekly wrap-up and recap of what we’ve been reading on business and business fashion throughout the inter webs. This week I focused on inspiration. What inspires you at the office or in your personal life..or both!

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 Happy reading!

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Inspiration through Literature and Letters (TheWorkingWardrobe): What inspires your work-life? What inspires you as a person? This week let’s kick it off with those things that just…inspire us! For me, it’s the written word, and the letters that inspired them.

17 Inspirational Quotes from Entrepreneurs (SAI): Great entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs give us hope in the hardest of times. My favorite quote from him is “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” We looked on Quora, took quotes from Stanford’s ecorner, sayings from Startup Quote and listened to talks on TED to find the most inspiring quotes.

Martin Luther King Jr.: Inspirational Quotes from Tumblr (Mashable): Many in the United States got the day off work Monday in celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights leader and minister credited with bringing equal rights to African Americans, and tangentially, many other minority groups. Even after his assassination in 1968, his legacy as well as his moving speeches have inspired people to follow in Dr. King’s path. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we collected some of the most widely shared MLK quotes from Tumblr, where they have been posted as uplifting messages to others.

The Golden Globes at the Office (TheWorkingWardrobe): This week’s selected look from TheWorkingWardrobe Polyvore Group was inspired by this amazing red carpet look worn by Zooey Deschanel at the Golden Globes. See how the Polyvore group member, professionality, took the look and brought it to the office!

Inspirational Office Space (Vogue and Coffee): How fabulous would this work space be? So much inspiration! (We at the TheWorkingWardrobe agree!)

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Sunflowers Inspire a New Innovation in Solar Power (Fast Company): What knows best about getting energy from the sun? Flowers. Now, using some inspiration from nature, massive solar power plants can get a little smaller and a lot more efficient.

The Working Man: Inspiration (TheWorkingWardrobe): This is a lovely article from our men’s editor, Alan Neff, on the people and art in his life that truly inspires him. Read on for a touching account.


I so love this Sarah! Thanks so much for the comment - I find that...wait for it...inspiring!!! :)

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I'm inspired by women who are making positive waves in the world. Also, I'm inspired by passionate flamenco dancers -- they make me proud to be a woman. -Sarah