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Ralph Stayer recommends three books to keep you in high spirits. 

BY March 26, 2020
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Last week, our go-to book guru, Ralph Stayer shared three uplifting reads to help us pass the time while enriching our minds during this pandemic. Today, he returns with three more titles from his bookshelf that are guaranteed to brighten your day. 


“The Mistress of the Ritz” by Melanie Benjamin: This is a fictional account based on the true story of the man and woman who managed the Hotel Ritz Paris during the German occupation of the city during World War II. This inspiring tale tells of the people who risked everything to help others. You will learn what it really means to “Love Your Neighbor.”
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“The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor: Happiness is not a gift—it’s a choice. Choose to be happy every day when you get up, and in 90 days, it will become a habit. This book provides an excellent road-map for the journey.
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“Trillion Dollar Coach” by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle: This book codifies the wisdom of Bill Campbell who has coached the leaders of some of the largest companies in Silicon Valley. You will find much value here whether or not you intend to run a multibillion dollar high tech company.
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Have comments on these titles or ideas for anything else he should read? Email Ralph at

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