Marriott Alumni Magazine

Summer 2016

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3 2 1 around the COOLER BY Kasee BaileY 1. grand slam The Voices of Baseball is a look at America's favorite pastime from an unexpected point of view. Baseball broad- casters are the stars of 2002 marketing grad Kirk McKnight's book, a nostalgic read so anticipated that Ama- zon's first batch sold out in preorders. McKnight, a popular sportswriter and blogger himself, is currently working on a book about NHl announcers. Bragging Writes 2. keeping it simple With his book The Myth of Multitasking, 2000 entrepreneurship alum Dave Crenshaw sets out to prove we really can't do it all—and we shouldn't. Multitask- ing, he argues, defines our frenzied lives and is inefficient and even destructive. Crenshaw is a consultant focusing on productivity and time management in business. Marriott School students don't stop with their diplomas; they continue on to masterful feats—reaching top leadership roles, starting successful businesses, and, in the case of a select few, penning acclaimed page-turners. So power up a Kindle (or dust off your library card) and grab a copy of these seven alumni-authored tomes. Ranging from science fiction to self- help, these books deserve a spot on your summer reading list. 16 MARRIOTT

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