Real estate pros share their picks for books on the innocence of youth, the importance of failing and how money and power aren’t everything
Ellen Baer President, Hudson Square Connection
What are you reading right now? “Swing Time” by Zadie Smith.
What spurred you to read that book? I exclusively read fiction and have always enjoyed Zadie Smith’s books, especially “White Teeth” and “On Beauty.” I haven’t finished “Swing Time” yet, but I think Smith is a very talented author.
Has anything you read in the book stuck with you? “Swing Time” is the name of a Fred Astaire movie from the 1930s, and I remember watching his movies with my mother when I was a child. The story itself is beautifully written and uses music as a way to “dance” through the various periods of the primary character’s life. The early parts of the book use old Fred Astaire songs and dances as a metaphor for the innocence of youth — we need this kind of reminder of our innocence right now.
Adam Mahfouda President and CEO, Oxford Property Group
What are you reading right now, or what did you finish most recently? “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World” by Adam Grant.
What spurred you to read it? I received Adam Grant’s first book, “Give and Take,” from one of our agents as a gift. I was halfway through the book and enjo新上海贵族宝贝论坛