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THE BUSINESS BEAT

Under Pressure

What does it take to excel under pressure? In this episode of the Penguin Business Beat, Courtney Young and Laura Clark seek advice and recommended reading for anyone who worries about choking when the stakes are high.

What does it take to excel under pressure? In this episode of the Penguin Business Beat, Courtney Young and Laura Clark seek advice and recommended reading for anyone who worries about choking when the stakes are high. Maria Bartiromo, host of CNBC's "Closing Bell" and author of The Weekend That Changed Wall Street, shares her insights from one of the highest-pressure moments of the financial crisis. New York Times columnist and author of Clutch, Paul Sullivan, names the five key traits for being clutch under pressure. 800-CEO-READ's Jack Covert shares insights from Never Give In! by Winston Churchill, his pick for this month from The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. And Adrian Zackheim, publisher and president of the Portfolio book imprint, lists some essential reading for anyone who deals with high-pressure situations. This month's episode includes a new segment, "Books at Work", where we ask one of our colleagues at Penguin to share a book that has helped them on the job. In our first installment, Viking publicist Gabrielle Gantz discusses Roy Peter Clark's Writing Tools. You may end up with a long reading list by the end of this episode, but as Paul Sullivan told us, one of the keys to excelling under pressure is being well prepared!

Books featured in this episode:
Damage Control
Eric Dezenhall
John Weber
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Portfolio
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