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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

May 22, 2024

Books That Make You Outstanding on the First Day of Your Career

Just what combination of ingredients, exactly, makes an executive? What made them emerge and stand out as a leader? What is it companies are looking for, anyway? And how might you close the gap between what we learned in school and what it truly takes to stand out in the professional world?

Author and CEO April Armstrong’s The Day One Executive covers all this and more. A longtime trusted advisor to private industry and senior government officials, April has worked extensively with executives in the private sector and across the Executive Branch, including the White House and the U.S. Intelligence Community.

She is the founder and CEO of AHA Insight, a strategic consulting firm for top executives, and joins the Book That Make You Show to break down just some of the wisdom found in her award-winning book.

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