Tim Cook recommends this book to every new hire

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As the man behind one of the most valuable companies in the world, it's safe to say Tim Cook is no stranger to success.

Apple's CEO was recently asked what his advice would be to young people hoping to replicate his success, to which he gave three key points: "Do what you love, and put your whole heart into it, and then just have fun."

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Another recommendation Cook has? Read "Competing Against Time" by Jr. George Stalk. One of his all-time favorite books, Cook reportedly hands out copies to his colleagues and new employees.

The classic contends:

"Time is the equivalent of money, productivity, quality, even innovation."

The author's powerful key message is how "time is the cutting edge" to get ahead, so whether you're a new employee at Apple or just hoping to get ahead in your industry, pick up a copy of "Competing Against Time" today.

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