In her book, Alyssa Rapp does not rehash the timeworn advice we’ve all heard a million times before. Rapp draws from her decades of experience to provide real-world tips, revealing what works and what doesn’t. Everything from her education at Yale and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business to founding her own businesses, having children, and running a multimillion-dollar company provided Alyssa enough raw material to fill volumes. For now, she chose to condense these life experiences into clear, simple advice that speaks to readers no matter where they are in their journey.
“Life will throw you no end of curveballs,” Alyssa explains. “Sometimes they’re mundane: your car won’t start, your child wakes up not feeling well in the middle of the night that you have an important breakfast meeting. Other curveballs result in a far bigger impact.”
Leadership & Life Hacks provides new perspective on facing these curveballs, mundane or otherwise. Rapp illustrates the overarching importance that we must keep swinging while providing the finer points of navigating delicate situations. This is a true guidebook—one that can certainly be read cover-to-cover but invites readers to open up to any page and digest a quick lesson.
“My friend Alyssa Rapp is a force of nature. Smart, savvy, fierce, loyal. She knows what she wants out of life, isn’t afraid to be honest and vocal about it, and will go after what she wants with all of her gusto. She has many great stories to tell and a ton of useful “hacks” as she calls them. I’m delighted that she is sharing her experience and insights broadly through this book.”
“Alyssa has been a dear friend for over fifteen years, and through our marriages, children, health challenges, career setbacks, and triumphs we have learned together that success is not about the elusive work-life balance but instead focused on integration. Surround yourself with those who share your values and push you to be better. Alyssa has played that role for me, and I look forward to our next combination ladies brunch, kids play date strategy session.”
“Alyssa is the next generation of leadership. She embodies the old-school values of a strong work ethic, thoughtful intellect, and deep compassion for others—just like her mother Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin. Whatever chapter of your life, Leadership & Life Hacks will help you make an impact.”
“Alyssa is high-octane energy and smarts. Her professional range is enormous. It is highly unusual to succeed in both start-up and middle-market CEO capacities across different industries. Her warm and direct demeanor is genuine and refreshing. Effective people follow, like, and respect her. Can’t wait to see what she does next.”
“I’ve watched Alyssa develop and hone these hacks since we were kids. Learning from her ability to bet on herself and those around her has influenced how I deal with friends, family, and even with my team in the operating room. Share in her contagious energy and determination by reading this book!”
“Flew through Leadership & Life Hacks and immediately gave it to my daughter, as we both needed to read it.”
“Leadership & Life Hacks is a perfect reflection of its author’s intellectual agility and commitment to being a lifelong learner. I can’t imagine anyone not both enjoying and benefiting from its useful stories and suggestions about making your life more efficient and impactful.”
“Like Alyssa herself, Leadership & Life Hacks is upbeat, can-do, and energizing. It is a great resource for women at all points in their career.”
“As Alyssa goes, no wake-up call is necessary. Her discipline wakes her up. Her dedication is the fire that burns within. Her passion is her motivation.”
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