My name is George Rodriguez and I love to read.
I read all the time and I read everything; I guess that’s what happens when you have a problem learning to read when you are younger. After I finally did learn to read thanks to my amazing Mother and a dedicated teacher, I never looked back. Remember that kid in junior high and high school who always had his nose in a book…that was me.
After graduating from Stanford in 1994 I moved back home and went to work for a manufacturing company. I spent 16 years in management, including stints in operations and sales, moving up until I was a Director for National Accounts for the U.S.
And then it ended.
So I spent a few months thinking what job would not feel like a job at all. I think we have all heard the saying that if you love what you do you won’t work a day in your life. I liked my last job and loved the people I was fortunate enough to work with. But I didn’t love my job.
Fast forward to one day recently while reading “What Color Is Your Parachute” and I had a moment of clarity. I love to read, I love to organize and I have always believed that books offer us the best means to learn from men and women of genius at a cost far, far below what it took them to acquire that knowledge. And bookleverage was born.
I think there is too much junk on the market when it comes to success, motivation, inspiration and growth and I want bookleverage to be the site where we build a community that separates what works from what doesn’t.
And for the first time in a long time, I love my job.