Reynold Levy has spent countless hours advising hundreds of aspirants on how to
identify and successfully compete to fill meaningful jobs.
Drawing on his extensive career in the non-profit, commercial, and public service
realms, Levy will help you think about your future creatively and prepare for it
resourcefully. How to network naturally and adeptly. How to interview effectively. How
to perform well in your current job. He will offer you a recipe for moving up in an
appealing organization, or moving out gracefully to a better position elsewhere.
Newcomers to the workplace. The recently fired. Those desiring to advance with their
current employer, and those eager to move on. And many who have found what they do
for a living deadening, disappointing, and tedious. For these reasons and others one in
five Americans change jobs every year.
Start Now offers concrete, actionable, practical advice:
Taking fullest advantage of school, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues.
Learning how to succeed at work without being imprisoned there. Asking others for help compellingly.
In all of these ways and more Reynold shares his extensive experience as a chief
executive officer at the 92nd Street Y, the AT&T Foundation, the International Rescue
Committee, and Lincoln Center, and as a professor, trustee, consultant, public speaker,
and author of five books.
Start Now is a gift to any reader. You will return
to it early and often as life's ambitions,
challenges and setbacks come your way.
can be your personal counselor and
your sherpa, guiding you through the challenges of the workplace and on the road to a
A frequent recipient of awards and honorary degrees, Reynold
Levy maintains a busy
schedule of public speaking and consulting to commercial, nonprofit, and philanthropic
clients. His last book,
They Told Me Not to Take That Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics, and
the Transformation of Lincoln Center, was a New York Times bestseller.
In a career devoted to public service, Reynold was most recently the president of the
Robin Hood Foundation. Previously he served as the president of Lincoln Center for the
Performing Arts from March 1, 2002, to January 31, 2014. Reynold also served as the
president of the International Rescue Committee, a senior officer at AT&T and the
president of the AT&T Foundation, executive director of the 92nd Street Y, and the staff
director of the task force on the New York City fiscal crisis. He has
taught at New York University, Columbia University, and the Harvard Business School.
Levy is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a trustee of the Charles H. Revson
Foundation and the American Ballet Theatre, and a Fellow of the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences. He also serves as the lead director of First Republic Bank.
A graduate of Hobart College, Phi Beta Kappa, Levy earned a PhD in government and
foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Columbia
Start Now: Because That Meaningful Job Is Out There, Just Waiting for You
is his fifth
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