SJPL Works – Celebrating African American Business Leaders


Black History Month: African American Business Leaders

For February, SJPL Works, your premier business and career center in San Jose, is featuring books by and about African American Business Leaders.

Rise and Grind

Daymond John argues that to get and stay ahead, you need to put in the work to outthink, out-hustle, and outperform everyone around you. In other words, you’ve got to Rise and Grind everyday. In his book, John shows how grit and persistence helped him overcome his obstacles and fueled his success. Additionally, he takes an up-close look at the routines of hard-charging individuals who have risen and grinded their way to the very tops of their fields.

Empire State of Mind

Cover Photo of Empire State of Mind by Zack O'Malley GreenburgShawn Corey Carter, aka Jay-Z, started his career as a drug dealer. Today, according to Business Insider, he is…

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