“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” -Francis Bacon
TekLinks has a special place in its heart for education and literacy. It's why we are sponsoring Oxmoor Valley Elementary School in Birmingham this school year. It's why our team donates its time serving in Knoxville schools, and a big reason VP David Powell serves on the board of Vestavia Hills City Schools in Alabama.
So when we heard it was National Book Lovers Day, the reader in us got a little giddy with excitement! Social media is peppered with book suggestions today, and we couldn't pass up the opportunity to join in. We asked our top two executives to share what books are on their nightstands right now. These two guys are the driving force behind our commitment to serve our community, and we think you'll appreciate their choices.
Jim Akerhielm, CEO
"Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson is absolutely fascinating and a great re-enforcement on our need to be socially aware and engaged in our communities," said Jim. The New York Times Bestseller's accolades include winning the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction and the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction.
Amazon describes Just Mercy as an, "Unforgettable true account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice."
Unbeatable Mind is written by Commander Mark Divine, a retired Navy SEAL and founder of SEALFIT and the popular Unbeatable Mind Academy. Amazon says, "Mark provides insight on how to forge mental toughness, develop mental clarity and cultivate an authentic warrior's spirit. Unbeatable Mind training can lead to a profound transformation of self, leading to breakthroughs in all walks of life and a new "20X factor" awareness that you are capable of at least twenty times more than you previously thought."