Alyssa Rapp

ALYSSA RAPP is CEO of Surgical Solutions and one of Crain’s Chicago’s “Notable Women in Health Care.” Previously, she founded Bottlenotes, Inc., then the leading interactive media company in the US wine industry, during which time Inc. magazine named her one of the “30 Under 30 coolest entrepreneurs in America.” She also founded AJR Ventures, a strategic advisory firm advising private-equity firms and $100MM+ private-equity-backed companies. Alyssa is a lecturer-in-management at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago’s Booth Business School. She’s also a gubernatorial appointee to the board of the Illinois Housing Development Authority. Alyssa and her husband Hal Morris, 1990 MLB World Series champion, are the proud parents of Audrey, Henriette, and their Bernedoodle, Yoda.

Leadership & Life Hacks: Insights From A Mom, Wife, Entrepreneur & Executive

Publication Date: October 2019

LIFE IS COMPLICATED. CAN YOU HACK IT? We all lead busy lives with conflicting responsibilities. How can we succeed at work and at home? Alyssa Rapp knows better than anyone that sometimes we need shortcuts, work-arounds, and work-throughs to navigate the different spheres of everyday life. In other words: hacks. Leadership & Life Hacks is the perfect guidebook for anyone hungry to be more efficient and effective. Alyssa takes you into the boardroom and into her own home, providing invaluable strategies for everything from leading a meeting with key stakeholders and managing a household, to answering emails and taking colleagues to rock concerts. It’s The 4-Hour Workweek meets Emily Post. Whether you’re a CEO, entrepreneur, businessperson, athlete, teacher, spouse, stay-at-home parent, community leader—even if you’re still figuring out who you want to be—you’ll walk away from this book feeling confident and empowered, ready to hack your life.

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