"Toronto Life 50 Most Influential Couples"
"This globe-trotting innovator has many titles – CEO, Author, Editor, Cultural Curator"
"Rana's perspective on business and life is a fresh new take, breaking the traditional corporate mold. Upgrade is a must read for anyone not buying into the conventional wisdom."
"Upgrade welcomes you to take a fresh approach to everything you do to get the most out of work and life."
"In the 21st century success is as much about raw talent as it is about strategy and those who have both will clearly succeed. With Rana Florida's well researched and clearly written "Upgrade" in your corner, everything from email strategies to team creation at every level will become transparent and intuitive. This tome is the manifesto for success in a way that leaves no one in your reach a loser."
"Why ride in coach, when you can upgrade? A must read for a better journey through life."
“Creative and innovative strategies to upgrade your work and life, with 7 simple principles."
“Read Upgrade for its stories, examples, and strategies and get ready to live the life you always wanted.”
"Upgrade is an a-ha book that will change how you look at life's challenges and give you tools to upgrade your life."
"Rana Florida is the ultimate editor--life editor. If I'm going to listen to anyone's good advice about how to improve my approach to work and life, it's Rana. She is whip smart, endlessly creative, hysterically funny and totally real."
"...Rana Florida to LM100 offers a new perspective that validates the concept of the Hub and Le Meridien's brand strategy targeting the creative minds."
"This is a good motivational read with tips and quotes that can change the way you live your life..."
"I read Rana Florida's best-selling book 'UPGRADE' when it first came out and loved it."
"Florida presents the collective insights in an engaging way."
"She has been at the forefront of creativity and thought leadership on a global scale for two decades, providing counsel to some of the world's most respected brands."
"HGTV's hostess extraordinaire, Rana Florida...covers every gorgeous detail..."
"...this book will transform your life, stop waiting and start by reading now."
"Upgrade is so inspiring and uplifting."
"A must read with a refreshing new approach to upgrading your work and life giving readers the tools necessary for optimizing success."
"This book will motivate you to get an Upgrade."
"Radical Ideas for Better Employee Productivity."
"It's crammed with advice on achieving total life awesomeness..."
"Transformative Principles Guaranteed to Deliver Remarkable Results"
Upgrade listed under "What's Hot, New & Noteworthy in the world of books"
"In 'Upgrade: Taking Your Life and Work from Ordinary to Extraordinary,' corporate strategist and CEO Rana Florida provides step-by-step tips on how to enhance your life, maximize your productivity and achieve your goals."
"Florida outlines her seven principles for achieving life and business goals."
"What I immediately loved about Rana was her fiery spirit and ambitious attitude. When I read her book Upgrade, there were so many messages that resonated with me."
"Upgrade is inspiring and terrific..."
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"Out of all the books I have read, this has been by far the best..."
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"In her new book, Upgrade Rana Florida comes with a more practical approach."
"...unique and excellent read..."
"In her new book, Upgrade, Rana Florida aims to provide readers with the tools to achieve success in work and life."
Book of the Month for September
"It gathers best practices from CEOs and other business executives, as well as entrepreneurs, innovative thinkers and creative leaders."
"We could all use an upgrade!"
"The book to read this month."
"That book, is a life manual, dolling out strategies for success..."
"The show with Rana was magical - a very powerful and profound interview - so glad to share her work and voice with our global audience."
" 'Upgrade' explores the philosophies that have helped well-known figures — like Bill Clinton, Andre Agassi and Nelly Furtado — attain success both professionally and personally."
"Is there anything more enticing than a promise to make your regular old life extraordinary?"
"Great book; if you have inhibition about pursuing your life's passions this book is an intellectual guide for you."
"Everyone should read Upgrade to improve their work and lives."
" Great advice!"
"Author Rana Florida explains the power and necessity of collaboration in the marketplace."
" 'Upgrade ' explores the philosophies that have helped well-known figures..."
" Florida is also one of the leading thinkers on trends that are shaping the future of work..."
"A dynamic and powerful woman"
"The accumulated wisdom appears in her new self-help book Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary."
"I am feeling upgraded already!"
"... stylish six-foot-tall blond with a brilliant smile and a mind to match, it made perfect sense that she would be publishing a book..."
"Rana's voice is refreshing--as real as a memoir and a great vessel for this self-help and business book wrapped up in one easily-digestible package."
"Her book rises above the somewhat-predictable list of seven key principles, thanks to her inquiring mind, diverse background, interviews with fascinating people, solid research, and honest, practical approach."
"Upgrade offers very solid advice backed by positive psychology and anectodal support from an impressive list off well-known interviewees noted for either their performance excellence or impressive innovation."
"...compulsively readable book..."
"Upgrade provides the keys to making small changes in work and life which will elevate you to a level of greater happiness and fulfillment..."
Listed as an "Essential Book To Change Your Life"
"...I found myself agreeing with her findings as well as picking up additional insights..."
"...really inspiring...interesting and enjoyable read, and may just help you change your life."
"The Jordanian glamazon...is a trifecta of beauty, brains and branding."
"Business Hardcover Bestseller"
"A Must Read"
"Books You Should Read"
"Career Suggested Reading"
"getAbstract recommends her insights to those seeking to make positive life choices."
"Knew it would make an impact on me, didn't know it would be this big."
"...a very interesting book..."
"This charismatic and best-selling author is inspiring & a true example of someone who is running their own race."
"Your story, ideas and thoughts are truly inspiring..."
"What I love about this book is that the author has interviewed many highly successful people from all walks of life. I enjoy reading about other people's journeys and she has captured a lot of really great life lessons from these people."
"...the strongest and most practical chapter discusses time management and offers concrete suggestions...getAbstract recommends her insights to those seeking to make positive life choices."
"I enjoyed UPGRADE and highly recommend it. It's not a how-to business or self-help book, it's an enjoyable read for anyone who likes to get an upgrade."
"...your advice worked!"
"An excellent food-for-thought book, perfect for CEO's and the average Joe to help them improve business and personal life. A definite must read!"
"...a smart, breezy book."
"Editor’s Pick, Small Business"
Recommended Summer Reading
"A creative powerhouse..."
"...hostess extraordinaire Rana Florida shows you how to pull it off practically overnight."
"In her new book, Upgrade, Rana Florida aims to provide readers with the tools to achieve success in work and life. It gathers best practices from CEOs and other business executives, as well as entrepreneurs, innovative thinkers and creative leaders."
"Richard and Rana Florida, the intellectual power couple behind the Creative Class..."
"This book is a must read..."
"Some three weeks later and I still get notes of congratulation about Startup City: Miami. Rana, Richard and the entire Atlantic team did such a great job. Incredible!”
"Good advice from Rana Florida”
"...this is a really great book...”
"She’s a media-savvy corporate powerhouse (read: Global CEO), best-selling author, passionate philanthropist...”
"When I think of women who are smashing the glass ceiling, Rana Florida is top of mind.”
"Cool Girl, Rana Florida.”