Part #2 of The Year in Review from the First Friday Book Synopsis, 2019 – Including Reflections on Diversity in Book Authors

(Read Part #1 here – which includes a list of all the books presented in 2019). For the 2019 First Friday Book Synopsis, I have presented synopses of 23 books, and one guest presented presented the 24th – 2 books a month, every month.  These are all either business books, or books of interest to business Read More

Here is the New York Times December, 2019 List of Best-selling Business Books – Trailblazer by Marc Benioff rounds off the list at #10

The New York Times has published its list of best-selling business books for December, 2019.  This month’s list includes some new books, and a few long-time best sellers.  Of the ten books on the list, after our January, 2020 session of the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas, I will have presented seven of them, Read More

Trailblazer by Mark Benioff, and Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday – Coming for the January 10, 2020 First Friday Book Synopsis

We had a wonderful morning at the December 6 First Friday Book Synopsis.  Over 100 people gathered for the two synopsis presentations. First was the brilliant and actionable book on customer service Be Our Guest: Revised and Updated Edition: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service (The Disney Institute Leadership Series) by The Disney Institute and Theodore (Ted) Read More

A Quick and Easy Request from Randy Mayeux – re. my appearance on The Jeff Crilley Show

Earlier this week, I was a guest on The Jeff Crilley Show (thanks, Jeff).  Jeff, a former television news reporter, has established quite a business helping people get the word out about what they have to offer.  And, he is at the forefront of providing programming, and a really good studio facility for podcasting and other streaming possibilities.   Jeff is Read More

Everything you have learned, everything you learn, you learned (and learn) through repetition – life insight from Don Miguel Ruiz

Practice makes the master. By doing your best you become a master. Everything you have ever learned, you learned through repetition. You learned to write, to drive, and even to walk by repetition. You are a master of speaking your language because you practiced. Action is what makes the difference. Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Read More

Part #1 of The Year in Review from the First Friday Book Synopsis, 2019

At the First Friday Book Synopsis, we present synopses of two business books each month.  Each synopsis comes with a multi-page, comprehensive synopsis handout.  The handouts include:  the reasons why the book is worth our time; the best of the highlighted passages from the book; references to the best stories in the book; lessons and principles Read More