Dealing with a Serious Problem: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein; My Five Lessons and Takeaways

We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. Fictional President Andrew Shepherd, The American President “Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation.” ―William Julius ——————— Every month, on the third Read More

Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Here are my Five Lessons and Takeaways

There are a few authors that, whenever they come out with a new book, I just know that this will be one of my selections for the First Friday Book Synopsis. I’ve presented multiple books by: Malcolm Gladwell; Daniel Pink; both books by Charles Duhigg; and now three books by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Here’s his list of Read More

Skin in the Game is the #1 Best Seller – on this months New York Times Business Books Best Sellers List

On Friday, at the April 6 First Friday Book Synopsis– our 20thAnniversary of our event; thus the beginning of our 21styear – I presented two synopses.  One was the modern “start-with-this-book” classic by Carol Dweck, Mindset.  In this book, she observes that the growth mindset is far superior than the fixed mindset. Good book! The other Read More

Tom Peters, The Excellence Dividend; & How Women Rise by Helgesen and Goldsmith – Coming for the May 4 First Friday Book Synopsis

This morning, we held our official 20thanniversary of the First Friday Book Synopsis, as we began our 21styear.  I will write a separate post on our celebration soon… ————————- This is from my master list: April 3, 1998: • The Circle of Innovation by Tom Peters (Alfred A. Knopf, 1997) – Synopsis presented by Randy Mayeux. Read More