You are ignorant; we all are – There is so, so much to learn (insight from Baba Dioum)

“Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.” Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.” Baba Dioum ——————– It’s quite the quandary. We are ignorant. We need to learn. We will learn more Read More

12 Years Later – Update on Never Eating Alone

One of  the books that Randy Mayeux presented at the First Friday Book Synopsis approximately ten years ago is Never Eat Alone:  And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time (Crown, 2005).  The author is Keith Ferrazzi. Of course, the assumption behind the book is that there are people to eat with. I thought it Read More

New Study Shows Women Are Taking Care of Themselves

In light of recent books about women at work, such as Own It, by Sallie Krawcheck, there is great interest about whether women are succeeding in the job market. A study released yesterday, published by Makeda Easter of the Los Angeles Times, shows that when women lead an organization, they provide twice as many jobs to female Read More

How Tough a Move Out West for the LA Dodgers

I wasn’t a baseball fan in 1957.  I was alive, but had no idea that two New York baseball teams were moving west.  The New York baseball Giants went to San Francisco, and the Brooklyn Dodgers went to Los Angeles. So, sixty years later, a best-seller captivates the way that the Dodgers’ move transformed the Read More

The Newest Art Book about Business Makes a Splash

Occasionally, we have presented an art-based book at the First Friday Book Synopsis over the past 20 years.  The most famous was a best-seller which is one of Randy Mayeux‘s all-time favorites, entitled The Creative Habit:  Learn it and Use it For Life (Simon & Schuster, 2006) by Twyla Tharp. So, it is not surprising Read More

One Mission Enters Best-Seller List at # 6 This Week

On June 13, 2017, a new book in the Team of Teams series, entitled One Mission:  How Leaders Build a Team of Teams (Portfolio) was released.  An instant hit, it stands today in the top 10 in an sub-category, and stands at # 6 on the Wall Street Journal business best-seller list released today Read More