My synopsis of Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo is Today, Thursday, April 15, 12:30 pm, over Zoom – Come Join Us – (And, here is the synopsis handout)

If you have an open lunch time window today, Thursday, April 15, 12:30 pm (CST), I am presenting my synopsis of Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Uluo,  today, Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:30 (CST) for the Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare, on Zoom. This is quite a prolific book, by the author of Read More

Four elements that can inform a productive, effective planning session – Consider these the essentials

I am scheduled to speak to the leadership team of a small, but highly successful, business. They are going into a day of planning.  They wanted a presentation that would focus their efforts effectively.  Here’s what I came up with as the outline for my presentation; four key points: #1 – How to stay on Read More

Karl Krayer, co-founder of the First Friday Book Synopsis, shares his remembrances of our first 23 years

At the April, 2021 First Friday Book Synopsis, Karl Krayer, co-founder of this event, shared some of his key memories of our first 23 years. Karl had to drop out of rotation after he suffered a stroke back in the Fall of 2017.  We were thrilled to hear his remembrances of our event Here is the video of his presentation. Read More

Here is the April, 2021 New York Times list of Best-Selling Business Books – Atomic Habits by James Clear is back at the #1 Spot

The New York Times has just published its list of best-selling business books for April, 2021. Atomic Habits is back again at the top spot, after a one-month drop, behind the new Bill gates book.  This month, Bill Gates is at #3. Of the ten books, five are written by women authors.  This may be Read More

Bill Gates, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster – Here are my Five Lessons and Takeaways

• There are two numbers you need to know about climate change. The first is 51 billion. The other is zero. • Fifty-one billion is how many tons of greenhouse gases the world typically adds to the atmosphere every year. Zero is what we need to aim for.   • This sounds difficult, because it Read More

Kim Scott, Just Work; and Julia Galef, The Scout Mindset – for the May 7, 2021 First Friday Book Synopsis (On Zoom) – In our 24th Year

Randy Mayeux provides a thorough synopsis of the content of a useful, best-selling business book. He provides a comprehensive, multi-page synopsis handout, that concludes with his own lessons and takeaways from each book he presents.       —————- For the May 7, 2021 First Friday Book Synopsis, I have selected two good books by Read More