A Learning Organization Has to Always Keep Teaching the Learners. So, Keep At It! – Keep reminding your team what is important!

In the coming days, at a conference for leaders, I am presenting two book synopses dealing with principles of servant leadership. You would think that everybody has got that down by now. You would think…  But, of course, they don’t, do they? Though plenty of people would say that they are believers in servant leadership, Read More

Some books are timeless…some, not so much – My frustration prompted by my presentation of my synopsis of AI Superpowers.

In the last two days, I have presented synopses of two good books.  Yesterday, I presented my synopsis of Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin to an engaged group of learners at the City of Denton.  I’ve got a hunch that I will be presenting my synopsis of Extreme Ownership for years to Read More

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall – Here are my Five Lessons and Takeaways

But to paraphrase James Baldwin, to be aware of what is happening in this world is to be in an almost perpetual state of rage. Everyone should be angry about injustice, not just those experiencing it.  And we can’t afford to shy away from anger.  What I do have is a deep desire to move Read More

299 sessions. 597 books. 25 years. – The First Friday Book Synopsis hits 25; with much, much more learning to come!

299 sessions. 597 books. 25 years. – The First Friday Book Synopsis hits 25; and much more to come! On April 7, we will begin year 26 of preparing and delivering synopses of good, useful, best-selling business books.  We have met every month but one since April, 1998.  (One month, an ice storm shut us Read More

My synopsis of Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall is Thursday, March 16, 12:30 pm, over Zoom – Come Join Us – And, here is my synopsis handout

Please note: We are easing back to an in-person schedule. We will continue to offer the session on Zoom also, though Randy will now be on Zoom from the CitySquare Opportunity Center. AND: look for signs to find the room for our gathering. (Or call me/Randy at 214-577-8025, if you can’t find us). In-person details: Where: CitySquare Opportunity Center, Read More

25 Years – thinking about the Five Best Books from the 25 years of the First Friday Book Synopsis – (Okay – Six best Books, plus…)

25 Years – and Counting! At our April 7 First Friday Book Synopsis, we will begin Year 26. We have met every month since April, 1998 (except for one cancellation because of an ice storm), and by my count, we have presented synopses of just under 600 books. The “we” is Karl Krayer, my co-founder, Read More