Download the two Synopses Handouts for the Friday, November 4, 2022 First Friday Book Synopsis (over Zoom) — The Rise of the Rest by Steve Case, and Slouching Towards Utopia by J. Bradford DeLong

{Note:  you can also still register to attend in-person for the November 4 First Friday Book Synopsis, at the wonderful Park City Club, by clicking here}. In our 25th year! You are invited First Friday Book Synopsis, Friday, November 4, 2022, 7:25 am (Central Time), on Zoom. I hope you can join us! Meeting On Zoom Around 100 people (in our Read More

We ain’t seen nothin’ yet! – Todays technology is the worst it will ever be moving forward! – One key line from The Rise of the Rest by Steve Case

I am presenting my synopsis of The Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream by Steve Case, founder of AOL, this Friday at the First Friday Book Synopsis. Here’s the line from the book that made me stop and say “Holy Mackerel.”  Of course, we all knew Read More

When you don’t have a diverse workplace, 2 Big Problems – Thoughts after reading Just Work by Kim Scott

Recently, I presented my synopsis of the excellent and needed book Just Work: How to Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Build a Kick-Ass Culture of Inclusivity by Kim Scott, to two different audiences. As I read through my synopsis handout, yet again, which I prepared after a careful reading of the book, it Read More

Coming Soon: The First Friday Book Synopsis Academy of Life-Long Learning

Study: to read in detail, especially with the intention of learning the devotion of time and attention to acquiring knowledge on an academic subject, especially by means of books.  —————– Announcement: I will be offering a new product through The First Friday Book Synopsis Academy of Life-Long Learning. Coming very soon. If you believe in Read More

What book should you read next? Do you have a workable reading plan? – This might help you get started

(Note:  these are thoughts about reading books to “learn,” not reading books just to enjoy.  In other words, this is more about reading nonfiction books that reading novels, though of course, you can learn plenty from novels, and plenty of good novels are books you can choose to read to learn things). ———- Let me Read More

BLIND SPOT: The Global Rise of UNHAPPINESS and How Leaders Missed It by Jon Clifton (CEO of Gallup) – Here are my six lessons and takeaways

GDP growth, oil prices, and inflation still dominate headlines and captivate leaders’ attention. But, absent from leadership dashboards is how people feel.  This is why the leaders of today are missing the global rise of worry, stress, sadness, anger, and physical pain.  …When the leaders of tomorrow are asked, “What indicators do you follow most Read More