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Onward; Disciplined Dreaming – our two selections for the July First Friday Book Synopsis (July 8)

We have selected two best selling, helpful business books for the July First Friday Book Synopsis.  My colleague Karl Krayer will present his synopsis of Onward, the book by Starbucks’ Howard Schultz.  I will present the creativity stretching book, Disciplined Dreaming by Josh Linkner.

Bob Morris has reviewed both of these books, and believes they are both worth a careful look.  His review of Onward is here; of Disciplined Dreaming, here.

If you are in the DFW area on July 8 (NOTE!:  the 2nd Friday of July, because of the 4th of July holiday weekend), come join us.  You will be able to register soon for this event from this web site.  If you have never attended our monthly event, now is a great time to join our learning community.

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Here is the list of Hardcover Business Best Sellers from the New York Times for June, 2011

Here is the list of Hardcover Business Best Sellers from the New York Times for June, 2011.

Except for finance Books, and a few others, we present most of these business best sellers at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas.  (Our next session is on July 8 – the 2nd Friday of July, because of the holiday weekend).  My colleague Karl Krayer will present Onward, # 2 on this list, by Howard Schultz.

There are some new books on the list.  I will present the #1 book, Knowing Your Value by Mika Brzezinski at the September First Friday Book Synopsis.  I have been reading about this book for a few weeks, appreciate her work on Morning Joe, and had already planned to present this in September.

The Corner Office sounds like a terrific book.  I have read many of Adam Bryant’s columns (from which this book grew — thanks to our blogging colleague, Bob Morris, for keeping us up to date on many of these columns).  But it looks like a difficult book to present in synopsis form because of its format, so we may not choose this one.

Here’s the June list:


KNOWING YOUR VALUE, by Mika Brzezinski. (Weinstein, $22.95.) Exploring what women can do to get the compensation they have earned. (†)


ONWARD, by Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon. (Rodale, $25.99.) Schultz tells of his second stint as the C.E.O. of Starbucks and how he helped return the company to profitability.


THE WIZARD OF LIES, by Diana B. Henriques. (Times Books/Holt, $30.) A New York Times financial writer details the story of Bernard Madoff, from his rise on Wall Street to his conviction for creating a $65 billion Ponzi scheme.


PRESCRIPTION FOR EXCELLENCE, by Joseph A. Michelli. (McGraw-Hill, $28.) Lessons for the health care field from the U.C.L.A. Health System. (†)


GET RICH CLICK!, by Marc Ostrofsky. (Razor, $19.95.) An Internet entrepreneur’s strategies for earning money online. (†)


THE THANK YOU ECONOMY, by Gary Vaynerchuk. (Harper Business/HarperCollins, $24.99.) Tips on using social media tools to connect to customers. (†)


SWITCH, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. (Broadway Business, $26.) How everyday people can effect transformative change at work and in life. (†)


KABOOM!, by Darell Hammond. (Rodale, $24.99.) Hammond describes how he created Kaboom, a nonprofit that provides communities with the resources to build playgrounds. (†)


THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER, by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson, $24.99.) Debt reduction and fiscal fitness for families, by the radio talk-show host. (†)


THE MONEY CLASS, by Suze Orman. (Spiegel & Grau, $26.) The noted personal financial adviser offers a reconsideration of the American dream. (†)


THE CORNER OFFICE, by Adam Bryant. (Times Books/Holt. $25.) How to build and maintain a successful organization from lessons learned from interviews of over seventy CEOs conducted by a New York Times business reporter. (†)


THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss. (Crown, $22.) Reconstructing your life so that it’s not all about work. (†)


NO FEAR OF FAILURE, by Gary Burnison. (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, $27.95.) Conversations with world-class leaders reveal tips on how to handle challenges. (†)


STRENGTHS BASED LEADERSHIP, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. (Gallup, $24.95.) Three keys to being a more effective leader. (†)


TOUCHPOINTS, by Douglas Conant and Mette Norgaard. (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, $26.95.) Creating leadership connections in the smallest moments. (†)