John Kotter’s XLR8 & Simon Sinek’s Leaders Eat Last – for the April 4, 2014 First Friday Book Synopsis

We had a wonderful gathering last Friday for the March First Friday Book Synopsis.  Karl Krayer presented his synopsis of The Demographic Cliff: How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation of 2014-2019 by Harry S. Dent Jr..  One observation he made is that many books like this provide “snapshots” of the current situation, but we live in a “moving picture/video world,” and a snapshot comes and goes in a hurry.  In other words, a snapshot may not paint a very accurate picture at all.  Helpful!

I presented my synopsis of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.  As I stated, this is the book that finally helped me make sense of this genuinely changing technological/digital era.  Really good book!  I’ve already posted about this book a few times, and will share my takeaways, and a few other observations – probably tomorrow.

Here are our selections for the April, 2014 First Friday Book Synopsis:

1.   (XLR8) Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World by John P. Kotter.  Harvard Business Review Press (2014). – Synopsis by Randy Mayeux.

2.  Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek. (Portfolio, 2014).  Synopsis by Karl Krayer.

You can register now though this link (click through to the April 4 date).  The front page of our web site will be updated with the April titles soon.

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And, here’s the flier.  If you are in the DFW area on April 4, come join us.  And, invite a friend or two.


Our April Sponsor is Tom Meyer, Certified Gazelles Coach:
Tom Meyer, Dallas based Certified Gazelles coach, leader of the May 21 Mastering the Rockefeller Habits Workshop at Bent Tree Country Club. Tom (as do
other Gazelles Coaches)
helps his clients make four key decisions about: People, Strategy, Cash Flow, and Execution. You will find this to be a valuable workshop for you, and your team.
You will be able to learn more about his workshop from the link on our web site soon.

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