“Ghost Readers for the Business Set” – That’s Dallas Morning News’ Cheryl Hall’s Description of the First Friday Book Synopsis


Rose Baca/Staff Photographer For 17 years, Karl Krayer (left) and Randy Mayeux have hosted monthly sessions in which each gives a 15-minute summation of a business title that’s creating buzz. (Thanks ot Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Park - they let us take the picture in their store)
Rose Baca/DMN Staff Photographer
For 17 years, Karl Krayer and Randy Mayeux have hosted monthly sessions in which each gives a 15-minute summation of a business title that’s creating buzz.
(Thanks to Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Park – they let us take the picture in their store)

On the front page of today’s Dallas Morning News’ Business Section, there is a wonderful article by Cheryl Hall about our monthly event, the First Friday Book SynopsisDallas consultants are ghost readers for the business set.

(The print version uses a different headline: Reading It For You: Consultants boil down major business books in networking session).

Here’s her description of our event:

Call them ghost readers for the business set. And they’re very good at drilling down to the essence.

If you’ve ever wanted to know just what we try to accomplish with our event, read this article. Ms. Hall captures the essence of our event better than I ever could.

I could quote a number of sentences/paragraphs from the article, but I’ll stick to just this brief excerpt:

Krayer and Mayeux don’t review the books. They simply tell what’s in them. They can’t think of a major business best-seller they’ve missed. But they will tell you that few are examples of great American literature.

“My approach is this,” Mayeux says. “Does this book have principles, lessons, a story that would be useful to our audience? And I envision our audience as people who want to succeed in their business endeavors, aiming for constant improvement.”

Here’s the link: Please read the article, and maybe share it with others. I think you’ll find it worth your time.

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And, come join us for our June 5 First Friday Book Synopsis. Again, from her article:

Next month’s books — More Awesome Than Money by Jim Dwyer and No One Understands You And What to Do About It by Heidi Grant Halvorson — will be (books) Nos. 413 and 414.

Click here to register.

7 thoughts on ““Ghost Readers for the Business Set” – That’s Dallas Morning News’ Cheryl Hall’s Description of the First Friday Book Synopsis

  1. I’ve been a huge fan for many years! The First Friday Book Synopsis is a fabulous way to learn about the best sellers, network with others and enjoy a wonderful breakfast!

  2. I have attended as many of the First Fridays that my work schedule has allowed and wish I could have attended more over the years. Karl and Randy are real pros in putting together and discussing the two book synopses in just 15 minutes each. The whole experience — a great breakfast with a commanding view of the metroplex atop the Park Cities building, meeting and networking with various business and community professionals, and getting informed by lively, succinct presentations and comprehensive handouts — is unique and well worth my 50 minute drive.

  3. Well done, Cheryl. These guys to all of us are “Rock Stars”. They detail an amazing accounting of the books in 15 minutes. Great presentation. I love them.
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