…evil is laziness carried to its ultimate, extraordinary extreme. As I have defined it, love is the antithesis of laziness. Ordinary laziness is a passive failure to love.
M. Scott Peck
“I will always choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”
So, yesterday at Success North Dallas, a friend was describing the benefits of attending the First Friday Book Synopsis to a gentleman who had never heard of our monthly event. As he listened to her description (paraphrased) – “they read the books, help you learn the key content, so that you can walk away with lessons to put into practice in your own business endeavors” – he said, “Oh, it’s the lazy man’s book club.”
Great line! Of course, this man is not lazy at all; he is very successful. (In fact, he is an in-demand attorney). But he is busy doing what he has to do to be successful, and finding time to read business books is one of his challenges.
We’ve heard a lot of phrases from a lot of people to describe what we offer:
- cliffnotes on steroids
- like Power-reading a business book
- ghost readers for the business set (this was from Cheryl Hall at the Dallas Morning News)
- and now
- the lazy man’s book club.
Here’s what I know. When Karl Krayer and I read a book and prepare our synopses, we look for the transferable principles, the lessons and takeaways, so that you can walk away from our events with enough information to put to work in your own business endeavors.
And anyplace you can go to learn something to put into practice, something that will help you get better at what you do, well… that is a pretty good use of your time.