Let’s Make It Here: Recommendations from a Successful Source

It is difficult to determine the intent behind the message in Dan DiMicco‘s book, American Made:  Why Making Things Will Return Us to Greatness (Palgrave, 2015). The book is a call for a return to an emphasis in manufacturing in America.  He believes that putting people to work making things instead of serving things is… Read More Let’s Make It Here: Recommendations from a Successful Source

From Soup to Nuts? Maybe Not Even From Soup!

On Friday, August 5, at our First Friday Book Synopsis, I will present a book entitled Touchpoints:  Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (2011, San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass).  The book is part of the Warren Bennis series. This book is co-authored by Douglas Conant, who is the retiring President and CEO of Campbell Soup, and… Read More From Soup to Nuts? Maybe Not Even From Soup!

The Windfall Effect for Laura Bush and Her Bestseller

As you are aware, we select our books for the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas from best-seller lists sources such as Business Week, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Amazon.com. On Friday, November 19, the Wall Street Journal published its best-seller list for the week ending November 14.  One category that it includes… Read More The Windfall Effect for Laura Bush and Her Bestseller

A Short Post about a Big Problem – Unemployment among the Young

I know a young woman who graduated 16 months ago from the University of Oklahoma.  She had good grades, she was a diligent student, received glowing recommendations from her professors.  She was a model student and would be a great hire..  She has just been hired in her field.  It took 16 months, and I… Read More A Short Post about a Big Problem – Unemployment among the Young