Onward by Schultz Takes the Prize as Most Enjoyable Book

I am frequently asked what has been the best book, the most influential book, and the most enjoyable book that I have read for the First Friday Book Synopsis over the 17 years we have been conducting the program.  I  entertained that question as recently as last night, as I distributed fliers for our August… Read More Onward by Schultz Takes the Prize as Most Enjoyable Book

Are They Telling Us The Truth? – Maybe The Issue Of The Era (60 Minutes Reveals a Liar)

Who can we trust?  Who can we trust to tell us the truth?  Especially, when the truth really matters? This is not a new concern.  And, the sense that more and more people seem to be so untrustworthy may be a false sense.  I suspect that if we picked any decade, from any century, thoughtful… Read More Are They Telling Us The Truth? – Maybe The Issue Of The Era (60 Minutes Reveals a Liar)

Blah, Blah, Blah & Demand – December Choices for the First Friday Book Synopsis

We had a terrific session yesterday at the November, 2011 First Friday Book Synopsis.  Karl Krayer presented his synopsis of The Shallows, and I presented my synopsis of the new book by Jim Collins, Great by Choice.  It was a valuable session.  Both books were terrific, and I view Great by Choice as an important… Read More Blah, Blah, Blah & Demand – December Choices for the First Friday Book Synopsis

From Viktor Frankl to Jim Collins – We are Free to Choose

Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. Viktor Frankl We cannot predict the future.  But we can create it. Jim Collins, Great by Choice ———— It’s been a lot… Read More From Viktor Frankl to Jim Collins – We are Free to Choose

Great by Choice; The Shallows – two good books for the November First Friday Book Synopsis

The new Jim Collins  and Morten Hansen book, Great by Choice:   Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All, and the significant “how is the internet affecting our brains” book, The Shallows, will be our two selections of the November 4 First Friday Book Synopsis. I will present the synopsis of the new… Read More Great by Choice; The Shallows – two good books for the November First Friday Book Synopsis

Get The Right People – Lesson #1 About A More Profitable, Impactful Future (Facebook’s Zuckerberg teaches us)

“When you decide to sell off your problems, don’t sell off your best people. This is one of those little secrets of change. If you create a place where the best people always have a seat on the bus, they’re more likely to support changes in direction.” “At the top levels of your organization, you… Read More Get The Right People – Lesson #1 About A More Profitable, Impactful Future (Facebook’s Zuckerberg teaches us)