Video Now Available — Here is my synopsis of White Rage by Carol Anderson – Aug. 20, Urban Engagement Book Club

  Today, at 12:30, (August 20, 2020) I will present my synopsis of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson, for the Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare. This is another very good, very well researched, very disturbing book on the history of, and the reality of, our racial Read More

Humanocracy (Gary Hamel), and The Color of Law – Coming for the September 4 First Friday Book Synopsis

First Friday Book Synopsis, September 4, 2020, on Zoom Time: 7:30 am Two Books: Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as the People Inside Them by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini. and The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. Link to join meeting: Please invite one and all to participate in this session.  Read More

My Synopses of White Fragility and The Deficit Myth, from the August 7 First Friday Book Synopsis – Now on YouTube

So much to learn…  But you’ve got to focus on your learning… In the great Global Pandemic Lockdown of 2020, we are not able to go to our usual networking and learning events.  So, they have moved to remote world.  Including the First Friday Book Synopsis. For now, when I present my book synopses, participant Read More

Here is the New York Times list of best-selling business books for August, 2020 – Atomic Habits by James Clear is still #1, in Pandemic America

What are people reading? Each month, the New York Times publishes its list of best-selling business books, and I pass along the list each month on this blog.  I have always read a bunch of the books on each month’s list.  (There are relatively few “newer” books that make the list). For over 22 years, Read More

Download the Synopses Handouts for Friday’s Remote First Friday Book Synopsis – August 7, 2020

Well over 120 people are joining us on our “Remote” First Friday Book Synopsis gatherings. We had participants from all over the country. Please share this word far and wide — all are welcome!                 August 7, 2020 – Zoom Two Book Synopses: The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton and White Fragility by Robin Read More

Who is your Biggest Competitor?

This morning, I was presenting my synopsis of The Catalyst:  How to Change Anyone’s Mind by Jonah Berger to a team of people needing to persuade customers and clients (internal, and external) pretty much all the time. At the end of the presentation, the leader of the team said: “Sometimes our biggest competitor is… doing Read More