Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking by Mehdi Hasan – Here are my Five Lessons and Takeaways

He knew not just how to craft a reasoned argument but also how to compose himself under pressure. He knew how to reach his audience, in their hearts, their minds, and the very core of their identity. …The point of this book is to show you all the tools and tactics that Diodotus, and all Read More

Become a Poverty Abolitionist – Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond – Here are my Six Lessons and Takeaways

Why is there so much poverty in America? I wrote this book because I needed an answer to that question. America’s poverty is not for lack of resources. We lack something else. Which makes this a book about poverty that is not just about the poor. Instead, it’s a book about how the other other Read More

My synopsis of Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond is Thursday, May 18, 12:30 pm, over Zoom – Come Join Us – And, here is my synopsis handout

Note:  This book, Poverty, By America, is a needed, substantive, convicting book, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted. If you have any interest in issues of social justice, today’s session is a “must”! You are invited – on Zoom, Thursday! A special encouragement to attend the Urban Engagement Book Club,  Thursday, May 18, over Zoom, 12:30 Read More

The Wisdom of the Bullfrog: Leadership Made Simple (But Not Easy) Admiral by William H. McRaven – Here are my six Lessons and Takeaways

Well, for thousands of years militaries have relied on mottoes, creeds, parables, and stories to inspire, to motivate, and to guide leaders and followers alike. These sayings serve to reinforce certain behaviors. …They also provide a memory prompt… In this book I have collected eighteen of these sayings that have guided me throughout my career: Read More

Read a Book! – There is always the near-perfect book to read, whatever you are dealing with

Read a book. Seriously, read a book. Read a book slowly; thoughtfully; carefully.  With an open mind.  With a hunger to learn. My blog, and my book events the First Friday Book Synopsis and the Urban Engagement Book Club, are events where I present synopses of good, useful, best-selling books on business issues, and issues Read More