“There is no Formula for dealing with the Hard Things” – Ben Horowitz (The Hard Thing about Hard Things)

Every time I read a management or self-help book, I find myself saying, “That’s fine, but that wasn’t really the hard thing about the situation.” The problem with these books is that they attempt to provide a recipe for challenges that have no recipes. There’s no recipe for really complicated, dynamic situations. There’s no recipe Read More

“How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice;” Martin Luther King, Montgomery, 1965 – Martin Luther King Day

Note:  though this blog is primarily prompted by lessons learned in business books, I also present synopses of books on social justice, and post about that subject also.  This post is for Martin Luther King Day. ——————– On March 25, 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke under the shadow of the Capitol Building in Montgomery, Alabama.  Read More

Read A Book; Speak Clearly and Effectively. Can you do both of these well? – It’s time to get better at getting better.

Read A Book; Speak Clearly and Effectively – Can you do both of these well? It Couldn’t Hurt, could it?  No one ever lost ground because they were good at reading books. OR because they were good in front of an audience. We know this; but we don’t work on it. And that’s a mistake. Read More

Leadership Field Manual by Jocko Willink; The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber – Coming for the February 7, 2020 First Friday Book Synopsis

The First Friday Book Synopsis February 7, 2020 Here are just a few ways we have tried to describe our event through the years: #1 — A great Park City Club breakfast — and, it really is a great breakfast! #2 — Conversations with terrific people – people of substance. #3 – Full, substantive synopses Read More

Here is the January, 2020 New York Times list of Best-Selling Business Books – The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger at #1; Atomic Habits at #2

The New York Times has published its first list of best-selling business books of 2020.  The January, 2020 list, as always, has the top ten best-selling business books of the month. Of the ten books on this month’s list, I have presented synopses of seven of them at our monthly event in Dallas, the First Read More