Download the two Synopses Handouts for tomorrow’s First Friday Book Synopsis, December 4, 2020 – Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World and Your Next Five Moves

You are invited!  First Friday Book Synopsis, Friday, December 4, 7:30 am (Central Time), on Zoom. I hope you can join us. NOTE: ZOOM NOW REQUIRES A PASSCODE. IT IS BELOW, WITH THE LINK! ——————- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT OUR ZOOM EXPERIENCE: We have implemented the Zoom “waiting room” feature. Someone will let Read More

We Weren’t Ready; Have we ever been ready? – A thought prompted by Fareed Zakaria, Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

Lenin is supposed to have once said, “There are decades when nothing happens, and then there are weeks when decades happen.”  Ever since 1990, sudden, massive seizures have gripped the world—about one every ten years—with cascading effects. We will have more. Fareed Zakaria: Ten Lessons for a Post-pandemic World ———————- We weren’t ready. We should Read More

A few random thoughts on a Thanksgiving weekend – Digital Work; Universal Basic Income; Health Care Champions…

My wife and I had a quiet, just the two of us, Thanksgiving Dinner.  And then we watched the Cowboys implode… But, as I read business books, and books on racial issues and social justice, and even a few books for fun (I’m re-reading all of my Nero Wolfe books), a few thoughts: #1 – Read More

The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran – My five lessons and takeaways

“America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’” — Martin Luther King Jr, I Have a Dream, August 28, 1963 Yet despite a century of honest toil, the check has continued to be marked “insufficient funds.” As Martin Luther King Jr. echoed a century later, “the Read More

Here is the video of my synopsis presentation of The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap from the November Urban Engagement Book Club

  Here is the video of my synopsis presentation of The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran.  I presented this at the Urban Erngagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare, in November, 2020. This is a very good, very important book. (Scroll through this blog for videos from other months, with Read More

My Synopsis of The Color of Money by Mehrsa Baradaran is today, Nov. 19, 2020, on Zoom – Come join us!

If you have an open window, I am presenting my synopsis of The Color of Money: Blank Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap today, November 19, 2020 at 12:30 (CST) for the Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare, on Zoom. (We conclude shortly after 1:30). Click here to download the handout. Here is Zoom Read More