Doesn’t Hurt to Ask (Trey Gowdy), and How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X.. Kendi – Coming for the October 2 First Friday Book Synopsis 


for Oct. 2 FFBSFirst Friday Book Synopsis, October 2, 2020, on Zoom
Time: 7:30 am
Two Books: Doesn’t Hurt to Ask by Trey Gowdy
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
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October will be our fourth and final month in our brief four month diversion into books on issues of racial justice.

For over 22 years, we only presented business books at the First Friday Book Synopsis – two synopses each month; good, valuable, useful books.

But, since the death of George Floyd earlier this year, I made a decision to adjust the formula on a temporary basis.  For four months, I would present one business book, and one book dealing with issues of racial justice.

How to be an Antiracist copyHere is my “final” schedule of these four books:

July:  Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
August:  White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
September:  The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
August:  How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

Four books are not enough to give one a “complete” education.  But, four books provide enough to truly begin to think about the complex issues of race on our country.

There has been great interest in this series.  We had over 80 people stay for the “after synopsis” discussion of the book The Color of Law after our September session.  These books are truly helping us think about the issues our country faces.

And there is little doubt about this; issues of race are impacting businesses all across America.  These are timely books to study.

These Zoom gatherings are so very convenient.  You can choose to keep your video off (although, as I speak, I like seeing the faces of engaged learners).  You can join in at the last minute; no drive across town.

Of course, there are some disadvantages.  We miss the one-on-one, face-to-face conversations.  We miss the great Park City Club breakfast.  And, you have to print out your own copy of the two synopsis handouts. (I make these available, in an e-mail and on this blog, the day before our event.  We also throw them up on the chat).

For October 2, the book dealing with racial issues is How to be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. This book provides quite a call for all who want to know what to do in this moment in our country.  It is a call-to-action book.Doesn't Hurt to Ask

The book I have selected for the business book, Doesn’t Hurt to Ask, is the new book on communication and persuasion by former Congressperson Trey Gowdy.  It jumped onto the New York Times top ten list of business book best sellers immediately after its release.

Come join us.  There is so much to learn; always so much more to learn.


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