Injustice Anywhere is a Treat to Justice Everywhere – The Words of Dr. King from a Jail Cell, for Martin Luther King Day

 (I thank Brad DeLong for the simple idea that on Martin Luther King Day, maybe we should simply share Dr. King’s most powerful words, with little added comment). ——————– One note:  In Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 by Taylor Branch, the story is told that in that meeting in 1963, while Read More

Back to the Basics – An essential part of any business success – (With an announcement coming soon)

What are the basics? Reading, writing, and arithmetic.  That’s the old summary of the basics:  the three “Rs: Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic.” Sometimes, folks refer to the “fundamentals” instead of the “basics.” But, here’s the thing. Get the basics, the fundamentals, right, and you’ve got a chance to successfully build on that foundation.  Get them Read More

Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology by Chris Miller – Here are my Six Lessons and Takeaways

Members of Congress would no doubt have been furious had they learned that DARPA—ostensibly a defense agency—was wining and dining professors of computer science as they theorized about chip design. But it was efforts like these that shrank transistors, discovered new uses for semiconductors, drove new customers to buy them, and funded the subsequent generation Read More

Here is the New York Times list of Best-selling business books for January, 2023 – Chip War now at #2; Atomic Habits, seemingly always at #1

The New York Times has published its first list of best-selling business books for 2023; January, 2023.  Yes, Atomic Habits by James Clear is still at the #1 spot.   It is beginning to look like this book will be at #1 until the middle of this century!  What a long run at that spot this book has had! Read More

Building a Second Brain; & When Women Lead – two good and needed books for the February 3, 2023 First Friday Book Synopsis

——————– FOR THE LIFELONG LEARNER IN ALL OF US! Come to learn; and make some great connections! MAKE 2023 A YEAR OF LEARNING! —— Do women bring unique strengths to positions of leadership? Do we need some tangible help thriving in the midst of the digital-information-overload era? Yes…and yes… The February First Friday Book Synopsis will provide Read More