The New York Times has published its list of best-selling business books for September, 2022. Yes, yet again, and still, Atomic Habits by James Clear is at the top spot.

The New York Times has published its list of best-selling business books for September, 2022.  Yes, yet again, and still, Atomic Habits by James Clear is at the top spot. For 24+ years, we have presented synopses of business books at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas.  Of the ten books on this month’s Read More

The Crux:  How Leaders Become Strategists by Richard P. Rumelt – Here are My Five Lessons and Takeaways

To be a strategist you will need to embrace the full complex and confusing force of the challenges and opportunities you face. To be a strategist you will have to develop a sense for the crux of the problem—the place where a commitment to action will have the best chance of surmounting the most critical Read More

Leaders lead from their True North — True North: Emerging Leader Edition by Bill George & Zach Clayton, and Blind Spot: The Global Rise of Unhappiness and How Leaders Missed It by Gallup’s Jon Clifton

At the First Friday Book Synopsis, we make each month’s session a genuine learning event.  You learn from the best business books, and then it is up to you to put into practice the things you learn. For the October 7, 2022 session, we will look carefully at the new edition of True North by Read More

Download the two Synopses Handouts for the Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 First Friday Book Synopsis (over Zoom) — The End of the World is Just the Beginning (on the coming collapse of globalization) and The Crux (on Strategy)

In our 25th year! You are invited First Friday Book Synopsis, Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, 7:25 am (Central Time), on Zoom. I hope you can join us! Meeting On Zoom (also meeting in-person at the Park City Club in Dallas.  Click here to register). Over 100 people (in our combined in-person and Zoom participants) have been joining Read More

My synopsis of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West is Today, Thursday, August 18, 12:30 pm, over Zoom – Come Join Us – (And, here is my synopsis handout)

A special encouragement to attend today’s session, August 18, 2022, on Zoom. Today’s book, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown is a classic book, praised by award-winning Native American authors.  It is a painful read, but a book we probably should know. Please join us. All details Read More

The Pretend Game – The American Business practice of Giving Lip Service to what should matter

Lip Service:   an avowal of advocacy, adherence, or allegiance expressed in words but not backed by deeds. —————–  After reading, and presenting my synopsis of The Man Who Broke Capitalism:  How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America — and How to Undo His Legacy by David Gelles, there is Read More