Coming for the November 5 First Friday Book Synopsis, over Zoom – The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World by Dorie Clark; and The Power of Pressure: Why Pressure Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Solution by Dane Jensen

IN OUR 24TH YEAR! First Friday Book Synopses Friday, November 5, 2021 7:30 am, CST The First Friday Book Synopsis is currently on Zoom. Over 100 people are gathering for our monthly sessions of the First Friday Book Synopsis on Zoom. {We meet every month, on the first Friday of the month, 7:30 am, (CST). Read More

Download the two Synopses Handouts for the Friday, October 1, 2021 First Friday Book Synopsis (over Zoom) — AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future by Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Quifan and Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval by Johnny C. Taylor.

We are in Year #24 of our monthly gatherings.             You are invited First Friday Book Synopsis, Friday, October 1, 2021, 7:30 am (Central Time), on Zoom. I hope you can join us! —————— Well over 100 people have been joining us on our “Remote” First Friday Book Synopsis gatherings. We have had participants Read More

The 40% that matters – training that cultivates Curiosity and Innovation — (Insight from Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., from his book Reset)

I will be presenting my synopsis of Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval by Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. at this Friday’s First Friday Book Synopsis (over Zoom).  Mr. Taylor is the President and CEO of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  It is a good book. (Oct. 1, 7:30 Read More

How do I choose which books to present at the First Friday Book Synopsis? – (How do you choose which books you read?)

I want the book to either teach something new, remind us of something important, or be especially useful. Randy Mayeux, First Friday Book Synopsis ——————— You, and I, only have so much time we can devote to reading books. How do we choose wisely? Here’s how I approach this task. In my work in preparing and Read More

Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy by Derek W. Black – Here are my five lessons and takeaways

• Geographically, education was to be at the physical center of all future development. Financially, education would be inviolably supported by the nation’s public resources. Governmentally, education would be a central function that states and localities must carry out. Symbolically, public education would be the foundation of “good government and the happiness of mankind.” • Read More