Finding Time for Deep Work in an era of too many Time-Wasting activities – Way too many!

Deep Work:  Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate. Cal Newport, Deep Work ——————– I have a confession to make.  I am a world-class time waster. Each month, I have to read three Read More

The Broken Road by Peggy Wallace Kennedy (daughter of George Wallace) – Here are my five lessons and takeaways

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters Read More

Here’s the line-up of books I will present on Social Justice Issues at the 2020 Urban Engagement Book Club in Dallas

For over 22 years, I have presented synopses of business books at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas.  Each month; two books a month.  Through October, 2017, my former colleague Karl Krayer would present one synopsis, and I would present the second synopsis.  Since then, I have been presenting two synopses a month.  (Although, Read More

Does reading business books help you get better at your business endeavors? – Yes; if…

Does reading business books help you get better at your business endeavors? Yes. No. Maybe. We live in a world of metrics. Data is king. People want to know “will this work?”  About everything they do. So, this is a good question to ask: Does reading business books help you get better at your business Read More

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber – Here are my Six Lessons and Takeaways

What is the E-Myth?  It is the myth that if you are good at doing “something,” you can turn that “something” into a profitable business.  But, being good at that something is.not.enough. All such “going-for-broke” companies were started with an Entrepreneurial Seizure by a Technician who focused on the wrong end of the business, the Read More

Jocko Willink’s Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual  — Here are My Five Lessons and Takeaways

Learn to build trust. Learn to be decisive. Learn to take command. Learn to control your emotions. Learn to deliver the truth. Learn balance. Learn the strategies and tactics. LEARN TO LEAD. Jocko Willink, Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual  ———————— I think we never quite get a handle on leadership.  We read about leaders; Read More