Since you are likely working from home, this might help — Insight from David Allen, Daniel Pink, Atul Gawande, and others

Since you are likely working from home, it is time to do a pretty thorough analysis of your working-from-home skills. Yes, I know; there are only 38 gazillion articles on how to master the art of working from home.  But, I want to jump in with four strong suggestions of my own, with a few book-reading Read More

Lessons Learned; Lessons that Should have been Learned – Insight from Taleb, Rosling, and Willink, for these difficult days

I have read, and presented synopses of, well over 500 books since we began the First Friday Book Synopsis back in the late 1990s.  The books I have presented deal with every aspect of business, and, other books I have presented for the Urban Engagement Book Club deal with issues of social justice (poverty; racism; education; Read More

Viktor Frankl; David Allen; John Steinbeck (and, Daniel Silva) – Suggested Book Reading for these shelter-in-place days

In the midst of this shelter-in-place moment, plenty of us – especially those of us who work in some kind of independent capacity – are having trouble getting started, getting scheduled, and getting things done. I’ve tried to think about books that might be useful in such a moment.  So, here is a farily short Read More

My Books: This Month and Last Month

Here are the newest books that I have read recently: (Note:  The books marked with a (*) are current best-sellers)   Current Books (March, 2020) Long Range by C.J. Box* A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss   Recent Books (February, 2020) Three Days in Moscow by Bret Baier* Just Watch Me by Read More

Remote Learning 101 – Read this before attending your learning session

(Note: For only the second time in our history, we are cancelling our monthly First Friday Book Synopsis session.  The first time was due to an ice storm. This time, it is the coronavirus closings. I will be experimenting with some remote learning possibilities.  I already have the first couple of sessions booked.  I plan to/hope to make some Read More