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Doesn’t Hurt to Ask (Trey Gowdy), and How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X.. Kendi – Coming for the October 2 First Friday Book Synopsis 

 

for Oct. 2 FFBSFirst Friday Book Synopsis, October 2, 2020, on Zoom
Time: 7:30 am
Two Books: Doesn’t Hurt to Ask by Trey Gowdy
and
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Link to join meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82882862662?pwd=a2RjdjcwdjlMeWQ1OFNBMGV0TXlhZz09 

Meeting ID: 828 8286 2662

Passcode: 991931

Please invite one and all to participate in this session. 

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(Note:  Zoom now requires a Passcode.  It is included above).

October will be our fourth and final month in our brief four month diversion into books on issues of racial justice.

For over 22 years, we only presented business books at the First Friday Book Synopsis – two synopses each month; good, valuable, useful books.

But, since the death of George Floyd earlier this year, I made a decision to adjust the formula on a temporary basis.  For four months, I would present one business book, and one book dealing with issues of racial justice.

How to be an Antiracist copyHere is my “final” schedule of these four books:

July:  Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
August:  White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
September:  The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
August:  How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

Four books are not enough to give one a “complete” education.  But, four books provide enough to truly begin to think about the complex issues of race on our country.

There has been great interest in this series.  We had over 80 people stay for the “after synopsis” discussion of the book The Color of Law after our September session.  These books are truly helping us think about the issues our country faces.

And there is little doubt about this; issues of race are impacting businesses all across America.  These are timely books to study.

These Zoom gatherings are so very convenient.  You can choose to keep your video off (although, as I speak, I like seeing the faces of engaged learners).  You can join in at the last minute; no drive across town.

Of course, there are some disadvantages.  We miss the one-on-one, face-to-face conversations.  We miss the great Park City Club breakfast.  And, you have to print out your own copy of the two synopsis handouts. (I make these available, in an e-mail and on this blog, the day before our event.  We also throw them up on the chat).

For October 2, the book dealing with racial issues is How to be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. This book provides quite a call for all who want to know what to do in this moment in our country.  It is a call-to-action book.Doesn't Hurt to Ask

The book I have selected for the business book, Doesn’t Hurt to Ask, is the new book on communication and persuasion by former Congressperson Trey Gowdy.  It jumped onto the New York Times top ten list of business book best sellers immediately after its release.

Come join us.  There is so much to learn; always so much more to learn.

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This meeting will be available to all for free. If you care to participate financially, you might send $12.00 to the First Friday Book Synopsis through Pay Pal. (Click here for a direct link to send money).

(Note: if you are a non-PayPal person, you can send money through Zelle by using my e-mail address, randymayeux@sbcglobal.net).

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Randy Mayeux is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: October 2, 2020 First Friday Book Synopsis

Time: Oct 2, 2020 07:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Download the Synopses Handouts for Friday’s Remote First Friday Book Synopsis – September 4, 2020 – Humanocracy, and The Color of Law

Humanocracy handout, cover

Click on image to download synopses handouts

Over 190 people joined in on our “Remote” First Friday Book Synopsis August gathering. We had participants from all over the country. Please share this word far and wide — all are welcome!

ONE BOOK ON BUSINESS
ONE BOOK ON ISSUES OF RACE
Friday, September 4, 2020
7:30 AM

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Friday, September 4, 2020 – Zoom
Two Book Synopses: Humanocracy by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini, and The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein.
Where: on ZOOM
When: This Friday, September 4, 7:30 am
The presentation will conclude shortly after 8:30 am
Speaker: Randy Mayeux
Click here to join in on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89867593908

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We are all set for Friday’s Remote First Friday Book Synopsis, September 4, 2020.

#1 — Download, and print both synopses handouts by clicking here.

If you have ever attended our event, you know that I am handout intensive. You really will be able to follow along better with physical copies of the handouts in front of you. So, if you have a printer, please print the handouts.

#2 — Come on in for conversation whenever you can. I have enabled the “enable join before host” button. So, you can come in, and talk to folks. I will plan to join the meeting around 7:00, but will keep myself pretty much muted until I begin the program at 7:30. And, I will not “end the meeting” for a while after, if you want to continue conversations with others after we officially conclude.

#3 — Here is the info, with the link to join the gathering:

Randy Mayeux is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: September 4, 2020 First Friday Book Synopsis
Time: Sep 4, 2020 07:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 898 6759 3908
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Reminder: The cost of this remote meeting is “free.”

But, if you would like to contribute to participate, Randy would welcome you to send $12.00 directly to him through PayPal. Click here for a direct link to “donate” thorugh PayPal.

(Note: you can also send money through Zelle, at Randy’s e-mail address).
(Randy’s e-mail address for PayPal , and Zelle, is ).

Please help spread the word far and wide; help make this a success.

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You might want to read this post. It has a printable one-sheet reminder on how to make the most of your remote learning experience.

Remote Learning 101 – Read this before attending your learning session.

Video Now Available — Here is my synopsis of White Rage by Carol Anderson – Aug. 20, Urban Engagement Book Club

Click on image to download the synopsis handout

Click on image to download the synopsis handout

 

Today, at 12:30, (August 20, 2020) I will present my synopsis of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson, for the Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare.

This is another very good, very well researched, very disturbing book on the history of, and the reality of, our racial divide.

If you would like to join us, the Zoom meeting info is just below in this post.  You will need to download the synopsis handout, and print it for yourself. Click here to download the handout.

 

I have now uploaded the video onto youtube for this session.  Download the handout, and then watch while you follow along on the handout.

 

 

 

Humanocracy (Gary Hamel), and The Color of Law – Coming for the September 4 First Friday Book Synopsis

color-of-law-bookFirst Friday Book Synopsis, September 4, 2020, on Zoom
Time: 7:30 am
Two Books: Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as the People Inside Them by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini.
and
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein.
Link to join meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89867593908

Please invite one and all to participate in this session. 

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September will be our third month in our brief four month diversion into books on issues of racial justice.

For over 22 years, we only presented business books at the First Friday Book Synopsis – two synopses each month; good, valuable, useful books.

But, since the death of George Floyd earlier this year, I made a decision to adjust the formula on a temporary basis.  For four months, I would present one business book, and one book dealing with issues of racial justice.

Here is my “final” schedule of these four books:

July:  Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
August:  White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
September:  The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
August:  How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

Four books are not enough to give one a “complete” education.  But, four books provide enough to truly begin to think about the complex issues of race on our country.

There has been great interest in this series.  We had 195 participants join us on our Zoom gathering for the August session. That was encouraging, and revealed the hunger for this information.

And there is little doubt about this; issues of race are impacting businesses all across America.  These are timely books to study.

These Zoom gatherings are so very convenient.  You can choose to keep your video off (although, as I speak, I like seeing the faces of engaged learners).  You can join in at the last minute; no drive across town.

Of course, there are some disadvantages.  We miss the one-on-one, face-to-face conversations.  We miss the great Park City Club breakfast.  And, you have to print out your own copy of the two synopsis handouts. (I make these available, in an e-mail and on this blog, the day before our event.  We also throw them up on the chat).

For September 4, the book dealing with racial issues by Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, is a substantive look at how the law was used to keep people apart.  It is a revealing and disturbing book.

The book I have selected for the business book, Humanocracy, looks interesting.  It was just published (August 18), but I have been reading about it.  I think you will find it useful.  One of the two authors, Gary Hamel, was described by the Wall Street Journal as the best writer of business books in America.  He has one page in his book What Matters Now that is as important a page as I have ever read about hiring and promoting talent in the workplace.

Come join us.  There is so much to learn; always so much more to learn.

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This meeting will be available to all for free. If you care to participate financially, you might send $12.00 to the First Friday Book Synopsis through Pay Pal. (Click here for a direct link to send money).

(Note: if you are a non-PayPal person, you can send money through Zelle by using my e-mail address, ).

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Randy Mayeux is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: September 4, 2020 First Friday Book Synopsis
Time: Sep 4, 2020 07:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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My Synopses of White Fragility and The Deficit Myth, from the August 7 First Friday Book Synopsis – Now on YouTube

So much to learn…  But you’ve got to focus on your learning…

In the great Global Pandemic Lockdown of 2020, we are not able to go to our usual networking and learning events.  So, they have moved to remote world.  Including the First Friday Book Synopsis.

For now, when I present my book synopses, participant learners have to print their own handouts.

As I have often said:

If you…
Print out the handout, then,
Follow along with the handout with pen in hand, as I present the synopsis,
And then, re-read the handout thoroughly, in full, sometime during the next week.
Then,
You have a pretty good chace of learning much of the key content of the books I present.

Click on image for full view

Click on image for full view

Here is a slide I shared last Friday that explains how to “follow” my handouts.

And, now, here is the video of the August 7 First Friday Book Synopsis with the two synopses::
The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton (1st presentation)
and
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (2nd presentation).

Click here to download the handouts.

And then, you can watch the video.

{Note:  Click here for other videos of the First Friday Book Synopsis from previous months.}

Download the Synopses Handouts for Friday’s Remote First Friday Book Synopsis – August 7, 2020

Well over 120 people are joining us on our “Remote” First Friday Book Synopsis gatherings. We had participants from all over the country. Please share this word far and wide — all are welcome!

Click on image to download synopsis handouts

Click on image to download synopsis handouts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 7, 2020 – Zoom
Two Book Synopses: The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton
and White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo.
Where: on ZOOM
When: This Friday, August 7, 7:30 am
The presentation will conclude shortly after 8:30 am
Speaker: Randy Mayeux

Click here to join in on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254017070

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We are all set for Friday’s Remote First Friday Book Synopsis.

#1 — Download, and print both synopses handouts by clicking here.

If you have ever attended our event, you know that I am handout intensive. You really will be able to follow along better with physical copies of the handouts in front of you. So, if you have a printer, please print the handouts.

#2 — Come on in for conversation whenever you can. I have enabled the “enable join before host” button. So, you can come in, and talk to folks. I will plan to join the meeting around 7:00, but will keep myself somewhat muted until I begin the program at 7:30. And, I will not “end the meeting” for a while after, if you want to continue conversations with others after we officially conclude.

#3 — Here is the info, with the link to join the gathering:

Randy Mayeux is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: August 7, 2020 First Friday Book Synopsis

Time: Aug 7, 2020 07:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254017070

Meeting ID: 892 5401 7070

One tap mobile

+13462487799,,89254017070# US (Houston)

+12532158782,,89254017070# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 892 5401 7070

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keIWxTcJOb

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Reminder: The cost of this remote meeting is “free.”
But, if you would like to contribute to participate, Randy would welcome you to send $12.00 directly to him through PayPal Click here for a direct link to “donate” thorugh PayPal.

(Note:  you can also send money through Zelle, at Randy’s e-mail address).
(Randy’s e-mail address for PayPal , and Zelle, is ).

Please help spread the word far and wide; help make this a success.

——————–

You might want to read this post. It has a printable one-sheet reminder on how to make the most of your remote learning experience.
Remote Learning 101 – Read this before attending your learning session
.