Seven Books that Might be Helpful in Your Moments of Difficulty – (Plus, an eighth recommendation, just because…)

In the midst of COVID, and the far-reaching effects from this horrible disease, we realize pretty much on a daily basis just how fragile things can be for so many people around us. Through the years, in the midst of some very real personal struggles, I have personally been kept going by reading books.  Not Read More

“There are Only Common Answers that We Must Find Together” – Walter Reuther, 1970 – Happy Labor Day

We in the UAW have been in the forefront of every basic struggle in the country, and we have learned some very simple, fundamental truths; that you cannot solve a human problem by pitting one human being against another human being. We have learned that the only way you can solve human problems is to Read More

Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval by Johnny C. Taylor, and AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future by Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Quifan – for the October 1, 2021 First Friday Book Synopsis (On Zoom) – In our 24th Year

Come join us on Zoom on Friday, October 1, 7:30 am (Central Time). Randy Mayeux provides thorough synopses of the content of useful, best-selling business books. He provides a comprehensive, multi-page synopsis handout, that concludes with his own lessons and takeaways from each book he presents.       ——————– What we know, we know Read More

Here is the September, 2021 list of best-selling business books for the New York Times – Atomic Habits by James Clear is again at the top spot

The New York Times has just published its list of best-selling business books for September, 2021.  Yet again, Atomic Habits by James Clear is still at the top spot. I have followed this list carefully each month for a number of years now.  If my memory is correct, no other book has had as long Read More

Download the two Synopses Handouts for the Friday, September 3, 2021 First Friday Book Synopsis – Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere by Tsedal Neeley and Radical Collaboration by James W. Tamm

We are in Year #24 of our monthly gatherings.             You are invited First Friday Book Synopsis, Friday, September 3, 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

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder – Here are my five lessons and takeaways

Does the history of tyranny apply to the United States? Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny For the Urban Engagement Book Club session in August, sponsored by CitySquare, I presented my synopsis of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder.  This book club primarily focuses on books dealing with social justice issues:  racial Read More