A Trip Down Memory Lane – more from earlier years of the First Friday Book Synopsis, (2005-2010) – The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman; The Black Swan; Outliers; Freakonomics – So, so Many Good Books

    On April 5, 2019, we will begin our 22nd year of the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas.  Here are a few more highlights in our trip down memory lane. In June, 2005, I presented my synopsis of The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century byThomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus Read More

A Trip Down Memory Lane – more from the early years of the First Friday Book Synopsis, (1999-2004) – Encouraging the Heart by Kouzes and Posner; Good to Great by Jim Collins; and other great books

A Trip Down Memory Lane — The First Friday Book Synopsis, 1998-2019, and counting… Important Books from 1999-2004 500+ synopses of books — and counting! Near the beginning of our second year of the First Friday Book Synopsis, in April and May, 1999, we selected two terrific books.  In April, 1999, Karl Krayer presented his synopsis of Read More

A Trip Down Memory Lane, to the first First Friday Friday Book Synopsis, April 3, 1998 – Tom Peters, The Circle of Innovation and Noel Tichy, The Leadership Engine

 A Trip Down Memory Lane — April 3, 1998 500+ synopses of books — and counting! The date was April 3, 1998 — the first Friday of April of that year. Bill Clinton was President. The top movie at the year’s box office was Saving Private Ryan. I frequently turned in to hear my evening news Read More

Here is the New York Times list of Best Selling Business Books for March, 2019 – Bad Blood at #1; Dare to Lead at #2

The New York Times has just published its list of best selling business books for March, 2019. The multi-month best selling book Bad Blood is at the top spot.  This tells the full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos. We have presented synopses of five of these ten books at our monthly Read More

Growth Comes through Better Execution – An Interview with Tom Meyer, Certified Gazelles International Coach

Tom Meyer, founding President of Thomas E Meyer & Associates, has been a Business Advisor, Coach, & Consultant for over 30 years. He is an expert at growing mid-market companies by strategic planning, execution, cash management, and people decisions; he helps clients achieve enterprise transformation via process improvement. He is a Certified Gazelles International Coach, and has provided management coaching, consulting, Read More

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee – Here are my six lessons and takeaways

Artificial Intelligence – noun — the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. Machine Learning— Machine learning (ML) is the scientific study of algorithms and statistical models that computer systems use to effectively perform a specific task without Read More