Here is the New York Times list of best-selling business books for August, 2020 – Atomic Habits by James Clear is still #1, in Pandemic America

What are people reading? Each month, the New York Times publishes its list of best-selling business books, and I pass along the list each month on this blog.  I have always read a bunch of the books on each month’s list.  (There are relatively few “newer” books that make the list). For over 22 years, Read More

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!                 August 7, 2020 – Zoom Two Book Synopses: The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton and White Fragility by Robin Read More

Who is your Biggest Competitor?

This morning, I was presenting my synopsis of The Catalyst:  How to Change Anyone’s Mind by Jonah Berger to a team of people needing to persuade customers and clients (internal, and external) pretty much all the time. At the end of the presentation, the leader of the team said: “Sometimes our biggest competitor is… doing Read More

Where have all the customers gone? – A Big Challenge during the Great Pandemic of 2020

News items: Men’s Wearhouse, JoS.A.Bank, and Lord & Taylor have all declared bankruptcy ———– Where have all the customers gone…long time passing? (with apology to Pete Seeger) ———- For years, I have been a fan of the three great questions from Peter Drucker: What is your business?  Who is your customer? What does your customer Read More