We had a wonderful gathering, with a full room, at the First Friday Book Synopsis this morning to kick off 2010. Karl presented the synopsis of the book The Tyranny of E-mail, and I presented the synopsis of Trade-Off. Both good books. Karl’s book strongly recommended that we control our e-mail time rather than letting e-mail control our time, with “scheduled check and respond” times for e-mail. Trade-off called us to make the right distinction, and the right choice, between high-fidelity and high-convenience. You cannot deliver both!
For February, we have two more terrific books scheduled. They are:
Synopsis by Karl Krayer
SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good
by Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Crown Business (2009)
Synopsis by Randy Mayeux
The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking
Is the Next Competitive Advantage
by Roger Martin. Harvard Business School Press (2009).
If you live in the Dallas area, plan to join us for the first Friday of February. The home page will be set up soon for your registration. And, as always, we thank those who support our monthly event.