My Books: This Month and Last Month

Here are the newest books that I have read recently: (Note:  The books marked with a (*) are current best-sellers)   Current Books (March, 2020) Long Range by C.J. Box* A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss   Recent Books (February, 2020) Three Days in Moscow by Bret Baier* Just Watch Me by Read More

Remote Learning 101 – Read this before attending your learning session

(Note: For only the second time in our history, we are cancelling our monthly First Friday Book Synopsis session.  The first time was due to an ice storm. This time, it is the coronavirus closings. I will be experimenting with some remote learning possibilities.  I already have the first couple of sessions booked.  I plan to/hope to make some Read More

None of us know when life will return to normal. None of us know what normal will look like.

This is the first full week of sheltering in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.  I suspect you are feeling more than just a little disoriented.  I know that I am. Dallas has closed pretty much everything.  Restaurants are reduced to take-out only.  Schools are closed.  Networking events, including our monthly learning event, are all Read More

We are planning to meet for our April 3 session of the First Friday Book Synopsis – but, please read this special note related to the coronavirus concerns

Beginning our 23rd year of the First Friday Book Synopsis We are planning to begin our 23rd. year of the First Friday Book Synopsis on April 3. Click here to read the full text of the -e-mail I sent out, with all the details of our April meeting.. But, I wanted to share these important thoughts, related ot the current circumstances, here on my Read More

Here is the New York Times list of best-selling business books for March, 2020 – Atomic Habits by James Clear is at #1

The New York Times has published its monthly list of best-selling business books.  At the top of this month’s list is Atomic Habits by James Clear, which I presented at the December, 2018 First Friday Book Synopsis.  So, it is now a true long-lasting best seller. But, yet again, the longest-appearing book on this month’s Read More

Coming in April: Dan Heath, Upstream & Jonah Berger, The Catalyst – for the April First Friday Book Synopsis (as we begin Year 23)

WE ARE BEGINNING OUR 23RD YEAR — EVERY MONTH — TWO BOOKS A MONTH OVER 525 BOOK SYNOPSES PRESENTED! It started in April, 1998 – The First Friday Book Synopsis, in Dallas, TX. Karl Krayer and I would each prepare, and then present, one business book synopsis a month.  So, two books every month, for now over Read More