Industries of the Future, and Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport – Coming for the April 5 First Friday Book Synopsis – Beginning our 22nd Year!

We had a wonderful morning at the March 1 First Friday Book Synopsis.  This morning completed 21 full years of our monthly gatherings.  So, next month, April 5, we will begin our 22ndyear of the First Friday Book Synopsis. The purpose has always remained the same.  In an environment of great networking, along with a really Read More

Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin – My Eight Lessons and Takeaways – (A “Guest” Post by Ed Savage)

(Note from Randy Mayeux:  At the February, 2019 First Friday Book Synopsis, Ed Savage was our guest presenter for the book Leadership: In Turbulent Times.  Here is his guest blog post, with his lessons and takeaways.  Thanks, Ed). ——————- It was a perfect storm in terms of timing. The United States of America had just undergone its longest government shutdown Read More

My current reading – White Fragility; Building a StoryBrand; The Fearless Organization; AI Superpowers — What are you reading now?

(Note:  I’ve been a little under the weather lately.  I’m able to do my reading; but not much writing for the blog.  Sorry about that…) ——————– What are you reading right now?  That is always a fun question.  And, there are so many books to read – good books — to help us learn.  And Read More

The era of Constant Collaboration– A challenge clearly identified by Amy Edmondson in The Fearless Organization

I define collaboration as people working together – sometimes by choice, sometimes not. Sometimes we collaborate to jump-start creativity; other times the focus is simply on getting things done.  In each case, people in a good collaboration accomplish more than the group’s most talented members could achieve on their own. Twyla Tharp, The Collaborative Habit Today’s Read More

Here is the New York Times list of Best Selling Business Books for February, 2019 – Atomic Habits, James Clear #2; Dare to Lead, Brené Brown is #3

The New York Times has published the list of best selling business books for February, 2019.  The number one book is Bad Blood by John Carreyrou, the exposé of the company Theranos. At #2 is Atomic Habits by James Clear, a book I presented at the December First Friday Book Synopsis. Of the ten books listed, we have Read More

NUTS! about Herb Kelleher and Southwest Airlines – here are my five lessons and takeaways

Over the 20+ years of the First Friday Book Synopsis, I have presented three books by and/or about legendary business leaders connected with Dallas.  The first was The Mary Kay Way by Mary Kay Ash. The second was Uncontainable by Kip Tindell, the recently retired CEO from the Container Store. The third is NUTS! about the leadership of Herb Read More