Stop; Look; Listen –- Stop; Listen; Look — Stillness/Mindfulness is the Key

What Is Mindfulness? Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. ——————– I have finished my careful reading of the two books I will present at the January 10th First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas (the 2nd Friday of January, because of the Read More

Some year-end/new-year thoughts about the value of the First Friday Book Synopsis

For some reason, at the close of this year, I have reflected quite a bit on the value of our monthly First Friday Book Synopsis gathering.  We are closing in on finishing 22 full years – over 500 book synopses presented; two a month, every month.  (OK – we did miss one month, years ago, Read More

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein is my Business Book of the Year for 2019 – (Loonshots by Safi Bahcall is runner-up)

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein Is my selection for the business book of the year for 2019.   ——————– First, my constraints:  I select my book of the year from the books I have presented during the year at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas (now in our 22nd. Read More

Part #2 of The Year in Review from the First Friday Book Synopsis, 2019 – Including Reflections on Diversity in Book Authors

(Read Part #1 here – which includes a list of all the books presented in 2019). For the 2019 First Friday Book Synopsis, I have presented synopses of 23 books, and one guest presented presented the 24th – 2 books a month, every month.  These are all either business books, or books of interest to business Read More

Here is the New York Times December, 2019 List of Best-selling Business Books – Trailblazer by Marc Benioff rounds off the list at #10

The New York Times has published its list of best-selling business books for December, 2019.  This month’s list includes some new books, and a few long-time best sellers.  Of the ten books on the list, after our January, 2020 session of the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas, I will have presented seven of them, Read More

Trailblazer by Mark Benioff, and Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday – Coming for the January 10, 2020 First Friday Book Synopsis

We had a wonderful morning at the December 6 First Friday Book Synopsis.  Over 100 people gathered for the two synopsis presentations. First was the brilliant and actionable book on customer service Be Our Guest: Revised and Updated Edition: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service (The Disney Institute Leadership Series) by The Disney Institute and Theodore (Ted) Read More