The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek – Here are my five lessons and takeaways

I wrote this book to rally those who are ready to challenge that status quo and replace it with a reality that is vastly more conducive to our deep-seated human need to feel safe, to contribute to something bigger than ourselves and to provide for ourselves and our families. it is our collective responsibility to Read More

Reading, Reading Books, is not Enough; You’ve Got to Study – A lesson prompted by Jim Mattis, from Call Sign Chaos

PowerPoint is the scourge of critical thinking. It encourages fragmented logic by the briefer and passivity in the listener. Jim Mattis:  Call Sign Chaos:  Learning to Lead ——————– Reading a lot of books is not quite equal to learning what is in those books, is it? I have been giving a whole lot of thought Read More

Be Our Guest, the modern Customer Service classic from Disney; and a new book by Ben Horowitz on Business Culture – Coming for the Dec. 6 First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas

This morning at the Nov. 1 First Friday Book Synopsis, I presented my synopses of Call Sign Chaos:  Learning to Lead, by Jim Mattis; and The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek.  Both of these books were good; informative; challenging.  I liked them both.  But, a confession:  I more than liked — I loved — the Read More

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell – Here are my Six Lessons and Takeaways

(Note from Randy:  this has been my longest “non-blogging” spell in quite a while.  In addition to a busy speaking schedule, our house was hit by the tornado last Sunday.  (Yes – really). We are still digging out, and we are in the midst of repairs, and adjustments.  So, sorry for the absence). ——————– When Malcolm Read More

Maybe the best line I have read in a book in the last decade, or so – from Twyla Tharp, The Collaborative Habit

As a choreographer, my task is to make the best possible work with the dancers I find in the room on any given day. Twyla Tharp:  The Collaborative Habit:  Life Lessons for Working Together ———————— (Too much speaking; not enough blogging recently.  Sorry for the absence). ———————— I quoted the line again this past week, Read More

Here is the list of New York Times’ Best Selling Business Books for October, 2019 – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown is still at #1

The New York Times has published its October, 2019 list of best selling business books.  Brené Brown is still at the top of this month’s list with her influential book Dare To Lead.  I presented my synopsis of this book at the January, 2019 First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas.  That will tell you how Read More