Our monthly event, the First Friday Book Synopsis, is this Friday.
We meet at the Park City Club at 7:00 am, close to the intersection of Northwest Highway and the Tollway. Great networking, great food – and both books are definitely worth your time. Both Bob Morris and I have multiple blog posts prompted by Steven Johnsons’s Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation. Bob Morris just posted his review of Doing Both. Read it here.
Just click here to register for Friday. I hope you can join us.
This morning, with nearly 90 people present, we presented our synopses of Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership by Tim Irwin and Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams. It was a terrific morning! (Handouts, with audio, will be available on our companion web site, 15minutebusinessbooks.com, in about two weeks).
And special thanks to Kelly Lane and The Association for Women in Communications and the Dallas Freelance Alliance for their sponsorship this morning. Because of their sponsorship, we had five copies of each of the books to give away (we normally give away only one copy of each book). So, a big thank you to Kelly and both of these organizations.
Next month, December 3, we will present synopsis of these two books:
Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today’s Profit and Drives Tomorrow’s Growth by Inder Sidhu, with guest presenter Cathy Groos (Karl Krayer will be out of town).
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson, which I will present. I have already done a quick take of this book – it is profound!
I hope you will mark your calendar, and plan to join us on December 3.