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Thoughts on “What Happened To…….”

Please stay tuned for posts that will have a theme such as “what happened to……

Such as:
 
   At least 10 years later,
 
  1. How well did it work?
  2. What were the results?
  3. What is different now?
  4. What are the implications for future work?
Each post will review the content of the book, and then, post and answer questions.
 
Eventually, we will post an on-line symposium with five experts to share their thoughts about this topic.
 
These are the the featured books:

SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good by Rosabeth Moss Kanter (Crown Business, 2009)

The Long Boom: A Vision For The Coming Age of Prosperity by Peter SchwartzPeter LeydenJoel Hyatt  (Basic Books 1999)

10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea by Suzy Welch (Scribner, 2009)

Customers for Life: How to Turn That One-Time Buyer Into a Lifetime Customer by Carl Sewell  and Paul Brown (Currency, 2009)

The Long Baby Boom: An Optimistic Vision for a Graying Generation by Carl Sewell  and Paul Brown  (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008)

Coming in February for the First Friday Book Synopsis – Supercorp and The Design of Business

We had a wonderful gathering, with a full room, at the First Friday Book Synopsis this morning to kick off 2010.  Karl presented the synopsis of the book The Tyranny of E-mail, and I presented the synopsis of Trade-Off.  Both good books.  Karl’s book strongly recommended that we control our e-mail time rather than letting e-mail control our time, with “scheduled check and respond” times for e-mail.  Trade-off called us to make the right distinction, and the right choice, between high-fidelity and high-convenience.  You cannot deliver both!

For February, we have two more terrific books scheduled.  They are:

Synopsis by Karl Krayer
SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good
by Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Crown Business (2009)

Synopsis by Randy Mayeux
The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking
Is the Next Competitive Advantage
by Roger Martin.  Harvard Business School Press (2009).

If you live in the Dallas area, plan to join us for the first Friday of February.  The home page will be set up soon for your registration.  And, as always, we thank those who support our monthly event.