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Hsieh’s Delivering Happiness & Florida’s The Great Reset – Coming for the September First Friday Book Synopsis

This morning, a large crowd gathered for the August First Friday Book Synopsis. Karl Krayer delivered the synopsis of Wellbeing:  The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter, and I delivered the synopsis of the immensely practical Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm by Verne Harnish.

For September, traditionally the official launch of the new school year, we have chosen two important books.  Karl Krayer will present the big best-seller, Delivering Happiness:  A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh.  Hsieh is the CEO of the successful and popular Zappos.com.

I will present the synopsis of The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity by Richard Florida.  Florida is the pace-setting author whose earlier book, The Rise of the Creative Class, generated thought and conversation for so many.  The very title of his new book is profound:  we are in a time that demands, and is experiencing, a great reset.

You can read the review of The Great Reset by Bob Morris, from our blog, here.  Here is his last line: In my opinion, The Great Reset to be the most valuable book that Richard Florida has written…thus far.

One person, a first-time participant this morning, described the event as a fast dose of content, “fire-hosed from the speakers into the minds of the participants.”  I think this is a pretty apt description.  Our event is definitely fast-paced, content-rich, and content-focused.

If you live in the DFW area, plan to join us on Friday, September 3, for this gathering filled with content, great networking, and good food.

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Coming for the August First Friday Book Synopsis – the new Wellbeing, and a business book classic, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

We had a wonderful gathering of book lovers and serious learners at the First Friday Book Synopsis this morning – a surprisingly good attendance for a 2nd Friday of July morning.

Next month, Karl Krayer will present a synopsis of the new, important book,  Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath, Ph.D. and James K. Harter (Gallup Press, 2010).  (You can read Bob Morris’ review of this book on our blog book here).

I will present a synopsis of the business book classic, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm, by Verne Harnish (Select Books, 2002).  This is a rare choice for us, to present a book that has been around a while.  We have only done this a couple of times.  The first business book classic we presented was Servant Leadership by Robert Greenleaf.  There are a few books that stand the test of time so well – books that either came out before we began the First Friday Book Synopsis in April 1998, or, a book we just happened to miss.  Such selections are ones that we feel that we need to include for the value they bring.  So, for August, I will present this immensely practical book by Verne Harnish.  (You can read Bob Morris’ review of this book on our blog here).

Mark your calendars now, and plan to join us on the first Friday of August, August 6.