The Chip & The Future; and, When McKinsey Comes to Town – two good and needed books for the January 6, 2023 First Friday Book Synopsis

What actually happens when McKinsey shows up?  It may not all be good… And, what will really determine the future of a country?  One case that can be made is that the country with the best computer chips wins. These are the subjects we will tackle with our two books selected for the January 6 Read More

Download the two Synopses Handouts for the Friday, December 2, 2022 First Friday Book Synopsis (over Zoom) — Adrift by Scott Galloway, and Discipline is Destiny by Ryan Holiday

{Note:  you can also still register to attend in-person for the December 2 First Friday Book Synopsis, at the wonderful Park City Club, by clicking here}. In our 25th year! You are invited First Friday Book Synopsis, Friday, December 2, 2022, 7:25 am (Central Time), on Zoom. I hope you can join us! Meeting On Zoom Around 100 people (in our Read More

The Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream by Steve Case – Here are my Seven Lessons and Takeaways

The Rise of the Rest means just what it says: a way to lift the prospects of the rest of the nation—those who live and work outside the coastal tech centers in California, New York, and Massachusetts. Currently, 75 percent of venture capital for startups flows to those three states, with the rest of the Read More

Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of November Twentieth Century by J. Bradford DeLong – Here are my five lessons and takeaways

Utopias are, by definition, the be-all and end-all.   The history of the long twentieth century cannot be told as a triumphal gallop, or a march, or even a walk of progress along the road that brings us closer to utopia. It is, rather, a slouch. At best. …Slouching, however, is better than standing still, Read More

My synopsis of Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes by Elizabeth Lesser is Today, Thursday, November 17, 12:30 pm, over Zoom – Come Join Us – And, here is my synopsis handout

A special encouragement to attend today’s session, November 17, 2022, on Zoom Today’s book, Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes by Elizabeth Lesser is a provocative, somewhat convicting book. Please join us. All details below. ———— If you have an open lunch time window Today, Thursday, November 17, 12:30 pm (CST), I am Read More

Neoteny – The Essential Trait for the Perpetually-Learning Generation – (Thanks to Bill George, True North)

Warren Bennis described his philosophy of the third phase of leadership with the little–known term neoteny, “the retention of all those wonderful qualities we associate with youth: curiosity, playfulness, eagerness, fearlessness, warmth, energy.” …Older people with neoteny continue to grow while retaining the youthful qualities of joy, exploration, and discovery. Bill George, True North: Leading Read More