Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo – Here are my seven lessons and takeaways

• For now, let’s journey through the creation of the white male America we are living in today. • Let’s look at how today’s results come from our past decisions. • Let’s look at how the glorification of white male aggression brought about the brutality of westward expansion, how the disdain of women workers exacerbated Read More

2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything by Mauro F. Guillén – Here are My Five Lessons and Takeaways

• That familiar world is rapidly vanishing as we encounter a bewildering new reality driven by a new set of rules. Before we know it there will be more grandparents than grandchildren in most countries; collectively, middle-class markets in Asia will be larger than those in the United States and Europe combined; women will own Read More

My synopsis of Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo is Today, Thursday, April 15, 12:30 pm, over Zoom – Come Join Us – (And, here is the synopsis handout)

If you have an open lunch time window today, Thursday, April 15, 12:30 pm (CST), I am presenting my synopsis of Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Uluo,  today, Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:30 (CST) for the Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare, on Zoom. This is quite a prolific book, by the author of Read More

Four elements that can inform a productive, effective planning session – Consider these the essentials

I am scheduled to speak to the leadership team of a small, but highly successful, business. They are going into a day of planning.  They wanted a presentation that would focus their efforts effectively.  Here’s what I came up with as the outline for my presentation; four key points: #1 – How to stay on Read More

Karl Krayer, co-founder of the First Friday Book Synopsis, shares his remembrances of our first 23 years

At the April, 2021 First Friday Book Synopsis, Karl Krayer, co-founder of this event, shared some of his key memories of our first 23 years. Karl had to drop out of rotation after he suffered a stroke back in the Fall of 2017.  We were thrilled to hear his remembrances of our event Here is the video of his presentation. Read More

Here is the April, 2021 New York Times list of Best-Selling Business Books – Atomic Habits by James Clear is back at the #1 Spot

The New York Times has just published its list of best-selling business books for April, 2021. Atomic Habits is back again at the top spot, after a one-month drop, behind the new Bill gates book.  This month, Bill Gates is at #3. Of the ten books, five are written by women authors.  This may be Read More