Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology by Chris Miller – Here are my Six Lessons and Takeaways

Members of Congress would no doubt have been furious had they learned that DARPA—ostensibly a defense agency—was wining and dining professors of computer science as they theorized about chip design. But it was efforts like these that shrank transistors, discovered new uses for semiconductors, drove new customers to buy them, and funded the subsequent generation Read More

Here is the New York Times list of Best-selling business books for January, 2023 – Chip War now at #2; Atomic Habits, seemingly always at #1

The New York Times has published its first list of best-selling business books for 2023; January, 2023.  Yes, Atomic Habits by James Clear is still at the #1 spot.   It is beginning to look like this book will be at #1 until the middle of this century!  What a long run at that spot this book has had! Read More

Building a Second Brain; & When Women Lead – two good and needed books for the February 3, 2023 First Friday Book Synopsis

——————– FOR THE LIFELONG LEARNER IN ALL OF US! Come to learn; and make some great connections! MAKE 2023 A YEAR OF LEARNING! —— Do women bring unique strengths to positions of leadership? Do we need some tangible help thriving in the midst of the digital-information-overload era? Yes…and yes… The February First Friday Book Synopsis will provide Read More

Download the two Synopses Handouts for the Friday, January 6, 2023 First Friday Book Synopsis (over Zoom) — Chip War by Chris Miller, and When McKinsey Comes to Town

{Note:  you can also still register to attend in-person for the January 6 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, January 6, 2023, 7:25 am (Central Time), on Zoom. I hope you can join us! Meeting On Zoom Around 100 people (in Read More

Adrift: America in 100 Charts by Scott Galloway – Here are my Six Lessons and Takeaways

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” — Abraham Lincoln, December 1, 1862   Read More

For 2023, I encourage you to read more books – here are some thoughts to help guide you

Two recommendations about book reading for 2023. Recommendation #1 – Read more books. This is always my advice.  Read more books. Read more books. Read more books to help you in your work. Read more books to help you be a better citizen. Read more books to help expand your thinking; your knowledge; your understanding. Read More