Monday, March 31, 2014

Fwd: Last Call/Final Reminder for this Friday - Beginning our 17th Year: Leaders Eat Last & XLR8 for the April 4 First Friday Book Synopsis



You're Invited to the
First Friday Book Synopsis

"Like CliffsNotes on steroids!"

Register Now

In our 17th year of the First Friday Book Synopsis

Learn the essence of two business best-sellers

Leave with a sheet of important "quotables" from each book

Listen to thoughtful and insightful professional commentary

Eat a full breakfast buffet at a price comparable to continentals

Network with other business professionals

Earn a chance to win a copy of each book in the drawing
April Books 

 

 
  

Leaders Eat Last: 

Why Some Teams 

Pull Together 

and Others Don't

by Simon Sinek. 

(Portfolio, 2014). 

Click here to read 
review of this book by Bob Morris, form his blog .
 
Synopsis presented 
by Karl Krayer
 

(XLR8) Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a 

Faster-Moving World
by John P. Kotter.  
Harvard Business Review Press (2014). 

 

Click here to read a review of this book by Bob Morris, from his blog.
 
Synopsis presented 
by 
Randy Mayeux

  

(Note:  if you have already registered for this Friday, please forgive this additional reminder). 
------------------
Beginning our 17th Year
This Friday, April 4, 2014 

You are invited to attend the First Friday Book Synopsis:
two books, great networking, and a terrific breakfast
the First Friday of Every Month.

WHEN:     This Friday, April 4, 2014 

WHERE:  The Park City Club {MAP}
                 5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 1700
                 Dallas, TX 75205 

TIME:       7:00 AM - 8:05 AM

COST:      $29.00 ($27.00 if prepaid online)

REGISTER:     Email Us!
Or register through our First Friday Book Synopsis website.  
-------------------------
Our April Sponsor:
Special Thanks to
Tom Meyer, 
Certified Gazelles Coach, and Host of the Mastering the Rockefeller Habits Four Decisions Executive Workshop on May 21
(Note:  he will also offer a bonus program immediately following our April 4 event).
 

And, after our April 4 event (from 8:15-9:15), Tom Meyer will lead a one hour bonus session,

"What We Have Here is a Failure to ... Execute" 

(Execution is one of the four decisions, covered more in depth at the Mastering the Rockefeller Habits workshop).

 

(The cost of this bonus program is $15.00, and includes a copy of the Verne Harnish best-selling book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits. Tom will also give away two copies of his book: Use the 80.20 Pareto Rule to Manage Growth Companies and Yourself)

 

And, also at the bonus program, there will be a drawing for two tickets to front row floor seats to the final Dallas Legends Basketball game of the season, donated by First Friday Book Synopsis regular Phil Barnett.  See Phil's photo below -- he was one of our March book winners).

For more information about the May 21 Workshop, click here 

(Limited seating! Register now!).

{You can register for Tom's bonus program as you register for the April 4 First Friday Book Synopsis -- or, you can simply sign-up and pay the morning of the event}.
 

Greetings,

 

It's official -- we have now hosted 16 full years of the First Friday Book Synopsis, and on April 4, we will begin our 17th year.   We began our event in April 1998, and we are still going strong!  

 

Except for a weather cancellation once or twice, we have met every single month -- presenting synopses of two useful and challenging business books -- since we began on April 3, 1998.

 

To begin our 17th year, Karl will present his synopsis of the newest book by Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't  (Portfolio, 2014).  

 

And I will present my synopsis of (XLR8) Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World by John P. Kotter.  (Harvard Business Review Press, 2014).  John Kotter is always insightful, and this book has received reviews of high praise.

  

We hope you will join us on April 4.  Put the date in your calendar; invite a friend, or two; come learn with us.  I think you will find it to be a valuable use of an early Friday morning. 

 

Randy Mayeux

(mobile -- 214-577-8025

 

ps - The Park City Club has a spectacular view of the city, and the best breakfast! you can find -- with a made-to-order omelet bar, and a full and scrumptious buffet. Bring your appetite.
and...
Check out my e-book (much of this book began life on our blog):  12 Vital Signs of Organizational Health -- just 99 cents.  Check it out at Amazon).

Congratulations to our March Winners!

Randy Mayeux, Joe Walker,
Jim Davidson, Karl Krayer
     
  And Phil Barnett 
(who had slipped into a conversation 
with a colleague in the Park City Club Library Room, 
and missed the "group picture")
 
(Plus: We also always give away two free certificates 
for a future First Friday Book Synopsis)
If you are not reading our blog, you are missing out on some valuable business ideas. 

Bob Morris, Randy Mayeux, and Karl Krayer make up our blogging team.  New blog posts go up practically daily, 
to help you think about the latest ideas in business -- and in business books.  

Please join the conversation!

Have you missed
synopses of
important books?

Our synopses, with our comprehensive handouts plus the audio of our presentations, are available to download.
                                          
At the website, you can order our free report,
The Essential Fifteen.                       
   
If you haven't read these 15 books, you're behind the curve! 
15MinuteBusinessBooks.com
New synopses added monthly!

Contact Us 
 
P. O. Box 38148
Dallas, Texas 75238

Randy Mayeux

Karl Krayer



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fwd: Beginning our 17th Year -- Leaders Eat Last & XLR8 for the April 4 First Friday Book Synopsis



You're Invited to the
First Friday Book Synopsis

"Like CliffsNotes on steroids!"

Register Now

In our 17th year of the First Friday Book Synopsis

Learn the essence of two business best-sellers

Leave with a sheet of important "quotables" from each book

Listen to thoughtful and insightful professional commentary

Eat a full breakfast buffet at a price comparable to continentals

Network with other business professionals

Earn a chance to win a copy of each book in the drawing
April Books 

 

 
  

Leaders Eat Last: 

Why Some Teams 

Pull Together 

and Others Don't

by Simon Sinek. 

(Portfolio, 2014). 

Click here to read 
review of this book by Bob Morris, form his blog .
 
Synopsis presented 
by Karl Krayer
 

(XLR8) Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a 

Faster-Moving World
by John P. Kotter.  
Harvard Business Review Press (2014). 

 

Click here to read a review of this book by Bob Morris, from his blog.
 
Synopsis presented 
by 
Randy Mayeux

  

Beginning our 17th Year
Friday, April 4, 2014 

You are invited to attend the First Friday Book Synopsis:
two books, great networking, and a terrific breakfast
the First Friday of Every Month.

WHEN:     Friday, April 4, 2014 

WHERE:  The Park City Club {MAP}
                 5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 1700
                 Dallas, TX 75205 

TIME:       7:00 AM - 8:05 AM

COST:      $29.00 ($27.00 if prepaid online)

REGISTER:     Email Us!
Or register through our First Friday Book Synopsis website.  
-------------------------
Our April Sponsor:
Special Thanks to
Tom Meyer, 
Certified Gazelles Coach, and Host of the Mastering the Rockefeller Habits Four Decisions Executive Workshop on May 21
(Note:  he will also offer a bonus program immediately following our April 4 event).
 

And, after our April 4 event (from 8:15-9:15), Tom Meyer will lead a one hour bonus session,

"What We Have Here is a Failure to ... Execute" 

(Execution is one of the four decisions, covered more in depth at the Mastering the Rockefeller Habits workshop).

 

(The cost of this bonus program is $15.00, and includes a copy of the Verne Harnish best-selling book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits. Tom will also give away two copies of his book: Use the 80.20 Pareto Rule to Manage Growth Companies and Yourself)

 

And, also at the bonus program, there will be a drawing for two tickets to front row floor seats to the final Dallas Legends Basketball game of the season, donated by First Friday Book Synopsis regular Phil Barnett.  See Phil's photo below -- he was one of our March book winners).

For more information about the May 21 Workshop, click here 

(Limited seating! Register now!).

{You can register for Tom's bonus program as you register for the April 4 First Friday Book Synopsis -- or, you can simply sign-up and pay the morning of the event}.
 

Greetings,

 

It's official -- we have now hosted 16 full years of the First Friday Book Synopsis, and on April 4, we will begin our 17th year.   We began our event in April 1998, and we are still going strong!  

 

Except for a weather cancellation once or twice, we have met every single month -- presenting synopses of two useful and challenging business books -- since we began on April 3, 1998.

 

To begin our 17th year, Karl will present his synopsis of the newest book by Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't  (Portfolio, 2014).  

 

And I will present my synopsis of (XLR8) Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World by John P. Kotter.  (Harvard Business Review Press, 2014).  John Kotter is always insightful, and this book has received reviews of high praise.

  

We hope you will join us on April 4.  Put the date in your calendar; invite a friend, or two; come learn with us.  I think you will find it to be a valuable use of an early Friday morning. 

 

Randy Mayeux

(mobile -- 214-577-8025

 

ps - The Park City Club has a spectacular view of the city, and the best breakfast! you can find -- with a made-to-order omelet bar, and a full and scrumptious buffet. Bring your appetite.
and...
Check out my e-book (much of this book began life on our blog):  12 Vital Signs of Organizational Health -- just 99 cents.  Check it out at Amazon).

Congratulations to our March Winners!

Randy Mayeux, Joe Walker,
Jim Davidson, Karl Krayer
     
  And Phil Barnett 
(who had slipped into a conversation 
with a colleague in the Park City Club Library Room, 
and missed the "group picture")
 
(Plus: We also always give away two free certificates 
for a future First Friday Book Synopsis)
If you are not reading our blog, you are missing out on some valuable business ideas. 

Bob Morris, Randy Mayeux, and Karl Krayer make up our blogging team.  New blog posts go up practically daily, 
to help you think about the latest ideas in business -- and in business books.  

Please join the conversation!

Have you missed
synopses of
important books?

Our synopses, with our comprehensive handouts plus the audio of our presentations, are available to download.
                                          
At the website, you can order our free report,
The Essential Fifteen.                       
   
If you haven't read these 15 books, you're behind the curve! 
15MinuteBusinessBooks.com
New synopses added monthly!

Contact Us 
 
P. O. Box 38148
Dallas, Texas 75238

Randy Mayeux

Karl Krayer



Sunday, March 16, 2014

Talking Dog for Sale!!!

DOG FOR SALE :


A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: 'Talking Dog For Sale 'He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.

The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there.

'You talk?' he asks. 

'Yep,' the Lab replies.
 

After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says 'So, what's your story?'

The Lab looks up and says, 'Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so... I told the CIA.

In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.'

'I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running...

But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in.

I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.'


'I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired.'

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.

'Ten dollars,' the guy says.

'Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?'

'Because he's a Bullshitter. He's never been out of the yard'