Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fwd: Final Reminder/Last Call - Present Shock, Rushkoff; Brick by Brick (LEGO & Innovation) -- 2 important books for this Friday, September 6, 2013 First Friday Book Synopsis

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First Friday Book Synopsis

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In our 16th 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
September Books 
Present Shock

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

by Douglas Rushkoff.

Current Hardcover (2013).

Synopsis presented by
Randy Mayeux

Click here to read 
a provocative piece - Director Steven Soderbergh's reflections on Present Shock


Brick by Brick


Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry 

by David Robertson, 

Bill Breen.

Crown Business (2013).


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


(note:  if you have already reserved your spot for this Friday, please forgive this additional reminder).

In our 16th Year 
This Friday, September 6, 2013 

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, September 6, 2013 

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 September 6 session is sponsored by 



2013 Changing the Odds Conference:  

Cultivating Perseverance and Resilience 

in Children

(Sept. 26-27, 2013, Dallas, TX)


Changing the Odds 2013 will emphasize the importance of grit, a "growth mindset", healthy relationships, perseverance, and resilience in children. 

Featuring authors Paul Tough, Carol Dweck, 

and other speakers.


Visit The Salesmanship Club conference website to learn more, and to register.

You might want to read my blog post about this valuable conference:

Special Bonus Program added 
for this Friday -- 8:30-9:30 

Following our regular session, we will have a special bonus program.  Michelle KinderExecutive Director of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas Youth and Family Centers, will discuss their important work in the Dallas area.  And Randy Mayeux will present his synopsis of the book Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America by Paul Tough.  During this time, Michelle Kinder will share her observations throughout the hour, sharing strategies and initiatives they have found effective.


This bonus program will be free for all who can stay - no additional charge.


We Keep Learning --
Because there is always the
Next New Thing to Learn




Among the other challenges we face these days, we certainly face these two:

#1 - We are falling behind in the innovation race.

#2 - We are all struggling to keep up (and, maybe, keep ahead) in this ever-so-fast-faster changing world.


For September 6, we have selected two books that will help us face these challenges.


Karl Krayer will present his synopsis of

Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry by David Robertson, Bill Breen.  (Crown Business - 2013).


I will present my synopsis of the provocative:

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

by Douglas Rushkoff.  (Current Hardcover - 2013).


Come join us.  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.
in March, I wrote 30 blog posts, highlighting 30 books over the first 15 years of the First Friday Book Synopsis.   Click here for the full list of 30 -- with links to each of the posts.

Congratulations to our August Winners!
FFBS, Book Winners, 8,13
   Randy Mayeux, Dick Tesauro, 
Renee Rubin, Ed Savage, Karl Krayer

(Plus: We also always give away two free certificates 
for a future First Friday Book Synopsis)

Take Time to Read Photo

Karl Krayer with Tricia Quisenberry
of Take Time to Read, our August Charity Sponsor
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,
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If you haven't read these 15 books, you're behind the curve! 
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