Monday, October 28, 2013

Fwd: Final reminder/Last call -- Malcolm Gladwell's David & Goliath; & The Truth About Leadership - (& Hugh Aynesworth on the Kennedy Assassination) -- this Friday for the November 1, 2013 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
October Books 

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell.   (Little, Brown and Company:  2013).


Synopsis presented by
Randy Mayeux

Click here to read 
a review of this book by Bob Morris, from our blog. 

And, click here to read a "short" review of this book by Seth Godin.

And, click here to read a blog post Randy wrote about Malcolm Gladwell and some of his "critics" - and why Randy thinks this is a good book..




The Truth About Leadership:  The No-Fads Heart-Of-The-Matter Facts You Need To Know 

by James M. Kouzes 

& Barry Z. Posner  

(Jossey-Bass:  2010)


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


(This is your final reminder e-mail for this Friday.  If you have already reserved your spot for this Friday, please forgive this additional reminder).
In our 16th Year
This Friday, November 1, 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, November 1, 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.  

Stay after for a wonderful bonus presentation 
with Hugh Aynesworth, author of 
November 22, 1963:  Witness to History

from 8:30-9:30
Cost:  additional $20.00 - includes a copy of his book
We Keep Learning --
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After the success of The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, people have waited for a new Malcolm Gladwell book.  It has arrived!  David and Goliath:  Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.


I uploaded the book on my Kindle App on October 1, the morning it was published.  And pretty much devoured it.  Like his other books, this book is a great conversation starter.  There are favorable reviews; critical reviews; and outright unfavorable reviews.  But, as always, I will try to let the book speak for itself.  (Hint:  I'm more of a fan than some of the critical reviewers seem to be).  And this much is sure; Malcolm Gladwell is the best storyteller-in-nonfiction-print that I have ever read.


Karl will present his synopsis of The Truth About Leadership:  The No-Fads Heart-Of-The-Matter Facts You Need To Know by Kouzes and Posner.  These two have added so much to our understanding of leadership.  (I still think that their Encouraging the Heart is a must read for every leader!)


 And, this month, we will have a bonus program from 8:30-9:30 with Hugh Aynesworth, on his book November 22, 1963:  Witness to History.  This will be worth your time as we reflect back during the 50th anniversary time of this tragic event.  (You can register on-line, along with your regular registration -- or, pay at the door).

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 October Winners!
 Karl Krayer with the October Book Winners

(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!

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