Monday, February 3, 2014

Fwd: Last Call/Final Reminder for This Friday - Creative Confidence, the Kelley Brothers; Self-Help Messiah (Dale Carnegie) -- for this Friday's February 7, 2014 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
February Books 

Self-Help Messiah  



Self-help Messiah:  Dale Carnegie and Success in Modern America

by Steven Watts


Click here to read 
a review of this book by Maureen Corrigan, from NPR.
Synopsis presented 
by Karl Krayer


Creative Confidence   

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All 

by David Kelley and Tom Kelley.  (2013)



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


Synopsis presented 
by Randy Mayeux


{This is a reminder e-mail.  If you have already reserved your spot for this Friday, please forgive this additional reminder}.
In our 16th Year
This Friday, February 7, 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, February 7, 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.  

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Our February sponsor is
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Tom Niesen and his team, through
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are ready to help you improve you sales process and  increase revenue for 2014.  
Just click on the image (or click here),
to visit their web site - and then, let Acuity help you improve your sales effectiveness in 2014.

We are in a true innovation race - whether we know it 

or not.  

The skill of innovating 

-- constantly, and quickly -- 

may be the new survival skill 

of the era.




The formula may be simple:  Learn; try; adapt; tweak; innovate; implement and execute. 


At the First Friday Book Synopsis, we are trying to help you with the learning component.  Then, it is up to each of us to put what we learn into practice.


This month is "let's think about innovation" month. 


Karl will present his synopsis of Self-help messiah:  Dale Carnegie and success in modern America by Steven Watts.  If ever there was a true innovator - someone who changed the very landscape of American business success - Dale Carnegie may be that person. 


And I will present the newest book on innovation by the Kelley brothers, the IDEO folks (the Design Firm).  They have been at this for a few decades now, and have developed genuine deep expertise in this skill of innovating -- a skill they are convinced can be learned by all of us.  This is a terrific book:  Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by David Kelley and Tom Kelley.


We hope to see you February 7.  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.
I've put my e-book on sale (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 January Winners!

FFBS Book Winners, Jan, 2014
   Randy Mayeux, Dan Weston, Scott Smith, Karl Krayer
(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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