Book of September: Descending the Corporate Ladder

We have an exciting event for the month of September where our book club meeting will be attended by the author of Descending the Corporate Ladder, Rohini Venkatraman. She's a SF local author who seemingly has a lot in common with a certain blog and book club leader. Here's a snip-it of the Amazon review for her 5-star book:

"Rohini Venkatraman’s semi-autobiographical novella is a candidly introspective, wise, and witty narrative about what it means to be a young twenty-something as it is experienced: the search for a niche, companion, and purpose in life.  Increasingly frustrated with how her corporate life (using buzzwords like "leverage" and "low-hanging fruit") is draining her creativity..."  >read more

Stay tuned for links to an interview with the author prior to the meeting.

Here are some questions I typically like to ask to lead the discussion of the book, but I may add more after meeting up with Rohini this coming Monday:

• What was your greatest take-away from the book?

• What actionable items have you given yourself as a result?

• Is there anything that you disagreed with?

• What books have you read that were similar?

• Any additional Thoughts?

Discussion notes will be added to the website after the meeting. You're always encouraged to join the discussion there if you are unable to attend the meeting.

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  • Tamika

    Hi. Unfortunately, I had a few personal things to come up and will not be able to attend tonight. I enjoyed the book and was looking forward to meeting the author. See you all next time.

    September 11, 2013

    • Ben L.

      Hi Tamika, not sure if you get notifications of the comments made on the main thread, but wanted to let you know that I posted the book club notes at the link below and encourage you to leave your feedback and questions for the author in the comments section: http://nextimpression...­

      September 12, 2013

  • Ben L.

    Hi all! We had an awesome meeting last night. Sorry some of you couldn't make it. I've posted some notes from the meeting. Please feel free to leave your thoughts or questions for the author in the comments section http://nextimpression.net/bookc...­

    September 12, 2013

  • Ben L.

    I'm excited for the meeting to night and to discuss the book with the author. We'll be starting at 7:15 at the Grove on 3rd and Mission, upstairs. Sorry to hear that some of you can't make it. After the meeting, I'll let you know when I've postewd the notes here: http://nextimpression.net/bookc...­

    Please feel free to join the discussion and post your thoughts in the comments section. If you have any questions for Rohini, also post them to the comments section in the above link and I'll make sure she sees them.

    September 11, 2013

  • Tamika

    Hi guys,

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of town this week!

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the late cancellation, I'm not feeling very well and don't expect to change anytime soon. Will be there next time!

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could go. I am moving this weekend and will be unpacking all of next week, so won't be able to make it. Have a great meetup!

    September 6, 2013

  • Lilian

    I got the Kindle version to read, but just realized I'm double-booked for that evening. See you next time!

    August 22, 2013

    • Ben L.

      Sorry we'll be missing you, Lilian! Be sure to let us know what you think and if you have any questions for the author. http://nextimpression...­

      August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a really interesting read.

    August 8, 2013

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