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Book Club meeting

The book club meets at the Madhatter in south Dupont.  The Book is the End of Power by Moises Naim.

http://www.amazon.com/The-End-Power-Boardrooms-Battlefields/dp/0465031560


I will make a reservation for the group under the name Andrew/Book Club..

 

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  • Ruxi

    I was going to suggest the Beacon hotel bar because it is usually quiet and there is lot of room. I think they might have private spaces so it's worth a try. See http://bbgwdc.com/#about. Otherwise Zorba's has an upstairs that is usually very quiet. Especially on Monday nights.

    1 · July 9, 2014

    • Sean

      I think we should look into this

      July 10, 2014

    • Sean

      Food/drink prices might be steeper, but it seems like that's a trade-off some of us are willing to make for less ambient noise.

      July 10, 2014

  • Sarah L.

    I think we *might* consider meeting in really quiet place, like a library. Have no real info on library meeting rooms but at a international affairs Meetup last night other attendees did. So we voted overwhelmingly for library plus eating afterwards instead of restaurant so small and noisy we moved to much larger and slightly less noisy pub where we still had to break up into two small groups (5, 6), lean across table, shout, excluding poor people at ends. And at library can sit in more compact circle rather than long table. But it sounds as though you and Steve, who as organizers have special status, really prefer restaurants. Any other restaurants with private rooms? Surely there must be a data base with this info.

    July 9, 2014

    • Sean

      Sitting in a circle is definitely more ideal for promoting group participation and a sense of inclusion. In our last discussion, we were fortunate that the most active voices were on both ends of the table. When this is not the case, the discussion has a tendency to revolve around one segment of the table.

      July 10, 2014

  • Andrew

    I am totally fine with trying a new location, though I do think it is nice to be able to eat/drink while discussing. If others disagree, I can be flexible. Zorba's and Beacon hotel are fine with me. Any other thoughts/suggestions?

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Sarah L.

    Discussion was interesting, but Madhatter wrong place to meet.

    July 8, 2014

    • Andrew

      Thanks. Madhatter works out well when we get one of their private rooms. I am very open to trying another location for the book club (if anything, because I am getting tired of Madhattes menu), so anyone should feel free to make suggestions for a new location. I think the only requirements are that it is centrally located and near a metro.

      July 8, 2014

  • Ann S.

    Nice discussion

    July 8, 2014

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