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The First Friday Book Synopsis meets the first Friday of every month at 7:00 am. (Note: on some "holiday conflict" months, we meet on the second Friday). Each session includes two professionally prepared and delivered business book synopsis. Randy Mayeux makes one presentation; Karl Krayer the other. The meetings are held at the Park City Club in University Park, 5956 Sherry Ln #1700, Dallas, TX 75225. Breakfast is included (full buffet, with a made-to-order omelet bar). And, there is always great networking. We value your time, and conclude each meeting at about 8:05. Karl Krayer and Randy Mayeux have been hosting this gathering monthly -- every month -- since April, 1998. (Note: the Park City Club requires business or business casual attire. No denim please).

Here's a short video from a recent gathering, where I welcome folks, and explain what we do at the First Friday Book Synopsis.


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How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi & Doesn't Hurt to Ask, Gowdy - Zoom; Oct. 2

October 2, 2020 The First Friday Book Synopsis is now on Zoom Well over 120 people are gathering for our monthly sessions of the First Friday Book Synopsis on Zoom. (197 in August). ------------------- How to Be an Antiracist and Doesn't Hurt to Ask – Coming for the October 2 First Friday Book Synopsis (on Zoom) First Friday Book Synopsis, October 2, 2020, on Zoom Time: 7:30 am Two Books: 1. Doesn't Hurt to Ask: Using the Power of Questions to Communicate, Connect, and Persuade by Trey Gowdy. Crown Forum (August 18, 2020). 2. How to Be an Antiracist – August 13, 2019 by Ibram X. Kendi. One World; First Edition (August 13, 2019). Link to join meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82882862662?pwd=a2RjdjcwdjlMeWQ1OFNBMGV0TXlhZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Please invite one and all to participate in this session. ----------------- (Note: you do not need to read the book. Randy Mayeux will present his thorough synopsis, and you will receive a link to download his comprehensive, multi-page synopsis handout for each fo the two books). ----------------- The times call for this: I have chosen to tackle the issues dealing with race in America through my book selections. Thus, one book will be a business book; the other book will be the book on issues of race. If you were to ask me what is the most important book to read, I would pause, and ask you to reconsider your question. This is an issue that requires more than any one book. You simply will not learn enough to tell you what you need to know with any one book. I am not “new” to this; I have some long-term interest in this subject. I have presented books on racism, social justice, and poverty, each month for over 15 years at the Urban Engagement Book Club in Dallas, sponsored by CitySquare. And, in addition to the academic work I did on civil rights rhetoric in my graduate student days at the University of Southern California, my wife and I have taken our vacation trips in recent years to the civil rights cities of Atlanta, Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, Little Rock, and Memphis. In other words, I have paid attention to this issue for…decades. This month's book on racial; issues, How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, may be the best book on racial issues I have read. This will certainly be worth your time. As for the business book that I have selected for October 2, I will present my synopsis of: Doesn't Hurt to Ask by Trey Gowdy. Mr. Gowdy, former member of Congress (Republican), has written a terrific guide to persuasion in the modern world. You will be able to out this into practice in a number of ways. Our October 2 meeting will be on Zoom again; 7:30 am. Please mark your calendar now. (Meeting info is below). Come join us! ——————– Here is the information for the Zoom meeting. Please save it to your calendar. Randy Mayeux is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: October 2, 2020 First Friday Book Synopsis Time: Oct 2,[masked]:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82882862662?pwd=a2RjdjcwdjlMeWQ1OFNBMGV0TXlhZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Randy Mayeux [masked] http://www.15minutebusinessbooks.com/blog/[masked]

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