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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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First Friday Book Synopsis, (2nd. Friday) July 8, 2022 - Build; & Zone to Win


First Friday Book Synopses
FRIDAY, July 8, 2022 -- 7:00 am (Central Time)

The First Friday Book Synopsis
is a hybrid event:
in-person at the Park City Club in Dallas (Dallas; University Park)
on Zoom.

{We meet every month, on the first Friday of the month, 7:00 am, (CST). Please add our event to your monthly calendar}.

I hope you can join us!

First Friday Book Synopsis,
Friday, July 8, 2022 - SECOND FRIDAY of July
Time: 7:00 am (Central Time)
Park City Club and Zoom

How to succeed in a business; a product launch; team work? You BUILD!

How do you win in business? You Zone to Win!

These are the two issues we will respond to with our book selections for the July 8, 2022 First Friday Book Synopsis.

My two book selections for the July 8 First Friday Book Synopsis are:

# 1. Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making by Tony Fadell.

# 2. Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption by Geoffrey A. Moore.

You can attend in-person, or on Zoom.

Click here to register for in-person attendance at the Park City Club. The price for in-person attendance is $39.00, which includes a great buffet breakfast, with a made-to-order omelet bar.

And the Zoom link is below
Please invite one and all to participate in this session.

What to expect:
Two fast paced synopsis presentations. You will receive a synopsis handout for each of the two books. (For Zoom participants, these will be delivered the day before the event, via e-mail).

(I will also post the link to download the handouts on my blog, the day before the event:

The in-person meeting includes a wonderful Park City Club full buffet breakfast, with a made-to-order omelet bar.

The Zoom meeting will be available to all for free. (If you care to participate financially, you might send $12.00 to the First Friday Book Synopsis through Pay Pal. Click here to send money).


We began our monthly gatherings back in April, 1998. Two books, every month, for 24 full years.

A full, comprehensive synopsis of each book will be presented.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO READ THE BOOKS IN ADVANCE! - No pre-reading of the books required!

Around 100 people gather each month on Zoom and in-person for the First Friday Book Synopsis during the pandemic.

If you are like many, you do not have time to read all of the books you would like to read. The First Friday Book Synopsis is designed for you.

Our synopses are comprehensive, thorough, and they will give you plenty of the key content. You will learn, and be able to ponder the ideas in a useful way.

And, even if you have read the book, my synopsis will help you remember more of what you read.

The actual presentations will begin about 7:25-7:30.
The session will end at about 8:35 am.

I hope you can join us.

Mark the date, July 8, 2022, in your calendar -- the SECOND FRIDAY of July!

Here’s the Zoom info:

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You may also want to check out the Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare, the third Thursday of each month, at 12:30 pm. These gatherings are currently on Zoom only. Click here to see the line-up of books for 2022, and to register for the sessions.


Randy Mayeux


Randy Mayeux
Leadership Training Informed by the Best Business Books
Accomplished Speaker - Executive Public Speaking; Trainer and Coach
co-founder, First Friday Book Synopsis

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