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"Mind Your Business Book Club" is now the "How to Change the World Book Club!"

On the second Monday of each month, join Javelina CEO Catherine Alonzo in reading and discussing non-fiction books from the realms of economics, history, social justice, business, and more. Learn how to make an impact in your community in our rapidly changing world. Plus, you'll get 20% off hardcover and 10% off paperback picks when you purchase the selection of the month at Changing Hands bookstores!

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How to Change the World Book Club: The Politics Industry

This month we are discussing The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy by Katherine M. Gehl & Michael E. Porter. Join us on Zoom! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84050071427?pwd=cTR2eGV0TWRSbnFWV09nVy9mRlFJdz09 In The Politics Industry, business leader and path-breaking political innovator Katherine Gehl and world-renowned business strategist Michael Porter take a radical new approach. They ingeniously apply the tools of business analysis—and Porter's distinctive Five Forces framework—to show how the political system functions just as every other competitive industry does, and how the duopoly has led to the devastating outcomes we see today. Using this competition lens, Gehl and Porter identify the most powerful lever for change—a strategy comprised of a clear set of choices in two key areas: how our elections work and how we make our laws. Their bracing assessment and practical recommendations cut through the endless debate about various proposed fixes, such as term limits and campaign finance reform. The result: true political innovation. The Politics Industry is an original and completely nonpartisan guide that will open your eyes to the true dynamics and profound challenges of the American political system and provide real solutions for reshaping the system for the benefit of all. What to bring: Your book Your thinking cap We cannot wait to see you there! Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay tuned in on all our events

How to Change the World Book Club

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How to Change the World Book Club: Becoming

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This month, we're discussing Becoming, by Michelle Obama. Join us on Zoom! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84050071427?pwd=cTR2eGV0TWRSbnFWV09nVy9mRlFJdz09 In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. What to bring: Your book Your thinking cap We cannot wait to see you there! Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay tuned in on all our events

How to Change the World Book Club: The Biggest Bluff

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This month we are discussing The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova. Join us on Zoom! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84050071427?pwd=cTR2eGV0TWRSbnFWV09nVy9mRlFJdz09 The Biggest Bluff: how a New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker contributor parlayed a strong grasp of the science of human decision-making and a woeful ignorance of cards into a life-changing run as a professional poker player, under the wing of a legend of the game. But in the end, Maria Konnikova is a writer and student of human behavior, and ultimately the point was to render her incredible journey into a container for its invaluable lessons. The biggest bluff of all, she learned, is that skill is enough. Bad cards will come our way, but keeping our focus on how we play them and not on the outcome will keep us moving through many a dark patch, until the luck once again breaks our way. What to bring: Your book Your thinking cap We cannot wait to see you there! Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay tuned in on all our events

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