About

We are a book club whose mission is to educate and provide informal mentoring, resources and networking opportunities to members. We meet once a month at a Boston-area location decided on by members.

Why should leaders read? Here are at least a dozen good reasons, as stated by John Coleman at Harvard Business School.

Our objective is to further our knowledge of best practices in business topics like leadership, management, innovation, sales, entrepreneurship, technology, creativity, productivity, change, personal & product branding, and work-life balance.

Here’s how it works: each member chooses a book from the book list, reads it, and prepares a 5-minute presentation summarizing the book’s main take-aways which they’ll present at the next monthly meeting.

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Reading List

Browse the following list for your next book club selection. More than one person can read the same book! Most of these books are on or have been on the New York Times bestseller list – business.

Read your book and prepare a 5-minute presentation summarizing the book’s main take-aways.

Our objective is to further our knowledge of best practices in business topics like leadership, management, innovation, sales, entrepreneurship, technology, creativity, productivity, change, personal & product branding, and work-life balance.

Please bring suggestions for new books to the next meeting!

 

Book Name Author Publish
Date
Category Read
by
Brief Summary
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport  2016 Productivity Carla G. Newport tells us how to work in a distracting world. Dividing this book into 2 parts, he makes the case that 1) cultivating a deep work ethic produces massive benefits (duh); and 2) gives a rigorous training regimen – a series of 4 transformational “rules”.
Small Data: The Tiny Clues that Uncover Big Trends Martin Lindstrom  2016 Customer Behavior Carla G. Really excellent book (!) about psychology, and how trends start. Marketers could use it to understand customers better. Managers their staff.
The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers Who Are Redefining Leadership Danielle Harlan  Leadership TBD
Originals: How people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink Alexander Grant TBD
Redesigning Leadership (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life) John Maeda  Leadership TBD
Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman TBD
Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days Jake Knapp Productivity TBD
Scott Barry Kaufman Creativity TBD
Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future Joi Ito & Jeff Howe TBD
The Accidental Creative – How to Be Creative at a Moment’s Notice Todd Henry  2013 Productivity, Creativity TBD
The Winner Effect: How Power Affects Your Brain Ian Robertson Leadership, Sales TBD
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers  Tim Ferris  2016 TBD
Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes (TED Books) Margaret Heffernan 2015 Leadership, Ideas TBD
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Next Meeting

When: Tues, October 3, 2017, 7pm
Where: Top O’ the Heights
Address: 5 Park Circle, Arlington, MA

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Tues, Oct 3, 2017
Tues, Nov 8, 2017
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

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