Below is the American Club of Madrid’s message for you.
Please join us for any or all our our monthly book discussions, all held at Tomé & Lucas. We are trying to make it easy….we have chosen the books with enough time for you to order them and read them….we hope!
Tuesday February 28, 2017 from 7:00-9:00pm Flying Without a Net by Thomas J. DeLong (2011)
Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors. Confronted by omnipresent threats of job loss and change, even the brightest among us are anxious. In response, we’re hunkering down, blocking ourselves from new challenges. This response hurts us and our organizations, but we fear making ourselves even more vulnerable by committing mistakes while learning something new.
Thomas J. DeLong is a senior fellow at the Harvard Business School.
Tuesday March 28, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 pm The Dip: The extraordinary benefits of knowing when to quit (and when to stick), by Seth Godin (2007)
Every new project (or career or relationship) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point – really hard, really not fun. At this point you might be in a Dip, which will get better if you keep pushing, or a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better no matter how hard you try. The hard part is knowing the difference and acting on it.
Seth Godin is the author of 18 bestseller books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. He holds an MBA from Stanford University.
Tuesday April 25, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 pm Originals: How non-conformists change the world, by Adam Grant (2016) The New York Times bestselling author examines how people can drive creative, moral, and organizational progress―and how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations.
Adam Grant is Wharton’s professor and a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s40 under 40.
Tuesday May 23, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 pm Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath (2010)
Why do some ideas thrive while others die? And how do we improve the chances of worthy ideas? In Made to Stick, accomplished educators and idea collectors Chip and Dan Heath tackle head-on these vexing questions.
Chip Heath is a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaching courses on business strategy and organizations. Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports social entrepreneurs.
The GUIDEPOST was founded on 28 February 1958. It has been published continuously from there on, first as a printed magazine. It is now completely online, in keeping with the times.
For which fact the GUIDEPOST is Spain’s oldest existing publication in the English language, The Dean of English-language Publications in Spain.
GUIDEPOST’s Publisher and Editor in Chief are Daniel H. Lowell and Rose M. Maramba respectively.
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