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CXR Book Club

This book club is an interactive, multi-platform reading club focused on bringing passionate industry professionals together to discuss inspiring and educational books within the categories of business, education, history, and humor from both fiction and non-fiction selections.

Open to CXR members & non-members alike (you just need to create your free site account), follow the reading schedule and join us to talk about what we’re currently learning and enjoying together.  This group will share thoughts within the eXchange (below) and via scheduled virtual meetings online.

What we’re currently reading…


Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Author:
Adam Grant
Start date:
October 1, 2020
Completion date:
October 29, 2020
Overview:
Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.
Page Count:
Hardcover – 322 pages

This book can be purchased or downloaded via Amazon or from any of these 80+ black-owned bookstores listed by state.

Reading Schedule

  1. Oct 1 – 7: Chapters 1 & 2
  2. Oct 8 – 15: Chapters 3 & 4
  3. Oct 16 – 23: Chapters 5 & 6
  4. Oct 23 – 30: Chapters 7 & 8
 
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When? October 15th & 29th at 1pm Eastern

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