First Friday Book Synopsis - October 2, 2009

The First Friday Book Synopsis

in our 12th year

meets on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month

7:00 - 8:05am

"Like Cliff's Notes on Steroids!"
(conference participant, Albuquerque)

photo of karl and randy
"cover to cover twice - in just one hour"

  • Join business professionals from throughout the metroplex
  • Enjoy a full breakfast buffet - at a price comparable to continentals!
  • Save time by learning the essence of two major business best sellers
  • Listen to thoughtful and insightful professional commentary
  • Earn a chance to win a copy of each book in the closing drawing
  • Network with other business professionals
  • Leave with a sheet of important "quotables" from both books

Synopsis by Karl Krayer
How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud

by Ken Fisher.
John Wiley & Sons (2009).


Synopsis by Randy Mayeux
Free: The Future of a Radical Price

by Chris Anderson.
Hyperion (2009).

Karl and Randy

blog about business books at

Randy Mayeux and Karl Krayer

the "Business Knowledge Brokers" of

Creative Communication Network

Dallas, TX 972-980-0383

October Bonus Program! Presented by best selling author Michael Lee Stallard.

8:30 – 9:45am

Fired Up Leadership

bookWhat work environment makes everyone perform to the best of their ability and align their behavior with organizational goals? In Mike’s presentation he lays out the six universal needs to thrive and the work environment that research has shown helps people and organizations achieve superior performance for sustained periods of time. Sharing knowledge integrated from research in multiple fields including organizational behavior, psychology, neuroscience, sociology, and history, and stories of great leaders as well as his personal experiences, Michael describes “The Connection Culture.” Tech guru and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki recently wrote that Mike’s Connection Culture manifesto is a “must read” to help leaders understand how to gain competitive advantage; award-winning business journalist William J. Holstein (The New York Times, Business Week) wrote that Michael’s ideas “reflect great wisdom”; and Darden Business School Associate Dean Marian Moore wrote “Michael’s presentation was powerful…the buzz among the executive MBAs was fantastic.” General Electric recently incorporated Mike’s work into its leadership training program.

Mike is president of E Pluribus Partners, a leadership training and coaching firm. He is the primary author of the bestselling book Fired Up or Burned Out. Mike has diverse experience having worked in sales, marketing, finance and investment banking, at organizations including Morgan Stanley, Barclays PLC and Texas Instruments. He is a guest lecturer on leadership, productivity and innovation at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and the Center for Creative Leadership.

Buy Mike’s book ($15 paper or $25 hardcover) and the talk is free.

for a sense of the First Friday Book Synopsis experience, go to YouTube, and search for “First Friday Book Synopsis” – Thanks to Doug Caldwell!

Name Sales End Price
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