Book Club

Best Practices Executive Book Club

Since 2007, business leaders in our Best Practices Boards peer group program have met regularly for breakfast to discuss some of the leading business books of our time, from classics like Good to Great by Jim Collins, to contemporary best-sellers like Chip and Dan Heaths’ Made to Stick.

These breakfast meetings offer a casual and friendly forum for like-minded business owners to explore contemporary business issues and challenges, and to exchange ideas and information with other successful leaders.

Our Executive Book Club offers business owners and CEOs a unique opportunity to build on the knowledge that has made them successful. That’s why our breakfast meetings are now open to all interested business owners.

Upcoming Executive Book Club Breakfast
Our next Executive Book Club breakfast will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, when we’ll discuss
David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell.

To register for the October 2nd breakfast, click here.

2014 Executive Book Club Dates
Here is our current schedule of the books we plan to discuss in 2014 (the list is subject to change):

 –November 6thLynchpin–Seth Godin
December 4thThe Second Machine Age–Brynjolfsson and McAfee

Location
Our Executive Book Club breakfasts are held in the Riverbend Restaurant at the Marriott Newton Hotel, Commonwealth Avenue in Newton, MA, at the intersection of Route 128/Interstate 95 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Fees
Participation in the Executive Book Club is free to current members of the Best Practices Boards program. Non-members can attend any individual breakfast meeting for just $35, which includes the cost of a full buffet breakfast. Non-members can also purchase a block of tickets at a reduced price.

Recent Readings
During the past year, participants in the Executive Book Club have read the following business best-sellers:

Think Like a Freak–Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
Give and Take–Adam Grant
Decisive–Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Lean In–Sheryl Sandberg
The Everything Store–Brad Stone

Other titles from prior years including the following business classics:
AntiFragile, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Blue Ocean Strategy, W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande
Conscious Capitalism, Raj Sisodia and John Mackey
Delivering Happiness, Tony Hsieh
Drive, Daniel H. Pink
The Effective Executive, Peter Drucker
First, Break All The Rules, Buckingham and Coffman
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni
Getting Naked, Patrick Lencioni
Getting to Yes, Fisher, Ury and Patton
Getting Things Done, David Allen
The Goal, Eliyahu Goldratt
Good to Great, Jim Collins
Great by Choice, Jim Collins and Morten Hansen
The Great Game of Business, Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham
The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton Christensen
Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson
Strengths-Based Leadership, Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
Switch, Chip and Dan Heath
The Thank You Economy, Gary Vaynerchuk
Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
To Sell is Human, Dan Pink
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith
Where Good Ideas Come From, Steve Johnson
The Wisdom of Crowds, James Surowiecki
Working with Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman

A complete list of book titles discussed in the Executive Book Club program from 2007 to the present is available here.

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