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.
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 6th—Lynchpin–Seth Godin
—December 4th—The Second Machine Age–Brynjolfsson and McAfee
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.
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.
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.