We had a good turnout at our first BendTech Book Club meeting discussing Ray Kurzweil’s Law of Accelerating Returns. So, we’re going to continue our book discussions on the first Tuesdays of each month at Dudley’s Book Store.
The book for November 3rd is Nassim Taleb’s bestselling The Black Swan. Thanks to Lloyd Fassett of azteria.com for suggesting the book and leading the discussion. Lloyd’s notes about the book can be found at the BendTech meetup.com pages.
The first two book choices are different sorts of books. I imagine that we’ll focus on books of many different kinds with some relevance to Technology or Business or both. Unlike more traditional book clubs, I imagine that we’ll focus on a book for a single session only unless there is special interest in a particular book.
We’re all busy. So it’ll be beneficial if books we focus on come with “cheats,” you know, online video summaries. In the near future, I’ll post again to kick off the discussion of what books we want to focus on. Book club meeting attendees will select from that list of books for future meetings.
A couple administrative matters.
- Terri Cumbie has shown significant generosity in allowing various groups to use her bookstore as a meeting place. She must staff Dudley’s during the time we’re meeting and, of course, this is an expense we need to cover. We won’t impose a fee on meeting attendees, but we need each member attending to throw a few dollars Terry’s way, either by buying a book, buying a drink, or making a few dollars donation. ’nuff said? Thanks.
- I will have pizza on hand for those attendees who indicate they would like a couple slices during the meeting and are willing to chip in proportionately to pay for it.
That’s it for now about the book club. I look forward to more interesting discussions like the kind we had at the first meeting.