What better way to celebrate the Kalamazoo Business Book Club’s second birthday than to talk about the past year and look ahead to the next year? Matt commented that by completing the second year we had already surpassed the average length of a book club. Yay!
Although the discussion in the back of the Michigan News Agency veered to business and not just the business book club, Jessica, Matt and I did cover both areas. Are you wondering what we read as a club in 2014? Check out the list for the ten books and the blog posts for each one:
- (November) “Purple Cow” by Seth Godin
- (October) “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell
- (September) “The Talent Code” by Daniel Coyle
- (August) “Superfreakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt
- (July) Summer Reading Choices
- (June) “The Black Swan” by Nassim Taleb
- (May) “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman
- (April) “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis
- (March) “The Intelligent Entrepreneur” by Bill Murphy
- (February) “Conscious Capitalism” by John Mackey
- (January) “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell
The book choices are based as much on lists as requests from those in the group. One of the goals is to help Learners (members) read the business book that is at the top of their list. Sometimes it is taken a step further and the person who made the choice also leads the discussion. What’s at the top of your list?