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 on139069 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, March 16, 2017, when we’ll discuss Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, by Alfred Lansing.

To register for the March 16th breakfast, click here

2017 Executive Book Club Dates
Upcoming dates for our Executive Book Club breakfasts include:

–April 20th–Wooden on Leadership, John Wooden
–May 25th–Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin
–September 7th–EntreLeadership, Dave Ramsey
–October 5th–Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Ashlee Vance
–November 2nd–10 Restaurants The Changed America, Freedman and Meyer

Location
Our Executive Book Club breakfasts are held in the restaurant at the Dedham Hilton Hotel in Dedham, MA. The hotel is conveniently located off of Route 128 on the Dedham/Westwood line.

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 $50, which includes the cost of a full buffet breakfast. Non-members can also purchase a block of tickets at a reduced price.

Recent Readings
Participants in the Executive Book Club have recently discussed the following business best-sellers:

Factory Man–Beth Macy
Designing Your Life–Burnett and Evans
Competing Against Luck–Clayton Christensen
Grit–Angela Duckworth
The One Thing–Gary Keller
Originals–Adam Grant
Smarter, Faster, Better–Charles Duhigg
Boss Life–Paul Downs
Holocracy–Brian Robertson
Authenticity–James Gilmore and Joseph Pine
The Innovators–Walter Isaacson
How Google Works–Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg
The Hard Thing About Hard Things–Ben Horowitz
Zero to One–Peter Thiel
Entrepreneurial Strengthfinders–Jim Clifton and Sangeeta Badal
The Second Machine Age–Eric Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
Lynchpin–Seth Godin
David and Goliath–Malcolm Gladwell
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

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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