Corporate book clubs

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DeepRead partners with your business and organizations to offer “book clubs” for your employees and management. Professor Luzzi will consult you with you to created a curated reading list on the following three areas (or on a topic of your own choice):

 

LEADERSHIP

What are the books that best foster leadership skills. How have some of the greatest minds in history dealt with issues of leadership? This book club will use a set of readings as “test cases” for decision makers and organizational leaders, as we apply great writing from the past to the most crucial leadership decisions in the business world today.

Suggested readings: Niccolò Machiavelli’s "The Prince,” Thomas Jefferson’s “Declaration of Independence,” Herman Melville’s “Billy Budd”

 

ETHICS AND VALUES

What are the essential character traits that aid the long-term growth and stability of businesses? What can books teach the business leader about a personal ethical code and set of core values? This book club will show how the questions of personal ethics and values derived from the study of key books can be an invaluable source of character-building at its most effective and enduring.

Suggested readings: Plato’s “Apology,” Friedrich Nietzsche’s “Beyond Good and Evil,” Benjamin Franklin’s “Autobiography”

 

CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

How can we better understand foreign markets and the culture’s associated with them? How does our global world demand an increased awareness of new cultures and identities, especially those that have been historically marginalized or silenced? This book club will create an essential reading list for understanding the cultures of the globe, and help participants develop the skills to “read” foreign cultures through the tools of literary analysis.

Suggested readings: Virgil’s “Aeneid,” Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart"

 

Once the client chooses the topic and number of books to include, Professor Luzzi will create a schedule for the book club. Then Professor Luzzi will lead a discussion of each individual books with participants over an agreed amount period of time. For example, if you chose Leadership, you could request a reading list of six books, and the book club could meet every two months  (e.g., on the last Friday of the month) at a time convenient for your organization.