Hey Square Readers,
Who’s ready to read?
First, wow. I am so blown away by the response and excitement that all of you have for the Square Readers Book Club. Thank you so much. Right now we have 1982 members, and 799 of you voted on our first book! The count was really close, but in the end we have a winner and a pick for our first one.
We’ll start voting for the June & July book on Monday, May 1st.
Click the Join Group button at the top to officially be a part of things.
And now for the news:
We’re kicking things off with our book for April & May 2023, Start with Why by Simon Sinek.
Here’s a quick summary:
“Why do you do what you do? Any organization can explain what it does; some can explain how they do it; but very few can clearly articulate why. WHY is not money or profit—those are always results. WHY does your organization exist? WHY does it do the things it does? WHY do customers really buy from one company or another? Starting with WHY works in big business and small business, in the nonprofit world and in politics. Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire.”
Here’s a 5 minute video clip of his TED Talk to help get you inspired and excited about the book.
So get ready and pick up this book at your local library, local bookstore, Amazon, or anywhere else. Feel free to go for any version you’d prefer: paper, digital, or audiobook. (Listening totally counts as reading too!)
You have plenty of time to read, so take your time. The book is 256 pages, so reading between 5-10 pages a day will get you there in time. Jump into our discussion threads as you go.
I'll be posting in our group throughout the next two months with for discussion questions, articles, videos, key insights, and more ways for you to learn and share.
Get involved in these discussion posts:
- RSVP to our Live Discussion on Tuesday, May 23rd
- Post a Book Selfie
- Opening Discussion Post
- Your Favorite Quotes
- What is your Why?
- What can you do to be true to your Why?
- Are you a How or a Why person?
- More from the Author
- Full Book Summary
Start with Why
Nice! I haven't listened to any books on Audible, I'd be interested to hear (pun not intended) what you think.
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@Helen I only use as a free trial as the Why book audio version and Book version have an 8 week wait at the LA Library, i guess the whole book club is borrowing from the LA Library 😉
Does your library have the LIBBY app? You can do e-books from your state.
not 100% on California but CT you can access all libraries from one.
Thank you so much @CareyJo ! I'm so glad you liked the video and are excited about reading the book. Sooo happy that this is right up your alley and what you're looking for!
Can't wait to hear all of your thoughts in our discussions!
very excited, the video was a nice preview to motivate and inspire. Amazon has it in all forms, i personally ordered a paperback because i enjoy reading physical books 🙂 looking forward to learning, growing and exchanging thoughts with everyone in this group
I'm so glad you liked the video preview @scastrotattoo -- I hoped it would be some good inspiration!
I like a mix of paperback and digital, so I ordered it on Kindle and got a copy from the library.
So great to hear that you're just as excited as we are! See you in the discussions-