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From time to time, we run internal book clubs on a book from our
leadership page. To propose a new book
club, create an
issue in the book
High Output Management
Recorded parts of meetings are available in the YouTube playlist:
This book club was internal-only, intended specifically for engineering
Suggestions on running a book club
- If possible, find a partner. Having two people run the book club has
a number of advantages:
- Reduced pressure and workload.
- Lower chance of needing to reschedule to to illness or other
- Meetings start as a conversation, not a monologue.
- Add the book's title to the handbook if it isn't already listed.
- Books that are also available as audiobooks increase the
potential audience. The more ways people can experience the book,
the more people can attend.
- Set up the meeting schedule.
- Record the meetings and post them to
YouTube. If the participants
agree, make the videos public.
- Consider having the same section of the book covered in different
meeting slots, to allow people in different time zones to attend.
- Set the expected reading schedule for the entire book before
starting, so people know what level of reading is required.
- Create an agenda for each session seeded with interesting quotes and
concepts from the relevant section of the book.
- If possible, prepare topics for all of the sessions before the starting,
too - although this requires the hosts to read the whole book up front.
- Once the book club is done, seek feedback and update this handbook