I have been working away supporting the Work of the Daily Outsider as I have had a chance to visit the Community Here sharing thoughts and ideas.   It has been also quite a week as the United States formally that it will be withdrawing from Paris (a process that will take up to 4 years–although some of the commitments can be rolled back immediately),  the attack in Kabul and the pivotal election in the United Kingdom that seems to have backfired on the UK Prime Minister especially as the UK gears up for Brexit Negotiations.

Interesting times as a new month dawns as I hope all enjoy this which I also hope to “get to” over the ensuing weeks and months:

MAY 31, 2017
Good morning.

Still working on your summer reading list? As part of our survey of Fortune 500 CEOs, we asked them to tell us the best book they have read in the last year. The result is an eclectic mix, with only one book getting more than one mention—Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, cited by two of the CEOs. Worth noting it was published in 2011…which suggests our chiefs don’t have a lot of time for outside reading.

Below are some more recent books that were mentioned.

The Founder’s Mentality, by Chris Zook and James Allen

Thrive, by Arianna Huffington

OGO, by David Novak

When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi

Barbarian Days; A Surfing Life, William Finnegan

The Gatekeepers, by Chris Whipple

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, by Gregory Boyle

The Undoing Project, by Michael Lewis

Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne

Earning It, by Joann Lublin

Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance