Something New for 2010: The Video Book Club

Posted 01.05.2010

The new year brings new ideas and approaches to our work. One of mine is to start a video book club on this blog. Here’s the plan. Once a week, I’ll shoot a short (3 minutes or less) video on a leadership book that I like. I’ll usually read a brief excerpt that I think provides food for thought or news you can use for leaders. Like most of my written posts on the blog, I’ll also try to make a connection between the book and what’s going on in the world of leadership.

So, to kick things off, the first book is the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu as translated (or, more accurately, paraphrased) by Stephen Mitchell. Here’s my take on the book:

Would love to get your feedback and comments here. What do you think of the video book club idea? What books would you recommend for the club? Have you read the Tao Te Ching? If so, what were your takeaways?

If you’d like to purchase a copy of Mitchell’s translation, here’s the link for it on Amazon