Looking for ways to jumpstart your #altprodev plan? Join us for the summer 2012 #SAChat book club!
We’re starting off the summer reads by joining forces with our friends over at The Cronk of Higher Education. They’ve selected The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University by Kevin Roose.
Kevin Roose wasn’t used to rules like these. As a sophomore at Brown University, he spent his days drinking fair-trade coffee, singing in an a cappella group, and fitting right in with Brown’s free-spirited, ultra-liberal student body. But when Roose leaves his Ivy League confines to spend a semester at Liberty University, a conservative Baptist school in Lynchburg, Virginia, obedience is no longer optional.
Cronk News staff writer and saucy elder Irma Pelt will lead discussion number 1 on Wednesday, June 20th at 9:00 pm EST. Follow along via #CronkClub. We’ll then continue the discussion on Thursday, June 21st at our usual 12:00 noon CST time via #SAChat. We know this first discussion is happening quickly, but promise this book is a page turner!
And to give you a special preview, our second book of the summer will be Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink. Discussion will be held Thursday, July 19th at 12 noon CST. More details to follow!
Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money–the carrot-and-stick approach. That’s a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink in Drive. In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction–at work, at school, and at home–is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.