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Open Book Club


A online discussion of top business books led by top businesspeople

We encourage you to read the book, but it is not required. Come and join the discussion.

Upcoming Virtual Events 2021 | FREE

Thursday, Nov. 4 | 4-5 PM
Hosted by: Erika Donalds | The Optima Foundation
Book Discussion: "Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great" by Jim Collins
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Coffee Talk Article: Noted charter school advocate to host next Business Observer Open Book event

Past Events

Wednesday, Sep. 1, 2021 | 4-5 PM
Hosted by: Noemi Perez, Immokalee Foundation
Book Discussion: Identity Leadership by Stedman Graham
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Wednesday, June 2 | 4-5 PM
Hosted by Sheryl Hunter, Hunter Business Law 
Book discussion: Range by David Epstein
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Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021 | 4-5 PM
Hosted by: Ben Jones, Allegiant Private Advisors
Book discussion: Atomic Habits by James Clear
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Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 | 4-5 pm
Hosted by: Heather Kasten, Sarasota Chamber
Book discussion: The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 | 5-6 pm
Hosted by: Will Weatherford, Weatherford Capital
Book discussion: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance" by Angela Duckworth

Coffee Talk Article: Former Florida Speaker of the House to host Business Observer book club

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Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 | 4-5 pm
Hosted by: Heather Williams, Kerkering Barberio
Book discussion: “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action” by Simon Sinek.

Coffee Talk Articles
A virtual gathering on Sept. 2 will be led by Kerkering Barberio Shareholder Heather Williams. 


Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2020 | 4-5 pm
Hosted by: Emmalee Legler, Jon F. Swift Construction
Book discussion: “Eat That Frog!” by Brian Tracy. 

Coffee Talk Articles
At the June 3 event, Emmalee Legler will discuss the book “Eat That Frog!”