Book #3

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"This book is born of my desire to summon us to be leaders for this time as things fall apart, to reclaim leadership as a noble profession that creates possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil. 

I know it is possible for leaders to use their power and influence, their insight and compassion, to lead people back to an understanding of who we are as human beings,
 to create the conditions for our basic human qualities of generosity, contribution, community and love to be evoked no matter what. I know it is possible to experience grace and joy in the midst of tragedy and loss. I know it is possible to create islands of sanity in the midst of wildly disruptive seas. I know it is possible because I have worked with leaders over many years in places that knew chaos and breakdown long before this moment. And I have studied enough history to know that such leaders always arise when they are most needed. Now it's our turn."

Our first Meeting is October 11th, at 7:30pm @Radio Coffee. Please send an email to CxD@characterbydesign.org if you plan on coming.

Book #2 Leonarado Da Vinci

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Character is made of a series of intertwined variables, and people that have it, often lead extraordinary lives. Leonardo Da Vinci is in many ways a human blueprint of creativity, which implies he had lots of character. Lets find out how he went about the business of living his life and what we can learn about his character and our own by reading Walter Isaacson's biography together, while drinking beer @ Radio Coffee at 6:30-8pm every other Friday. 

Reading Schedule:

Friday, February 2nd: Intro - Chapter 5

Friday, February 16th: Chapters 6- 13

Friday, March 2nd: Chapters 14-25

Frida, March 16th: Chapters 26- Finish