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The CEO Book Club: Why and What They Read
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The CEO Book Club: Why and What They Read

by Meagan Frank

The majority of chief executive officers (CEOs) read more intentionally than the average person. The books they deem most influential—from leadership execution to poetry, and the groups with whom they discuss the books they read, vary as widely as their personalities. Traveling too frequently to participate in traditional book clubs, these CEOs find creative ways to regularly read and discuss the books that not only affect their capacity as leaders, but also expose them to “thinking from different points of view” on the road to “becoming a better human.” […]

Mudgy and Millie statues and book lead visitors through downtown Coeur d'Alene.
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Mudgy and Millie Lay Strong Foundation in Coeur d’Alene

by Alexander Pavlicin

Five life-size bronze statutes of Mudgy the Moose and his hide-and-seek pal Millie the Mouse lead visitors along the 2-1/4-mile Mudgy Moose Trail to key points of interest in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: from a hiking trailhead to the public library to the lakeshore. A placard next to each statue displays a corresponding page from the Mudgy and Millie children’s picture book. The book’s proceeds benefit the library foundation and its story bonds residents and visitors alike to the surrounding community. […]

Collaboration: Key for Musician Authors
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Collaboration: Key for Musician Authors

by Meagan Frank

Grammy-winning children’s Americana folk artists The Okee Dokee Brothers, award-winning solo indie pop/rock artist Korby Lenker, and legendary country music singer and songwriter Whisperin’ Bill Anderson are all music makers who have made careers of songwriting. Compelled by storytelling, these artists have most comfortably navigated the world of notes and audiences, and each has recently found ways to tell stories on the pages of books as well. Their journeys can teach every storyteller a thing or two about the power of collaboration. […]