Book Talk

Premiere DateJan 31, 2015
00:00 Book Talk Intro – DJ Kory
04:55 “Wild Man” – Galactic feat. Big Chief Bo Dollis
07:01 Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
12:52 Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo! by Nicholas Carlson
21:01 “Next Messiah” – Jenny Lewis
29:19 Circus Catch by Michael Ferraro
51:11 “Cineramascope” – Galactic
54:26 Finish

Author – Dave Eggers, Nicholas Carlson, and Michael Ferrarro

Book – Zeitoun, Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!, and Circus Catch

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four, chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared.

When Yahoo hired star Google executive Mayer to be its CEO in 2012 employees rejoiced. They put posters on the walls throughout Yahoo’s California headquarters. On them there was Mayer’s face and one word: HOPE. But one year later, Mayer sat in front of those same employees in a huge cafeteria on Yahoo’s campus and took the beating of her life. Her hair wet and her tone defensive, Mayer read and answered a series of employee-posed questions challenging the basic elements of her plan. There was anger in the room and, behind it, a question: Was Mayer actually going to be able to do this thing?

Even in a parallel universe, Cleveland is still the world capital of sporting misery. So, imagine the forlorn city’s surprise when their long-suffering RFC football team is on the receiving end of the ultimate Hail Mary. It’s pure pandemonium in Brunts Stadium with just seconds to play, as the home team is on the brink of beating archrival Pittsburgh to reach the playoffs. But that’s where CIRCUS CATCH takes the strangest bounce of all time.

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…