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Dr. Karl Krayer and Randy Mayeux, the "Business Knowledge Brokers", have each been reading at least one business book every month for more than a decade. They have summarized and presented the books at their monthly First Friday Book Synopsis events since 1998. You, too, can benefit because many of the presentations were recorded and preserved for your enjoyment and education. Those recorded presentations (and handouts) are available here.

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