I’m not a shopper so the day after Thanksgiving is always a good day for catching up on some reading. Here are two you might want to enjoy by a fire somewhere:
Regardless of where you come down in the whole “save the Catholic schools” debate, Patrick J. McCloskey’s “The Street Stops Here” is well worth checking out as it’s a compelling and unsparing story of one Catholic school in New York fighting the odds. I’m surprised the book hasn’t received more attention.*
If you’re thinking of starting a non-profit, want to be a leader in the social entrepreneurial space, or are just interested in organization building, get a copy of Shirley Sagawa and Deborah Jospin’s “The Charismatic Organization.” I’ve worked with these two, they know how to do it, but the book shows that they also know how to explain it. This is a valuable book.
*Update: My review copy didn’t look like an advance copy but apparently is. See McCloskey’s note below, the book moves Jan. 2.