A quick Google search for ‘benefits of reading’ returns about 4,010,000,000 results and one for ‘book clubs’ returns about 752,000,000. But you don’t really need four billion pages of internet to know that reading is such a great tool in the kit for leveling yourself up and book clubs are a great way of doing so.
At YEN we’re big fans of leveling up all of our team members both on a personal and professional level. We hope everyone will stay with us for a long, long time but when the time comes, we want to make sure you are the very best version of yourself because of your time here. One of the avenues we use internally is to share a constant flow of reading material we’re currently going through. Some of us are voracious in nature (ahem, su and john) but the entire team and organization benefits by us all collectively reading and sharing information we gather.
Seeing as how we’re building the best community platform around, we thought recently to take a communal tilt on this reading and start our official YEN Bookclub. Initially we thought to do it internally but instead decided to open it up to the entire YEN community so we can all go through it together!
For the month of June 2019, we’re going to be reading Range: Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World and starting up a group chat in YEN for anyone interested in joining us. We won’t have any formal session to all meet together at the end to discuss the book but feel free to meet up with those around if you’d like! Instead as you read through the book and any interesting points come up, drop them in the chat group and some thoughts around that. We’ll keep the chat open until the end of June to give everyone a month to read to completion but we’re on the honor system and you don’t have to finish if you don’t want to!
If you’re interested in joining, head on over to the group chat to get added to the fun. We’d also love to hear of any suggestions for future books or ideas on how to make this better. Who knows, we might even have some raffles for those joining us … but you don’t have to take my word for it.