Read. Discuss. Learn.
Love to read? Love to talk about what you’ve read? Then join the club. No, literally JOIN THE CLUB.
The OU Alumni Association is excited to announce the launch of a virtual book club for OU graduates. Set in an online community, alumni can connect with each other and enjoy books related to lifelong learning, social issues, literature, and other user-submitted ideas. There is no cost to participate – you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy. Although the book club is aimed at young alumni looking to further their knowledge and hone their industry skills, it is open to all alumni, as well as faculty and staff.
How it works
The book club will connect through a private online forum where people can discuss the current book and network with each other. The group will spend two months on each book, so you'll have plenty of time to read. You can sign up and learn more here: https://www.pbc.guru/ou. Registration for the first book session runs through August 19, and reading and discussion begins August 20. Registration for future books is always open.
The book club will be managed by PBC Guru. PBC Guru manages professional book clubs for companies and alumni associations and will be moderating the group to help make this program a great experience for all participants. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or visit their website at http://www.pbc.guru to see more of what they do.
Why we encourage you to join
There are three main reasons we hope you'll be excited to participate in our book club: Connecting with fellow alumni is chief among those reasons, as sharing of ideas and viewpoints is at the forefront of growth. Additionally, what we learn from our fellow alumni and professionals often is seen as most valuable in career growth. Finally, reading stimulates the mind and it’s fun!
What we’ll read first
In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
We hope you’ll join us, and we hope what you find is a new community of lifelong learners who enjoy the power of ideas!