Last month we started our first ever BRT Book Club! To start off we asked our BRT community members what online platform they would prefer to use for communications and the winning platform was Facebook. In response, we set up a closed Facebook Group for our club. You can check it out and request to join here (or by just clicking the image below).
Our BRT Book Club is open to our Bright Red Triangle community members, students and graduates of Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh Napier staff, colleagues from our partner organisations, and anyone from the public who has a strong interest in entrepreneurship, innovation and / or enterprise. The club has been started to stimulate ideas and curiosity, and to encourage discussion, self-directed learning as well as personal development.
Each month it is up to our book club members to choose a theme, nominate a selection of books, and vote for the winner that will be the group’s read for that given month. Everyone has one month to finish the book before our face-to-face (and if requested, online) meet-up is announced where we will all get together and chat about the book in detail in an informal and friendly setting. It is meant to be a bit of fun for all of us who enjoy to read and are interested in what we do at BRT – extracurricular innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Our theme for June 2017 was Scottish Entrepreneurs. The books nominated were either written by a Scottish entrepreneur, or were about a Scottish entrepreneur or business. Find out a little bit about each nominated book by clicking the titles below.
• ‘48-Hour Start-up: From idea to launch in 1 weekend’ by Fraser Doherty MBE
• ‘Create Special: Think and act like an entrepreneur to change your life’ by Jim Duffy MBE
• ‘Riding the Storm: My Journey to the Brink and Back’ by Duncan Bannatyne
Out of the five books listed above our #BRTBookClub members were asked to vote for the one that they wanted to read the most. The winner was in fact Jim Duffy’s book ‘Create Special: Think and act like an entrepreneur to change your life’!
Next week we’ll hold our first face-to-face meet-up to discuss the book – we can’t wait! For those of you who aren’t already part of our BRT Book Club but would like to join you can do so here.
Also, for those of you who aren’t part of our book club or didn’t have a chance to read June’s chosen book, we have a few copies available for loan at our incubator at Edinburgh Napier University’s Merchiston campus. To loan a copy you must be either an Edinburgh Napier University student or staff member, or a member of Bright Red Triangle.