Business Book Club

    This group is for life-long learners and for those women who need motivation to get through the list of books we should be reading. Books are pre-selected for the year by the club. Members are encouraged to facilitate the discussion for any book they recommend.  Please join us for lively, smart discussions.  
    Club Leader - Tina Labita, Partner, Raich Ender Malter & Co LLP

    Meeting Time & Location: 8:00 - 9:30 AM, Panera Bread at the South Shore Mall,1701 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore
    Meeting Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month

    2019 Reading List:
    January -Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders by L.David Marquette
    February - Simple Purpose: How Women are Purposefully Changing the World by Mallary Tytel
    March - Farsighted: How we Make the Decisions that Matter the Most by Steven Johnson
    April - Six Thinking Habits by Edward de Bono
    May - Disruptors: Success Strategies From Women Who Break the Mold by Patti Fletcher
    June - Transform Your Life by Hal Elrod
    July - Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by  Brene Brown
    August - World of Work by Marion cGvern
    October - Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Cass R. Sunstein
    November - Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
    December - Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It... and Why the Rest Don't by Verne Harnish

    Feel free to make suggestions for future readings or email our Club Leader Tina Labita with any questions at

    Club Leader

    Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP

    Latest Postings

    Beth MeixnerAnother great meeting today although several members could not attend due to the snow. We all agreed that Simple Purpose by Mallary Tytel was not a good read - except for the first chapter. There were way too many personal stories of women and they were uninspiring Very disappointed - would not recommend this book!

    1 week ago

      Beth MeixnerOur first meeting of 2019 was outstanding! We welcomed in our new club leader Tina Labita and congratulated club member Michele Mulieri on her new position with Canon USA. Additionally, we all LOVED the book Turn the Ship Around and for different reasons all gave it an A. We would definitely recommend this book,

      1 month ago

        Lisa PomerantzWe had a lively but fun discussion about whether No Excuses: 9 Ways Wome nCan Change How We Think About Power by Gloria Feldtwas worth reading or unreadable at our December 2018 Moxxie Business Book Club meeting.

        2 months ago

          Liz VickersOur fearless leader Lisa Pomerantz was missed at our November 11th Business Book Club meeting where we discussed Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin. We were in agreement there were some good take-aways although the language used throughout was sometimes distracting and unprofessional. Looking forward to next month's discussion led by Liz Vaz "No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power" by Gloria Feldt on Tuesday, December 11th!

          3 months ago

            Lisa PomerantzThanks to Tina Labita for her facilitating our discussion of Mom B.A. : Essential Business Advice from One Generation to the Next by Karyn Schoenbart. Great book for young professionals. Join us on November 14 for our discussion of Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin.

            4 months ago

              Theresa JacobellisLisa Pomerantz, Theresa Jacobellis, Beth Meixner and Tina Labita discussed Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters at the September meeting. Next up: great advice from a mom at the top of her profession to women at all stages of their careers in Mom.B.A. by Karen Schoenbart and Alexandra Levit. Join us on October 9!

              5 months ago

                Lisa PomerantzThanks to Liz Vickers for facilitating our discussion of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Adam Grant and Sheryl Sanders. Looking forward to our August meeting when we will discuss Breaking Robert's Rules by Lawrence Sussind and Jeffrey Cruikshank.


                  Lisa PomerantzThanks to Tina Labita for facilitating our June meeting. We learned that there are four parts to emotional intelligence: knowing and managing our own emotions; and recognizing other people's emotions and managing our relationships with them.


                    Beth MeixnerBook Club ladies at May 8 meeting.


                      Lisa PomerantzWe welcomed two new Moxxie Network members to our Club at our May meeting featuring a discussion of Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu facilitated by Liz Vaz. The consensus was that it was not really about dropping the ball, but finding better ways to discuss and agree on the equitable allocation of responsibilities at home and work. Join us next month as Tina Labita facilitates the discussion of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradbury and Jean Graves.


                        Beth MeixnerThis is what I love about our book club - each of us finds pain or joy in reading them. But they ALL teach us something. Lisa Pomerantz loved this book and did a great job of facilitating. Liz Vickers said it was very much like a text book - and I couldn't agree more. That's probably why I didn't care for it. Thank goodness we are all different - it makes the world (and book club) interesting!!


                          Beth MeixnerAnother great club meeting with intriguing and thought-provoking discussions. Thank you Theresa Jacobellis for doing a great job in facilitating this month's meeting.


                            Lisa PomerantzThanks to Theresa Jacobellis for facilitating a lively discussion of The ONE Thing. We learned about the importance of learning to say no, time-blocking and identifying and focusing on priorities.


                              Lisa PomerantzWe had a wonderful discussion at our convenient new venue of Originals by Adam Grant. We learned how to cultivate originality in ourselves and others. Join us next month on February 13 for a discussion of Gary Keller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results to be facilitated by Theresa Jacobellis.


                                Lisa PomerantzThe Moxxie Business Book Club will have its next meeting on January 9, 2018 at 8 am. Because most of our regular attendees live in Central Suffolk County, we are moving our venue to the Panera at the South Shore Mall.

                                I am assembling our 2018 reading list based on a poll of our members. We will start out the year with the highest scoring selection, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, by Adam Grant and I will facilitate this month’s discussion.


                                  Beth MeixnerBook club attendees included Liz Vaz, Lisa Pomerantz, Theresa Jocobellis and Beth Meixner. Missing from photo is Liz Vickers who had to leave early.


                                    Beth MeixnerTina was the most prepared facilitator. Unfortunately, I have to follow her next month so the bar has been raised very high!


                                      Lisa PomerantzThanks to Tina Labita for facilitating a wonderful discussion of Jim Collins' book Good to Great emphasizing the importance of hiring (and firing) the right people. Next month, Beth Meixner leads our discussion of a classic, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.


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