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The Hive's Monthly Book Club

Updated: Apr 5, 2023

The Hive's Monthly Book Club

Who attends book clubs you ask?

Not many people find the time to read books anymore. Many of our community members, however, are high performers, current or future leaders, and lifelong learners who could benefit from the abundance of knowledge shared in self-help and leadership books.

So, we thought, what if there was a way to not only learn about a book but also what different people think of it and how they apply it to their lives. That's when we came up with the idea of our very own book club.

We hope to bring together learners, leaders, entrepreneurs, and book lovers at The Hive's Book Club. Our host for the month chooses a book that has changed the way they look at the world. We talk about the book, share our views and discuss if and how it applies to our personal and professional lives.

Book of the month:

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, by Ashlee Vance

Ashlee Vance

The book provides insight into the extraordinary life of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. The book traces the entrepreneur's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent over 40 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people.

In this biography, we learn about the crazy genius, intolerant perfectionist, a man who sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way.

Host of the month:

Syeda Yumna Hasany

Syeda Yumna Hasany

Yumna has over nine years of experience in the development sector, in areas of program development, project management, and communications.

She completed her master’s degree in public policy and governance in 2019, from Australian National University, Canberra, under the Australia Award Scholarship Program.

She is a development consultant and the former manager of the health program, at a local non-profit organization-Akhtar Hameed Khan Resource (AHKRC). AHKRC is working in areas of reproductive health, education, and entrepreneurship in the urban slums of Pakistan.

She has also been affiliated with Radio Pakistan since 2010, working for Planet 94 and FM101 radio station as a radio host, voice-over artist, and content writer, hosting shows on literature, art, and social issues.

Book Club for August 2021

Book of the month:

The Grid: The decision-making tool for every business by Matt Watkinson.

Hive's Monthly Book Club

The Grid is an excellent take at what makes businesses a success through the eye of Matt Watkinson who suggests structuring crucial parts of a business into 9 simple boxes which gives a better look at your business. It helps you manage conflicting goals, understand trade-offs and make decisions that improve the overall success of the business.

He sees a business like a body part, interconnected and intertwined.

An isolated aproach cannot be taken towards a business and The Grid explains the "why"and the "how".


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