CoHousing member Jan Holan is no stranger to cultivating culture. He built and sold a successful business before launching Lift Truckee. At a recent book club meeting, Jan credited his previous company’s book club for creating a long-lasting positive culture. Now he is bringing a non-fiction book club to the broader Truckee community.
The new book club took shape during the stay-at-home orders and the first meeting was online as part of Lift Truckee’s virtual community-building efforts. We are now meeting outdoors – physically distant but socially connected – at the future home of Truckee River CoHousing on West River Street.
What’s the motivation for a community book club?
“Books create history, and history creates culture,” asserts this article on How to Run a Company Book Club. “Reading about other people and other topics, universal themes, and the thoughts of leaders around the globe greatly impacts the actions of individuals.”
The Lift Truckee book club is open to the public and cycles through books in three areas: personal development, organizational development, and health. Our first discussion was around Ryan Holiday’s personal philosophy book, “The Obstacle Is the Way.” We followed that with Simon Sinek’s “The Infinite Game” on building inspiring and enduring organizations.
Next up is a mental health book that is especially relevant to our CoHousing community, “Tribe,” by Sebastian Junger. Tribe explores the dichotomy of our modern abundance with our lack of community connection and explores why we are stronger when we come together.
There is still plenty of time to sign up and enjoy the relatively short read. We will meet again outdoors to share thoughts on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 5pm. Sign up for the book club discussion here.
Truckee River CoHousing is a grassroots group of North Tahoe locals collaboratively building an ecologically-designed community at 10925 West River Street, in Truckee, California. The community features private homes, shared community space, and exceptional access to mountain and river open space. To learn more, visit https://www.cohotruckee.org and RSVP for a virtual site tour or one of the group’s public events.
Lift Truckee operates a shared workspace at 12242 Business Park Dr, Suite 19, in Truckee, California. They are committed to promoting community, connection, and collaboration in the Truckee Tahoe region. Find an online event or learn more about the workspace at https://www.liftworkspace.com.