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Here Are A Few of Our Favorite


Reading is FUNdamental! DSA builds lives, careers, and projects by keeping up with the latest books by some of the most inspiring authors.  Here are just a few of our favorite reads. 


From Quincy Jones, the legendary musician, producer, and beloved mentor, comes 12 Notes, his collection of wisdom and musings on creativity and life.  To Jones, creativity is a calling that can and should be answered, no matter your age or experience.  Drawing from his life, and those of his many creative collaborators past and present, Jones presents readers with an accessible guide to lessons he has learned throughout his legendary career.


The stunning untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of black wealth in America – and a key battlefield in the fight for racial justice. In this groundbreaking history, Marcia Chatelain investigates the long, complex relationship between black communities and America’s largest, most popular fast-food chain, McDonalds.  Taking us from the first McDonald’s drive-in in San Bernadino to the franchise on Flourissant Avenue in Ferguson in the summer of 2014, Chatelain shows how fast food is a source of both power and despair for African Americans.  Franchise promises to forever change how we understand the intersection of race and capitalism in America. 


When you’re responsible for a project, large or small, things will go wrong.  Even if you are a skilled project veteran with a solid plan, things will happen that you least expect.  And if you’re less experienced, there are a startling number of ways that your project can get in trouble.  Despite your best efforts and intentions, there are plenty of problems and challenges that can- and often will – arise at any step and from any angle to derail your team’s hard work. 

Tom Kendrick, a project management consultant arms you with immediate usable fixes to a wide range of real-world project challenges, this one-of-a-kind, on-the-job trouble shooter will help you deal effectively with whatever unexpected problems come your way-and get your project on track for success.   

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