The “Give One, Get One” Book Exchange on September 21 at Urth Caffe in Pasadena fostered a lively conversation about great ideas in comms across various media. The books we exchanged covered political communications and community building, why some ideas thrive, how to podcast, and a classic book for writers.

The group went on to share many recommendations, including books, articles, websites, and podcasts. Here are a few to consider:

What are you reading? What’s on your night table or in your tablet? What book/podcast/blog/website/Twitter feed is inspiring you or has influenced your work? You may be reading to build skills, to give you background on a new challenge or assignment, or to just get the next big idea. Let us know by adding to our discussion on social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram. Together, we can build a powerful resource for ourselves and our colleagues.

Our next Coffee Connection will be on October 12 at Andante, 7623 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles. Hosted by Rachel Mann, the discussion will focus on executive communications. Rachel will share insights and best practices when partnering with executives as we navigate through the challenges of an ever-changing and complex world. Click here to register.