Book Club 2021

March 19, 2021 Webinar


Virtual Book Club




You will have fun, increase your knowledgebase, and build relationships.



WBEC-West in partnership with The Walt Disney Supplier Diversity Team  is launching our 2021 mini mentorship through books. This year the program will discuss three books.  The books have been selected based on the projected business trends for 2021.  In order to ensure that everyone who participates in this years’ program gets the most out of each session, we have created participants expectations.  Please review the expectation before registering. During the kickoff session we will go over the expectations and will also ask for a WBE volunteer to assist Arnice Lamb Manager, Supplier Diversity Strategic Sourcing The Walt Disney Company & Dr. Pamela Williamson CEO WBEC-West in facilitating the sessions.

Our goal is to have highly interactive discussions of the books we read. In order to achieve that goal we will need everyone to:

  1. Keep on topic, but feel free to introduce information that is relevant to the discussion
  2. Allow others to express themselves, this experience was created for everyone in  attendance to learn and grow through conversation.
  3. Remember that it is ok to disagree as long as it is done respectfully
  4. All meetings will start on time and end on time and will last one (1) hour.
  5. When you speak, please state your name

And remember this is a book club so it is important that you come prepared, whether it is with notes for discussion or simply reading the section of the book that will be discussed. 


Session 1 March 19 ,2021

Agenda Review

Review of Book Club expectations

Selection of WBE-Co host

Discusion pages  1-52


Sesson 2 April 2, 2021

Discussion pages  53-98


Session 3 April 16,2021

Discussion pages  99- 130


Session 4 April 30,2021

Discussion pages 131- 169


Session 5 May 14,2021

Discussion pages  170- 198


Session 6 May 28,2021

Discussion pages 199-247




BUY YOUR BOOK FOR THE BOOK CLUB - (Ebook, Audio Book, & Paper or Hard Back Available)


The Power of Broke walks you through how to leverage having no money into an advantage in business by compensating it with creativity, passion and authenticity.  Daymond John has been practicing the power of broke ever since he was a teenager in Queens. With a $40 budget, Daymond started selling t-shirts to his friends out of the back of his van. Desperation breeds innovation – Daymond put his creative ways to work, growing his company over the years into the billion dollar brand FUBU. Each and every day, Daymond John wakes up and says to himself, “Rise and Grind!”


Link to purchase book:

Free Resources from Daymond John:


 The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage by [Daymond John, Daniel Paisner]

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Book Club Leader

Arnice Lamb

The Walt Disney Company