Yahdon graduated from Pace in 2013 and has been a successful member of our alumni ever since.
We posted about the lecture that he was going to present as the distinguished Professor for the M.S. in Publishing program, here.
The lecture was called, “Turning Barriers Into Bridges: How to Create Market Opportunities with Innovative Thinking.”
“I wanted to invest into a world that I wanted to live in.”
By using social media, like Facebook Live, he allowed access to those members who would like to meet, but couldn’t travel. He also began to offer the book they were reading in book club at the end of the meetings, so that the members would be able to read it later.
He called this process of reaching out, turning a barrier into a bridge. Yahdon said, “If there is a way to connect people, and you have the power to do so, you should do it.” He further explained that most companies that want to try to have the connection that he feels he has with the book community, don’t know how to do it because they aren’t asking the right questions, or they don’t have the one on one connection.
“Discovery happens when you least expect it.”
Yahdon has a Youtube channel called LIT where he interviews authors. You can find it here.
He also has a website called Literaryswag where he talks about the updates going on at his book club, and the next book they’re going to read.