For the first meeting, participants should have already read the book. 

We’ve designed this book club to help you not only expand your business skills but also broaden your network. Starting October 7, and every Saturday thereafter at 4 pm Moscow time, we’ll gather together via Zoom, bringing this enriching experience to wherever you are. 

Book Discussion Sessions: Led by facilitator Egor Ryasov, these 90-minute sessions will focus on discussing the key principles, ideas, and takeaways from the selected books. This setting encourages open dialogue, where all participants will be encouraged to share their perspectives and insights.

Masterclass Workshops: The week after each book discussion, the club will meet to discuss case studies and real-world scenarios that will help you implement the techniques and skills learned from the books. Participants will collaborate in groups or work individually on guided activities, led by a facilitator.

Over the course of our 12-session Business Book Club series, you’ll read six exceptional business books selected intentionally to help you build your own personal roadmap to success.

The books you’ll be reading are:

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.
  • Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss & Tahl Raz
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
  • Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  • Turn the Ship Around! By David Marquet
  • The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less by Barry Schwartz

  Come Prepared

Along with reading (or listening to) the book, Business Book Club participants will be asked to do what participants do best: actively participate. Our aim is to foster dynamic discussions rather than just host a lecture by Egor, so we encourage you to speak up and share what’s on your mind. We all learn from each other and your voice of experience matters! 

Resources for First Two Sessions:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
This seminal work is recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential business management books. It provides a holistic approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness, focusing on character development and ethical decision-making.

  1. Find 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in our library (link)
  2. Watch Stephen Covey present the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (link)
  3. Download English / Russian version of the book (link)
  4. Listen to the audiobook in Russian (link)
  5. View an animated summary of the book  


Earn an e-certificate from American Center in Moscow!

All participants who complete the masterclass workshops will receive a certificate that confirms their completion of the training exercises as well as highlight the business skills developed during the series. Certification in this course will provide a valuable addition to your professional portfolio as well as demonstrate your commitment to continuous personal and professional development.


About the Facilitator:

Egor Ryasov is a distinguished business professional with a comprehensive background in retailing, marketing, and management. His career has spanned pivotal roles at esteemed global firms such as PwC, IBM, and McKinsey, accumulating a wealth of expertise in various facets of business operations and strategy.

In 2019, Ryasov transitioned into entrepreneurship, co-founding an innovative platform that specializes in assisting brands with international market expansion. His professional journey, bridging top-tier corporate leadership and entrepreneurial initiatives, brings a depth of perspective that is both rare and invaluable.

A committed lifelong learner, Ryasov is an active participant in several prestigious business clubs where he consistently enriches his professional skills and network. He has also been featured as a guest speaker at multiple conferences dedicated to entrepreneurship and startup development. 

Outside the professional sphere, he is an accomplished marathoner, having participated in high-profile races in New York and Berlin. Ryasov’s extensive corporate experience, entrepreneurial acumen, and proven record as a speaker make him a compelling and insightful contributor to any business-oriented discussion.