Essentialism: A book review by Bob Morris

EssentialismEssentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Greg Mckeown
Crown Business/Imprint of Crown Publishing Group

“Make everything as simple as possible but not simpler.” Albert Einstein

As I began to read this book for the first time, I was again reminded of the Einstein observation as well as … READ MORE

Myths and realities of clean technologies

MythsHere is a brief excerpt from an article written by Sara Hastings-Simon, Dickon Pinner, and Martin Stuchtey for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Here’s one of their key points: Don’t be fooled by high-profile setbacks. The cleantech sector is gaining steam—with less … READ MORE

Resource Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

Resource RevolutionResource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century
Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers with Paul Carroll
Melcher Media/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2014)

How to take full advantage of the abundance of unprecedented business opportunities during the new industrial revolution

As Stefan Heck and … READ MORE

Winning the resource revolution

Stefan Heck

Stefan Heck

Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the … READ MORE

Ed Catmull on “Building a sense of purpose at Pixar”

EdCatmull_loresHere is a brief excerpt from Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration in which Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, recalls how a serious organizational rift led him to a new sense of … READ MORE

Disruptive entrepreneurs: An interview with Eric Ries

Ries, EricHere is an excerpt from an interview of Eric Ries conducted by Michael Chui for McKinsey & Company. As Ries indicates, companies are all too aware of the disruptive power of technology. The author of The Lean Startup argues that the competitive reaction of … READ MORE

More New York Stories: A book review by Bob Morris

More New York StoriesMore New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times
Constance Rosenblum, Editor
New York University Press (2010)

50 unique and compelling perspectives on a city that is large, one that contains multitudes

In her superb Introduction to New … READ MORE

The Eternal Wisdom of Lao-tse’s Tao Te Ching

At least once a year and in some years more often than that, I re-read Lao-tse’s Tao Te Ching. Other than the Bible and the Indian Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), no other work has been translated into so different many languages.

As those who read my reviews, interviews, and commentaries already know, … READ MORE

Lead at your best

Lead at YourHere is a brief excerpt from an article written by Joanna Barsh and Johanne Lavoie for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register … READ MORE

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