The Lenovo Way: A book review by Bob Morris

Lenovo WayThe Lenovo Way: Managing a Diverse Global Company for Optimal Performance
Gina Qiao and Yolanda Conyers
McGraw-Hill (2014)

“Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.” Peter Drucker

Gina Qiao and Yolanda Conyers have played major roles during Lenovo’s … READ MORE

How to Sell a Liberal-Arts Education

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Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of DePauw University’s president, Brian Casey, by Douglas Belkin for The Wall Street Journal. ‘We’ve put boots on the ground in regions that are growing,’ says Mr. Casey. He is convinced that … READ MORE

Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything

SchwartzHere is an excerpt from an article written by Tony Schwartz for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts, … READ MORE

The Reciprocity Advantage: A book review by Bob Morris

Reciprocity AdvantageThe Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth
Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn
Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2014)

How and why the reciprocity advantage will become increasingly profitable in ways and to an extent only now imaginable

As Bob … READ MORE

Brian Chesky (chief executive of Airbnb) in “The Corner Office”

CheskyAdam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Brian Chesky, chief executive of Airbnb, … READ MORE

How to Deal with a Mean Colleague

How to Deal

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Amy Gallo for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email … READ MORE

Crazy Is a Compliment: A book review by Bob Morris

Crazy:ComplimentCrazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags
Linda Rottenberg
Portfolio/Penguin

“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Tennyson’s Ulysses

Most people are caught up in what James O’Toole so aptly characterizes as “the ideology … READ MORE

Four more snapshots of humans in New York

Humans of New York, published by St. Martin’s Press (2013), is one of the best books I have read in several years. He and his camera have roamed the five boroughs of New York and dozens of his encounters are in the book. Here is a recent post at his READ MORE

Thomas L. Friedman on “Running on Empty: The Secret Service and the Political Class”

Friedman_New-thumbLargeOver the years, I have relied on a few journalists to help me navigate my way through the forces and events that resemble a fog in everyday life, at least in mine. Tom Friedman is one of them. He is probably … READ MORE

David Brooks on “The Case for Low Ideals”

Photo Credit: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Photo Credit: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Over the years, I have relied on a few journalists to help me navigate my way through the forces and events that resemble a … READ MORE

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