Applied Minds: A book review by Bob Morris

applied-mindsApplied Minds: How Engineers Think
Guru Madhavan
W.W. Norton & Company (August 2016)

How almost anyone can develop an engineer’s mind-set, one that could create a significant competitive advantage

Few people complete a formal education in engineering (B.S. degree through a … READ MORE

Adam Galinsky on “How to speak up for yourself”

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Speaking up is hard to do, even when you know you should. Learn how to assert yourself, navigate tricky social situations and expand your personal power with sage guidance from social psychologist Adam Galinsky.

He is currently … READ MORE

Mutilated Figures of Speech

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According to Kristin Richardson, these analogies were produced by high school students in “creative writing” classes:

o He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked … READ MORE

Jodi Goldstein (managing director of the Harvard Innovation Labs) in “The Corner Office”

goldsteinAdam 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 Jodi Goldstein , … READ MORE

45 Of History’s Most Famous (And Amusing) Insults

twainOne of our three sons, Geoffrey, introduced me to an especially interesting website — All That Is Interesting (ati) — at which the resources include Chris Altman’s “45 Of History’s Most Famous (And Amusing) Insults.”

For example:

“The trouble ain’t there is too many fools, but that the … READ MORE

Take on Uncomfortable Tasks to Help You Grow

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Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.

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Blake Irving (C.E.O. of GoDaddy) in “The Corner Office”

irvingAdam 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 Blake Irving, C.E.O. … READ MORE

Here Are Two Ways to Leave Work Stress Behind

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Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.

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Simon Horton on the “Strong Win-Win” approach to negotiation: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

hortonSimon Horton is one of the world’s leading negotiation skills trainers, having taught hostage negotiators, senior purchasing officers for some of the largest global manufacturing companies and solicitors at the most prestigious law firms in the world. He … READ MORE

Chris Anderson on “TED’s secret to great public speaking”

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There’s no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that all the best ones have in common. TED Curator Chris Anderson shares this secret — along with four ways to make it … READ MORE

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