Paula Long (chief executive of DataGravity) in “The Corner Office”

LongAdam 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 Paula Long, chief executive of DataGravity, a data management firm. … READ MORE

The Golden Age of Neuroscience Has Arrived

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Here is an excerpt from an article by Micio Kaku for the Wall Street Journal in which he shares his thoughts about the fact that we have learned more about the thinking brain in the last 10-15 years than in all of human history. … READ MORE

Nature’s God: A book review by Bob Morris

Nature's GodNature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic
Matthew Stewart
W.W., Norton & Company (2014)

A brilliant analysis of “the power and impact of America’s original philosophical radicalism”

This was an especially challenging read because the issues that Matthew Stewart addresses are very complicated. For … READ MORE

Life’s Work: An interview of J. Craig Venter

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Here is an excerpt from an interview of J. Craig Venter conducted by Alison Beard 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, please … READ MORE

What Stays in Vegas: A book review by Bob Morris

What Stays in VegasWhat Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data — Lifeblood of Big Business — and the End of Privacy as We Know It
Adam Tanner
PublicAffairs (2014)

What stays in Las Vegas? An abundance of personal data used to achieve business … READ MORE

Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance

6Here is a brief excerpt from a “classic” article co-authored by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. It was published in 2001 and was later developed into their business bestseller, Primal Leadership: … READ MORE

Some read, others only read about: Basic Issues

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Robert Benchley is among my favorite humorists. He once observed, “The world is divided into two groups of people. Those who divide the world into two groups of people and those who don’t.”

I am among those who divide the world into two groups of … READ MORE

Chris Anderson shares his tips for giving a “killer presentation”

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Watching curator Chris Anderson in speaker rehearsals before a TED conference feels like witnessing the zen of a longtime coach who knows his sport both inside out and backwards. Whenever a trial run of a talk feels just a little askew, a … READ MORE

Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

HagelHere is a brief excerpt from an article by John Hagel for LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here.

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Platforms are becoming increasingly central to business … READ MORE

Why We Make Things and Why it Matters: A book review by Bob Morris

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Peter Korn
David R. Godine, Publisher (2014)

How and why the creative effort “is a process of challenging embedded narratives in order to….”

Peter Korn poses an intriguing … READ MORE

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