What strategists need: A meeting of the minds

NextFrontiers_510x175Here is a brief excerpt from an article about a unique gathering of strategists from academia, leading companies, and McKinsey. They debate the state of the discipline, with an emphasis on opportunities for innovation in a changing world. It was … READ MORE

Walter Isaacson on “Where Innovation Comes From”

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Walter Isacsson for the Wall Street Journal. He explains how and why today’s biggest innovations are coming from the combination of human inspiration and computer-processing power. To read … READ MORE

The Great Decoupling: Now What?

#5Here is a composite of several brief excerpts from interviews of several thought leaders conducted by Rik Kirkland for The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. The rapid advance of machine learning presents an economic paradox: productivity is rising, but … READ MORE

Here Are the Essential Steps to Complete in Design Thinking

Reciprocity AdvantageI have just read and will soon review The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth, co-authored by Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn, published by Berrett-Koehler (September 2015), … READ MORE

Dataclysm: A book review by Bob Morris

DataclysmDataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)
Christian Rudder
Crown (2014)

Noah had his flood and it ended. Now we have ours and it will never end.

To what does the title of this book refer? According to Christian … READ MORE

Toasting With a Half-Full Glass: David Brooks and Gail Collins in Conversation


What a treat it is to eavesdrop on a conversation between two exceptionally talented people such as David Brooks and Gail Collins. Here is an excerpt from their conversation as it appeared in The New York Times. To read the complete … READ MORE

How We Learn: A book review by Bob Morris

How We LearnHow We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where and Why it Happens
Benedict Carey
Random House (2014)

How to take full advantage of a host of techniques that deepen learning that remain largely unknown outside scientific circles

As Benedict Carey … READ MORE

Susan Story (chief executive of American Water) in “The Corner Office”

StoryAdam 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 Susan Story, chief executive of American … READ MORE

Thomas L. Friedman on the ISIS Crisis

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

The Organized Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

Organized MindThe Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
Daniel J. Levitin
Dutton/The Penguin Group (2014)

How to “recapture a sense of order and thereby regain the hours of time wasted by a disorganized mind”

Clutter can full … READ MORE


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