You Only Live Once, Do It Warren Buffett’s Way

Buffett, Warren (Rose)Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Taft for LinkedIn. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here.

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B4B: A book review by Bob Morris

B4BB4B: How Technology and Big Data Are Reinventing the Customer-Supplier Relationship
J.B. Wood, Todd Hewlin, and Thomas Lah
Facebook.com/TSIA Books (2014)

If “software is eating the world” (Marc Andreessen), then it’s time to update the kitchen and probably the recipes.

For more than a century, at least … READ MORE

How societal pressures (morals, reputation, laws, and security systems) can minimize betrayals of trust

SchneierI have just read and will soon review Bruce Schneier‘s latest book, Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive.

Almost all of the in formation, insights, and counsel he provides can help almost anyone earn and then sustain READ MORE

Julie Myers Wood (chief executive of Guidepost Solutions) in “The Corner Office”

WoodAdam 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 Julie Myers Wood, chief executive of Guidepost Solutions, a security, … READ MORE

Inside Seuss Inc.

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  Theodor Seuss Geisel (above) died in 1991. The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Anna Russell for The Wall Street Journal. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click READ MORE

An unlikely role model for those who aspire to be an engaged supervisor in business

imagesIn The Explorer Gene, Tom Cheshire explains how three generations of the Piccard family went higher, deeper, and further than anyone else had ever done before. Auguste Piccard was the patriarch. At one point, he accepted a position at the Solway Institute. … READ MORE

Marshall Goldsmith on “The Art of Asking Questions”

Goldsmith, MarshallHere is another brief, remarkably thoughtful article written by Marshall Goldsmith for Talent Management magazine. He suggests and I agree that mentors — and especially supervisors — should ask questions that probe for understanding to create a more insightful dialogue. To check out … READ MORE

What does a healthy company look like?

One for all, all for one
Based on everything I have experienced, observed, and learned over the years, here’s what I think a healthy company looks like:

o First-Person Plural Pronouns: Everyone thinks in terms of “serving our customers,” “what we can accomplish working together, ” … READ MORE

Peace Through Friendship: Worth a Try

Pdeace ThrioughHere is a brief excerpt from an article by Juliana Schroeder and Jane Risen for The New York Times. Its core thesis is brilliant but simple, as you will soon realize. Today, when there are so many conflicts — sometimes [begin italics] violent [end … READ MORE

Brandon Stanton and Four Humans of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Humans of NYBrandon Stanton’s 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 more memorable encounters … READ MORE

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