Cedric Bru (the C.E.O. of Tahlia) in “The Corner Office

Adam 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 … READ MORE

Do You Know What You Don’t Know?

One of the most dangerous and potentially damaging forms of ignorance is not knowing what you think you know but [begin italics] don’t [end italics]. This inevitably results in false assumptions and premises on which incorrect decisions are … READ MORE

Claire Brooks on “Marketing with Strategic Empathy”: An interview by Bob Morris

Claire Brooks
is President and Managing Director of ModelPeople Inc.,a global consultancy offering branding insights and strategic solutions to international clients in categories as diverse as … READ MORE

Riding Shotgun: A book review by Bob Morris

Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO
Nathaniel Bennett and Stephen Miles
Stanford University Press (January 2017)

Why the COO is probably “the toughest job in a company”

The is the updated edition of a book first published a decade ago … READ MORE

HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business: A book review by Bob Morris

HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business
Richard S. Ruback and Royce Yudkoff
Harvard Business Review Press (2017)

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the … READ MORE

Great Teams: Results & Relationships

In Extreme Teams, Robert Bruce Shaw explains “why Pixar, Netflix, Airbnb, and other cutting-edge companies succeed where most fail.” They create a workplace culture within which great teams are most likely … READ MORE

How breakthrough creativity happens at the intersection of different fields, ideas, people, and culture

In the Foreword to the revised and updated edition of Frans Johansson’s classic, The Medici Effect, Teresa Amiable discusses the concept of “intersectional creativity,” a process of collaboration that is ecumenical, multidisciplinary, multifunctional, and most important of all, open. Throughout history, the most creative teams — … READ MORE

Sense & Respond: A book review by Bob Morris

Sense & Respond: How Successful Organizations Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously
Jeff Gothelp and Josh Seiden
Harvard Business Review Press (February 2017)

Engage an organization in a two-way conversation with its market(s) and customers, integrated at … READ MORE

The Best Companies Don’t Have More Stars — They Cluster Them Together

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Michael Mankins for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign … READ MORE

Joe Pulizzi on the Power of Content Marketing: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

Joe Pulizzi is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, podcaster, father and lover of all things orange. He’s the founder of multiple startups, including the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), the leading content marketing educational resource for enterprise brands, recognized as the fastest growing business media company by Inc. … READ MORE