Christine L. Borgman on “Big Data, Little Data, No Data, and Scholarship in the Networked World”

Big Data, Little DataI have recently read and will soon review a book, Christine L. Borgman’s Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World (MIT Press 2015), that increased substantially my understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of data in various sizes … READ MORE

Originals: A book review by Bob Morris

OriginalsOriginals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
Adam M. Grant
Viking/An Imprint of Penguin Random House (2016)

How and why originality starts with creative thinking, is driven by a vision, and can eventually have global impact

Adam Grant wants to “debunk the myth that originality requires extreme … READ MORE

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Carolyn Gregoire for The Huffington Post. To read the complete article, learn more about The Post, check out other articles, and sign up for free email alerts, please click … READ MORE

George E.L. Barbee: Part 2 0f an interview by Bob Morris

BarbeeGeorge E. L. Barbee is one of the original Batten Fellow faculty members (along with Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell and Jim Gilmore) at top-ranked University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and has been teaching innovation … READ MORE

Agile Talent: A book review by Bob Morris

Agile TalentAgile Talent: How to Source and Manage Outside Experts
Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood
Harvard Business Review Press (2016)

How all manner of companies gain competitive advantage with new and better ways of managing talent

All organizations need effective leadership and management at all levels … READ MORE

The Top 50 Management Thinkers (2015)

PorterMichaelHere is an excerpt from an article by Jeff Schmitt for Poets & Quants. To read the complete article, check out others, and sign up for a free newsletter, please click here.

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It wasn’t the “Thrilla in … READ MORE

One Simple Idea: A book review by Bob Morris

One Simple IdeaOne Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work
Stephen Key
McGraw Hill Education (2016)

From acorns to oak trees

This is a revised and expanded edition of a book first published … READ MORE

Jeffrey Pfeffer on “Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature”

bs-leadership_150x84Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to get things done. Here’s a better reading list for leaders, provided in an article written by Jeffrey Pfeffer for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. … READ MORE

The Disney Recipe


Here is an excerpt from an article written by Todd Zenger for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, … READ MORE

The defining characteristics of a healthy organization


I have been thinking about organizational health and decided to share my list of defining charactertistics. Actually, here is a baker’s dozen of “vital signs,” in no particular order:

o The company always … READ MORE


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