Archive for June, 2011

Collaboration: A book review by Bob Morris

Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results
Morten T. Hansen
Harvard Business School Press (2009)

Hansen provides a brilliant explanation of how “disciplined collaboration” can help to enable … READ MORE

Morten T. Hansen: An interview by Bob Morris

Morten T. Hansen

Hansen is a professor at University of California, Berkeley, and at INSEAD, France. He was previously a professor at Harvard Business School for a number of years. Prior to joining Harvard University, Hansen obtained … READ MORE

Dan Pink: An interview by Bob Morris

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of several provocative, bestselling books about the changing world of work. His latest is DRiVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, which uses … READ MORE

Chip Conley, Second Interview: By Bob Morris

Chip Conley

Conley is the founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, California’s largest boutique hotel company, founded in 1987. At the age of 26 with no industry experience, Chip created The Phoenix, taking a 1950s seedy … READ MORE

PEAK: A book review by Bob Morris

PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow
Chip Conley
Jossey-Bass (2007)

Note:  Today is June 28, 2011. Chip has just announced  the debut of www.peakorganizations.com, a site featuring new programs and resources based on his book PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo … READ MORE

Chip Conley, First Interview: by Bob Morris

Chip Conley

Chip Conley is the founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, California’s largest boutique hotel company that was founded in 1987. At the age of 26 with no industry experience, Chip created The Phoenix, taking … READ MORE

Design Is How It Works: A book review by Bob Morris

Design Is How It Works: How the Smartest Companies Turn Products into Icons
Jay Greene
Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2010)

How to create experiences that consumers crave

According to Jay Greene, “effective design in the twenty-first century goes well beyond creating an … READ MORE

Jay Greene: An interview by Bob Morris

Jay Greene

For more than two decades, Jay Greene has written about some of the most important companies, business trends, and top executives in the world. From 2000 to 2009, he served as BusinessWeek’s Seattle bureau chief, overseeing the … READ MORE

What Were They Thinking?: A book review by Bob Morris

What Were They Thinking?: Unconventional Wisdom About Management
Jeffrey Pfeffer
Harvard Business Press (2007)

According to Jeffrey Pfeffer, there seem to be three themes that unify many of the ideas he shares in this volume: “(1) the importance of considering feedback effects … READ MORE

Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense: A book review by Bob Morris


Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense
: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management

Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton
Harvard Business Press (2006)

In this book, Pfeffer and Sutton examine what … READ MORE

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