Archive for November, 2011

Places I have, and have not been….

I do not know the source of what follows but it reminds me of Andy Rooney.

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I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. … READ MORE

Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen: An interview by Bob Morris

Jim Collins

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies — how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies.  Having … READ MORE

One Click: A book review by Bob Morris

One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of
Richard L. Brandt
Penguin/Portfolio (2011)

“Gradatim Ferociter”  (“Step by Step, Courageously”)

This is not a comprehensive biography such as the one of Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson. Rather, it is an extended profile in … READ MORE

The Zappos Experience: A book review by Bob Morris

The Zappos Experience: 5 Principles to Inspire, Engage, and WOW
Joseph A. Michelli
McGraw-Hill (2011)

Happiness should – and CAN – be an experience shared by everyone involved

I have read and reviewed all of Joseph A. Michelli’s previous books and consider each a unique … READ MORE

What Makes a Great Teacher?

William Taylor ( (Photo: Veronika Lukasova) )

Here is an excerpt from an article that appeared in The Atlantic (January/February 2010) in which Amanda Ripley … READ MORE

Robert L. Johnson (RLJ Companies) in “The Corner Office”

Robert L. Johnson (Photo: Earl Wilson/NYT)

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New … READ MORE

Lead with Purpose: A conversation with John Baldoni

John Baldoni

John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, author and educator.

John has taught what it means to inspire at the top of a mountain in the Canadian Rockies. At sea … READ MORE

Lead with Purpose: A book review by Bob Morris

Lead with Purpose: Giving Your Organization a Reason to Believe in Itself
John Baldoni
AMACOM (2012)

The multi-dimensional “why” of initiative and fulfillment for organizations as well as for individuals

I selected my review’s title because, in his latest book, John Baldoni focuses on how … READ MORE

The Three Questions That Lead to Profitable Growth

Chris Zook

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Chris Zook for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to … READ MORE

The Coming Jobs War: A book review by Bob Morris

The Coming Jobs War: What Every Leader Must Know About the Future of Job Creation
Jim Clifton
Gallup Press (2011)

How and why entrepreneurs can – indeed must – win America’s “next everything war”

The war to which the title of this book refers … READ MORE