Archive for January, 2012

The Collaborative Habit: A book review by Bob Morris

The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together
Twyla Tharp
Simon & Schuster (2009)

“In the end, all collaborations are love stories”…at least the best of them are, and they must be.

As is my custom when a new year begins, I recently re-read … READ MORE

The Power of Your “Next”

As she explains in her brilliant book, Find Your Next: Using the Business Genome Approach to Find Your Company’s Next Competitive Edge (McGraw-Hill, 2012), Andrea Kates defines an organization’s or an individual’s “next” as the result of a four-stage process: (1) … READ MORE

Booz & Company’s “The Thought Leader Interview” Series: Sylvia Nasar

Sylvia Nasar (Photo: © John Blais)

Here is the introduction to an interview of Sylvia Nasar by Rob Norton as part of “The Thought Leader Interview” series featured by strategy+businessREAD MORE

How to Know Which Kind of Mentor You Need

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.

Mentors help you advance in … READ MORE

Mass Affluence: A book review by Bob Morris

Mass Affluence: Seven New Rules of Marketing to Today’s Consumer
Paul Nunes and Brian Johnson
Harvard Business Review Press (2004)

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Customer’s Way

Nunes and Johnson help to increase our understanding of an especially powerful trend in contemporary … READ MORE

Harry West (Continuum) in “The Corner Office”

Harry West (Photo credit: Marilynn K. Yee/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

Roadmap to Revenue: A book review by Bob Morris

Roadmap to Revenue: How to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy
Kristin Zhivago
Bristol & Shipley (2011)

How to determine what, when, and how prospective buyers wish to make a purchase

In a sales environment in which consumers now have much … READ MORE

How to make the most of uncertainty



Here is an excerpt from another “classic” article featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, and written by Hugh Courtney. To read the … READ MORE

Andrea Kates: Part Two of an interview by Bob Morris

Andrea Kates

Andrea Kates  ( is the founder of the Business Genome® project and author of the visionary bestselling business innovation book, Find Your Next (McGraw-Hill, November 2011). As a business strategist, facilitator, and speaker, Andrea … READ MORE