Archive for March, 2012

Thinking, Fast and Slow: A book review by Bob Morris

Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2011)

Why I think this is one of the most important books published during the past decade

Given the number and quality of the reviews of this book that have already appeared, there really … READ MORE

Why and how to make “purposeful” mistakes

In Brilliant Mistakes: Finding Success on the Far Side of Failure, Paul J. H. Schoemaker observes, “Our schools and organizations are designed for efficiency and order. These are fine principles but rarely encourage mistakes, either brilliant or foolish. Students are graded on … READ MORE

7 types of people you never want to work with


Here is an excerpt from an article written by Steve Tobak for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a … READ MORE

Creative Thinkering: A book review by Bob Morris

Creative Thinkerin: Putting Your Imagination to Work
Michael Michalko
New World Library (2011)

How and why conceptual blending of dissimilar subjects, ideas, and concepts is the most important factor in creative thinking

Those who have read any of Michael Michalko’s previously published books, notably Cracking … READ MORE

The Three Don’ts of Persuasion


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.

Persuading people to believe in … READ MORE

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

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Here is an excerpt from an outstanding article written by Paul J. H. Schoemaker and featured online by Inc. magazine. To read … READ MORE

Antul Gawande asks, “Top athletes and singers have coaches. Should you?”


Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Atul Gawande for The New Yorker magazine. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of resources, … READ MORE

Daniel Kahneman: Beware the “inside view”

Here is an excerpt from an article, featured in The McKinsey Quarterly published by McKinsey & Company. It includes an excerpt from Daniel Kahneman‘s book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. To read the complete … READ MORE

The Charisma Myth: A book review by Bob Morris

The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
Olivia Fox Cabane
Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2012)

Here is a generous provision of “practical, immediately applicable tools with measurable results”

Whatever you call it (some call it a “sixth sense”), most of … READ MORE

The three biggest mistakes made when attempting to solve a problem

I can easily identify with the executive in Frank Cotham’s cartoon that appeared in an issue of The New Yorker years ago.

Problems really do seem to multiply … READ MORE