Archive for April, 2012

Hellmann’s Mayonnaise: A bit of history

Most people don’t know that back in 1912, Hellmann’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In
fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz,
Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great … READ MORE

Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Time: A book review by Bob Morris

Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Time
Daniel Gross
John Wiley & Sons (1997)

Note: This was among the first books I reviewed for Amazon (in 2000) and I recently re-read it while doing some research on several of the 20 companies it … READ MORE

Five Lessons About Women in Business

Photo: M&C Saatchi

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Carrie Hindmarsh and featured by the Wall Street Journal‘s blog, “The Source.” To read the complete article, … READ MORE

Reverse Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

Reverse Innovation: Create Far from Home, Win Everywhere
Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble
Harvard Business School Press (2012)

How and why reverse innovation can help to reverse the negative trends and tendencies that can weaken an organization

Those who have read one or more of Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble’s … READ MORE

How to get your organization to and then remain at “The Center for the Edge”

The Center for the Edge, part of Deloitte LLP, helps senior executives make sense of and profit from emerging opportunities on the edge of business and technology. What is … READ MORE

Todd Henry: An interview by Bob Morris

Todd Henry is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams generate brilliant ideas.  He regularly speaks and consults with companies, both large and small, about how … READ MORE

An Oprah Winfrey few have seen…until now


The CBS This Morning program continues its series, “Note to Self,” and each is brilliantly presented.

Oprah Winfrey is among those who have participated thus far, reading a brief message to herself, at age 20.

I have admired … READ MORE

Why You Won’t Get Breakthrough Innovation by Being Nice

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

Get Lucky: A book review by Bob Morris

Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business
Thor Muller and Lane Becker
Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2012)

How and why to cultivate conditions and develop skills for chance encounters that offer new business opportunities

Almost a century ago, … READ MORE

How to Craft an Attention-Grabbing Message

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Kare Anderson 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 HBR email alerts, please click READ MORE