Archive for August, 2012

Are You Solving the Right Problem?

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Dwayne Spradlin 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 … READ MORE

The Clintons Up Close (1995)

The Clintons in October 1995 (Courtesy William J. Clinton Presidential Library)

Here is a brief excerpt from the feature article in The American Scholar written by Jane Warwick Yoder and Edwin … READ MORE

Golden Opportunity: A book review by Bob Morris

Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald’s
Cody Teets
Cider Hill Press (2012)

How arches of opportunity can become bridges to remarkable achievement

What led Codie Teets to write this book? Weary of and insulted by “the bad rap that working at McDonald’s … READ MORE

Michael Michalko on how to “crack the barriers to creativity”

Michael Michalko

I read Michael Michalko’s first book, Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius, when it was published in 1998 by Ten Speed Press. According to Michalko, how best to “crack  the barriers … READ MORE

Passion & Purpose: A book review by Bob Morris

Passion & Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest of Young Business Leaders
John Coleman, Daniel Gulati, and W. Oliver Segovia
Harvard Business Review Press (2012)

“Never doubt the power of a small group of people to change the world. Indeed, it is the … READ MORE

The Little Book of Talent: A book review by Bob Morris

The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills
Daniel Coyle
Bantam Books/A Random House imprint (2012)
Lessons learned from “hotbeds” of creativity about how best to develop talents to their full potential
For more than 20 years, Anders Ericsson and his … READ MORE

Outside In: A book review by Bob Morris

Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business
Harley Manning and Kerry Bodine
New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2012)

There’s “bad news” and there’s “good news”

Development of the concept of customer-centrism predates Barbara Bund’s business classic, The Outside-In Corporation: How … READ MORE

Slugfest: The Romney-Obama Debates

Credit: Alison Jackson

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by James Fallows and featured in The Atlantic. To read the complete article, check out others, sign … READ MORE

The number one skill that is essential to achieving greater success


Here is an article written by Mary Goodman and Rich Russakoff for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources … READ MORE

Multipliers: A book review by Bob Morris

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
Liz Wiseman with Greg McKeown
HarperBusiness (2010)

How to increase or diminish human capabilities…including your own

Note: I read and reviewed this book when it was published (2010) and recently re-read it while preparing questions for an … READ MORE