Archive for August, 2012

Everything Is Obvious: A book review by Bob Morris

Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us
Duncan J. Watts
Crown Business (2011)

 How we can “revolutionize our understanding of ourselves and how we interact”

As I began to read this book, I was reminded of a passage in Paul Schoemaker’s latest book, Brilliant Mistakes: “The key question … READ MORE

The Seven Deadly Sins of Management

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

Platform: A book review by Bob Morris

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Michael Hyatt
Thomas Nelson (2012)

How to “get noticed and win big in an increasingly noisy world”

Given the blizzards of messages we receive electronically and the cacophony of voices competing for attention, it is much more difficult now than ever before to create or increase … READ MORE

The wisdom of Neil Armstrong….

Although he will be remembered as the first human being to walk on the surface of the moon, Neil Armstrong said something in later years that I will … READ MORE

Mario Batali in “The Corner Office”

Photo credit: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

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

The Upside of the Downturn: A book review by Bob Morris

The Upside of the Downturn: Ten Management Strategies to Prevail in the Recession and Thrive in the Aftermath
Geoff Colvin
Portfolio/The Penguin Group (w009)

Note: I read this book when it was first published and recently re-read it.  If anything, it seems … READ MORE

Collective, Collaborative Innovation: Do’s and Don’ts

According to Frans Johansson, “When you step into an intersection of fields, disciplines, or cultures, you can combine existing concepts into a large number of extraordinary new ideas. The name I have give this phenomenon, the Medici Effect, comes from a … READ MORE

Constructive criticism: 5 ways to get your point heard, every single time

Here is an article written by Amy Levin-Epstein for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the website’s … READ MORE

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Greg McKeown 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 … READ MORE

The New Corporate Garage

Here is an excerpt from another exceptionally well-written article written by Scott D. Anthony 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

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