Archive for October, 2012

Mining Big Data to Find New Markets: A Harvard Business Review Webinar Conclusions Paper

This webinar conclusions paper by Harvard Business Review explores the topic of “big data” and how companies today are mining big data to develop insights and identify micromarkets that represent opportunities for remarkable growth.

McKinsey consultants and co-authors Manish Goyal and Homayoun Hatami, along … READ MORE

Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations: A book review by Bob Morris

Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations: Aligning Culture and Strategy

Daniel Denison, Robert Hooijberg, Nancy Lane, and Colleen Lief

Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2012)

Why and how both culture and strategy must be aligned and integrated throughout any organizational change process

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How to Save Time by Saying No

 

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How to read a business book

Most of us are taught to read phonetically. In fact, the speed of light is far greater than the speed of sound. (The speed of sound is 767 mph whereas the speed of light … READ MORE

Antifragile: A book review by Bob Morris

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Random House (2012)

How to build “a systematic and broad guide to nonpredictive decision making under uncertainty

Here is the context (in the Prologue) from which an excerpt serves as the title of this review: “By … READ MORE

Walter Kiechel III on “The Management Century”

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Walter Kiechel III 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

Rosabeth Moss Kanter on “Why You Need Charisma”

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rosabeth Moss Kanter 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

Gabe Zichermann: How games make kids smarter

Do kids these days have short attention spans, or does the world just move too slowly to accommodate their energy and creativity?

Gabe Zichermann suggests that today’s video games are making children smarter — and we should all embrace gamification.

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Tony Schwartz on the productivity paradox: How to get more out of people by demanding less

In an article written for the June 2010 issue of Harvard Business Review, Tony Schwartz explains how those in senior management have myriad opportunities to set the right context for their employees to replenish their … READ MORE

The Outsiders: A book review by Bob Morris

The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
William N. Thorndike, Jr.
Harvard Business Review Press (2012)

Whatever got an organization here probably won’t get it there

There are countless examples of once-great companies such as Kodak and Sears that … READ MORE

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