Archive for April, 2013

The Agility Factor

Agility FactorA few large companies in every industry show consistently superior profitability relative to their peers, and they all have one thing in common: a highly developed capacity to adapt their business to change. Here is … READ MORE

Brian Tracy on “The Role of a Manager”

TracyAs the bio on his Amazon page explains, “Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian’s goal is to help you … READ MORE

Make Your Next Innovation Jam Work

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Alessandro Di Fiore for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the … READ MORE

Zig Zag: A book review by Bob Morris

Zig ZagZig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity
Keith Sawyer
Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2013)

Cutting edge thinking and practical advice on how to follow a path less traveled to breakthrough creativity

After introducing eight “powerful, surprisingly simple” steps to creativity, Keith Sawyer observes, “Exceptional … READ MORE

A Corporate Climate of Mutual Help

Schein, EdgarEdgar Schein, MIT’s sage of organizational culture, explains why the quest for accountability should start with interdependence. Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of him conducted by Art Kleiner and Rutger von Post … READ MORE

Jen Guzman (Stella & Chewy’s) in “The Corner Office”

GuzmanAdam 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. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Jen … READ MORE

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 4/22/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you:


The Power of Why: Breaking Out in a Competitive Marketplace

The Power of Why: A book review by Bob Morris

Power of WhyThe Power of Why: Breaking Out in a Competitive Marketplace
Richard Weylman
New Harvest (April 2013)

Why you must keep asking “Why?” until you understand why

In his book Begin with Why, Simon Sinek asserts — and I agree — that individuals as … READ MORE

Creative Intelligence: A book review by Bob Morris

Creative IntelligenceCreative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire
Bruce Nussbaum
HarperBusiness (2013)

How we can “increase our creative ability by learning from others, collaborating, sharing.”

I selected one of Bruce Nussbaum’s observations to serve as the title of this review because, in my … READ MORE

Peter Gray: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris