Archive for May, 2013

Walter Kiechel III on C.K. Prahalad and Strategy as Boundaryless Aspiration

09-07-22 Walter KeichelHere is a brief excerpt from a blog posted by Walter Kiechel III at his website. Although dated several years ago, its insights remaining compelling relevant. To read the entire article and check out … READ MORE

Malcolm Gladwell on “Most Likely to Succeed”

Gladwell 1Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Malcolm Gladwell for The New Yorker (December 15, 2008). Although written years ago, it still has some bite. To read the complete article and check … READ MORE

Reinventing You: A book review by Bob Morris

Reinventing YouReinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future
Dorie Clark
Harvard Business Review Press (2013)

“Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” Oscar Wilde

Don’t be deterred by the title. I wasn’t only because I hold Dorie Clark in such regard for the quality of her … READ MORE

J.W. Marriott Jr. (former C.E.O. of Marriott International) in “The Corner Office”

Marriott, J.W. JrAdam 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 J.W. Marriott Jr. (known as … READ MORE

Predator Nation: A book review by Bob Morris

Predator NationPredator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America
Charles H. Ferguson
Crown Business (2012)

The nature and extent of ethical and financial kudzu

Other reviews have (collectively) covered most of the most important points to be made about this book and … READ MORE

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 5/20/13)

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


Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of … READ MORE

Gettysburg and Memorial Day

220px-Gettysburg_national_cemetery_img_4164President Abraham Lincoln delivered a memorable address on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated … READ MORE

How to tame your work week

How to TameHere is an excerpt from article written by Laura Vanderkam for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network. She shares portions of a conversation with M.R. Nelson. To … READ MORE

The Secret Origins of Corporate Strategy

09-07-22 Walter KeichelHere is a brief excerpt from an interview of Walter Kiechel, former managing editor at Fortune magazine and author of The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World. … READ MORE

Breaking Out: A book review by Bob Morris

Brdeaking OutBreaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas
John Butman
Harvard Business Review Press (2013)

How the idea entrepreneur goes public, breaks out, and achieves influence (and how you can, too) is the subject of this book.”