Archive for August, 2013

Good Artists Copy; Great Artists Steal

Good Artists

“Good Artists Copy; Great Artists Steal”

Who said it first? Steve Jobs? Pablo Picasso? T. S. Eliot? W. H. Davenport Adams? Lionel Trilling? Igor Stravinsky? William Faulkner? Apocryphal?

Here is a brief excerpt from … READ MORE

Glenn Kelman (chief executive of Redfin) in “The Corner Office”

KdelmanAdam 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 Glenn Kelman, chief … READ MORE

What Keeps Leaders Up at Night: A book review by Bob Morris

What KeepsWhat Keeps Leaders Up at Night: Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues
Nicole A. Lipkin
AMACOM (2013)

Here are valuable leadership lessons to be learned from a former barefoot cobbler

In her exceptionally thoughtful and thought-provoking Introduction, Nicole Lipkin confides, “I crossed the line from … READ MORE

Why Positivity is So Essential in the Workplace

Businessman Wearing CapeHere is a brief excerpt from an article by Marla Gottschalk for LinkedIn. She explains why the importance of “psychological capital” is incalculable when attempting to determine the value of … READ MORE

Disrupt!: A book review by Bob Morris

Disrupt!Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic
Bill Jensen
Net Minds (2013)


I have read and reviewed all of Bill Jensen’s previously published books and think Disrupt! is his most valuable — thus far — because it will have the widest and deepest impact. Bravo!

Now more than at any … READ MORE

Kevin Allen: Second interview, by Bob Morris

Allen, KevinKevin Allen is Founder & Chairman of business transformation company, [re:kap], that counts Burberry, M&C Saatchi, Nokia, Omnicom, Rolls-Royce, Smythson and Swedbank among its global clients. He spent over two decades on the front lines … READ MORE

Tom Kelley and David Kelley on the Care and Feeding of an Innovation Team

Creative ConfidenceIn Tom Kelley and David Kelley’s book, Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All (to be published by Crown Business, October 2013), they offer some excellent advice on the “care and feeding of an innovation team.” Here is an abbreviation of their … READ MORE

A Study in Sinatra: There are times when you just do whatever must be done

SinatraHere is a brief excerpt from an article by Marla Gottschalk for LinkedIn. She cites an unlikely source for valuable business lessons when explaining why, when we are “not onboard” and are reluctant to “buy in” with regard … READ MORE

Moment of Battle: A book review by Bob Morris

Moment of BattleMoment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World
James Lacey and Williamson Murray
Bantam Books/Rabdom House Publishing (2013)

Twenty battles that “changed the flow of history in profoundly fundamental ways that still echo throughout the world”

Although I am by no … READ MORE

John Butman: An interview by Bob Morris

ButmanJohn Butman is founder and principal of the idea and content development firm Idea Platforms, Inc. and author of Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas (Harvard Business Review Press 2013). He has … READ MORE