Archive for September, 2013

What? More terrific quotations? You betcha!

The National Library of France

I am an incurable collector of quotations and now share another group, most of which are new to me.

o “I can’t recall a time that was as volatile, … READ MORE

Beyond the Idea: A book review by Bob Morris

Beyond IdeaBeyond the Idea: How to Execute Innovation in Any Organization
Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble
St. Martin’s Press (2013)

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison

According to Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, “The most important message in Beyond the Idea is very simple: innovation execution … READ MORE

Rakesh Kapoor (chief executive of Reckitt Benckiser) in “The Corner Office”

KapoorAdam 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 Rakesh Kapoor, chief … READ MORE

Tim Cook: The Complete Interview by Sam Grobart

Tim Cook
Here is an excerpt from an extended interview of Tim Cook by Sam Grobart for Bloomberg Businessweek. As Grobart explains, “For this week’s cover story on Apple (AAPL) and its future, I … READ MORE

Looptail: A book review by Bob Morris

LooptailLooptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business
Bruce Poon Tip
BusinessPlus (2013)

How and why core values and shared purpose can help any social enterprise to achieve sustainable profitability

The most popular career advice includes the suggestion to do what you love and love … READ MORE

Tim Brown asks, “What’s Stopping You from Being Creative?”

  Caption: Brett Myers (center) and his team at State Farm Next Door; A chalkboard calendar of events at Next Door's bustling Chicago café and co-working space


Ten of the most important women in U.S. history

Mae Jemison (1992)

Mae Jemison (1992)

However different these ten women may be in most respects, all of them share this in common: They had or continue to have a great impact on the quality … READ MORE

Tina Rozenberg on “Malcolm Gladwell: Guru of the Underdogs”

Gladwell:AtlanticHere is an excerpt from an article by Tina Rozenberg for The Atlantic in which she suggests that Malcolm Gladwell‘s latest gospel of success further romanticizes the Davids of the world and … READ MORE

Michael Hess on “Delegate your work, not your business”

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Michael Hess 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 … READ MORE