Archive for October, 2013

Fish Can’t See Water: A book review by Bob Morris

Fish Can'tFish Can’t See Water: How National Culture Can Make or Break Your Corporate Strategy
Kai Hammerich and Richard D Lewis
John Wiley & Sons (2013)

How and why “deep and often invisible natural programming” can affect the strategy execution of an organization

Kai Hammerich and Richard Lewis … READ MORE

Joseph L. Badaracco: An interview by Bob Morris

BadaroccoJoseph L. Badaracco is the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School. He has taught courses on business ethics, strategy, and management in the School’s MBA and executive programs. Badaracco is a graduate of St. … READ MORE

Maria Popova shares perspectives on the perils of the “OK Plateau”

PopovaHere is a brief excerpt from an article written by Maria Popova for her website, Brain Pickings. As she explains, “The core ethos behind Brain Pickings is that creativity is a combinatorial force: It’s our ability to tap into the mental pool of resources — ideas, … READ MORE

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 10/21/13)

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

BOOK REVIEWS

Conf!dence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

The Office Politics Handbook: Winning the Game of Power and Politics at Work
Jack … READ MORE

Tim Ferriss on “Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes”

FerrissHere is an excerpt from a blog post by Tim Ferriss who explains that increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement—period. To read the complete article, please click here.

Photo: Dustin Diaz

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Conf!dence: A book review by Bob Morris

Confidence:OverConf!dence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Hudson Street Press/The Penguin Group (2013)

How and why “low confidence is the result of failure but the source of success”

In this thoughtful and thought-provoking book, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic observes, “The main difference between people who lack confidence and … READ MORE

Pat Lencioni’s Latest Point of View: The Lost Art of Simplicity

LencioniHere is a brief excerpt from Pat Lencioni‘s latest Point of View. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here.

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This is going to be a difficult POV to write, because … READ MORE

The 6 Types of Thinkers to Seek for Your Team

AndresenHere is a brief excerpt from an article by Katya Andresen for LinkedIn. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here.

Photo via the Human Capitalist, a blog on human resources.

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The Office Politics Handbook: A book review by Bob Morris

Office PoliticsThe Office Politics Handbook: Winning the Game of Power and Politics at Work
Jack Godwin
Career Pess (2013)

How to survive and then thrive by effectively managing micropolitics in the contemporary workplace

As I began to read this book, I was reminded of … READ MORE

Josh Linkner on “Unleashing Chain Reactions”

Linkner, JoshHere is a recent post by Josh Linkner at his website. He discusses a subject of special interest to me, causal relationships, that has almost unlimited relevance to human experience throughout … READ MORE

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