Archive for February, 2014

Patricia Nolan-Brown: An interview by Bob Morris

Nolan-BrownPatricia Nolan-Brown has been inventing and marketing problem-solving products for more than 22 years. She is the author of Idea to Invention: What You Need to Know to Cash in Your Inspiration (AMACOM, January … READ MORE

Satya Nadella (chief executive of Microsoft) in “The Corner Office”

NadellaAdam 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 … READ MORE

How technology can drive the next wave of mass customization

How technologyHere is an article co-authored by Anshuk Gandhi, Carmen Magar, and Roger Roberts for McKinsey & Company in which they explain how and why seven technologies are making it easier to tailor products and services to the wants of individual customers—and still make a profit. … READ MORE

Big Data @ Work: A book review by Bob Morris

Big Data @Big Data @ Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
Thomas H. Davenport
Harvard Business Review Press (2014)

How to make much better decisions about and then with big data systems and capabilities

Over the years, I have read and reviewed all of Thomas Davenport’s previously … READ MORE

Brain Food Nuggets (81-90)

Feast 1The buffet awaits:

o “A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them … READ MORE

Phil Rosenzweig on “The benefits—and limits—of decision models”

Credit: Pierre-Antoine-Grisoni

Credit: Pierre-Antoine-Grisoni

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Phil Rosenzweig for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out a wealth of … READ MORE

Confabulations of Everyday Life: Is a memoir ever free from fiction, if not outright lies?


“A memoir takes some particular threads, some incidents, some experience from a person’s life and gives an account of it.” Richard Hell

Here is a recent post by Bruce Poulsen in his column … READ MORE

David Shaked on “Guiding Principles of Change for Process Improvement”

ShakedIn Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma: Building Positive and Engaging Business Improvement, David Shaked explains how and why one approach to Lean Six Sigma “is more natural to work with and more sustainable in the long run.”


Rita Gunther McGrath, Part 1: An Interview by Bob Morris

McGrath 3Rita Gunther McGrath, a Professor at Columbia Business School, is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on strategy and innovation with particular emphasis on developing sound strategy in uncertain and volatile … READ MORE

On Becoming a Digital Person: Technology not only changes the world but it also changes us.

"The medium is the message."  Marshall McLuhan

“The medium is the message.” Marshall McLuhan

Here is a recent post by Bruce Poulsen in his column “Reality Play” … READ MORE