Archive for February, 2014

Leadership 2030: A book review by Bob Morris

Leadership 2030Leadership 2030: The Six Megatrends You Need to Understand to Lead Your Company into the Future
Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell
AMACOM (2014)

Valuable lessons to be learned from six megatrends and their possible/probable implications

I am in substantial debt to Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell … READ MORE

Peter Weill on Digitally Driven Customer-Centricity

WeillPeter Weill is chairman and senior research scientist at the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He recently spoke with The Boston Consulting Group’s Benjamin Rehberg about ways that financial services … READ MORE

Can computers out-think human beings?

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Opinions are divided — sometimes sharply divided — about whether or not computers can or ever will out-think human beings.

In “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” published in a British journal, MindREAD MORE

Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma: A book review by Bob Morris

Strength-Based LeanStrength-Based Lean Six Sigma: Building Positive and Engaging Business Improvement
David Shaked
KoganPage (2014)

How and why one approach to Lean Six Sigma “is more natural to work with and more sustainable in the long run”

Where to begin?

David Shaked provides an abundance of valuable … READ MORE

Brian Eno on letting others “do politics” for us

EnoHere is a brief excerpt from Maria Popova’s online newsletter, Brain Pickings. To check out all the resources at her website, please click here.

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Music pioneer Brian Eno, a man of strong … READ MORE

The Second Machine Age: A book review by Bob Morris

Second MachineThe Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
W.W. Norton & Company (2014)

“Technology is not destiny. We shape our destiny.”

Opinions vary as to the timeframe of the Industrial Revolution and there is also disagreement … READ MORE

William Seidman: A second interview by Bob Morris

SeidmanDr. William (Bill) Seidman has worked as a manager or consultant with many large and small organizations including Hewlett-Packard, Jack in the Box, Intel, Tektronix, CVS Pharmacies, and Sears. As a recognized expert on leadership in high-performing organizations, … READ MORE

Four patterns of behavior that women at work need to understand

What Works for WomenIn What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know, Joan Williams and Rachel Dempsey focus on “four crisp patterns that provide the framework for this book”:

o Prove-It-Again! is exactly what it sounds like: Women are forced … READ MORE

Crossing the Chasm (Third Edition): A book review by Bob Morris

Crossing ChasmCrossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers
Geoffrey A. Moore
HarperBusiness/HarperCollins Imprint (2014)

How and why each stakeholder in the given enterprise “must come to a common accord if the chasm can be safely negotiated”

As Geoffrey Moore explains, in … READ MORE

John W. Rogers Jr. (Chairman, CEO, and chief investment officer of Ariel Investments) in “The Corner Office”

Rogers, JohnAdam 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 John W. … READ MORE