Archive for March, 2014

Long Before Sheryl Sandberg, There Was My Mother, Lois Wyse

Wyse, LoisHere is a brief excerpt from an especially charming article written by Rob Wyse about his remarkable mother. To read the complete article and check out others written for LinkedIn Pulse, … READ MORE

Low-Hanging Fruit: A book review by Bob Morris

Low-HangingLow-Hanging Fruit: 77 Eye-Opening Ways to Improve Productivity and Profits
Jeremy Eden and Terri Long
Wiley (2014)

How to “get a good cash crop yield from business innovation”

Years ago, I helped a Fortune 50 company establish an electronic suggestion box for its intranet. Generous tax-paid bonuses would … READ MORE

Dan Pink on “The puzzle of motivation”

photoRichard Saul Wurman created the TED conference in 1984 as a onetime event. (As you probably know already, TED refers to Technology, Education, and Design.) It became a four-day conference six years later. Chris Anderson purchased TED in 2001. Until 2005, it remained a … READ MORE

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: A book review by Bob Morris

Hard ThingThe Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz
HarperBusiness (2014)

One man’s thoughts and feelings about making especially difficult decisions and resolving especially difficult situations

Up front: I think the word “thing” is worthless because it has … READ MORE

Malcolm Gladwell on “The unheard story of David and Goliath”

photoRichard Saul Wurman created the TED conference in 1984 as a onetime event. (As you may already know, TED refers to Technology, Education, and Design.) It became a four-day conference six years later. Chris Anderson purchased TED in 2001. Until 2005, it … READ MORE

How TED Changed Business Communication Forever

DuarteHere’s a brief excerpt from an article by Nancy Duarte and featured by LinkedIn Pulse. To check out all the articles posted by the website’s Influentials, please click here.

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Warren Berger: “Want to Be More Innovative? Ask Better Questions”

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When it comes to innovation and leadership, questions can be more powerful than statements, argues author Warren Berger.

When so much information is readily available to anyone online, the key to innovation … READ MORE

Candor: A book review by Bob Morris

CandorCandor: How to have courageous coaching conversations when it really matters
Steven Stowell and Tony I. Herrara
CMOE Press (2013)

How to identify and correct ineffective patterns of communication when guiding, coaching, and giving feedback to others

In a previous book that Steve Stowell … READ MORE

Steve Yastrow: An interview by Bob Morris

YastrowSteve Yastrow is the author of three books: Ditch the Pitch: The Art of Improvised Persuasion, We: The Ideal Customer Relationship, and Brand Harmony. Management guru Tom Peters said, “When Steve Yastrow writes, I pay close … READ MORE

Steve Jobs on “How to live before you die”

photoRichard Saul Wurman created the TED conference in 1984 as a onetime event. (As you probably know already, TED refers to Technology, Education, and Design.) It became a four-day conference six years later. Chris Anderson purchased TED in 2001. Until 2005, it remained a … READ MORE

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