Archive for June, 2014

Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave: A book review by Bob Morris

Taming the Big DataTaming the Big Data Tidal Wave: Finding Opportunities in Huge Data Streams with Advanced Analytics
Bill Franks
John Wiley & Sons (2014)

How Big Data can help any organization improve productivity, create value, stay competitive, and recognize new trends

What we have in Taming the … READ MORE

Inside Pixar’s Creative Culture

MangelsdorfHere is a brief article by Martha Mangelsdorf for MITSloan Management Review. To check out other articles, obtain subscription information, and sign up for email alerts, please click here.


Essential Business MOOCs For July

July MOOCs
Here is another excellent article by John A. Byrne for LinkedIn Pulse. To check out others and sign up for email alerts, please click here.


Collective Genius: A book review by Bob Morris

Collective GeniusCollective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation
Linda Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and Kent Lineback
Harvard Business Review Press (2014)

Valuable perspectives on the role of the leader in creating and then sustaining a culture within which innovation thrives

As I began to read … READ MORE

Michael J. Passaro (production stage manager for “Pippin” on Broadway) in “The Corner Office”

PassaroAdam 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

Secrets of the Creative Brain

Secrets:Creative BrainHere is a brief excerpt from an article by Nancy Andreasen for The Atlantic magazine. A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity, she shares her research on where genius … READ MORE

Marty Neumeier on “Seven Ways to Simplify Your Work”

NeumeierIn his latest book, The 46 Rules of Genius: An Innovator’s Guide to Creativity, Marty Neumeier observes, “Most people have a built-in bias toward addition instead of subtraction. For some reason, the concept of ‘more’ comes naturally to us. Yet the innovator knows that … READ MORE

SHIFT: A book review by Bob Morris

SHIFTSHIFT: Indigenous Principles for Corporate Change
Glenn Geffcken
Open Book Editions/A Berrett-Koehler Partner (2014)

How and why “now is the time for being, feeling, and living with meaning and purpose”

As Glenn Geffcken carefully explains in this volume, there are valuable lessons to be learned … READ MORE

Chet Elton on “The Power of Positivity

EltonHere’s a brief article by Chet Elton for LinkedIn Pulse. To check out others, please click here.

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When Sean Covey was playing quarterback at BYU, his father … READ MORE

David Brooks on the “Crooked Timber Mentality”

Brooks, DavidHere is a brief excerpt from an article by David Brooks for The New York Times. He shares his thoughts about a blog post by Lydia Netzer. To read the complete article, check out others, … READ MORE