Archive for August, 2014

Nature’s God: A book review by Bob Morris

Nature's GodNature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic
Matthew Stewart
W.W., Norton & Company (2014)

A brilliant analysis of “the power and impact of America’s original philosophical radicalism”

This was an especially challenging read because the issues that Matthew Stewart addresses are very complicated. For example, … READ MORE

Life’s Work: An interview of J. Craig Venter


Here is an excerpt from an interview of J. Craig Venter conducted by Alison Beard for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, … READ MORE

What Stays in Vegas: A book review by Bob Morris

What Stays in VegasWhat Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data — Lifeblood of Big Business — and the End of Privacy as We Know It
Adam Tanner
PublicAffairs (2014)

What stays in Las Vegas? An abundance of personal data used to achieve business objectives … READ MORE

Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance

6Here is a brief excerpt from a “classic” article co-authored by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. It was published in 2001 and was later developed into their business bestseller, Primal Leadership: Realizing the … READ MORE

Some read, others only read about: Basic Issues

Robert Benchley is among my favorite humorists. He once observed, “The world is divided into two groups of people. Those who divide the world into two groups of people and those who don’t.”

I am among those who … READ MORE

Chris Anderson shares his tips for giving a “killer presentation”

Watching curator Chris Anderson in speaker rehearsals before a TED conference feels like witnessing the zen of a longtime coach who knows his sport both inside out and backwards. … READ MORE

Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

HagelHere is a brief excerpt from an article by John Hagel for LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here.


Why We Make Things and Why it Matters: A book review by Bob Morris

Why We Make ThingsWhy We Make Things and Why it Matters: The Education of a Craftsman
Peter Korn
David R. Godine, Publisher (2014)

How and why the creative effort “is a process of challenging embedded narratives in order to….”

Peter Korn poses an intriguing question: … READ MORE

The Myth of Mirror Neurons: A book review by Bob Morris

Myth of Mirror NeuronsThe Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition
Grgegory Hickok
W.W. Norton & Company (2014)

How the latest research in neuroscience can help almost anyone think and communicate much more effectively

I begin with an unconventional suggestion: Read … READ MORE

John F. Dini: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

DiniJohn F. Dini is a consultant and coach to hundreds of business owners, CEOs and Presidents of companies with over 11,000 hours of delivering face-to-face, personal advice to entrepreneurs through The Alternative Board®. Dini is the author of … READ MORE