Archive for September, 2014

Here Are the Essential Steps to Complete in Design Thinking

Reciprocity AdvantageI have just read and will soon review The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth, co-authored by Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn, published by Berrett-Koehler (September 2015), Some of the most valuable material is provided in Chapter 11, “How … READ MORE

Dataclysm: A book review by Bob Morris

DataclysmDataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking)
Christian Rudder
Crown (2014)

Noah had his flood and it ended. Now we have ours and it will never end.

To what does the title of this book refer? According to Christian Rudder, “Kataklysmos is the Greek … READ MORE

Toasting With a Half-Full Glass: David Brooks and Gail Collins in Conversation


What a treat it is to eavesdrop on a conversation between two exceptionally talented people such as David Brooks and Gail Collins. Here is an excerpt from their conversation as it appeared in The New York … READ MORE

How We Learn: A book review by Bob Morris

How We LearnHow We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where and Why it Happens
Benedict Carey
Random House (2014)

How to take full advantage of a host of techniques that deepen learning that remain largely unknown outside scientific circles

As Benedict Carey explains, “this book is not … READ MORE

Susan Story (chief executive of American Water) in “The Corner Office”

StoryAdam 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 Susan Story, chief … READ MORE

Thomas L. Friedman on the ISIS Crisis

Friedman_New-thumbLargeOver the years, I have relied on a few journalists to help me navigate my way through the forces and events that resemble a fog in everyday life, at least in mine. Tom Friedman is one of them. He is probably unsurpassed in terms of scope … READ MORE

The Organized Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

Organized MindThe Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
Daniel J. Levitin
Dutton/The Penguin Group (2014)

How to “recapture a sense of order and thereby regain the hours of time wasted by a disorganized mind”

Clutter can full up our minds the same … READ MORE

James Galbraith on Economic Growth: Now and Forever

GalbraithHere is a brief excerpt from the first chapter of James K. Galbraith’s most recent book, The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth, published by Simon and Schuster (September 2014). Whereas Henry … READ MORE

Curious: A book review by Bob Morris

CuriousCurious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It
Ian Leslie
Basic Books (2014)

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein

Strengthening observational skills is a worthy objective. However, if a person has little (if any) curiosity driven by a … READ MORE

Can women fix capitalism?

Can Women Fix

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Joanna Barsh for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. She shares her thoughts about gender equality at the top of business and why it has stalled, and trust in business is alarmingly … READ MORE