Archive for October, 2014

Four more snapshots of humans in New York

Humans of New York, published by St. Martin’s Press (2013), is one of the best books I have read in several years. He and his camera have roamed the five boroughs of New York and dozens of his encounters are in the book. Here is a recent post at his website:


Thomas L. Friedman on “Running on Empty: The Secret Service and the Political Class”

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

David Brooks on “The Case for Low Ideals”

Photo Credit: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Photo Credit: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Over the years, I have relied on a few journalists to help me navigate my way through the forces and events … READ MORE

Uncontainable: A book review by Bob Morris

UncontainableUncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives
Kip Tindell with Paul Keegan and Casey Shilling
Grand Central Publishing (2014)

How and why the success of a human community with a foundation of conscious capitalism cannot be contained


Lessons on Life and Harmony from Bruce Springstein

Photo credit: Skip Bolen/Getty Images for Blackbird Productions

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Stew Friedman for Fast Conpany in which he explains how one performing artist proves that success … READ MORE

“We should not underestimate the significance of large, enduring firms.” Marcus Wallenberg

WallengbergIn separate mini-commentaries, former SEB chairman Marcus Wallenberg and Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata both argue that creative destruction can be taken too far.  Both mini-commentaries are part of a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of McKinsey … READ MORE

Before you attempt to manage change….

Change AheadJon Katzenbach and James O’Toole probably know more about managing change, especially unexpected and disruptive change, than does anyone else. However different their approaches may be in certain respects, to accommodate the given circumstances, both agree that … READ MORE

What Peter Drucker Knew About 2020

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rick Wartzman for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of … READ MORE

Walter Isaacson: “Some Lessons from the Journey of Innovation (1843-2011)”

IsaacsonI have just read and will soon review Walter Isaacson‘s latest book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. In my opinion, it is his most valuable book, thus … READ MORE

Being Mortal: A book review by Bob Morris

Bering MortalBeing Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande
Metropolitan Books (2014)

Invaluable insights that reveal and affirm the importance of the quality of death

It is impossible to calculate the number of lives that have been saved by a visionary pragmatist, Atul Gawande, M.D., … READ MORE