Archive for November, 2014

A CEO’s guide to reenergizing the senior team

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Derek Dean for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. In today’s tough and fast-changing environment, CEOs must help their top leaders to work through fear … READ MORE

What is innovation?

daVincisVitruvianManThere are hundreds (thousands?) of sources that provide complicated, usually stale answers to this question.

Long ago, Oliver Wendell Holmes said he didn’t care a fig for simplicity on this side of complexity but would give his life for simplicity on the other side of complexity.

The last … READ MORE

The CEO’s role in leading transformation

The CEO's RoleHere is a brief excerpt from an article by Carolyn B. Aiken and Scott P. Keller for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. As they explain, the CEO helps a transformation succeed by communicating … READ MORE

David Brooks on “Obama in Winter”

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

Prospects for growth: An interview with Robert Solow

Bob_Solow_150x84Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Robert Solow by Martin Neil Baily and Frank Comes for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. The economist who won a Nobel Prize for advancing our understanding of technology looks at the past and … READ MORE

The next generation of our “best and brightest”….

StuddentsThose who have some concerns about the current state of education in the United States and, more specifically, about how well-prepared the next generation will be to cope with the challenges that await, will find this brief video will be of special interest. To watch it, … READ MORE

6 Ways to Motivate Yourself at Work

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Rebecca Borison for Inc. magazine. In it, she suggests that, if you’re feeling less than inspired, you need to take matters … READ MORE

Karl Ronn: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

RonnKarl Ronn is the managing director of Innovation Portfolio Partners. Based in Palo Alto, he helps Fortune 500 companies create new businesses or helps entrepreneurs start category creating new companies. He is a co-founder of VC-backed Butterfly Health … READ MORE

Thanksgiving: Did you already know?

thanks-1Bill Bryson is one of my favorite writers. Here is a brief excerpt from Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States (1998).

“When a celebration was … READ MORE

Soul to Soul with Legendary NBA Coach Phil Jackson

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Phil Jackson played on or coached 13 teams that won a National Basketball Association championship. He is frequently referred to as the “Zen Master” (perhaps you saw the Audi television READ MORE

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