Archive for February, 2015

A Brief History of Big Data Everyone Should Read


Here is an excerpt from an article by Bernard Marr for LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article, check out others, and sign up for email alerts, please click here.


How to Harness the Power of Discovery


Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Randy Emelo for Chief Learning Officer magazine. He explains why learning should be more like how Amazon or Netflix treat their customers. Let … READ MORE

Ram Charan’s The Attacker’s Advantage: A book review by Bob Morris

Attacker's AdvantageThe Attacker’s Advantage: Turning Uncertainty into Breakthrough Opportunities
Ram Charan
PublicAffairs (2015)

This is the most valuable contribution to business thought leadership that Ram Charan has made…thus far.

I have read and reviewed all of the books that Ram Charan has written or co-written and am convinced … READ MORE

Lois Braverman (chief executive of the Ackerman Institute for the Family) in “The Corner Office”

BravermanAdam 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

Andrea Ovans on “What Is a Business Model?”

HBR logoHere is an excerpt from an article written by Andrea Ovans for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts, please click READ MORE

Cass Sunstein visits The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

SunsteinIt will be a sad day for me when Jon Stewart is no longer with The Daily Show (except in spirit) but at least he will continue to be involved in activities that amuse as well as inform those who appreciate the pleasure of his company. … READ MORE

Performing Under Pressure: A book review by Bob Morris

Performing Unxder PressurePerforming Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most
Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry
Crown Business (2015)

Howe and why pressure can be “the enemy of success: It undermines performance and helps us fail”

Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry are well-qualified … READ MORE

Special Report: Learning Providers in the Know, in the Now

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Kate Everson for Talent Management magazine. As learning delivery evolves, it’s all about merging it into a cohesive system that focuses on the learner … READ MORE

Michael E. Porter on “What Is Strategy?”

What Is Strrategy?
Here is an excerpt from a classic article written by Michael E. Porter for Harvard Business Review (November 1996 issue) and the HBR Blog Network. To read … READ MORE

Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory

Kahnemen, DUsing examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy … READ MORE