Archive for August, 2015

The Importance of Making Brilliant Mistakes

Brilliant MistakesIn Paul Schoemaker’s latest book, Brilliant Mistakes , he observes: “The key question companies need to address is not ‘Should we make mistakes?’ but rather ‘Which mistakes should we make in order to test our deeply held assumptions?’”

I cite this passage when interviewing thought … READ MORE

Combining Purpose With Profits

MITSMRRedHere is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Julian Birkinshaw, Nicolai J. Foss, and Siegwart Lindenberg for the MIT Sloan Management Review. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here.

This article was awarded the Richard … READ MORE

RFID Essentials: A book review by Bob Morris

RFID EssentialsRFID Essentials
Bill Glover and Himanshu Bhatt
O’Reilly Media (2006)

An electronic means by which to obtain information whenever needed and from wherever it is located and accessible

As I began to read this book, published in 2006, I was again reminded of an incident when … READ MORE

Do you need to strengthen relationships with your customers?

If you do, here is a terrific white paper available at no cost: Advancing the Customer Experience, created by the Disney Institute in collaboration with Harvard Business Review.

Please click here to download … READ MORE

You can’t answer this brain teaser, but a preschooler can.

Here is a brain teaser from Smart.Kit. To check out dozens of other brain teasers as well as puzzles and games for “children of all ages,” please click here.


Which way is the bus below traveling?

To the … READ MORE

An executive’s guide to the Internet of Things


Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jacques Bughin, Michael Chui, and James Manyika for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Given the fact that the rate of adoption is accelerating, they identify … READ MORE

To Get People’s Attention, Cut to the Chase


Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.

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With people being constantly bombarded with requests, it can be tough to get your colleagues’ attention. … READ MORE

Kabir Sehgal: An interview by Bob Morris

SehgalKabir Sehgal was a vice president in emerging market equities at J. P. Morgan. A Grammy-winning producer, he has performed with Grammy-winning musicians as a jazz bassist. He co-founded an arts organization which merged with … READ MORE

Discover Your True North : A book review by Bob Morris

Discover Your True NorthDiscover Your True North (Expanded and Updated Edition)
Bill George
John Wiley & Sons (2015)

“You are the author of your life”…for better or worse.

This is an expanded and updated edition of many of the insights … READ MORE

Can RFID save brick-and-mortar retailers after all?

Here is a brief article by Mary Catherine O’Connor for FORTUNE magazine. As she observes, It’s been more than a decade since Walmart shook the retail world with a bold … READ MORE