Archive for September, 2015

Lawrence Peter (“Yogi”) Berra: Master Communicator

YogiYogi Berra‘s recent death has activated a recycling of malapropisms attributed to him despite his denial, “I never really said all those things that I said!” The obituaries praise his talents and achievements as a baseball player but no one has, as yet, suggested that he … READ MORE

America’s Moment: A book review by Bob Morris

America's MomentAmerica’s Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age
Rework America Initiative (56 contributors) sponsored by the Markle Foundation
W. W. Norton & Company (2015)

How to reinvigorate a unique American tradition: “the restless desire to master our fate, joined in our community of freedom”

Zoe Baird is … READ MORE

Small Giants and Great Achievements

Burlingham LIn Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, Bo Burlingham explains how and why the size of a company does not determine whether or not it has these characteristics. Rather, he … READ MORE

The business wisdom of Charlie Munger

MungerCharles Thomas Munger (born January 1, 1924) is an American business magnate, lawyer, investor, and philanthropist. He is Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, the diversified investment corporation chaired by Warren Buffett; in this capacity, Buffett describes Charlie Munger … READ MORE

Finish BIG: A book review by Bob Morris

Finish BigFinish BIG: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top
Bo Burlingham
Portfolio/Penguin Random House (2015)

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice [when selling a company]. In practice there is.” Yogi Berra

As I began to read Bo Burlingham’s latest book, I was … READ MORE

Gillian Tett on “How to Manage Silos”

TettIn The Silo Effect, Gillian Tett explores “the peril of expertise and the promise of breaking down barriers. ” As she explains, the word originated in ancient Greece and referred to a “corn pit.” Over time, the word has referred to storage containers for … READ MORE

What is Education? Answers from 5th Century BC to the 21st Century


Unexpectedly, I came upon an article in Psychology Today (May 12, 2014) by Marilyn Price-Mitchell in which she includes a list of brief but insightful observations by a wide variety of 40 prominent … READ MORE

What You Don’t Know About Making Decisions

Here is an excerpt from a classic article written by David A. Garvin and Michael A. Roberto, published in the October 2001 issue of Harvard Business Review. To read the complete article, check out the wealth … READ MORE

Patty Stonesifer (chief executive of Martha’s Table) in “The Corner Office”

StonesiferAdam 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

A New Theory of Relativity

LinknerHere is a blog post by Josh Linker, an especially original thinker and a highly successful entrepreneur. To learn more about him and his exciting work, please click here.