Archive for November, 2015

The Wisdom of Steven Wright

Wright1 – I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2 – Always borrow money from pessimists — they don’t expect it back.
3 – Half the people you know are below average.
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Nonsense: A book review by Bob Morris

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Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing
Jamie Holmes
Crown Publishers (October 2015)

“In an increasingly complex, unpredictable world…what matters most is how we deal with what we don’t know.”

I selected the comment by Jamie Holmes to serve as the subject of this review because he cites one … READ MORE

Sarah Barnett (president of SundanceTV) in “The Corner Office”

BennettAdam 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 of Sarah Barnett, president of SundanceTV, a cable and satellite network owned … READ MORE

Why are these 22 symbols found in ancient caves all over Europe?

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Written language, the hallmark of human civilization, didn’t just suddenly appear one day. Thousands of years before the first fully developed writing systems, our ancestors scrawled geometric signs across the walls of the caves they sheltered in. … READ MORE

Shane Atchison and Jason Burby: An interview by Bob Morris

AtchisonAs CEO of POSSIBLE, Shane Atchison leads the the digital agency’s long-term strategic vision of working with leading financial service organizations, consumer brands, start-ups, nonprofits, and community-based organizations, helping each realize the … READ MORE

The Wisdom of George Carlin

CarlinThe main reason Santa is so jolly is that he knows where all the bad girls live.

Weather forecast for tonight: dark.

The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want … READ MORE

Why Micromanagement Limits Your Team’s Growth

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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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If you’re a micromanager, you need … READ MORE

Finding the sweet spot for allocating innovation resources

RnD_Reallocation_1536x1536_ThumbnailHere is an excerpt from an article written by Vanessa Chan, Marc de Jong, and Vidyadhar Ranade for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. As they explain, a survey finds that when it comes to reallocating … READ MORE

Amber Guild (president of Collins) in “The Corner Office”

GuildAdam 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

Know How to End an Innovation Project with Grace

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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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“Breaking up” with an innovation project … READ MORE

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