Archive for February, 2016

Big Data, Little Data, No Data: A book review by Bob Morris

Big Data, Little DataBig Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World
Christine L. Borgman
MIT Press (2016)

How and why “the value of data lies in their use.”

The best business books such as this … READ MORE

Lorna Borenstein, founder and chief executive of Grokker) in “The Corner Office”

BorensteinAdam 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 , … READ MORE

Jeffrey Pfeffer on Leadership BS: An interview by Bob Morris

Pfeffer, JJeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, where he has taught since 1979. Prior to Stanford, Pfeffer taught at the University of … READ MORE

What Works: A book review by Bob Morris

Wgat WorksWhat Works: Gender Equality by Design
Iris Bohnet
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2016)

How and why behavioral designers can help us to make much better decisions

As Iris Bohnet explains, this book is the … READ MORE

Observations worthy of careful consideration

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Those who are too busy to read books may still be able to find time to read quotations worthy of careful consideration.

For example:

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people … READ MORE

The Storyteller’s Secret: A book Review by Bob Morris

Storyteller's SecretThe Storyteller’s Secret: From Ted Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don’t
Carmine Gallo
St. Martin’s Press (2016)

How and why “storytelling is not something we do. Storytelling is who we are.” Carmine Gallo

Carmine Gallo is uniquely well … READ MORE

Eyal Winter on “Feeling Smart”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Eyal Winter is professor of economics and the former director of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s leading institutions in the … READ MORE

Light: A book review by Bob Morris

LightLight: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age
Bruce Watson
Bloomsbury (2016)

“For the rest of my life, I will reflect on what light is.”
Albert Einstein

As Bruce Watson explains, “The truth is … READ MORE

Josh Linkner on “Fighting Fires”

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Here is an especially thoughtful post by Josh Linkner at his website. Most of my career has been devoted to formal education (at the school and college levels) or to executive education … READ MORE

Walt Bettinger (chief executive of Charles Schwab) in “The Corner Office”

BettingerAdam 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 Walt … READ MORE

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