Archive for February, 2016

The Geography of Genius: A book review by Bob Morris

Geography of GeniusThe Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley
Eric Weiner
Simon & Schuster (2016)

How and why “certain places, at certain times, produce a bumper crop of brilliant minds and good ideas. The … READ MORE

Who was Frederick Winslow Taylor and why is he important?

TaylorAlthough he attended Phillips Exeter Academy and passed the Harvard entrance examination with honors, Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915) decided to be a machinist and worked his way up the factory floor to become foreman while taking mechanical engineering courses at night. In 1898, he … READ MORE

Bob Nease on eliminating the “intention/behavior gap”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

Nease (M)Bob Nease received his doctorate from Stanford University, where he studied methods to improve medical decisions made by doctors and patients. Before joining Express Scripts in 2001, he was an associate professor of internal … READ MORE

Big data: Getting a better read on performance

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jacques Bughin for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, … READ MORE

How to Read a Book a Week

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Peter Bregman for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription … READ MORE

New Study: Firms with More Women in the C-Suite Are More Profitable

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Marcus Noland and Tyler Moranfor Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, … READ MORE

Achieving a digital state of mind

Achieving a digitalDigital isn’t merely an add-on; it’s a way to think differently about business models, customer journeys, and organizational agility. Hence the importance of developing a digital state of mind.

Here is a brief excerpt from a transcript of a podcast sponsored by McKinsey … READ MORE

Cultural Transformations: A book review by Bob Morris

Cultural TransformnationsCultural Transformations: Lessons of Leadership and Corporate Reinvention
John Mattone and Nick Vaidya
John Wiley & Sons (2016)

How and why organizations that thrive have launched preemptive transformation to dominate their competition

Most change initiatives either fail or fall far short of original (usually unrealistic) … READ MORE

Organizing for the future

Organizing forPlatform-based talent markets help put the emphasis in human-capital management back where it belongs—on humans. Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Aaron De Smet, Susan Lund, and William Schaninger for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To … READ MORE

Remix Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

Remix StrategyRemix Strategy: The Three Laws of Business Combinations
Benjamin Gomes-Casseres
Harvard Business Review Press (2015)

How to create organizational value with a strategy that maximizes the impact of both internal and external resource

As Benjamin Gomes-Casseres … READ MORE

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