Archive for April, 2016

Peak: A book review by Bob Morris

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K. Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool
An Eamon Dolan Book/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (April 12016)

Why some people are amazingly good at what they do…and why so many others aren’t


Smarter Faster Better: A book review by Bob Morris

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Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg
Random House (2016)

Mastering what separates “the merely busy from the genuinely productive”

Duhigg sets the table: Various advances in communications and technology are supposed to make … READ MORE

Mike Tuchen (chief executive of Talend) in “The Corner Office”

TuchenAdam 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 Mike … READ MORE

Ellen Auster and Lisa Hillenbrand on “Stragility”: An interview by Bob Morris

AusterEllen R. Auster is Professor of Strategic Management at the Schulich School of Business, York University. Prior to joining Schulich, she was on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University in NYC and Visiting Faculty at the Amos Tuck School of Business … READ MORE

Encounters with Shakespeare

TNY-Enounters-With-Shakespear-320x407-1461276433This spring is the four-hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, seen here in a 1609 oil portrait. Credit: Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collection/Getty

April 23rd is believed to be the date on which Shakespeare was born … READ MORE

The Disney Way: A book review by Bob Morris

51rtqb9blsL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company (Third Edition)
Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson
McGraw-Hill (April 2016)

The “magic” of values-driven, customer-centric, high-impact management

This is the updated and expanded Third Edition of … READ MORE

The Best Leaders Keep an Open Mind


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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We often think of great leaders as having the conviction of their beliefs—they’re not … READ MORE

Innovation Thinking Methods for the Modern Entrepreneur: A book review by Bob Morris

Inno Thinking MethodsInnovation Thinking Methods for the Modern Entrepreneur: Disciplines of Thought That Can Help You Rethink Industries and Unlock 10x Better Solutions
Osama A. Hashmi
Next Thirty Press (March 2016)

Proven methods for thinking innovatively about … READ MORE

Innovation Springs from the Unexpected Meeting of Minds

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

George Couros on the Innovator’s Mindset: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

CourosGeorge Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator and as a school and district administrator. … READ MORE