Archive for May, 2016

The Emergence of “Women Power”

imgresHere is an excerpt from a mini-commentary featured at the BOA/Merrill Lynch website. To read the complete article, please click here.

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Women’s growing clout—as entrepreneurs, executives and consumers—is changing how companies do business and spurring economic … READ MORE

Charlie Roark’s collection of 19 Jokes that “Only Intellectuals Will Understand”


2. What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?

3. Three logicians walk into a bar. The bartender asks, “Do all of you want a drink?”

The first logician … READ MORE

How to avoid or resolve three organizational crises that can occur after start-up and early-growth phases

Founder's MentalityIn The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth, Chris Zook and James Allen identify and discuss three predictable crises that can result from growth.

Each of the three occurs at … READ MORE

How to attract, hire, train, and then retain the talent for digital thinking that can transform any organization

EggersIn Delivering on Digital: The Innovators and Technologies That Are Transforming GovernmentWilliam Eggers recommends and explains nine strategies that will help decision-makers in governmental entities that need to attract, hire, train, and then retain the talent … READ MORE

Lest we forget….



“If you forget us, we will have died in vain.”

Matthew E. May on “winning the brain game”: An interview by Bob Morris

May, MatthewMatt May is author of Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking (May 2016), as well as four previous award-winning books: The Laws of SubtractionREAD MORE

Only Humans Need Apply: A book review by Bob Morris

Only HumansOnly Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines
Thomas H. Davenport and Julia Kirby
HarperBusiness/An Imprint of HarperCollins (May 2016)

How the most productive workplaces combine talented people with sophisticated machines in … READ MORE

Negotiating the Impossible: A book review by Bob Morris

Negotiating ImpossibleNegotiating the Impossible: How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts
Deepak Malhorta
Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2016)

How to think of power in terms of persuasion and agreement rather than money and muscle

I read this book … READ MORE

How to sustain value-creating growth

ZengerIn Beyond Competitive Advantage: How to Solve the Puzzle of Sustaining Growth While Creating Value, Todd Zenger argues that a unique and insightful corporate theory is the key to sustaining value-creating growth.

What specific benefits does this corporate theory offer? According to Zenger, it provides … READ MORE

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Across Cultures

HBR 10 Managing AcrossHBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Across Cultures
HBR Editors and various contributors
Harvard Business Review Press (May 2016)

How to end miscommunication and inefficiency throughout your enterprise by tapping into the strengths of your … READ MORE