Archive for November, 2016

Arnold Bennett on “the future is up to us”

imgresArnold Bennett (1867-1931) was an English writer and best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as journalism, propaganda and film. He was a thoughtful and sensitive observer of what is often referred … READ MORE

HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2017: A book review by Bob Morris

9781633692091_p0_v3_s118x184HBR’s 10 Must Reads: 2017
Various Contributors
Harvard Business Review Press (November 2016)

Here’s another year’s worth of management wisdom, all in one place.

This is the latest volume in a series of anthologies of articles selected by the editors of Harvard Business ReviewREAD MORE

Thanksgiving: Did you already know?



Bill Bryson is one of my favorite writers. Here is a brief excerpt from Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States (1998).

“When a celebration was … READ MORE

Abraham Lincoln: “A Technology Geek”

imgres1In Lincoln on Leadership for Today: Abraham Lincoln’s Approach to Twenty-First-Century Issues, to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (February 2017), Donald Phillips observes:

“Abraham Lincoln was a technology geek. He was fascinated with all kinds of new gadgets and equipment. As a lawyer traveling the … READ MORE

The Good Struggle: A book review by Bob Morris

good-struggleThe Good Struggle: Responsible Leadership in an Unforgiving World
Joseph L. Badaracco
Harvard Business Review Press (2013)

How to “raise the odds of working successfully and responsibly in the exciting, uncertain, recombiant, market-driven world around us”

I read this book when it was first published (2013) … READ MORE

What Artificial Intelligence Can and Can’t Do Right Now


Here is an excerpt from an article written by Andrew Ng for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of … READ MORE

People First Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

people-firstPeople First Leadership: How the Best Leaders Use Culture and Emotion to Drive Unprecedented Results
Eduardo P. Braun
McGraw Hill Education (October 2016)

How and why a leader is anyone who wishes to change reality, transform it, and make it better for everyone

In an essay … READ MORE

Content Inc: A book review by Bob Morris

content-incContent Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses
Joe Pulizzi
McGraw Hill Education (2015)

How content marketing can help to create or increase demand for whatever you then offer to a market that did not exist before


8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then

imagesIn an article published by FastCompany magazine in 2013, execs and investors from Pandora, IDEO, Andreessen Horowitz, SoundCloud, and Kleiner Perkins, among other masters of disruption, share the wisdom they’ve gathered on the way to the top.

Here is a brief excerpt. To read the complete article, … READ MORE

Simon Horton on the “Strong Win-Win” approach to negotiation: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

hortonSimon Horton is one of the world’s leading negotiation skills trainers, having taught hostage negotiators, senior purchasing officers for some of the largest global manufacturing companies, and solicitors at the most prestigious law firms in the world. He … READ MORE