Archive for January, 2017

Don’t Make Your Stressed-Out Colleague More Stressed Out

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When we see a coworker at their limit, we want to help. But even when … READ MORE

Henry Chesbrough on “Open Innovation”

Henry Chesbrough is an American organizational theorist, adjunct professor and the executive director of the Harwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is best known for his … READ MORE

Why “1984” Is a 2017 Must-Read

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Michio Kakutani featured in The New York Times (January 26, 2017), one of the media sources reviled daily by the current occupant of … READ MORE

Leading a corporate transformation

There are valuable lessons to be learned about leading a corporate transformation from an executive who has done so three times in the past dozen years.

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Davor Tomašković for the … READ MORE

Peter Drucker on “What Makes an Effective Executive”

In the 50th anniversary edition of The Effective Executive, Peter Drucker shares his thoughts about what makes an executive effective.

As he explains, “An effective executive does [begin] not [end] need to be a leader in the sense what the term is now most commonly used. Harry … READ MORE

An Extraordinary Mind: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In Extraordinary Minds, Howard Gardner provides portraits of four “exceptional individuals and an examination of our own extraordinariness.” More specifically, he shares his thoughts about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sigmund Freud, Virginia Woolf, and Mohandas Ghandi.

He suggests three lessons to be learned from research on … READ MORE

Orwell’s “1984” and Trump’s America

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Adam Gopnik for The New Yorker in which he explains why Donald Trump’s lies, and his urge to tell them, are pure Big Brother crude, however oafish … READ MORE

Five “Key Myths” About a Comfort Zone

Some of the most valuable material in Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence is provided in the Chapter Nine when Andy Molinsky shares his thoughts about what he characterizes as “five … READ MORE

Geoffrey Colon on “Disruptive Marketing”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

Photo by Stuart Tracte

Geoffrey Colon is the voice at the intersection of marketing, tech, and popular culture. Thinking is his commodity. DJ, data punk, podcaster and author, Geoffrey is a Communications Designer at … READ MORE

Igor Stravinsky: Anatomy of Creativity

Creating Minds is one of the most enjoyable as well as one of the most informative books I have ever read. Recently, I re-read it and enjoyed it even more.

I have long admired Howard Gardner’s research on multiple … READ MORE