Archive for February, 2017

The Age of Genius:: A book review by Bob Morris

The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind
by A. C. Grayling
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (2016)

How and why the mind-set of those best-informed in the seventeenth century transitioned so quickly from medieval to modern

Why did A.C. Grayling write this book? … READ MORE

What a Failed Trump Administration Looks Like

President Trump in the Oval Office. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by David Brooks for The New York Times. … READ MORE

How to “make the world fully capable of using the mind that the seventeenth-century revolution brought to birth”

In The Age of Genius, A.C. Grayling explains how and why “the mind-set of the best-informed people in that century changed from being medieval to being modern in so short and tumultuous a time.” It is in fact … READ MORE

What you can learn from Southwest Airlines’ culture

Here is an excerpt from an excellent article written by Micah Solomon and featured online at the Washington Post website. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain subscription information, please click here.

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A consciously developed customer-centered culture is a business … READ MORE

Derek Roger on “Work Without Stress”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

Derek Roger qualified originally in psychology, and is a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist. The emphasis in his work subsequently shifted to neuroscience, and his ground-breaking research, mainly at the University of York in England and later at … READ MORE

Innovative management: A conversation with Gary Hamel

Here is a brief excerpt from another outstanding interview of Gary Hamel featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company and conducted by Joanna Barsh. To read the complete article, check out others, obtain subscription … READ MORE

Extreme Teams: A book review by Bob Morris

Extreme Teams: Why Pixar, Netflix, Airbnb, and Other Cutting-Edge Companies Succeed Where Most Fail
Robert Bruce Shaw
AMACOM (January 2017)

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead


The Methods to Create a Medici Effect

In The Medici Effect, Frans Johansson explains how and why breakthrough creativity happens at the Intersection of different fields, ideas, people, and cultures.

This is a revised, updated, and expanded edition of a book first published in 2004, with … READ MORE

The Right Kind of Conflict Leads to Better Results

Here is an excerpt from an article written by David Thompson, Gary Butkus, Alan Colquitt and John Boudreaux for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth … READ MORE

Sheryl Palmer (the chief executive of Taylor Morrison) in “The Corner Office”

Adam 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 … READ MORE