Archive for the ‘Book Reviews’ Category

Pursuit of Genius: A book review by Bob Morris

Pursuit of Genius: Flexner, Einstein, and the Early Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study
Steve Batterson
A K Peters/CRC Press (2006)

The birth and early years of a truly unique intellectual community

I recently re-read and … READ MORE

Your Exit Map: A book review by Bob Morris

Your Exit Map: Navigating the Boomer Bust
John Dini
Gardendale Press (May 2017)

More than a map, actually; also a compass, travel guide, manual, medical kit, and GPS

Over the years, I have worked closely with the … READ MORE

Warner Bros: A book review by Bob Morris

Warner Bros: The Making of an American Movie Studio
David Thomson
Yale University Press (2017)

A major film studio that had such a “unique impact on our cultural dreams, on us, that is alarming because it is enormous”

Briefly, … READ MORE

The Power of Little Ideas: A book review by Bob Morris

The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk, High-Reward Approach to Innovation
David Robertson with Kent Lineback
Harvard Business Review Press (May 2017)

Do innovators have only two choices: innovate small incrementally or innovate big disruptively? “There is another option.”

In Brick by Brick, … READ MORE

We’ll Always Have Casablanca: A book review by Bob Morris

We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie
Noah Isenberg
W.W. Norton & Company

“Art is the recreation of the world after the heart’s desire.” Havelock Ellis

As I often do, … READ MORE

Dual Transformation: A book review by Bob Morris

Dual Transformation: How to Reposition Today’s Business While Creating the Future
Scott D. Anthony, Clark G. Gilbert, and Mark W. Johnson
Harvard Business Review Press (April 2017)

How and why combining the assets and benefits of scale and entrepreneurial spirit will drive massive impact


The Innovation Race: A book review by Bob Morris

innovation-raceThe Innovation Race: How to Change a Culture to Change the Game
Andrew Grant and Gaia Grant
John Wiley & Sons (November 2016)

Why the best way to win an innovation race may be to stop viewing engagement in the process as a … READ MORE