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The Leading Brain: A book review by Bob Morris

The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance
Friederike Fabricius and Hands Hagemann
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House (February 2017).

Here are several science-based strategies that can drive peak performance

Although by no means an authority in the multiple dimensions of neuroscience, I … READ MORE

The Wit and Wisdom of Woody Allen

These are among my favorite Woody Allen observations.

I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

I failed to make the chess team because of my height.

I don’t want to achieve immortality through … READ MORE

The “Chinese Way” of Doing Business

In Fortune Makers, Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, Neng Liang, and Peter Cappelli focus on “the leaders creating China’s great companies.” They explain how these leaders “have used capitalism to pull 600 million people out of poverty and [China] is on track to soon be the … READ MORE

M. Tamra Chandler on “How Performance Management Is Killing Performance”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

Tamra Chandler is a bona fide people maven. This means she’s someone who has spent the majority of her career thinking about people, researching how they’re motivated, and developing new and effective ways for organizations to achieve the … READ MORE

Excellent advice from Warren Buffett on habits, for better or worse

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In an article that appeared in Forbes magazine, Warren Buffett has this to say about habits:

“At my age I can’t change my habits. I’m stuck. But you will have the habits twenty years from now that you … READ MORE

Payoff: A book review by Bob Morris

Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations
Dan Ariely
TED Books (November 2016)

How and why people can have perpetual energy by investing in “a sense of connection, meaning, ownership, and long-term thinking”

In Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape … READ MORE

The 60s: A book review by Bob Morris

new-yorker-60sThe 60s: The Story of a Decade
Henry Finder, Editor
Random House (October 2016)

Here is an incomparable collective portrait of a truly galvanizing era

For more than 90 years, The New Yorker has earned and … READ MORE

Avid Reader: A book review by Bob Morris

Avid Reader: A Life
Robert Gottlieb
Farrah, Straus and Giroux (2016)

Self-portrait of a remarkable life that continues to be driven and nourished by reading

Since childhood, Robert Gottlieb has been an avid reader of books and those who write them as well … READ MORE

How to Avoid Micromanaging by Setting Clear Targets for Your Direct Reports


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Micromanagement isn’t a personality … READ MORE