More New York Stories: A book review by Bob Morris

More New York StoriesMore New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times
Constance Rosenblum, Editor
New York University Press (2010)

50 unique and compelling perspectives on a city that is large, one that contains multitudes

In her superb Introduction to New … READ MORE

The Eternal Wisdom of Lao-tse’s Tao Te Ching

At least once a year and in some years more often than that, I re-read Lao-tse’s Tao Te Ching. Other than the Bible and the Indian Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), no other work has been translated into so different many languages.

As those who read my reviews, interviews, and commentaries already know, … READ MORE

Lead at your best

Lead at YourHere is a brief excerpt from an article written by Joanna Barsh and Johanne Lavoie for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register … READ MORE

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A book review by Bob Morris

Measuring:ImprovingMeasuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors
Marc J. Epstein and Kristi Yuthas
Berrett-Koehlker Publishers, Inc. (2014)

How any organization (whatever its size and nature may be) can substantially increase and improve its positive social impact

Many of … READ MORE

Jason Fried on “Why work doesn’t happen at work”

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

Richard Saul Wurman created the TED conference in 1984 as a onetime event. (As you may already know, TED refers to Technology, Education, and Design.) It became a four-day conference six years later. … READ MORE

Dan Roam on how to solve problems using simple pictures

It's not just child's play: drawing can help visualise ideas.

It’s not just child’s play: drawing can help visualise ideas.

In my opinion, Dan Roam is among the most innovative business thinkers now publishing books and articles that can help … READ MORE

Left Brain vs Right Brain: Understanding the Myth of Left Brain and Right Brain Dominance

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Left Brain vs Right Brain: Understanding the Myth of Left Brain and Right Brain Dominance
 
Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Kendra Cherry for About.com. She suggests that, given the popularity of the idea of “right brained” and “left brained” … READ MORE

Kim Bowers (chief executive of CST Brands) in “The Corner Office”

06CORNEROFFICE-master495Adam 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 of Kim Bowers, chief executive of CST Brands, a gas-station and … READ MORE

Elevate: A book review by Bob Morris

ElevateElevate: The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking
Rich Horwath
Wiley (2014)

How and why to elevate your business thinking to gain more and better perspectives…and help others to do so

In a previously published book, Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing … READ MORE

Five Ways to Get More From High Potentials

Burke, EHere is an excerpt from an article written by Eugene Burke for Talent Management magazine. He explains why, despite growth in high potential programs, turnover among them remains high. He suggests several steps to develop a better program for high potential development. To read … READ MORE

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