Chris Anderson shares his tips for giving a “killer presentation”

Watching curator Chris Anderson in speaker rehearsals before a TED conference feels like witnessing the zen of a longtime coach who knows his sport both inside out and backwards. Whenever a trial run of a talk feels just a little askew, a … READ MORE

Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

HagelHere is a brief excerpt from an article by John Hagel for LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here.

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Platforms are becoming increasingly central to business … READ MORE

Why We Make Things and Why it Matters: A book review by Bob Morris

Why We Make ThingsWhy We Make Things and Why it Matters: The Education of a Craftsman
Peter Korn
David R. Godine, Publisher (2014)

How and why the creative effort “is a process of challenging embedded narratives in order to….”

Peter Korn poses an intriguing … READ MORE

The Myth of Mirror Neurons: A book review by Bob Morris

Myth of Mirror NeuronsThe Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition
Grgegory Hickok
W.W. Norton & Company (2014)

How the latest research in neuroscience can help almost anyone think and communicate much more effectively

I begin with an unconventional suggestion: … READ MORE

John F. Dini: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

DiniJohn F. Dini is a consultant and coach to hundreds of business owners, CEOs and Presidents of companies with over 11,000 hours of delivering face-to-face, personal advice to entrepreneurs through The Alternative Board®. Dini is the author of three books including Beating the Boomer BustREAD MORE

Thomas Davenport on “Ten types of analytical innovation”

DavenportHere is a brief excerpt from an article by Tom Davenport for Deloitte University Press. In it, he explains why and how ten types of innovation can be driven, supported, or measured with analytics. If you’re not using analytics for all ten types, you may … READ MORE

Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Hire Quality

puzzle pieceHere is an excerpt from an article written by Ranjan Dutta for Talent Management magazine. As he explains, with the economy on an upswing and voluntary turnover increasing as a result, quality hiring is under the spotlight. Predictive analytics can help companies alleviate first-year … READ MORE

Talent development: A key to attracting and retaining highly skilled people in your industry

HagelHere is a brief excerpt from an article by John Hagel for Deloitte University Press. In it, he explains why management needs a more effective way to attract and retain talent by creating an environment within which talented people are most likely to develop. To … READ MORE

Classics for Pleasure: A book review by Bob Morris

Classics for PleasureClassics for Pleasure
Michael Dirda
A Harvest Book/Hartcourt, Inc. (2007)

“Michael Dirda is the best-read person in America. But he doesn’t rub it in.” Michael Kinsley

I agree with Kinsley, presuming to suggest that the same can be said of Joseph Epstein and John … READ MORE

Carmine Gallo on Talking Like TED: A third interview by Bob Morris

GalloA global best-selling author, Carmine Gallo is also a former reporter and anchor for CNN and CBS. He has sat down with many of the most dynamic and respected business leaders of our time. In these interviews, Carmine gained insight into what makes a great … READ MORE


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