Great Teams: Results & Relationships

In Extreme Teams, Robert Bruce Shaw explains “why Pixar, Netflix, Airbnb, and other cutting-edge companies succeed where most fail.” They create a workplace culture within which great teams are most likely … READ MORE

How breakthrough creativity happens at the intersection of different fields, ideas, people, and culture

In the Foreword to the revised and updated edition of Frans Johansson’s classic, The Medici Effect, Teresa Amiable discusses the concept of “intersectional creativity,” a process of collaboration that is ecumenical, multidisciplinary, multifunctional, and most important of all, open. Throughout history, the most creative teams — … READ MORE

Sense & Respond: A book review by Bob Morris

Sense & Respond: How Successful Organizations Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously
Jeff Gothelp and Josh Seiden
Harvard Business Review Press (February 2017)

Engage an organization in a two-way conversation with its market(s) and customers, integrated at … READ MORE

The Best Companies Don’t Have More Stars — They Cluster Them Together

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Michael Mankins for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign … READ MORE

Joe Pulizzi on the Power of Content Marketing: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

Joe Pulizzi is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, podcaster, father and lover of all things orange. He’s the founder of multiple startups, including the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), the leading content marketing educational resource for enterprise brands, recognized as the fastest growing business media company by Inc. … READ MORE

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Neil Pasricha for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up … READ MORE

Why Combine Your Customer and Employee Feedback Systems?

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.

I presume to include a prefatory comment: All of the major research studies on … 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

Tien Tzuo (CEO of Zora) 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

Using rivalry to spur innovation


Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Bernard T. Ferrari and Jessica Goethals for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company (2010). They explain how productive rivalry stimulated artistic innovation during the Renaissance, and … READ MORE