Amy WIlkinson on “fundamental approaches to the act of creation”

Wilkinson, AmyThe term “code” with regard to individuals is comparable with the term “secret sauce” with regard to organizations. Just as there are defining characteristics of great organizations, there are defining characteristics of exceptionally creative people.

However different they … READ MORE

The case for a bright American future, according to billionaire Warren Buffett

Buffett (2012)
Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Niraj Chokshi for the Washington Post. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information , … READ MORE

Matchmakers: A book review by Bob Morris

MatchmakersMatchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms
David S. Evans and Richard Schmalensee
Harvard Business Review Press (June 2016)

How to help those with a need for a product or service to connect with those who can provide … READ MORE

Invisible Evidence: A book review by Bob Morris

Invisible InfluenceInvisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior
Jonah Berger
Simon & Schuster (June 2015)

Here are the “simple, subtle, and other surprising ways that others affect our behavior”

Actually, the invisibility to which the book’s title refers is — in my opinion — a misnomer. Influence … READ MORE

Bill Capodagli on “The Disney Way”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

CapodagliBill Capodagli (pronounced Cap o die) co-authored one of Fortune magazine’s “Best Business Books of 1999,” The Disney Way. Prior to co-founding Capodagli Jackson Consulting in 1993, Bill held managerial positions at the consulting firms of AT Kearney … READ MORE

Sprints Are the Secret to Getting More Done

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Zeratsky for Harvard Business Review and the HBRREAD MORE

Presentation Skills 201: A book review by Bob Morris

Presentation Skills 201Presentation Skills 201: How to Take It to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter
William R. Steele
Erie Publishing (2016)

How you present yourself when interacting with others will probably determine what they think of you, for better or worse

Years ago, Maya Angelou … READ MORE

Drew Houston (chief executive of Dropbox) in “The Corner Office”

HoustonAdam 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 … READ MORE

Think Simple: A book review by Bob Morris

Think SimpleThink Simple: How Smart Leaders Defeat Complexity
Ken Segall
Penguin/Portfolio, An Imprint of Penguin Random House (June 2016)

“Make everything as simple as possible but no simpler.” Albert Einstein

Einstein’s admonition helps to create a context for Ken Segall’s brilliant explanation of how smart leaders defeat … READ MORE