The power of compound interest, for better or worse

The title of Alice Schroeder’s biography of Warren Buffett is The Snowball. Why?

When he was a child in Omaha, Buffett and other children were sledding down a hill.

At one point, he noticed that a snowman had fallen … READ MORE

The Inspiration Code: A book review by Bob Morris

The Inspiration Code: How the Best Leaders Energize People Every Day
Kristi Hedges
AMACOM (June 2017)

Great leaders help others to become the best they can become so they can then help still others

In a previously published book, … READ MORE

What it takes to become a trillion-dollar company

In The Four, published by Portfolio/Penguin Random House (October 2017), Scott Galloway examines “four technology giants [that] have inspired more joy, connections, prosperity, and discovery than any [other] entity in history. Along the way, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google have created hundreds of thousands of … READ MORE

Are you eager to learn what you need to know about business?


In The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, published by Portfolio/Penguin Random House (October 2017), Scott Galloway claims that “it’s never been easier to be a billionaire, but it’s never been harder to … READ MORE

Let the Story Do the Work: A book review by Bob Morris

Let the Story Do the Work: The Art of Storytelling for Business Success
Esther K. Choy
AMACOM (July 2017)

How and why “Once upon a time” has almost unlimited applications and can have compelling impact

As Esther … READ MORE

Ernest Hemingway: A book review by Bob Morris

Ernest Hemingway: A Biography
Mary V. Dearborn
A Borzoi Book Published by Alfred A. Knopf (May 2017)

A brilliant, probably definitive examination of “what formed this remarkably complex and brilliant writer”

I have read several dozen previously published books … READ MORE

Howard Gardner on “Beyond Wit and Grit: Rethinking the Keys to Success”

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of its READ MORE

In Disagreements at Work, Consider Your Colleague’s Perspective

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.

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One of the Greatest Business Decisions: How Intel got consumers to love its chips (1991)

The material that follows is adapted from The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business, by Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles, and … READ MORE

“True Grit: Can Perseverance be Taught?” Angela Duckworth Responds


Angela Lee Duckworth is an American academic, psychologist and popular science author. She is Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studies grit and self-control.

In recent years, she has … READ MORE