Posts Tagged ‘General Electric’

Serious Play: A book review by Bob Morris

Serious PlaySerious Play: How the World’s Best Companies Simulate to Innovate
Michael Schrage
Harvard Business Review Press (1999)

Note: I read and reviewed this book when it was first published (1999) and recently re-read it before reading Michael Schrage’s latest, The … READ MORE

Business Adventures: A book review by Bob Morris

Business AdventuresBusiness Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
John Brooks
Open Road Integrated Media (2014)

Millions will rush to purchase a copy but how many will actually read it and then apply what they learn?

Here is … READ MORE

Bill Gates’s Favorite Business Book

Gates, WSJ
In an article Bill Gates wrote for The Wall Street Journal, he suggests that John Brooks’s 1960s essay collection, Business Adventures, still offers many insights into running a strong business. The … READ MORE

Larry Weber and Lisa Leslie Henderson on “Ten New Skills Marketers Must Learn to Stay Relevant and Customer-Centric”

Digital MarketerSince the ancient bazaars in Athens and Rome, marketing has created or increased demand for what is offered, whatever that may be. In recent years, many of the transactions have been conducted electronically, online. Almost 40% of the world is … READ MORE

Jack Welch: “Rank-and-Yank”? That’s Not How It’s Done

BN-AK484_welch_DV_20131114190858Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Jack Welch for The Wall Street Journal in which he explains why using “differentiation” — rather than “rank-and-yank” — can align employee performance with an organization’s mission and values. To read … READ MORE

Beth Comstock on “The Fountainhead”: Rand Gets Visionaries Right, But Business Woefully Wrong

FountainheadHere is an excerpt from an article by Beth Comstock for LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. Her post is part of a series in which … READ MORE

Vijay Govindarajan: An interview by Bob Morris

GovindarajanVijay Govindarajan (“VG”) is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He was the … READ MORE

How Innovative Is Your Company’s Culture?

How InnovativeHere is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Jay Rao and Joseph Weintraub for The MIT Sloan Management Review. To read the complete article, check out others, obtain subscription information, and sign up for email alerts, … READ MORE

Win-Win Partnerships: A book review by Bob Morris

Win-WinWin-Win Partnerships: Be on the Cutting Edge with Synergistic Coaching
Steven J. Stowell and Matt M. Starcevich
CMOE Press (1996)

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison

Do not be deterred by the fact that this book was first published in … READ MORE

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