Posts Tagged ‘General Electric’

The Wisdom of Peter Drucker from A to Z

Here is an excerpt from an article by Leigh Buchanan for Inc. magazine in which she examines Drucker’s contributions, from A to Z. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here.


Thinking out of the box about “thinking out of the box”

Think out of box

I wish I had a five-dollar bill (or even a dollar bill) for every time I have encountered a reference to “out of the box thinking.” The background to this phrase, briefly, is that it was popularized by motivational speaker … READ MORE

Confronting Capitalism: A book review by Bob Morris

Confronting CapitalismConfronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic System
Philip Kotler
AMACOM (2015)

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”
Derek Bok

In my opinion, Phil Kotler is the world’s preeminent authority on how to create or increase demand for whatever is offered for … READ MORE

Changing the Performance Management Mindset


Here is an excerpt from an article written by Sebastian Bailey for Talent Management magazine. He suggests that, as ‘rank and yank’ dominates the debate, talent leaders would be wise to focus the discussion on eliminating traditional manager biases and instituting a system of qualitative talent … READ MORE

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 a new edition of a … 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 rules for running a strong business … 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 connected and that percentage 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 the complete article, check out … 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 LinkedIn’s Influencers describe the books that … READ MORE


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