Posts Tagged ‘Geoff Colvin’

One of the Greatest Business Decisions: Tata Steel’s radical approach to downsizing (1993)

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 the … READ MORE

Friederike Fabritius on The Leading Brain: An interview by Bob Morris

Friederike Fabritius is a neuropsychologist and a leading expert in the field of Neuroleadership. After starting at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and then continuing as a management consultant at McKinsey, Friederike now applies her unique … READ MORE

Five Urban Talent Myths Exposed

Boring Presentation

As you no doubt know already, an urban myth is an immensely popular story or piece of information circulated as true but is in fact bogus. Two examples in ancient times: … READ MORE

Listen up, biz leaders: It’s time to rethink everything

Here is an excerpt from article co-authored by Geoff Colvin that appeared in Fortune magazine. To read the complete article, check out other resources, obtain subscription, and sign up for email … READ MORE

Bounce: A book review by Bob Morris

Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success
Matthew Syed
Harper/A HarperCollins Imprint (2010)

How and why peak performance really is achieved…or isn’t

I first read this book when it was published (April 20, 2010) and then recently re-read it before reviewing it. As is also true of several others … READ MORE

The Little Book of Talent: A book review by Bob Morris

The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills
Daniel Coyle
Bantam Books/A Random House imprint (2012)
Lessons learned from “hotbeds” of creativity about how best to develop talents to their full potential
For more than 20 years, Anders Ericsson and his … READ MORE

The Upside of the Downturn: A book review by Bob Morris

The Upside of the Downturn: Ten Management Strategies to Prevail in the Recession and Thrive in the Aftermath
Geoff Colvin
Portfolio/The Penguin Group (w009)

Note: I read this book when it was first published and recently re-read it.  If anything, it seems … READ MORE

Talent Is Overrated: A book review by Bob Morris

Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else
Geoff Colvin
The Penguin Group (2008)

Colvin set out to answer this question: “What does great performance require?” In this volume, he shares several insights generated by hundreds of research studies … READ MORE

Sorry, Strivers: Talent Matters

Illustration Credit: David Plunkert

Here is an article written by David Z. Hambrick and Elizabeth J. Meinz that was featured in the The New York Times (November 19, 2011). I … READ MORE

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest contribution

Malcolm Gladwell

I highly recommend the current issue of The New Yorker (May 16, 2011) that includes Malcolm Gladwell’s article, “Creation Myth,” his latest contribution to the “Annals of Business” series. Gladwell is a brilliant journalist but … READ MORE