Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Code Halos: A book review by Bob Morris

Code HalosCode Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business
Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig, and Ben Pring
John Wiley & Sons (2014)

How and why halo issues are, in fact, business issues for everyone involved in the … READ MORE

Collective Genius: A book review by Bob Morris

Collective GeniusCollective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation
Linda Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and Kent Lineback
Harvard Business Review Press (2014)

Valuable perspectives on the role of the leader in creating and then sustaining a culture within which innovation thrives

As I began to … READ MORE

How I Did It: A book review by Bob Morris

How I Did ItHow I Did It: Lessons from the Front Lines of Business
Various Contributors
Harvard Business Review Press (2014)

Cutting-edge perspectives on the unique leadership challenges at the CEO-level

There were 14 editors involved with these essays, written by 34 CEOs, … READ MORE

Marty Neumeier on “The Rules of Genius, #15: Work to an appropriate structure”

NeumeierEvery design has its own order. The job of the genius is to discover it. The best approach is to start with a logical structure, then deviate from it according to your needs, your skills, and the particular demands of your project.

If you’re designing your … READ MORE

Get ready for hybrid thinking

KurzweilTwo hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become. Now, futurist Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get … READ MORE

3 Priorities for Leaders Who Want to Go Beyond Command-and-Control

HBR-Logo1Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Coleman and Jim Whitehurst for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts, please click … READ MORE

Marty Neumeier on “The Rules of Genius, #14: Use a dynamic process for reactive elements”

Rule14Complex problems are dynamic. They don’t hold still while you work on them. The traditional approach is to address a complex problem as if it were a simple problem, breaking it into discrete steps that can be executed one at a time. Too often the … READ MORE

Why Innovating Means Eliminating Much of What You Have Just Created

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Here is an excerpt from an article by Greg McKeown for Fast Company magazine. He explains why, although it may seem like a waste of time or a step backward, we sometimes need to subtract … READ MORE

Marty Neumeier on “The Rules of Genius, #13: Use a linear process for static elements”

NeumeierThe starting point for choosing a process is understanding what kind of system you’re dealing with. Is it simple or complex? Are the elements static and unchanging or dynamic and unpredictable?

Many projects have fairly static elements. Even a project as complex as a movie can … READ MORE

Marty Neumeier on “The Rules of Genius, #12: Design quickly, decide slowly”


The first eleven rules were concerned with getting the right idea. The next fourteen are concerned with getting the idea right. This is the work of bending, shaping, and polishing your idea so it aligns with its purpose. This is the point at which you … READ MORE


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