Posts Tagged ‘Jim Collins’

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

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

One of the Greatest Business Decisions: Boeing bets big on the 707 (1952)

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

One of the Greatest Business Decisions: Henry Ford decides to double his workers’ wages (1914)

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, … READ MORE

Humility Is the New Smart: A book review by Bob Morris

Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age
Edward D. Hess and Katherine Ludwig
Barrett-Koehler Publishers (January 2017)

“NewSmart”: Excellence at the very highest levels of cognition and initiative

What will be … READ MORE

The Essentials of Stretch Goals

In Beyond Performance Management, Jeremy Hope and Steve Player recommend key practices to achieve superior performance.

For example, how to use stretch goals that are “invariably based on negotiating short-term fixed targets and have recently become more pervasive in both the private and public sectors … READ MORE

Winners: A book review by Bob Morris

Winners: And How They Succeed
Alastair Campbell
Pegasus Books Ltd (2015)

What we can learn from winners’ mindsets as well as from their modus operandi

Alistair Campbell carefully organized and then presents his material within four Parts. To his substantial credit, he anchors his … READ MORE

The Effective Executive: A book review by Bob Morris

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
Peter F. Drucker
HarperBusiness (January 2017)

How and why, “like every other discipline, effectiveness can be learned and must be earned”

This is the 50th … READ MORE

The Big Thing: A book review by Bob Morris

Big ThingThe Big Thing: How to Complete Your Creative Project Even if You’re a Lazy, Self-Doubting Procrastinator Like Me
Phyllis Korkki
HarperCollins (August 2016)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right.”
Henry Ford

To what does this book’s title refer? … READ MORE

Life’s Work: An Interview with Kevin Spacey

R1603L_SPACEYHere is a brief excerpt from an interview of Kevin Spacey by Alison Beard for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain … READ MORE

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