Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Dorie Clark on How to Stand Out: An interview by Bob Morris

Photo Credit; Joel Veak

Photo Credit; Joel Veak

Dorie Clark is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) and Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It (Portfolio/Penguin, … READ MORE

Caroline L. Arnold: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

ArnoldCaroline Arnold has been a technology leader on Wall Street for more than a decade, managing some of the financial world’s largest software development teams and leading some of the industry’s most visible and complex initiatives. A dynamic and engaging speaker, she has appeared before groups … READ MORE

Simon Sinek on WHAT great individuals and companies do as well as HOW and WHY they do it


One of the most exciting insights in Simon Sinek‘s business classic, Start with Why, is his concept of “The Golden Circle,” a model that he devised, using three concentric circles to suggest the interdependencies between and among … READ MORE

Geoffrey Moore on Big Data and RFID: An interview by Bob Morris

0c560a3Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and advisor who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Mohr Davidow portfolio and established high-tech enterprises, including Salesforce, Microsoft, Intel, Box, Aruba, Cognizant, and Rackspace most recently. His life’s work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding … READ MORE

Marty Neumeier on “The Four Stages of the Buy-In Curve”

NeumeierHere’s the latest communiqué from Marty Neumeier in which he shares his thoughts about the process by which to obtain buy-in from those who are initially opposed or indifferent to the given proposition.

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Imagine being shown a … READ MORE

Seven Takeaways from Marc Andreessen’s Interview With Peter Thiel

Marc Andreessen (on left) and Peter Thiel

Marc Andreessen (on left) and Peter Thiel

Here is an excerpt from an article by Cameron Albert-Deitch for Inc. magazine during which he shares his seven takeaways from what two innovative entrepreneurs have to say about … READ MORE

Shawn Callahan on “How to spot a story – a simple story framework: Infographic”

Oral-StoriesWith rare exception, the greatest leaders throughout history were great storytellers. They include a young carpenter from Nazareth and a self-described “country bumpkin” born in Kentucky and raised in Illinois.

Here is a recent post by Shawn Callahan at … 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

Philosopher kings: Why and how business leaders would benefit from studying great writers

Plato statue
Here is a brief excerpt from an article from The Economist in which the benefits of inward-bound learning are examined. For more than 20 years, I have been retained by corporate clients to conduct what I characterize as “brown bag seminars,” scheduled quarterly, during … READ MORE


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