Posts Tagged ‘Plato’

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

Excellent advice from Warren Buffett on habits, for better or worse

Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

In an article that appeared in Forbes magazine, Warren Buffett has this to say about habits:

“At my age I can’t change my habits. I’m stuck. But you will have the habits twenty years from now that you … READ MORE

Who was Amos Tversky and why is he significant?

kahneman-tverskyDaniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky (above) are the focal point of Michael Lewis’s latest book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, published by W.W. Norton & Company (December 2016).

Tversky was a … READ MORE

Defining Moments: A book review by Bob Morris

defining-momentsDefining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right
Joseph L. Badaracco
Harvard Business Review Press (1997)

How to make decisions that could – and probably will — reveal a manager’s basic values and, in … READ MORE

Liberal Arts for Conservative Minds

BN-IX008_winter_J_20150612125616Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Kyle Peterson that appeared in The Wall Street Journal. One of his observations is that Hillsdale College takes no federal or state money—but … READ MORE

50 Politics Classics: A book review by Bob Morris

50 Politics50 Politics Classics: Freedom Equality Power: Mind-Changing, World-Changing Ideas from Fifty Landmark Books
Tom Butler-Bowdon
Nicholas Brealey Publishing (2015)

“The world is a dangerous place to live…because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” Albert Einstein

Actually, the complete quotation is this: “The world … READ MORE

Here is an excellent book to feature at a “brown bag seminar”

Ten GoldenDuring the last 30 years or so, I have been retained by corporate clients to conduct what I call “brown bag seminars” for groups of executives. They are usually scheduled once a quarter. I provide a briefing on the pre-assigned book (e.g. Roger Neirenberg’s READ MORE

Nature’s God: A book review by Bob Morris

Nature's GodNature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic
Matthew Stewart
W.W., Norton & Company (2014)

A brilliant analysis of “the power and impact of America’s original philosophical radicalism”

This was an especially challenging read because the issues that Matthew Stewart addresses are very complicated. For example, … READ MORE

Win-Win Partnerships: A book review by Bob Morris

Win-WinWin-Win Partnerships: Be on the Cutting Edge with Synergistic Coaching
Steven J. Stowell and Matt M. Starcevich
CMOE Press (1996)

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison

Do not be deterred by the fact that this book was first published in 1996. Long before that, one … READ MORE

Quotations of Timeless Relevance

Redwoodso “Enjoy the little things in life, for someday you will realize that they were the big things.” – Source Unknown

o “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – … READ MORE