Posts Tagged ‘Portfolio/Penguin Random House’

The Net and the Butterfly: A book review by Bob Morris

The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking
Olivia Fox Cabane and Judah Pollack
Portfolio/Penguin Random House (February 2017)

How breakthrough thinking can accelerate personal growth and professional development

Olivia Fox Cabane and Judah Pollack make brilliant use of similes and … READ MORE

Different Types of Breakthrough Thinking

In The Net and the Butterfly, Olivia Fox Cabane and Judah Pollack explain “the art and practice of breakthrough thinking.”

They observe, “For many, breakthroughs are like butterflies — beautiful and awe-inspiring, yet erratic and elusive. Some people think they happen through hard work and … READ MORE

Simon Sinek on purpose-driven collaboration

In Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration, published by Portfolio/Penguin Random House (September 2016), Simon Sinek offers some excellent advice on how to follow this African proverb: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go … READ MORE

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees


Here is an excerpt from an article written by Christine Porath for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of … READ MORE

The Importance of Drawing and Doodling to Developing Breakthrough Ideas

Prior to the invention of language, human beings relied on hand gestures and then scratchings on cave walls or in the soil as the only ways that they could communicate. Today, people still communicate with drawings.

For example, Rollin King and Herb Keller scribbled out the basics of what became Southwest Airlines on napkins while having … READ MORE

Superbosses: A book review by Bob Morris

SuperbossesSuperbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent
Sydney Finkelstein
Portfolio/Penguin Random House (2016)

Here in a single volume is a “master class in how each of us can make a much greater impact in what we do”

In a previous book, Why Smart … READ MORE

Sydney Finkelstein on Three Types of “Superboss”

FinkelsteinIn his latest, recently published book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent, Sydney Finkelstein explores “the characteristic behaviors of the world’s most effective bosses, upending conventional best practices and … READ MORE

Black Box Thinking: A book review by Bob Morris

Black Box ThinkingBlack Box Thinking: Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes—But Some Do
Matthew Syed
Portfolio/Penguin Random House (2015)

A rigorous examination of “the underlying processes through which humans learn, innovate, and become more creative”

According to Matthew Syed, there is “something deeper … READ MORE

The Re-Education of Jim Collins

Collins @ West Point
The author or co-author of Good to Great, Built to Last, How the Mighty Fall, and Great by Choice went to West Point to teach leadership. Instead, he was the one who … READ MORE

Small Giants and Great Achievements

Burlingham LIn Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, Bo Burlingham explains how and why the size of a company does not determine whether or not it has these characteristics. Rather, he … READ MORE