Posts Tagged ‘Roger Martin’

Creative Anarchy: A book review by Bob Morris

Creatve AnarchyCreative Anarchy: How to Break the Rules of Graphic Design for Creative Success
Denise Bosler
HOW Books (23015)

How and why the best design is “barely noticeable because it works seamlessly into its environment and for its audience”

Some human activities require that the … READ MORE

Michael E. Porter on “What Is Strategy?”

What Is Strrategy?
Here is an excerpt from a classic article written by Michael E. Porter for Harvard Business Review (November 1996 issue) and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and … READ MORE

Two Words That Kill Innovation

MartinHere is an excerpt from an article written by Roger Martin 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

Karl Ronn: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

RonnKarl Ronn is the managing director of Innovation Portfolio Partners. Based in Palo Alto, he helps Fortune 500 companies create new businesses or helps entrepreneurs start category creating new companies. He is a co-founder of VC-backed Butterfly Health that sells Butterfly body liners nationally. He is … READ MORE

Well-Designed: A book review by Bob Morris

Well-DesignedWell-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love
Jon Kolko
Harvard Business Review Press (2014)

How to focus on people, celebrate emotional value, and drive optimism through lateral and divergent thinking

I share Jon Kolko’s high regard for companies such as Apple and … READ MORE

Here Are the Essential Steps to Complete in Design Thinking

Reciprocity AdvantageI have just read and will soon review The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth, co-authored by Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn, published by Berrett-Koehler (September 2015), Some of the most valuable … READ MORE

Left Brain, Right Stuff: A book review by Bob Morris

Left BrainLeft Brain, Right Stuff: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions
Phil Rosenzweig
PublicAffairs (2014)

Why understanding the decision making process as well as the roles of action and analysis “can improve the odds of success”

As I began to read this book, I was again … READ MORE

Tim Brown on “The Need for More Darwin and Less Newton in Our Approach to Design”

Tim Brown

Tim Brown

In 1969, Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon noted: “Engineering, medicine, business, architecture, and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent — not with how things are, but with they might be — in short, with design. … READ MORE

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 12/9/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you:


Trust, Inc.: How to Create a Business Culture That Will Ignite Passion, Engagement, and Innovation
Nan Russell

True Alignment: Linking Company Culture with Customer Needs for … READ MORE

Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

D ThinkingDesign Thinking for Strategic Innovation: What They Can’t Teach You at Business or Design School
Idris Mootee
John Wiley & Sons (2013)

How cutting-edge design thinking can help business leaders respond to challenges that transcend specialized disciplines,

First of all, I think this is … READ MORE


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