Posts Tagged ‘Thinking [comma] Fast and Slow’

The Leading Brain: A book review by Bob Morris

The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance
Friederike Fabricius and Hands Hagemann
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House (February 2017).

Here are several science-based strategies that can drive peak performance

Although by no means an authority in the multiple dimensions of … 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

Thought-provoking observations by Daniel Kahneman

kahnemanDaniel Kahneman is among today’s most influential thought leaders. This is explained in part by the quality of his thoughts, to be sure, but also by their impact on other thought leaders. Here is a representative selection.


Superforecasting: A book review by Bob Morris

SuperforecastingSuperforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction
Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner
Crown Publishers (2015)

How to blend computer-based forecasting and subjective judgment to gain a better sense of what will likely occur

Obviously, computers can process, … READ MORE

Alex Pentland on Great Teams

PentlandAlex (“Sandy”) Pentland has much of great value to say about how to organize and then lead great teams, first in an article, “The New Science of Building Great Teams,” published in Harvard Business Review and … READ MORE

Wiser: A book review by Bob Mofrris

WiserWiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter
Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie
Harvard Business Review Press 2014)

How to separate, implement, and optimize the divergent and convergent stages of every problem-solving process

As I began to read this book, I was reminded of a passage … READ MORE

Valuable Lessons to Be Learned from Cass Sunsein and Reid Hastie

WiserIn one of Tom Davenport’s recent books, Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right, he and co-author Brooke Manville offer “an antidote for the Great Man theory of decision making and organizational performance”: organizational judgment. That is, … READ MORE

Marcia Reynolds on discomfort in the workplace: Part 1 of a second interview by Bob Morris

ReynoldsDr. Marcia Reynolds, president of Covisioning LLC, works with clients around the world who seek to develop effective leaders. She understands organizational cultures, what blocks communication and innovation, and what is needed to bring people together for better … READ MORE

Mind Wide Open: A book review by Bob Morris

Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life
Steven Johnson
Scribner/Simon & Schuster (2004)

How and why the brain sciences can help to “open wide the mind’s caged door”

I read this book before Steven Johnson’s later works, The Ghost Map (2006) … READ MORE