Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Edison’

The Lenovo Way: A book review by Bob Morris

Lenovo WayThe Lenovo Way: Managing a Diverse Global Company for Optimal Performance
Gina Qiao and Yolanda Conyers
McGraw-Hill (2014)

“Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.” Peter Drucker

Gina Qiao and Yolanda Conyers have played major roles during Lenovo’s … READ MORE

Crazy Is a Compliment: A book review by Bob Morris

Crazy:ComplimentCrazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags
Linda Rottenberg
Portfolio/Penguin

“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Tennyson’s Ulysses

Most people are caught up in what James O’Toole so aptly characterizes as “the ideology … READ MORE

Walter Isaacson: “Some Lessons from the Journey of Innovation (1843-2011)”

IsaacsonI have just read and will soon review Walter Isaacson‘s latest book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. In my opinion, it is his … READ MORE

Never Be Closing: A book review by Bob Morris

Never Be ClosingNever Be Closing: How to Sell Better Without Screwing Your Clients, Your Colleagues, or Yourself
Tim Hurson and Tim Dunne
Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2014)

How and why “Productive Thinking” can accelerate personal growth and professional development

In the … READ MORE

Own Your Future: A book review by Bob Morris

Own Your FutureOwn Your Future: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Thrive in an Unpredictable Economy
Paul B. Brown with Charles F. Kiefer and Leonard A. Schlesinger
AMACOM (2012)

Here’s an “owner’s manual for having a more successful … READ MORE

Michael Marquardt on “How Action Learning Develops Questioning Leaders”

MarquardtAccording to Michael Marquardt in Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask (Second Edition), asking the right questions is one of the most important … READ MORE

Reinventing Organizations: A book re view by Bob Morris

Reinventing OrgsReinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness
Frederic Laloux
Nelson Parker (2014)

How and why to create, develop, and sustain “a more soulful, purposeful, and productive workplace”

Recent and extensive research … READ MORE

Behind the Cloud: A book review by Bob Morris

Behind the CloudBehind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company and Revolutionized an Industry
Marc Benioff
Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2009)

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison

It’s always interesting as well as instructive to … READ MORE

Keith Sawyer on the eight stages of creativity

Sawyer, KeithIn Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation, Keith Sawyer suggests that there are eight stages to the creative process. He is convinced by extensive research (including his) that when most … READ MORE

David and Tom Kelley on “Why Creativity Is Like Karaoke”

Tom and David

Tom and David

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Leigh Buchanan for Inc. magazine. IDEO founders David and Tom Kelley share their thoughts about building a creative culture. To read the … READ MORE

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