Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Edison’

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 learn how a company … 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 organizations conduct brainstorming sessions, it isn’t very effective. Why? Because … 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 complete article and c … READ MORE

David Burkus: An interview by Bob Morris

BurkusDavid Burkus is the author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas. David is Assistant Professor of Management at the College of Business at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on leadership, … READ MORE

Manage Your Day-to-Day: A book review by Bob Morris

Manage YourManage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
Jocelyn Glei, Editor
Amazon Publishing (2013)

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” Stephen Covey

Jocelyn Glei edited … READ MORE

The Wisdom of Titans: A book review by Bob Morris

Wisdom TitansThe Wisdom of Titans: Secrets of Success from Entrepreneurs Who Rose to the Top
William Ferguson
bibliomotion books + media (2013)

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison

According to William Ferguson, “After interviewing the eleven titans for this book, and based upon my knowledge … READ MORE

Beyond the Idea: A book review by Bob Morris

Beyond IdeaBeyond the Idea: How to Execute Innovation in Any Organization
Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble
St. Martin’s Press (2013)

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison

According to Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, “The most important message in Beyond the Idea is very simple: … READ MORE

Beyond the Idea: A book review by Bob Morris

Beyond IdeaBeyond the Idea: How to Execute Innovation in Any Organization
Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble
St. Martin’s Press (2013)

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison

According to Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, “The most important message in Beyond the Idea is very simple: innovation … READ MORE

Josh Linkner on taking the first (and most difficult) step

Linkner, JoshLong ago, Thomas Edison observed, “Vision without execution is hallucination.” In a recent blog post, Josh Linker shares his own thoughts about how to increase personal growth and professional development. To check out the wealth of resources at his website, please click READ MORE

True Story: A book review by Bob Morris

True StoryTrue Story: How to Combine Story and Action to Transform Your Business
Ty Montague
Harvard Business Review Press (2013)

How to avoid organizational metastasis, especially during the Age of Connected Consumers

If you wish to create or increase demand for whatever you offer, prospective buyers will … READ MORE

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