Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Edison’

Execution Excellence: A book review by Bob Morris

Execution ExcellenceExecution Excellence: Making Strategy Work Using the Balanced Scorecard
Sanjiv Anand
John Wiley & Sons (2016)

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison

David P. Norton and Robert S. Kaplan co-authored an article, “The Balanced Scorecard: Measures That Drive Performance,” published in the January/February 1992 edition … READ MORE

The Creator’s Code: A book review by Bob Morris

Creator's CodeThe Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs
Amy Wilkinson
Simon & Schuster (2015)

Here are timeless and timely insights that illuminate “fundamental approaches to the act of creation”

The term “code” with regard to individuals is comparable with the term “secret sauce” … READ MORE

OutManeuver: A book review by Bob Morris


OutManeuver: OutThink—Don’t OutSpend
Jeffrey Phillips and Alex Verjovsky
Xlibris (January 2016)

How leveraging maneuver strategies and tactics can establi

As Jeffrey Phillips and Alex Verjovsky observe, “When speed and agility are important, … READ MORE

Ten of Josh Linkner’s favorite creativity quotations

Linkner:AmazonIn recent post at his website, Josh Linkner shares 21 of his favorite creativity quotations. Here are the first ten:

1. “Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things … READ MORE

Cultural Transformations: A book review by Bob Morris

Cultural TransformnationsCultural Transformations: Lessons of Leadership and Corporate Reinvention
John Mattone and Nick Vaidya
John Wiley & Sons (2016)

How and why organizations that thrive have launched preemptive transformation to dominate their competition

Most change initiatives either fail or fall far short of original (usually unrealistic) … READ MORE

Think Out of the Box: A book review by Bob Morris

Think out of boxThink Out of the Box
Mike Vance and Diane Deacon
Career Press (1995)

A classic source for thinking more clearly and making better decisions

I have just re-read two books co-authored by Mike Vance and Diane Deacon. This one and READ MORE

Andrew Hargadon on How Breakthrough Ideas Happen: An interview by Bob Morris

HargadonAndrew Hargadon is a Professor of Technology Management and Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of California at Davis. The primary focus of his research is on the effective management of innovation and … READ MORE

Laura Putnam: An interview by Bob Morris

PutnamLaura Putnam is an author and CEO of Motion Infusion, a well-being training and consulting firm that provides creative solutions in the areas of engagement, behavior change, human performance, and building healthier, happier, and more innovative organizations.

A leading … READ MORE

Daniel Korschun: An interview by Bob Morris

KorschunDaniel Korschun is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. He works with companies to develop innovative CSR practices that generate value for both the company and society. Korschun’s academic research appears in … READ MORE

The Importance of Making Brilliant Mistakes

Brilliant MistakesIn Paul Schoemaker’s latest book, Brilliant Mistakes , he observes: “The key question companies need to address is not ‘Should we make mistakes?’ but rather ‘Which mistakes should we make in order to test our deeply held assumptions?’”