Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Edison’

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 film version of his … 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 life” on the job, … 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 — and yet most under-appreciated — skills that executives can develop. … 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 on workplace cultures in … 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 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

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