Posts Tagged ‘Xerox’

What is your core product?

Henry Ford and Thomas Edison

These major businesses (listed in alpha order) no longer sell their original core product(s).

o Apple: its core product was a circuit board

Robert Bruce Shaw on “Extreme Teams”: An interview by Bob Morris

Robert Bruce Shaw assists business leaders in building organizations and teams capable of superior performance. His specialty is working closely with senior executives, as individuals and as groups, on organizational and leadership effectiveness. Robert often works with leaders … READ MORE

Henry Chesbrough on “Open Innovation”

Henry Chesbrough is an American organizational theorist, adjunct professor and the executive director of the Harwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is best known for his … READ MORE

Great Business Advice



After the Xerox board elected Anne M. Mulcahy to serve as CEO on August 1, 2001, she sought and received advice from several people. One of them provided what she found to … READ MORE

Patterns of Disruption

Patterns of DisruptionHere is an introduction to invaluable material provided by Deloitte’s Center for the Edge, affiliated with Deloitte University Press. To again full access to it, check out other resources, and sign up for email alerts, Please … READ MORE

Business Adventures: A book review by Bob Morris

Business AdventuresBusiness Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
John Brooks
Open Road Integrated Media (2014)

Millions will rush to purchase a copy but how many will actually read it and then apply what they learn?

Here is a new edition of a … READ MORE

Bill Gates’s Favorite Business Book

Gates, WSJ
In an article Bill Gates wrote for The Wall Street Journal, he suggests that John Brooks’s 1960s essay collection, Business Adventures, still offers many insights into running a … READ MORE

How I Did It: A book review by Bob Morris

How I Did ItHow I Did It: Lessons from the Front Lines of Business
Various Contributors
Harvard Business Review Press (2014)

Cutting-edge perspectives on the unique leadership challenges at the CEO-level

There were 14 editors involved with these essays, written by 34 CEOs, originally … READ MORE

Crisis Communications: A book review by Bob Morris

Crisis CommunicationsCrisis Communications: The Definitive Guide to Managing the Message
Steven Fink
McGraw-Hill (2013)

Why you should never “pick a fight with anyone who buys bandwidth by the geobyte”

I read and reviewed Steven Fink’s previous book, Crisis Management: Planning for the Inevitable, … READ MORE

Managing Global Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

Managing Global Innovation: Frameworks for Integrating Capabilities Around the World
Yves Doz and Keeley Wilson
Harvard Business Review Press (2012)

How to conceive, build, and hone a global innovation capability “that is enduring, practical, and rooted in realities”

The title of this review … READ MORE