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Do You Really Know Why Employees Leave Your Company?

August 19, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Anthony C. Klotz and Mark C. Bolino for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information,…

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“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

August 19, 2019

In Smartcuts, Shane Snow explains thde breakghrough power of lateral thinking: how and why it usually (not always) answers questions and solves problems faster and better than can any other thought process. The concept of thinking outside of a box…

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Igniting the American Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

August 18, 2019

Igniting the American Revolution Derek W. Beck Source Books (May 2016) Those were indeed the times that “tried men’s souls” I was reminded of that observation by Thomas Paine, as well as another: “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered;…

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The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow

August 18, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from a special report from the McKinsey Global Institute, written by Susan Lund, James Manyika, Liz Hilton Segel, André Dua, Bryan Hancock, Scott Rutherford, and Brent Macon, and featured in the McKinsey Quarterly, published by…

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Who was Vannevar Bush and why was he so important?

August 17, 2019

In Loonshots, Safi Bacall explains how to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries. Of special interest to me is his extended discussion of Vannevar Bush‘s contributions to the Allies’ defeat of the Axis powers…

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Overlooked No More: Georgia Gilmore, Who Fed and Funded the Montgomery Bus Boycott

August 17, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Klancy Miller. This is a portion of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. The photo below is of Georgia…

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Kochland: A book review by Bob Morris

August 16, 2019

Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America Christopher Leonard Simon & Schuster (August 2019) One of Charles Koch’s greatest skills: “analyzing and mitigation risk” in order to achieve long-term success Until reading this book, I…

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The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”

August 16, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Sabina Nawaz for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts, please click here.…

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3 Things Hiring Managers Want You to Tell Them

August 15, 2019

  Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * Hiring managers don’t always ask straightforward questions, which…

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Q&A: Francis Ford Coppola on ‘Apocalypse Now’ 40 years later

August 15, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Francis Ford Coppola by Jake Coyle for the Associated Press. To read the complete article, please click here. * * * If filmmaking is a war, then Apocalypse Now was very…

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