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HBR Guide to Thinking Strategically: A Book Review by Bob Morris

April 17, 2024

HBR Guide to Thinking Strategically Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (January 2019) “We did what all wise men do. We began at the end.”  Menachem Begin Prime Minister Begin’s comment was his response when asked how he and President Anwar…

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Metaskills: A Book Review by Bob Morris

April 16, 2024

METASKILLS: Five Talents for the Robotic Age Marty Neumeier New Riders (2012) A brilliant examination of superior thinking by a superior thinker Note: There are a few books that I re-read at least once a year because they have had…

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Method Man: How the greatest American actor lost his way.

April 15, 2024

Here is an excerpt from a classic article written by Claudia Roth Pierpont and published in The New Yorker (October 20, 2008). To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and obtain subscription information, please click…

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You Can’t Market Manure at Lunchtime: A Book Review by Bob Morris

April 15, 2024

You Can’t Market Manure at Lunchtime: And Other Lessons from the Food Industry for Creating a More Sustainable Company Maisie Ganzler Harvard Business Review Press (April 2024) How to use sustainabiliy as a business driver and a market differentiator According…

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Passionate Minds: A book review by Bob Morris

April 14, 2024

Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World Claudia Roth Pierpont Knopf (2000) “Hardly a woman here who would not be scandalized to find herself in company with most of them” Claudia Roth Pierpont I read this book when it was first published…

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Cultivating the Four Kinds of Creativity

April 12, 2024

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Gabriella Rosen Kellerman and Martin E.P. Seligman 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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What you may not already know about George Mason

April 11, 2024

George Mason (1725–1792) was a wealthy planter and an influential lawmaker who served as a member of the Fairfax County Court (1747–1752; 1764–1789), the Truro Parish vestry (1749–1785), the House of Burgesses (1758–1761), and the House of Delegates (1776–1780). In…

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Chasing Beauty: A Book Review by Bob Morris

April 10, 2024

Chasing Beauty: The Life of Isabella Stewart Gardner Natalie Dykstra Mariner Books/An Imprint of HarperCollins ((March 2024) “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso According to her official biography, “Mrs. Jack…

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Marketing Myopia

April 9, 2024

Here is an excerpt from a classsic article written by Theodore Levitt for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. It was published in the July–August 2004 issue. I do not know of another HBR article that has had wider and…

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Uptime: A Book Review by Bob Morris

April 8, 2024

Uptime: A Practical Guide to Personal Productivity and Wellbeing Laura Mae Martin HarperBusiness/An Imprint of HarperCollins (April 2024) How to achieve and then sustain high-impact productivity in all dimensions of your life Laura Mae Martin immediately captures her reader’s attention:…

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