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Month: December 2010

Snarking and Literature

December 28, 2010

Snarking and Literature Lawrence Dorfman’s The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring is among my Christmas gifts this year and immediately attracted my attention because of the wealth of quotations it provides from various sources. For those of…

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Mark Brooks’ Sidney Awards, Part II

December 28, 2010

Here is an excerpt from the second of two of Mark Brooks’s columns in which he announces and briefly discusses his annual Sidney Awards. The first column appeared on December 24, 2010, and the second on December 28, 2010. *    …

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Two Ways to Hire Effective Innovators

December 28, 2010

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Peter Maulick for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily…

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Managing the support staff identify crisis

December 21, 2010

In an article written for the Harvard Business School Working Knowledge online, Ranjay Gulati points out that employees not connected directly to profit and loss can suffer from a collective “I-am-not-strategic” identity crisis. Gulati suggests that business managers allow so-called…

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Andrew Sullivan on Montaigne: “The Great Blogger”

December 20, 2010

Here is one of my favorite Andrew Sullivan blog posts in which he discusses Sarah Bakewell’s brilliant book, How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, about Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, author…

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Writing a Strong Lead Is Half the Battle

December 20, 2010

Here is an excerpt from an article written by John McPhee for the Wall Street Journal. To read the complete article and check out a wealth of resources, please click here. *     *     * You’re wading around in your notes,…

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Top 10 Funny TV Ads of 2010

December 20, 2010

Here is an introduction and link to an article written by Geoffrey James for for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the…

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Cathleen P. Black (New York City’s public school system) in “The Corner Office”

December 19, 2010

      Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Cathleen P.…

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Don’t Let Too Many Facts Cloud Your Argument

December 18, 2010

Here is an article written by Sean Silverthorne for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. *    …

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A smart example of an integrative strategy

December 16, 2010

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Roger Martin for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily…

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