Month: July 2011

The Opposable Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

July 2, 2011

The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking Roger L. Martin Harvard Business School Press (2007) As I began to read this brilliant book, I was reminded of what Doris Kearns reveals about Abraham Lincoln in Team of…

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Wander Woman: A book review by Bob Morris

July 2, 2011

Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Conten tment and Direction Marcia Reynolds Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2010) With regard to the title of Marcia Reynolds’ book, it refers to the movement of women with ever-increasing velocity into positions within and beyond the…

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The Starfish and the Spider: A book review by Bob Morris

July 2, 2011

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom Portfolio/Penguin Group (2008) Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom explain that the title of their book refers to metaphors: The starfish represents the decentralized…

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Sway: A book review by Bob Morris

July 2, 2011

Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman Broadway Books (2008) The Brothers Brafman seem to have an insatiable curiosity about what may, at first, seem to be aberrational human behavior but is in fact commonplace.…

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The McKinsey Quarterly’s Top Ten: Second Quarter 2011

July 1, 2011

    In case you missed them, see which articles have been most popular with The McKinsey Quarterly‘s readers in the second quarter of this year. Here are the first five. To learn which articles ranked #6-10, read any/all of…

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Transforming Performance Measurement: A book review by Bob Morris

July 1, 2011

Transforming Performance Measurement: Rethinking the Way We Measure and Drive Organizational Success Dean R. Spitzer AMACOM (2007) How to measure only what really what matters…and do it right In this remarkable volume, Dean Spitzer urges his reader to re-think how…

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Thinking INSIDE the Box

July 1, 2011

                    Photo credit: Genelet via flickr used under a creative Commons License. Here is a recent blog post by Sam Carpenter, author of Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making…

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Reengineering Health Care: A book review by Bob Morris

July 1, 2011

Reengineering Health Care: A Manifesto for Radically Rethinking Health Care Delivery Jim Champy and Harry Greenspun FT Press/Pearson (2010) A brilliant analysis of a “new paradigm” of networked health care It is difficult for me to believe that almost two…

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Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval: An interview by Bob Morris

July 1, 2011

Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval are CEO and President, respectively, of advertising agency The Kaplan Thaler Group, responsible for such pop culture icons as the Aflac duck and the “Yes, Yes, Yes” Herbal Essences campaign. They have also co-authored…

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Unleashing the Killer App: A book review by Bob Morris

July 1, 2011

Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance Larry Downes and Chunka Mui Harvard Business Press (1998) In this book, Downes and Mui provide a brilliant analysis of how “a new good or service that establishes an entirely new…

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