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Month: March 2012

Thinking, Fast and Slow: A book review by Bob Morris

March 31, 2012

Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2011) Why I think this is one of the most important books published during the past decade Given the number and quality of the reviews of this book that have…

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Why and how to make “purposeful” mistakes

March 31, 2012

In Brilliant Mistakes: Finding Success on the Far Side of Failure, Paul J. H. Schoemaker observes, “Our schools and organizations are designed for efficiency and order. These are fine principles but rarely encourage mistakes, either brilliant or foolish. Students are…

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7 types of people you never want to work with

March 30, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Steve Tobak for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the website’s newsletters, please…

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Creative Thinkering: A book review by Bob Morris

March 30, 2012

Creative Thinkerin: Putting Your Imagination to Work Michael Michalko New World Library (2011) How and why conceptual blending of dissimilar subjects, ideas, and concepts is the most important factor in creative thinking Those who have read any of Michael Michalko’s previously…

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The Three Don’ts of Persuasion

March 30, 2012

  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. Persuading people to believe in your idea is a critical leadership skill.…

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6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

March 29, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an outstanding article written by Paul J. H. Schoemaker and featured online by Inc. magazine. To read the complete article, check out other resources, sign up for free email alerts, and obtain subscription, please click…

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Antul Gawande asks, “Top athletes and singers have coaches. Should you?”

March 29, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Atul Gawande for The New Yorker magazine. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of resources, and obtain subscription information, please click here. *     *     * No matter…

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Daniel Kahneman: Beware the “inside view”

March 29, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article, featured in The McKinsey Quarterly published by McKinsey & Company. It includes an excerpt from Daniel Kahneman‘s book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. To read the complete article, check out the abundance of other…

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The Charisma Myth: A book review by Bob Morris

March 29, 2012

The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism Olivia Fox Cabane Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2012) Here is a generous provision of “practical, immediately applicable tools with measurable results” Whatever you call it (some call it…

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The three biggest mistakes made when attempting to solve a problem

March 28, 2012

I can easily identify with the executive in Frank Cotham’s cartoon that appeared in an issue of The New Yorker years ago. Problems really do seem to multiply like rabbits on steroids. However, experts on decision-making agree that there are…

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