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Month: April 2012

A baker’s dozen of delicious quotations

April 30, 2012

As you already know, there are endless uses for quotations. Here are thirteen that caught my eye.  “When you have learned something, that always feels at first as if you’ve lost something.”  H.G. Wells “What the mothers sings to the cradle goes all the…

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Chris Zook on the importance of “Commander’s Intent”

April 30, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Chris Zook and featured at the Thinkers50 website, an organization whose definitive global ranking of management thinkers is published every two years. The 2009 winner was CK Prahalad. The ranking is based on voting at…

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Here are 4 ways you can ignite innovation

April 30, 2012

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

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100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them: A book review by Bob Morris

April 29, 2012

100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them Emily Ross and Angus Holland Sourcebooks (2005) Note: I recently re-read this book and found the information and insights more valuable now than they were when I first read it seven years…

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Shellye Archambeau (MetricStream ) in “The Corner Office”

April 29, 2012

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 Shellye Archambeau is C.E.O. of MetricStream, which helps companies meet…

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Darren Dahl on “10 Things You Should Never Micromanage”

April 28, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Darren Dahl and featured by Inc. magazine. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. *     *     * Hey, go-getter. Yes, you could do…

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Life’s Work: Christiane Amanpour

April 28, 2012

Here is an excerpt from the transcript of an interview of Christiane Amanpour conducted by Alison Beard and featured by Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete interview and/or  watch a video based on it, please click here. *    …

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Michael Michalko: An interview by Bob Morris

April 28, 2012

Michael Michalko is one of the most highly acclaimed creativity experts in the world and author of the best sellers Thinkertoys (A Handbook of Business Creativity), ThinkPak (A Brainstorming Card Deck), Creative Thinkering (Putting your Imagination to Work), and Cracking…

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Even Peak Performers Need Feedback

April 28, 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. *     *     * Some managers assume their star employees don’t need feedback. They’re clearly doing…

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Small Business Job Creation Is Stronger Than We Think

April 28, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Scott Shane and featured by Bloomberg Businessweek. To read the complete article, check out others, obtain subscription information, please click here. *     *     * While small business…

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