Month: April 2012

Hellmann’s Mayonnaise: A bit of history

April 27, 2012

Most people don’t know that back in 1912, Hellmann’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for…

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Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Time: A book review by Bob Morris

April 27, 2012

Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Time Daniel Gross John Wiley & Sons (1997) Note: This was among the first books I reviewed for Amazon (in 2000) and I recently re-read it while doing some research on several of the…

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Five Lessons About Women in Business

April 26, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Carrie Hindmarsh and featured by the Wall Street Journal‘s blog, “The Source.” To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain subscription information, please click here. She is…

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Reverse Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

April 26, 2012

Reverse Innovation: Create Far from Home, Win Everywhere Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble Harvard Business School Press (2012) How and why reverse innovation can help to reverse the negative trends and tendencies that can weaken an organization Those who have read one or more of Vijay…

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How to get your organization to and then remain at “The Center for the Edge”

April 26, 2012

The Center for the Edge, part of Deloitte LLP, helps senior executives make sense of and profit from emerging opportunities on the edge of business and technology. What is created on the edge of the competitive landscape—in terms of technology,…

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Todd Henry: An interview by Bob Morris

April 25, 2012

Todd Henry is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams generate brilliant ideas.  He regularly speaks and consults with companies, both large and small, about how to develop practices and systems that lead…

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An Oprah Winfrey few have seen…until now

April 25, 2012

  The CBS This Morning program continues its series, “Note to Self,” and each is brilliantly presented. Oprah Winfrey is among those who have participated thus far, reading a brief message to herself, at age 20. I have admired her since first…

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Why You Won’t Get Breakthrough Innovation by Being Nice

April 25, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Simon Rucker for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. *  …

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Get Lucky: A book review by Bob Morris

April 24, 2012

Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business Thor Muller and Lane Becker Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2012) How and why to cultivate conditions and develop skills for chance encounters that offer new business opportunities…

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How to Craft an Attention-Grabbing Message

April 24, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Kare Anderson for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. *     *     * You can…

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