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Month: July 2012

The best way to celebrate the 4th of July

July 4, 2012

My favorite 4th of July was in 1976 when our family (wife Marcia, four small children, and I) lived in Sudbury (zip code 01776), a suburb of Boston. We decided to drive into downtown Boston, camp out with a picnic dinner along the Charles River,…

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Being Global: A book review by Bob Morris

July 3, 2012

Being Global: How to Think, Act, and Lead in a Transformed World Ángel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh Harvard Business Review Press (2012) How and why business leaders who develop a global mindset can help their companies to transcend cultural barriers Companies cannot become global leaders unless and…

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How to Manage Difficult People

July 3, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Valerie Pelan for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. *     *     *…

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Leading in the 21st century

July 3, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article from The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company and written by Dominic Barton, Andrew Grant, and Michelle Horn, in which six global leaders confront the personal and professional challenges of a new…

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The McKinsey Quarterly’s Ten Most Popular Articles (Second Quarter, 2012)

July 2, 2012

In case you missed them, you can see the ten articles that have been most popular with The McKinsey Quarterly‘s readers in the second quarter of this year. Links are provided for the first three. Merey lick on article title.…

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Paul B. Brown: An interview by Bob Morris

July 2, 2012

Paul B. Brown is a best-selling author who has written, co-written and “ghosted” numerous best-sellers including Customers for Life (with Carl Sewell.)  which has been translated into 19 differently languages and which continues to sell thousands of copies each month, some 23 years…

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The Wealth of Nations: A book review by Bob Morris

July 2, 2012

The Wealth of Nations: The Economics Classic Adam Smith with an Introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon Captstone Publishing Ltd./A Wiley Company (2010) How and Why The Wealth of Nations is “one of the most important and influential books ever written.” The title of…

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The Myth of a “Balanced” Life

July 2, 2012

Here’s a recent post by Josh Linkner at his website. To check out the wealth of resources that he provides, please click here. *     *     * In addition to reaching the top of our game in our careers, we…

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Something to keep in mind on July 4th….

July 1, 2012
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Niraj Shah (Wayfair.com) in “The Corner Office”

July 1, 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 Niraj Shah, co-founder and C.E.O. of Wayfair.com, a seller of…

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