Month: October 2012

Mining Big Data to Find New Markets: A Harvard Business Review Webinar Conclusions Paper

October 31, 2012

This webinar conclusions paper by Harvard Business Review explores the topic of “big data” and how companies today are mining big data to develop insights and identify micromarkets that represent opportunities for remarkable growth. McKinsey consultants and co-authors Manish Goyal…

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Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations: A book review by Bob Morris

October 31, 2012

Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations: Aligning Culture and Strategy Daniel Denison, Robert Hooijberg, Nancy Lane, and Colleen Lief Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2012) Why and how both culture and strategy must be aligned and integrated throughout any organizational change process…

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How to Save Time by Saying No

October 31, 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. * * * What matters more: the amount of time you work…

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How to read a business book

October 30, 2012

Most of us are taught to read phonetically. In fact, the speed of light is far greater than the speed of sound. (The speed of sound is 767 mph whereas the speed of light is almost 300-million meters per second.) The eye…

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Antifragile: A book review by Bob Morris

October 30, 2012

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder Nassim Nicholas Taleb Random House (2012) How to build “a systematic and broad guide to nonpredictive decision making under uncertainty Here is the context (in the Prologue) from which an excerpt serves as the…

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Walter Kiechel III on “The Management Century”

October 30, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Walter Kiechel III 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,…

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter on “Why You Need Charisma”

October 29, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rosabeth Moss Kanter 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,…

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Gabe Zichermann: How games make kids smarter

October 29, 2012

Do kids these days have short attention spans, or does the world just move too slowly to accommodate their energy and creativity? Gabe Zichermann suggests that today’s video games are making children smarter — and we should all embrace gamification. Click here to check out…

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Tony Schwartz on the productivity paradox: How to get more out of people by demanding less

October 29, 2012

In an article written for the June 2010 issue of Harvard Business Review, Tony Schwartz explains how those in senior management have myriad opportunities to set the right context for their employees to replenish their energy. “It’s all about providing…

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The Outsiders: A book review by Bob Morris

October 28, 2012

The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success William N. Thorndike, Jr. Harvard Business Review Press (2012) Whatever got an organization here probably won’t get it there There are countless examples of once-great companies such as…

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