Month: January 2013

Andrew St. George on “Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy”

January 31, 2013

Here is an article written by Andrew St. George for The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. As he explains, “This branch of the British armed services consciously fosters cheerfulness and nourishes its collective memory. Business executives should take…

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10 Creative Block Breakers That Actually Work

January 31, 2013

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Susan K. Perry for Psychology Today in which she insists, “You CAN overcome the frustration of feeling blocked.” To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please…

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THE NORMAL WELL-TEMPERED MIND: A Conversation with Daniel C. Dennett

January 31, 2013

Here is another in the CONVERSATION AT EDGE series, in this instance a conversation with the philosopher Daniel C. Dennett. He is perhaps best known in cognitive science for his concept of intentional systems, and his multiple drafts (or “fame…

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Gerard J. Tellis on “Several of the Major Business Challenges to Be Faced in 2013”

January 30, 2013

Gerard J. Tellis (PhD Michigan) is Professor Marketing, Management, and Organization, Neely Chair of American Enterprise, and Director of the Center for Global Innovation, at the USC Marshall School of Business. He is an expert in innovation, advertising, new product…

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a fine line: A book review by Bob Morris

January 30, 2013

a fine line: how design strategies are shaping the future of business Hartmut Esslinger Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2009) Throughout the years since Hartmut Esslinger founded frog design (one of the world’s leading strategic design firms), having learned firsthand how truly…

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Kevin Cashman: An interview by Bob Morris

January 30, 2013

Kevin Cashman is a Senior Partner, CEO & Board Services, Korn/Ferry International. He is recognized as a pioneer in leadership development and executive development, focusing on optimizing executive, team, and organizational performance. He is the founder of LeaderSource, a premier…

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Preparing for a new era of work

January 30, 2013

Here is an excerpt from an article featured in The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which Susan Lund, James Manyika, and Sree Ramaswamy explain how and why global competition, emerging skill shortages, and changing demographics will soon…

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My Favorite Quotations About Women: Part 2

January 29, 2013

o Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President’s spouse. I wish him well! — Barbara Bush o “Any fool knows men…

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This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works

January 29, 2013

The website Brain Pickings is the brain child of Maria Popova, an “interestingness hunter-gatherer and curious mind at large,” who also writes for Wired UK and The Atlantic, among others, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow. She has gotten occasional help from a handful of…

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Simon Pont: An interview by Bob Morris

January 29, 2013

Simon Pont is a writer, commentator and brand-builder. Hollywood movie studios, Icelandic investment banks, British chocolate bars and Middle Eastern airlines figure amongst his time on the inside of Adland. He is the author of The Better Mousetrap: Brand Invention…

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