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Month: September 2013

Daniel Goleman’s “Three Quick Fixes for the Wandering Mind”

September 30, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Daniel Goleman for LinkedIn. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. * * * It happens to all of us: you’re working away on something you’ve…

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Education for entrepreneurship: An interview with Tim Draper

September 30, 2013

Can entrepreneurship be taught? Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper believes it can and has established the Draper University of Heroes to do just that. In this interview, Draper explains the gap he believes the school fills and why the…

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Tsun-Yan Hsieh and Stephen Bear on “Six Lessons for Managing CEO transitions”

September 30, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Tsun-Yan Hsieh and Stephen Bear for McKinsey & Company. In it, they explain why a leader’s best chance to lock in new organizational norms is usually during the first few…

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Marla Gottschalk on “The Top Workplace Movies of All Time: Part 2”

September 29, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from a terrific article by Marla Gottschalk for LinkedIn during which she briefly discusses another ten top workplace movies: Working Girl (1988), Broadcast News (1987), Clerks (1994), Wall Street (1987), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), Network…

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 9/23/13)

September 29, 2013

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Feed the Startup Beast: A 7-Step Guide to Big, Hairy, Outrageous Sales Growth Drew Williams and Jonathan Verney What Happened to…

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Gijus van Wulfen on “10 Practical Innovation Lessons from Great Explorers”

September 28, 2013

In The Innovation Expedition, Gijus van Wulfen identifies and discusses lessons to be learned from great explorers such as Roald Amundsen, Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus, Yuri Gagarin, Edmund Hillary, David Livingston, Ferdinand Magellan, and Ernest Shackleton. All of these them…

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Feed the Startup Beast: A book review by Bob Morris

September 28, 2013

Feed the Startup Beast: A 7-Step Guide to Big, Hairy, Outrageous Sales Growth Drew Williams and Jonathan Verney McGraw-Hill (2013) How and why “the smallest market efforts can produce outsized sales results if you focus on the right issues” The…

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Lisa Bodell: An interview by Bob Morris

September 27, 2013

A globally recognized innovation leader and futurist, Lisa Bodell founded futurethink in 2003 to provide a simple approach to the otherwise complicated topic of innovation. Working with leading brands such as Starwood, Merck, and Sprint, futurethink has become the largest…

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Mary Brainerd, Jim Campbell, and Richard Davis on “Doing well by doing good: A leader’s guide”

September 27, 2013

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Mary Brainerd, Jim Campbell, and Richard Davis for the McKinsey Quarterly. As they explain, addressing community problems increasingly requires cooperation among the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. These three executives explain…

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