Month: October 2013

Fish Can’t See Water: A book review by Bob Morris

October 28, 2013

Fish Can’t See Water: How National Culture Can Make or Break Your Corporate Strategy Kai Hammerich and Richard D Lewis John Wiley & Sons (2013) How and why “deep and often invisible natural programming” can affect the strategy execution of…

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Joseph L. Badaracco: An interview by Bob Morris

October 28, 2013

Joseph L. Badaracco is the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School. He has taught courses on business ethics, strategy, and management in the School’s MBA and executive programs. Badaracco is a graduate of St. Louis University,…

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Maria Popova shares perspectives on the perils of the “OK Plateau”

October 27, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Maria Popova for her website, Brain Pickings. As she explains, “The core ethos behind Brain Pickings is that creativity is a combinatorial force: It’s our ability to tap into the…

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 10/21/13)

October 27, 2013

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Conf!dence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic The Office Politics Handbook: Winning the Game of Power and Politics at…

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Tim Ferriss on “Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes”

October 26, 2013

Here is an excerpt from a blog post by Tim Ferriss who explains that increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement—period. To read the complete article, please click here. Photo: Dustin Diaz * * * How…

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Conf!dence: A book review by Bob Morris

October 26, 2013

Conf!dence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Hudson Street Press/The Penguin Group (2013) How and why “low confidence is the result of failure but the source of success” In this thoughtful and thought-provoking book, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic observes, “The…

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Pat Lencioni’s Latest Point of View: The Lost Art of Simplicity

October 26, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from Pat Lencioni‘s latest Point of View. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. * * * This is going to be a difficult POV to write, because making…

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The 6 Types of Thinkers to Seek for Your Team

October 25, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Katya Andresen for LinkedIn. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. Photo via the Human Capitalist, a blog on human resources. * * * For me,…

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The Office Politics Handbook: A book review by Bob Morris

October 25, 2013

The Office Politics Handbook: Winning the Game of Power and Politics at Work Jack Godwin Career Pess (2013) How to survive and then thrive by effectively managing micropolitics in the contemporary workplace As I began to read this book, I…

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Josh Linkner on “Unleashing Chain Reactions”

October 25, 2013

Here is a recent post by Josh Linkner at his website. He discusses a subject of special interest to me, causal relationships, that has almost unlimited relevance to human experience throughout recorded history. Although the most significant chain reaction was…

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