Month: October 2013

The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Newsletter (Third Quarter 2013)

October 3, 2013

These are the articles voted most popular by mckinsey.com readers. To read any/some/all of them, learn more about the firm, and register to have access to a wealth of free resources, please click here. To check out the McKinsey Quarterly,…

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The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

October 3, 2013

The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership Martha Heller bibliomotion (2013) The CIO “for all seasons” Rather than one paradox, as this book’s title suggests, Martha Heller rigorously and eloquently examines several separate but related paradoxes: Cost versus…

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Had His Top Execs Read These Three Books

October 3, 2013

Jon Fortt conducted a rare interview of Jeff Bezos, one that was videotaped and featured by LinkedIn. Here is Fortt’s introduction. To watch the video of the interview, please click here. Photo: Steve Jurvetson/Flickr * * * At the beginning…

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Dan Schawbel on “The Six Rules of Self-Promotion”

October 2, 2013

In his book, Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success, published by St. Martin’s Press (September 2013), Dan Schawbel provides a wealth of information, insights, and counsel for those who have no clear career roadmap and are willing to…

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Beyond the Idea: A book review by Bob Morris

October 2, 2013

Beyond the Idea: How to Execute Innovation in Any Organization Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble St. Martin’s Press (2013) “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison According to Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, “The most important message in Beyond the…

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Economic Conditions Snapshot, September 2013: McKinsey Global Survey results

October 2, 2013

Here is an excerpt from an article featured online by McKinsey & Company. The results of a recently conducted survey indicate that executives’ optimism for the global economy is increasing, as they anticipate future growth from developed markets. Geopolitical instability…

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Richard Wiseman on the “luck factor” in all human experience

October 1, 2013

In his book, The Luck Factor, Richard Wiseman describes luck in terms of choice. In his research working with more than 400 individuals, he found several key attributes of those who describe themselves as “lucky”: 1. They harness the power…

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ZOOM: A book review by Bob Morris

October 1, 2013

ZOOM: Surprising Ways to Supercharge Your Career: Secrets of Superfast Success From Fortune’s 40 Under 40 Daniel Roberts and Leigh Gallagher Fortune Books/Time Home Entertainment (2013) “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Derek Bok First, three introductions: Daniel…

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Ken Perlman on “Leadership Lessons From LEGO”

October 1, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Ken Perlman for Forbes magazine. He is a devoted father of two girls and believes that many of the lessons learned in fatherhood apply, on a certain level, to teaching clients…

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