Month: December 2013

Laura Vanderkam: An interview by Bob Morris

December 27, 2013
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As another new year approaches….

December 20, 2013

It has been a pleasure as well as a privilege to read and review so many outstanding books and interview those who wrote them, then be able to share this wealth of material with others throughout the world. This will…

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James Citrin’s “Big Idea 2014”: The One Crucial Leadership Skill Is Agility

December 20, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by James Citrin for LinkedIn’s “Big Ideas 2014” series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. To read the complete article and check out others, please…

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The Kid: A book review by Dave Bry

December 20, 2013

“Natural hitter my ass” was Williams’ response when someone suggested he was a great “natural hitter.” In fact, he had spent more time than any other baseball player ever has — or ever will– working on the techniques of hitting a…

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The New “Four Ps”: Everything You Need to Know About Your Customers

December 19, 2013

Here is an excerpt from an article by David Edelman for LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. Image: Chrisinplymoth/Flickr * * * Every marketer at some point early on in his/her career…

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Moral Tribes: A book review by Bob Morris

December 19, 2013

Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them Joshua Greene The Penguin Press (2013) How and why “we can improve our prospects for peace and prosperity by improving the way we think about moral problems” When I…

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Onora O’Neill on “What we don’t understand about trust”

December 19, 2013

Trust is on the decline, and we need to rebuild it. That’s a commonly heard suggestion for making a better world … but, says philosopher Onora O’Neill, we don’t really understand what we’re suggesting. She flips the question, showing us…

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Tim Brown on “The Need for More Darwin and Less Newton in Our Approach to Design”

December 18, 2013

In 1969, Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon noted: “Engineering, medicine, business, architecture, and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent — not with how things are, but with they might be — in short, with design. Every…

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Heretics and Heroes: A book review by Bob Morris

December 18, 2013

Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World Thomas Cahill Nan A. Talese/Doubleday (2013) A brilliant examination of who and what accelerated the development of western civilization This is Volume VI in Thomas Cahill’s “Hinges of…

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The cement truck metaphor

December 18, 2013

Years ago, I devised a metaphor for business that helps to illustrate two defining characteristics of a healthy organization. Let’s express it in the form of a question: “What would happen around here if [name of employee] were run over…

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