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Month: December 2013

Juan Williams: My Meetings With Mandela

December 6, 2013

Of the dozens of well-deserved tributes to Nelson Mandela that I have seen thus far, of greatest interest to me was one by Juan Williams for The Wall Street Journal in which he recalled, “Fresh from prison, he granted an…

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Maria Popova on “The Psychology of Self-Control”

December 6, 2013

Here is a review by Maria Popova for her website, Brain Pickings, in which she discusses Jeremy Dean’s recently published book, Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick. To…

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Manage Your Day-to-Day: A book review by Bob Morris

December 6, 2013

Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind Jocelyn Glei, Editor Amazon Publishing (2013) “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” Stephen…

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‘Tis the Season to Focus on the Business Basics

December 6, 2013

Here’s a brief excerpt from an article by Angie Hicks for LinkedIn. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. * * * When I remember the summer of 1995 and how I made myself knock…

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The “secret sauce” that Jeff Bezos learned about from Jim Collins

December 5, 2013

In his superb biography, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, Brad Stone explains that Bezos once retained Jim Collins to participate in Amazon.com’s executive retreat (in 2001) to help him and his senior managers clarify their…

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The MOOC Market Takes Off

December 5, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an especially important article by Josh Bersin for Forbes. He discusses one of the most promising new frontiers in contemporary education, generally referred to as the “MOOC market” (Massive Open Online Courses). To read…

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Dolf van den Brink (president and chief executive of Heineken USA) in “The Corner Office”

December 5, 2013

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Dolf van den Brink, president…

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Niraj Dawar: An interview by Bob Morris

December 4, 2013

Niraj Dawar is a Professor in marketing at the Ivey Business School, Canada of. He earned his PhD from Pennsylvania State University. His research currently focuses on marketing strategy, brand equity and brand management issues. His published papers on brand…

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Don’t dumb down — brain up!

December 4, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from article written by Margaret Heffernan for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the website’s newsletters,…

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Innovating Analytics: A book review by Bob Morris

December 4, 2013

Innovating Analytics: Word of Mouth Index- Use the Next Generation of Net Promoter to Increase Sales and Drive Results Larry Freed John Wiley & Sons (2013) How and why the best innovations in customer experience analytics can create a decisive…

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