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Month: December 2013

Leading in the 21st century: An interview with HCA CEO Richard Bracken

December 4, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt of an interview of Richard Bracken conducted by Rik Kirkland, Ramesh Srinivasan, and Rick Schlesinger. The chairman and chief executive officer of one of the world’s largest operators of health-care facilities discusses leadership in a…

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Surprise and Creativity: Notes toward a new economics

December 3, 2013

I have just read and am now re-reading George Gilder‘s latest book, Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How It Is Revolutionizing Our World, published by Regnery (2013). As I will indicate in my review of it…

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The Star Factor: A book review by Bob Morris

December 3, 2013

The Star Factor: Discover What Your Top Performers Do Differently–and Inspire a New Level of Greatness in All William Seidman and Richard Grbavac AMACOM (2013) How and why to adopt and adapt an Affirmative Leadership Program As William Seidman and…

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Thinking Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day and How to Prevent Them

December 3, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Belle Beth Cooper for Buffer Networks, a blog about productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business. To read the complete article, check out others, sign up for…

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For all the Christmas shoppers out there….

December 3, 2013

There is an especially delightful scene in the film Love Actually (2003) .  Harry (Alan Rickman) is the managing director of a design agency; Mia (Heike Makatsch) is his new secretary. For Christmas, he goes shopping with wife Karen (Emma Thompson)…

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The Firm: A book review by Bob Morris

December 2, 2013

The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business Duff McDonald Simon & Schuster (2013) A remarkably circumspect examination of “the best finishing school in business” After briefly but sufficiently reviewing the historical background to the…

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Malcolm Gladwell: An interview by Gaby Wood

December 2, 2013

Here is an excerpt from an interview of Malcolm Gladwell by Gaby Wood for The Telegraph. To read the complete interview and check out others, please click here. * * * Conventional wisdom says Malcolm Gladwell is a zany brainbox…

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Peter Gruber on “How I Hire: In Search of the Sir Ernest Shackleton Gene”

December 2, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Peter Gruber for LinkedIn. In it, he explains why what he learned about Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) continues to help him select the best-qualified candidates to be and do what he…

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High Octane Women: A book review by Bob Morris

December 1, 2013

High Octane Women: How Superachievers Can Avoid Burnout Sherrie Bourg Carter Prometheus Books (2011) Why burnout is not an individual problem, it’s an organizational and cultural problem…and what to do about it I agree with Sherrie Bourg Carter that there…

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Honoring Female Pioneers in Science

December 1, 2013

Here is an excerpt from an article by Denise Grady for The New York Times in which she discusses an exhibition, “Extraordinary Women in Science and Medicine,’ that offers up little-known details about female pioneers in science, nine of whom…

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