Month: January 2014

Ready to Be a Thought Leader? A book review by Bob Morris

January 29, 2014

Ready to Be a Thought Leader? How to Increase Your Influence, Impact, and Success Denise Brosseau Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Brand (2013) If you have ideas that are of value to others, you are a thought leader. Throughout history, there have been…

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Larry Smith on “Why you will fail to have a great career”

January 29, 2014

Richard Saul Wurman created the TED conference in 1984 as a onetime event. (As you may already know, TED refers to Technology, Education, and Design.) It became a four-day conference six years later. Chris Anderson purchased TED in 2001. Until 2005, it remained a once-a-year…

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Left Brain, Right Stuff: A book review by Bob Morris

January 28, 2014

Left Brain, Right Stuff: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions Phil Rosenzweig PublicAffairs (2014) Why understanding the decision making process as well as the roles of action and analysis “can improve the odds of success” As I began to read this…

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A Guide for the Terrified

January 28, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Andy Molinsky for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR…

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5 Powerful Tactics I Use to Achieve Great Teamwork

January 28, 2014

Here is an introduction to an article and several videos created by Justin Rosenstein and featured by LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article, check out others, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * * * Earlier…

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Idea to Invention: A book review by Bob Morris

January 27, 2014

Idea to Invention: What You Need to Know to Cash In On Your Inspiration Patricia Nolan-Brown AMACOM (2014) “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” Howard…

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Kerry Cooper (chief executive of Choose Energy) in “The Corner Office”

January 27, 2014

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 Kerry Cooper, chief executive of…

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Eric Siegel: An interview by Bob Morris

January 27, 2014

Eric Siegel, PhD, founder of Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World, and Executive Editor of the Predictive Analytics Times.com, makes the how and why of predictive analytics understandable and captivating. In addition to being the author of Predictive Analytics:…

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Power Relationships: A book review by Bob Morris

January 26, 2014

Power Relationships: 26 Irrefutable Laws for Building Extraordinary Relationships Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas John S. Wiley & Sons (2014) Two questions: “How healthy are your relationships?” and “What does that reveal about you?” I have read and reviewed two…

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You Asked, Buffett Answered

January 26, 2014

Here is a brief article by Becky Quick for LinkedIn Pulse during which Warren Buffett responds to an especially important question: “Mr. Buffett, how do you explain the explosive atmosphere in politics today as to what it was 10-15 years…

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