Month: January 2014

Romancing the Brand: A book review by Bob Morris

January 25, 2014

Romancing the Brand: How Brands Create Strong, Intimate Relationships with Consumers Tim Halloran Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Brand (2014) How to identify the right customer with whom to engage in a relationship, then sustain it to mutual benefit We have learned a…

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The Internet of Things and the Future of Manufacturing

January 24, 2014

Here is an interview conducted by McKinsey’s Markus Löffler and Andreas Tschiesner during which executives at Robert Bosch and McKinsey experts discuss the technology-driven changes that promise to trigger a new industrial revolution. To read the complete interview, check out…

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Do More Great Work: A book review by Bob Morris

January 24, 2014

Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork. Start the Work That Matters. Michael Bungay Stanier Workman Publishing (2010) All in one volume: A workbook, operations manual, supercharger, compass, mirror…and built-in/shock-proof crap detector I read this book when it was first…

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Building the healthy corporation

January 24, 2014

Here’s an excerpt from another outstanding article, co-authored by Richard Dobbs, Keith Leslie and Lenny T. Mendonca, featured in the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. The co-authors explain why it is difficult — but vital — for managers…

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A Five-Minute Exercise to Boost Leadership

January 23, 2014

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * When a new work group forms, people often make snap…

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Technology, Media and Telecommunications

January 23, 2014

Deloitte is now building an inventory of invaluable resources for its “At the core” project and they include a series of videos that I highly recommend. They examine issues and trends keeping semiconductor executives up at night. The semiconductor landscape…

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Clio among the Muses: A book review by Bob Morris

January 23, 2014

Clio among the Muses: Essays on History and the Humanities Peter Charles Hoffer NYU Press (2013) How and why “history stands, and should stand, at the center of our quest for a truly humane spirit” The title refers to Clio…

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David Burkus: An interview by Bob Morris

January 22, 2014

David Burkus is the author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas. David is Assistant Professor of Management at the College of Business at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses…

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What’s Good for Women is Good for Business

January 22, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article by Josh Bersin for LinkedIn Pulse during which he makes four key points while explaining why what’s good for women is good for business. As you may or may not know, women now…

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Knowledge and Power: A book review by Bob Morris

January 22, 2014

Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How It Is Revolutionizing our World George Gilder Regnery Publishing Company/An Eagle Imprint (2013) Why “the ultimate strengths and crucial weaknesses of both capitalism and democracy are their relevance on individual…

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