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Month: February 2014

Leadership 2030: A book review by Bob Morris

February 25, 2014

Leadership 2030: The Six Megatrends You Need to Understand to Lead Your Company into the Future Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell AMACOM (2014) Valuable lessons to be learned from six megatrends and their possible/probable implications I am in substantial debt…

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Peter Weill on Digitally Driven Customer-Centricity

February 25, 2014

Peter Weill is chairman and senior research scientist at the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He recently spoke with The Boston Consulting Group’s Benjamin Rehberg about ways that financial services companies can…

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Can computers out-think human beings?

February 24, 2014

Opinions are divided — sometimes sharply divided — about whether or not computers can or ever will out-think human beings. In “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” published in a British journal, Mind (1950), Alan Turing proposed a test to determine whether…

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Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma: A book review by Bob Morris

February 24, 2014

Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma: Building Positive and Engaging Business Improvement David Shaked KoganPage (2014) How and why one approach to Lean Six Sigma “is more natural to work with and more sustainable in the long run” Where to begin? David…

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Brian Eno on letting others “do politics” for us

February 24, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from Maria Popova’s online newsletter, Brain Pickings. To check out all the resources at her website, please click here. To learn more about this exceptional thought leader, please click here. Music pioneer Brian Eno, a…

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The Second Machine Age: A book review by Bob Morris

February 23, 2014

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee W.W. Norton & Company (2014) “Technology is not destiny. We shape our destiny.” Opinions vary as to the timeframe of the…

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William Seidman: A second interview by Bob Morris

February 23, 2014

Dr. William (Bill) Seidman has worked as a manager or consultant with many large and small organizations including Hewlett-Packard, Jack in the Box, Intel, Tektronix, CVS Pharmacies, and Sears. As a recognized expert on leadership in high-performing organizations, he contributes…

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Four patterns of behavior that women at work need to understand

February 21, 2014

In What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know, Joan Williams and Rachel Dempsey focus on “four crisp patterns that provide the framework for this book”: o Prove-It-Again! is exactly what it sounds like: Women…

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Crossing the Chasm (Third Edition): A book review by Bob Morris

February 21, 2014

Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers Geoffrey A. Moore HarperBusiness/HarperCollins Imprint (2014) How and why each stakeholder in the given enterprise “must come to a common accord if the chasm can be safely…

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John W. Rogers Jr. (Chairman, CEO, and chief investment officer of Ariel Investments) in “The Corner Office”

February 21, 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 John W. Rogers Jr., chairman,…

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