Month: March 2014

Long Before Sheryl Sandberg, There Was My Mother, Lois Wyse

March 31, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an especially charming article written by Rob Wyse about his remarkable mother. To read the complete article and check out others written for LinkedIn Pulse, please click here. * * * Sheryl Sandberg wrote…

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Low-Hanging Fruit: A book review by Bob Morris

March 31, 2014

Low-Hanging Fruit: 77 Eye-Opening Ways to Improve Productivity and Profits Jeremy Eden and Terri Long Wiley (2014) How to “get a good cash crop yield from business innovation” Years ago, I helped a Fortune 50 company establish an electronic suggestion…

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Dan Pink on “The puzzle of motivation”

March 31, 2014

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

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: A book review by Bob Morris

March 30, 2014

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers Ben Horowitz HarperBusiness (2014) One man’s thoughts and feelings about making especially difficult decisions and resolving especially difficult situations Up front: I think the word…

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Malcolm Gladwell on “The unheard story of David and Goliath”

March 30, 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…

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How TED Changed Business Communication Forever

March 29, 2014

Here’s a brief excerpt from an article by Nancy Duarte and featured by LinkedIn Pulse. To check out all the articles posted by the website’s Influentials, please click here. * * * In 1995, Richard Saul Wurman, a renowned architect…

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Warren Berger: “Want to Be More Innovative? Ask Better Questions”

March 29, 2014

When it comes to innovation and leadership, questions can be more powerful than statements, argues author Warren Berger. When so much information is readily available to anyone online, the key to innovation is not gathering more data but rather asking…

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Candor: A book review by Bob Morris

March 28, 2014

Candor: How to have courageous coaching conversations when it really matters Steven Stowell and Tony I. Herrara CMOE Press (2013) How to identify and correct ineffective patterns of communication when guiding, coaching, and giving feedback to others In a previous…

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Steve Yastrow: An interview by Bob Morris

March 28, 2014

Steve Yastrow is the author of three books: Ditch the Pitch: The Art of Improvised Persuasion, We: The Ideal Customer Relationship, and Brand Harmony. Management guru Tom Peters said, “When Steve Yastrow writes, I pay close attention,” and called Brand…

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Steve Jobs on “How to live before you die”

March 28, 2014

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

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