Month: May 2014

The Digital Marketer: A book review by Bob Morris

May 26, 2014

: Ten New Skills You Must Learn to Stay Relevant and Customer-Centric Larry Weber and Lisa Leslie Henderson Wiley (2014) How and why effective marketing depends on finding new and better answers to the same questions Since the ancient bazaars…

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Does “practice make perfect”?

May 24, 2014

At least some people continue to insist that “practice makes perfect.” Does it? No. Decades of research (notably by Anders Ericsson and his associates at Florida State University) leave no doubt that an individual’s peak performance is the result (on…

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A brief history of Memorial Day

May 24, 2014

Based on some research, I learned this about what is now celebrated as Memorial Day: The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history, requiring the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s…

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Marty Neumeier on “The Rules of Genius, #13: Use a linear process for static elements”

May 23, 2014

The starting point for choosing a process is understanding what kind of system you’re dealing with. Is it simple or complex? Are the elements static and unchanging or dynamic and unpredictable? Many projects have fairly static elements. Even a project…

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Essential Elements of Storytelling

May 23, 2014

There are dozens of excellent sources of information, insights, and counsel concerning the art and science of storytelling. Later in this post, I will suggest a few. Meanwhile, I am pleased to share material provided by Karl Kappa, Lucas Blair,…

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Hannah Paramore (president of Paramore) in “The Corner Office”

May 23, 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 Hannah Paramore, president of Paramore.…

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The First Mile: A book review by Bob Morris

May 22, 2014

The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas into the Market Scott D. Anthony Harvard Business Review Press (2014) “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down…

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“Can you perform under pressure?”

May 22, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Kate Kane for Fast Company magazine. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. *     *     * Question: What do the navy Seals, the…

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3 Secrets of C Level Leadership

May 22, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Neil Steggall and featured by LinkedIn Pulse. To check out all the other resources, please click here. * * * Reaching the top in business requires you to develop and utilise…

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Leading with Questions (Second Edition): A book review by Bob Morris

May 21, 2014

Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask (Second Edition) Michael J. Marquardt, Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Brand Unless you ask the right questions, you’ll never get the right answer and that indicates you probably don’t…

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