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Month: June 2014

Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave: A book review by Bob Morris

June 30, 2014

Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave: Finding Opportunities in Huge Data Streams with Advanced Analytics Bill Franks John Wiley & Sons (2014) How Big Data can help any organization improve productivity, create value, stay competitive, and recognize new trends What…

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Inside Pixar’s Creative Culture

June 30, 2014

Here is a brief article by Martha Mangelsdorf for MITSloan Management Review. To check out other articles, obtain subscription information, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * * * Pixar has an impressive record of producing hit…

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Essential Business MOOCs For July

June 29, 2014

Here is another excellent article by John A. Byrne for LinkedIn Pulse. To check out others and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * * * “What I’m doing is I am looking for more people to talk…

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Collective Genius: A book review by Bob Morris

June 29, 2014

Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation Linda Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and Kent Lineback Harvard Business Review Press (2014) Valuable perspectives on the role of the leader in creating and then sustaining a culture within which…

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Michael J. Passaro (production stage manager for “Pippin” on Broadway) in “The Corner Office”

June 28, 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 Michael J. Passaro, production stage…

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Secrets of the Creative Brain

June 28, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Nancy Andreasen for The Atlantic magazine. A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity, she shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and…

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Marty Neumeier on “Seven Ways to Simplify Your Work”

June 27, 2014

In his latest book, The 46 Rules of Genius: An Innovator’s Guide to Creativity, Marty Neumeier observes, “Most people have a built-in bias toward addition instead of subtraction. For some reason, the concept of ‘more’ comes naturally to us. Yet…

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SHIFT: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2014

SHIFT: Indigenous Principles for Corporate Change Glenn Geffcken Open Book Editions/A Berrett-Koehler Partner (2014) How and why “now is the time for being, feeling, and living with meaning and purpose” As Glenn Geffcken carefully explains in this volume, there are…

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Chet Elton on “The Power of Positivity

June 27, 2014

Here’s a brief article by Chet Elton for LinkedIn Pulse. To check out others, please click here. * * * When Sean Covey was playing quarterback at BYU, his father Stephen R. Covey rushed back from a work assignment overseas…

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David Brooks on the “Crooked Timber Mentality”

June 26, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by David Brooks for The New York Times. He shares his thoughts about a blog post by Lydia Netzer. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please…

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