Month: June 2014

The Dandelion Principle: Redesigning Work for the Innovation Economy

June 14, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Robert D. Austin and Thorkil Sonne for the MITSloan Management Review. Dandelions, the authors point out, have many beneficial qualities but are considered weeds in the context of a uniform green…

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Peter Skarzynski and David Crosswhite: An interview by Bob Morris, Part Two

June 13, 2014

Peter Skarzynski is a founder and Managing Partner of ITC Business Group, LLC. He advises large, global organizations on strategy, innovation and organizational change and is recognized as a leading expert in enabling organizational renewal and growth through innovation. His…

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Brian Tracy on Management: A book review by Bob Morris

June 13, 2014

Management Brian Tracy AMACOM (2014) “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.” Peter Drucker This is one of the volumes in The Brian Tracy Success Library. Thus far,…

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Marty Neumeier on “The Rules of Genius, #15: Work to an appropriate structure”

June 13, 2014

Every design has its own order. The job of the genius is to discover it. The best approach is to start with a logical structure, then deviate from it according to your needs, your skills, and the particular demands of…

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Another great insight from Josh Linkner

June 12, 2014

Here is a recent post at Josh Linkner‘s website. He is among the most observant and most eloquent of commentators on the contemporary scene. I urge you to become familiar with him and his work. * * * At a…

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From anti-capitalist to CEO: How Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso made it big

June 12, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt of an interview of Sophia Amoruso by Jena McGregor for the Wasington Post. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Photo by Autumn de Wilde * *…

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#GIRLBOSS: A book review by Bob Morris

June 11, 2014

#GIRLBOSS Sophia Amoruso Portfolio/Penguin Putnam (2014) This is a personal memoir in the picaresque tradition Some readers could be deterred by a writing style that may seem to resemble narcissism on steroids. Other readers who are not put off by…

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The Mobile Mind Shift: A book review by Bob Morris

June 11, 2014

The Mobile Mind Shift: Engineer Your Business to Win in the Mobile Moment Ted Schadler, Josh Bernoff, and Julie Ask Groundswell Press (2014) How and why the entrepreneurial mindset is uniquely capable of exploiting and creating the mobile mind shift…

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Tim Brown Recommends “3 Must-Watch TED Talks”

June 11, 2014

Here is a brief article in which Tim Brown discusses three of his favorite TED Talks. * * * For three decades, three big red letters have signified an annual forum for the creative and forward thinking to share groundbreaking…

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How Super Producer Rick Rubin Gets People To Do Their Best Work

June 10, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Ruth Blatt for Forbes magazine. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Rick Rubin photo by Annabel Mehran * * * You sit,…

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