Month: July 2014

The Roadside MBA: A book review by Bob Morris

July 24, 2014

The Roadside MBA: Real-world Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and Small Businesses Michael Mazzeo, Paul Oyer, and Scott Schaefer BusinessPlus/Hatchette Book Group (2014) “When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then.” William Least Heat-Moon, Blue Highways Many…

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Tiger Tyagarajan (chief executive of Genpact) in “The Corner Office”

July 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 Tiger Tyagarajan, chief executive of…

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The Executive Checklist: A book review by Bob Morris

July 23, 2014

The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change James M. Kerr Pagrave/Macmillan (2014) How to replace vague ideas about your career with strategies that will help you achieve your objectives at work and everywhere else Up front,…

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Build for Change: A book review by Bob Morris

July 22, 2014

Build for Change: Revolutionizing Customer Engagement Through Continuous Digital Innovation Alan Trefler John Wiley & Sons (2014) How and why a focus on high tech and high touch will actively engage customers and fully respond to their expectations The title…

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Introducing a knowledge resource of incalculable value

July 22, 2014

I am eager to call to your attention what has been, until recently, one of the best-kept secrets in knowledge leadership: Thinkers50. Des Dearlove is co-founder of the Thinkers50. He is an adjunct professor at IE Business School, an associate…

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Myelin: The “secret sauce” that drives peak performance

July 22, 2014

Structure of a typical neuron: myelin is the yellow portion At one point in The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How, Daniel Coyle declares, “We are myelin beings.” OK, but so what? When tapping into a neurological…

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Another New York story….

July 21, 2014

Brandon Stanton‘s Humans of New York is one of the best books I have read in several years. He and his camera have roamed the five boroughs of New York and dozens of his encounters are in the book. Here…

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The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: A book review by Bob Morris

July 21, 2014

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Ideas into Practice Karl Kapp, Lucas Blair, and Rich Mesch, Co-Editors John Wiley & Sons (2014) Essential principles by which to design, develop, and create interactive, high-impact learning experiences In Chapters 1-12, the…

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Sam Ford: An interview by Bob Morris

July 20, 2014

Sam Ford is Director of Audience Engagement for Peppercomm. His 2013 New York University Press book, Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture, was co-authored by Henry Jenkins and Joshua Green. The book was named one of…

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The Fourth Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

July 20, 2014

The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge The Penguin Press (2014) How and why “the West has to change because it is going broke [and] the emerging world needs to reform to…

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