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Month: September 2014

Here Are the Essential Steps to Complete in Design Thinking

September 30, 2014

I have just read and will soon review The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth, co-authored by Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn, published by Berrett-Koehler (September 2015), Some of the most valuable material is provided…

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Dataclysm: A book review by Bob Morris

September 30, 2014

Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking) Christian Rudder Crown (2014) Noah had his flood and it ended. Now we have ours and it will never end. To what does the title of this book refer? According…

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Toasting With a Half-Full Glass: David Brooks and Gail Collins in Conversation

September 30, 2014

What a treat it is to eavesdrop on a conversation between two exceptionally talented people such as David Brooks and Gail Collins. Here is an excerpt from their conversation as it appeared in The New York Times. To read the…

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How We Learn: A book review by Bob Morris

September 29, 2014

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where and Why it Happens Benedict Carey Random House (2014) How to take full advantage of a host of techniques that deepen learning that remain largely unknown outside scientific circles As Benedict…

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Susan Story (chief executive of American Water) in “The Corner Office”

September 29, 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 Susan Story, chief executive of…

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Thomas L. Friedman on the ISIS Crisis

September 29, 2014

Over the years, I have relied on a few journalists to help me navigate my way through the forces and events that resemble a fog in everyday life, at least in mine. Tom Friedman is one of them. He is…

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The Organized Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

September 28, 2014

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload Daniel J. Levitin Dutton/The Penguin Group (2014) How to “recapture a sense of order and thereby regain the hours of time wasted by a disorganized mind” Clutter can full…

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James Galbraith on Economic Growth: Now and Forever

September 28, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from the first chapter of James K. Galbraith’s most recent book, The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth, published by Simon and Schuster (September 2014). Whereas Henry Kissinger focuses on…

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Curious: A book review by Bob Morris

September 27, 2014

Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It Ian Leslie Basic Books (2014) “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein Strengthening observational skills is a worthy objective. However, if a person…

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Can women fix capitalism?

September 27, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Joanna Barsh for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. She shares her thoughts about gender equality at the top of business and why it has stalled, and trust…

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