Month: September 2014

George Washington’s Secret Six: A book review by Bob Morris

September 23, 2014

George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger Sentinel/The Penguin Group (2013) How the bravery, cunning, near misses, and initiatives of the Culper Ring “helped save our nation and shape its…

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Why Sales Should Be at the Center of Strategy

September 23, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Frank Cespedes for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts,…

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Thinking About Thinking Outside of the Box

September 22, 2014

The origin of the metaphor of “thinking outside of the box” is probably associated with the “nine dots” puzzle, introduced in the 1970s. The goal of the puzzle is to link all nine dots using four straight lines or fewer,…

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Liars & Outliers: A book review by Bob Morris

September 22, 2014

Liars & Outliers: Enabling the Trust That Society Needs to Thrive Bruce Schneier John Wiley & Sons (2012) How social coercion can help to enable compliance and trust within a group, whatever its size may be As Bruce Schneier explains,…

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A Bloomberg Q&A: Charlie Rose Talks to Henry Kissinger

September 22, 2014

Here is an abbreviated version of an extended interview of Henry Kissinger by Charlie Rose. To check out the article in BloombergBusinessweek, please clickhere. To watch Rose’s several interviews of Kissinger and other world leaders, please click here. Photograph Credit:…

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All You Have to Do Is Listen…and Learn: Roger Nierenberg and the Music Paradigm Program

September 21, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by James R. Oesterrich for The New York Times after he attended a performance by Roger Nierenberg and the Music Paradigm Program for workers of New York-Presbyterian Hospital on September 17, 2014.To…

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David Zinger on Employee Engagement: A second interview by Bob Morris

September 21, 2014

David Zinger connects the strength of one with the power of many as an engagement speaker, coach, and consultant. He founded and hosts the global Employee Engagement Network, with more than 6,400 members and counting. He fuses a down-to-earth prairie…

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World Order: A book review by Bob Morris

September 20, 2014

World Order Henry Kissinger Penguin Press (2014) A brilliant response to so many compelling questions about balance of power then, now, and in years to come I have read most of Henry Kissinger’s previously published books and reviewed several of…

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Peter Drucker’s classic McKinsey Quarterly article, “The manager and the moron”

September 20, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Peter Drucker (1909-2005) that appeared in the McKinsey Quarterly in the December 1967 issue. According to Drucker, the computer is a moron. And the stupider the tool, the brighter the master…

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The Power of Noticing: A book review by Bob Morris

September 19, 2014

The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See Max H. Bazerman Simon & Schuster (2014) How and why a wider perspective (System 2 thinking) will guide you toward more effective decisions and fewer disappointments I agree with Yogi Berra:…

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