Month: October 2014

Four more snapshots of humans in New York

October 28, 2014

Humans of New York, published by St. Martin’s Press (2013), 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…

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Thomas L. Friedman on “Running on Empty: The Secret Service and the Political Class”

October 28, 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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David Brooks on “The Case for Low Ideals”

October 27, 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. David Brooks is one of them. His mind reminds me of a…

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Uncontainable: A book review by Bob Morris

October 27, 2014

Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives Kip Tindell with Paul Keegan and Casey Shilling Grand Central Publishing (2014) How and why the success of a human community with a foundation of conscious capitalism…

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Lessons on Life and Harmony from Bruce Springstein

October 27, 2014

Photo credit: Skip Bolen/Getty Images for Blackbird Productions Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Stew Friedman for Fast Conpany in which he explains how one performing artist proves that success can come as a consequence of, not…

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“We should not underestimate the significance of large, enduring firms.” Marcus Wallenberg

October 26, 2014

In separate mini-commentaries, former SEB chairman Marcus Wallenberg and Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata both argue that creative destruction can be taken too far.  Both mini-commentaries are part of a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of McKinsey Quarterly. Wallenberg shares his…

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Before you attempt to manage change….

October 26, 2014

Jon Katzenbach and James O’Toole probably know more about managing change, especially unexpected and disruptive change, than does anyone else. However different their approaches may be in certain respects, to accommodate the given circumstances, both agree that you cannot manage…

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What Peter Drucker Knew About 2020

October 25, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rick Wartzman 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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Walter Isaacson: “Some Lessons from the Journey of Innovation (1843-2011)”

October 25, 2014

I have just read and will soon review Walter Isaacson‘s latest book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. In my opinion, it is his most valuable book, thus far. In the final…

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Being Mortal: A book review by Bob Morris

October 24, 2014

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande Metropolitan Books (2014) Invaluable insights that reveal and affirm the importance of the quality of death It is impossible to calculate the number of lives that have been saved…

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