Month: June 2015

Julian Birkinshaw on “Four Kinds of Deviants”

June 19, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Julian Birkinshaw that originally appeared in Harvard Business Review (May 2014), Beware the Next Big Thing, was selected by the HBR Editors to be included in HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2015:…

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How to Improve Your Ability to Learn

June 19, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by J.P. Flaum and Becky Winklerfor 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…

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The 7th Sense: A book review by Bob Morris

June 18, 2015

The 7th Sense: How Flashes of Insight Change Your Life William Duggan Columbia University Press (2015) How and why “your first six senses tell us who you are. Your seventh sense tells who you can be.” Opinions are divided with…

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Ten of the best, yet least appreciated films

June 18, 2015

In my opinion, these are ten of the best, yet least appreciated films, listed in order of appearance. Yellow Sky (1948): My favorite among the westerns directed by William (“Wild Bill”) Wellman, co-starting Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, and Richard Widmark.…

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Managing Yourself: Extreme Productivity

June 18, 2015

Robert C. Pozen does a lot. He’s been a top executive at two mutual fund giants, Fidelity and MFS Investment Management. He’s also been an attorney, a government official, a law school professor, a business school professor, and a prolific…

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Liberal Arts for Conservative Minds

June 17, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Kyle Peterson that appeared in The Wall Street Journal. One of his observations is that Hillsdale College takes no federal or state money—but bureaucrats are still plotting ways to regulate its…

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All Hands On Deck: A book review by Bob Morris

June 17, 2015

All Hands On Deck: Navigating Your Team Through Crises, Getting Your Organization Unstuck, and Emerging Victorious Peter J. Boni Career Press (2w015() How and why disruption can create ten times (10X) the nature and extent of opportunity to advance and…

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Understand the 4 Components of Influence

June 17, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Nick Morgan 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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Beyond Measure: A book review by Bob Morris

June 16, 2015

Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes Margaret Heffernan TED Books/Simon & Schuster (2015) The “paradox of organizational culture”: it makes a big difference although comprised of small actions, habits, and choices. I have read and reviewed all of…

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Power to the new people analytics

June 16, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Bruce Fecheyr-Lippens, Bill Schaninger, and Karen Tanne for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They discuss techniques used to mine consumer and industry data that may also let…

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