Month: June 2015

The simple rules of disciplined innovation

June 4, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Donald Sull for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. He explains how and why constraints aren’t the enemy of creativity—they make it more effective. To read the complete…

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The Aspirational Investor: A book review by Bob Morris

June 4, 2015

The Aspirational Investor: Taming the Markets to Achieve Your Life’s Goals Ashvin B. Chhabra HarperBusiness/An imprint of HarperCollins (2015) The power and prudence of an objective approach to personal goals-driven investment To what does the title of this book refer?…

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The 24/7 Work Culture’s Toll on Families and Gender Equality

June 4, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Claire Cain Miller for The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out others, sign up for email alerts, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * *…

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Maria Contreras-Sweet (head of the Small Business Administration) in “The Corner Office”

June 3, 2015

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 Maria Contreras-Sweet, head of the Small…

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Getting More Women into Senior Management

June 3, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rebecca Shambaugh 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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HBR Guide to Coaching Employees: A book review by Bob Morris

June 3, 2015

HBR Guide to Coaching Employees Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2014) “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams This is one of the volumes…

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The Wright Brothers: A book review by Bob Morris

June 2, 2015

The Wright Brothers David McCullough Simon & Schuster (2015) “Now they had only to build a motor.” David McCullough’s research and writing skills (especially storytelling) are again obvious in this, his tenth and latest book. In my opinion, what differentiate…

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Tom Butler-Bowdon on his latest book, 50 Politics Classics

June 2, 2015

Here is a portion of a recent email that I received from Tom Butler-Bowdon. He discusses his latest book, 50 Politics Classics: Freedom Equality Power: Mind-Changing, World-Changing Ideas from Fifty Landmark Books and related issues. To check out his website,…

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Zero to One: A book review by Bob Morris

June 2, 2015

Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future Peter Thiel Crown Business (2014) How and why, “Only by seeing our world anew…can we both re-create it and preserve it for the future.” In the first…

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Learning to Succeed: A book review by Bob Morris

June 1, 2015

Learning to Succeed: Rethinking Corporate Education in a World of Unrelenting Change Jason Wingard AMACOM (2015) “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Ann Landers (Eppie Lederer) According to Jason Wingard, his purpose in this book is to help…

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