Month: August 2015

The Importance of Making Brilliant Mistakes

August 26, 2015

In Paul Schoemaker’s latest book, Brilliant Mistakes , he observes: “The key question companies need to address is not ‘Should we make mistakes?’ but rather ‘Which mistakes should we make in order to test our deeply held assumptions?’” I cite…

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Combining Purpose With Profits

August 26, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Julian Birkinshaw, Nicolai J. Foss, and Siegwart Lindenberg for the MIT Sloan Management Review. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. This…

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RFID Essentials: A book review by Bob Morris

August 25, 2015

RFID Essentials Bill Glover and Himanshu Bhatt O’Reilly Media (2006) An electronic means by which to obtain information whenever needed and from wherever it is located and accessible As I began to read this book, published in 2006, I was…

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Do you need to strengthen relationships with your customers?

August 25, 2015

If you do, here is a terrific white paper available at no cost: Advancing the Customer Experience, created by the Disney Institute in collaboration with Harvard Business Review. Please click here to download a free copy. Meanwhile, here is a…

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You can’t answer this brain teaser, but a preschooler can.

August 24, 2015

Here is a brain teaser from Smart.Kit. To check out dozens of other brain teasers as well as puzzles and games for “children of all ages,” please click here.   Which way is the bus below traveling? To the left…

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An executive’s guide to the Internet of Things

August 24, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jacques Bughin, Michael Chui, and James Manyika for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Given the fact that the rate of adoption is accelerating, they identify and discuss…

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To Get People’s Attention, Cut to the Chase

August 24, 2015

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * With people being constantly bombarded with requests, it can be…

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Kabir Sehgal: An interview by Bob Morris

August 23, 2015

Kabir Sehgal was a vice president in emerging market equities at J. P. Morgan. A Grammy-winning producer, he has performed with Grammy-winning musicians as a jazz bassist. He co-founded an arts organization which merged with the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.…

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Discover Your True North : A book review by Bob Morris

August 23, 2015

Discover Your True North (Expanded and Updated Edition) Bill George John Wiley & Sons (2015) “You are the author of your life”…for better or worse. This is an expanded and updated edition of many of the insights and counsel first…

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Can RFID save brick-and-mortar retailers after all?

August 22, 2015

Here is a brief article by Mary Catherine O’Connor for FORTUNE magazine. As she observes, It’s been more than a decade since Walmart shook the retail world with a bold plan to plaster its supply chain with RFID. It bombed…

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