Month: August 2015

R “Ray” Wang: An interview by Bob Morris

August 18, 2015

R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst and CEO of Silicon Valley- based Constellation Research. He’s also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog, “A Software Insider’s Point of View”. The blog provides insight into how disruptive…

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On Giving Back and Mentoring

August 18, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article by Cheryl Yeoh for LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. * * * A few months ago, I received an email from the Lester Knight…

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The organization that renews itself: Lasting value from lean management

August 18, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by David Jacquemont for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. He explains how applying lean principles to management, rather than just operations, can help large organizations reimagine how they…

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What Is Immersive Training?

August 17, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article by Robert Becker for LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. * * * My home page expresses a bias for three powerful modes of instruction:…

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Creative Strategy Generation: A book review by Bob Morris

August 17, 2015

Creative Strategy Generation: Using Passion and Creativity to Compose Business Strategies That Inspire Action and Growth Bob Caporale McGraw-Hill (2015) “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” Michael Porter Throughout the last several decades, I have been…

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Kevin E. Lofton (chief executive of Catholic Health Initiatives) in “The Corner Office”

August 17, 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 Kevin E. Lofton chief executive…

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Spirals: A book review by Bob Morris

August 16, 2015

Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art Nico Israel Columbia University Press (2015) How and why the spiral may well be the defining image, symbol, and metaphor for the early-21st century What’s with spirals? According to Nico Israel,…

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Susan Packard: An interview by Bob Morris

August 16, 2015

In this competitive marketplace, an organization’s ability to innovate by staying ahead of the competition and delivering products that command the market’s attention is more important than ever. As co-founder and chief operating officer of HGTV, Susan Packard was the…

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Next frontiers for lean

August 15, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Ewan Duncan and Ron Ritter for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They explain how and why Lean-production techniques have been revolutionizing operations for 50 years. Advances in…

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Experiential learning: What’s missing in most change programs

August 15, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Claus Benkert and Nick van Dam for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Their thesis is that successful transformations demand new capabilities. To build them, experiential learning leverages…

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