Month: September 2015

Lawrence Peter (“Yogi”) Berra: Master Communicator

September 25, 2015

Yogi Berra‘s recent death has activated a recycling of malapropisms attributed to him despite his denial, “I never really said all those things that I said!” The obituaries praise his talents and achievements as a baseball player but no one…

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America’s Moment: A book review by Bob Morris

September 25, 2015

America’s Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age Rework America Initiative (56 contributors) sponsored by the Markle Foundation W. W. Norton & Company (2015) How to reinvigorate a unique American tradition: “the restless desire to master our fate, joined in…

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Small Giants and Great Achievements

September 24, 2015

In Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, Bo Burlingham explains how and why the size of a company does not determine whether or not it has these characteristics. Rather, he identifies 14 companies that he…

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The business wisdom of Charlie Munger

September 24, 2015

Charles Thomas Munger (born January 1, 1924) is an American business magnate, lawyer, investor, and philanthropist. He is Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, the diversified investment corporation chaired by Warren Buffett; in this capacity, Buffett describes Charlie Munger as “my…

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Finish BIG: A book review by Bob Morris

September 23, 2015

Finish BIG: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top Bo Burlingham Portfolio/Penguin Random House (2015) “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice [when selling a company]. In practice there is.” Yogi Berra As I began to…

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Gillian Tett on “How to Manage Silos”

September 23, 2015

In The Silo Effect, Gillian Tett explores “the peril of expertise and the promise of breaking down barriers. ” As she explains, the word originated in ancient Greece and referred to a “corn pit.” Over time, the word has referred…

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What is Education? Answers from 5th Century BC to the 21st Century

September 22, 2015

Unexpectedly, I came upon an article in Psychology Today (May 12, 2014) by Marilyn Price-Mitchell in which she includes a list of brief but insightful observations by a wide variety of 40 prominent people. Here are the first 15: o…

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What You Don’t Know About Making Decisions

September 22, 2015

Here is an excerpt from a classic article written by David A. Garvin and Michael A. Roberto, published in the October 2001 issue of Harvard Business Review. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain…

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Patty Stonesifer (chief executive of Martha’s Table) in “The Corner Office”

September 21, 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 Patty Stonesifer, . To read…

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A New Theory of Relativity

September 21, 2015

Here is a blog post by Josh Linker, an especially original thinker and a highly successful entrepreneur. To learn more about him and his exciting work, please click here. * * * Einstein’s famous theory of relativity (E=MC2) celebrates its…

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