Month: September 2015

Why “great books” really do matter

September 2, 2015

In his eponymous work, Adam Nicolson explains why Homer matters and his comments also apply to other authors such as Sophocles, Dante, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, and Joyce. Nicolson suggests, “Homer matters because Homer, in a godlike way, understands what mortals do…

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Margaret Heffernan on “Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work”

September 1, 2015

Organizations are often run according to “the superchicken model,” where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others. And yet, this isn’t what drives the most high-achieving teams. Business leader Margaret Heffernan observes that it is social cohesion…

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Green Giants: A book review by Bob Morris

September 1, 2015

Green Giants: How Smart Companies Turn Sustainability into Billion- Dollar Businesses E. Freya Williams AMA COM (2015) How and why purpose and profitability are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they tend to be interdependent. To what does the title of…

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