Month: November 2015

The simple rules of disciplined innovation

November 19, 2015

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

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Carmelyn P. Malalis (chairwoman and commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights) in “The Corner Office”

November 19, 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 Carmelyn P. Malalis, chairwoman of…

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How to Break Up with an Innovation Project

November 18, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Scott Anthony 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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Don Sull on “Where Disruptive Innovation Came From”

November 18, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Donald Sull 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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Authentic Workplaces Don’t Try to Make Everyone the Same

November 17, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. As I read it, I was again reminded of a brilliant observation by Margaret Mead: “Always remember…

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Zone to Win: A book review by Bob Morris

November 17, 2015

Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption Geoffrey A. Moore Diversion Books (2015) How to thrive amidst perils and pitfalls in the global marketplace that are only visible through the “lens of zone management” I have…

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Can the Sharing Economy Provide Good Jobs? Opinions Are Sharply Divided

November 16, 2015

Some see benefits for many kinds of workers, others see a raw deal for most. In an article for The Wall Street Journal, Rachel Botsman explains how and why different kinds of workers derive different benefits in the new workplace.…

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Collaboration Begins with You: A book review by Bob Morris

November 16, 2015

Collaboration Begins with You: Be a Silo Buster Ken Blanchard, Jane Ripley, and Eunice Parisi-Carew Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2015) “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Pogo the Possum In Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Build Common Ground,…

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Rocket: A book review by Bob Morris

November 15, 2015

Rocket: Eight Lessons to Secure Infinite Growth Michael J. Silverstein, Dylan Bolden, Rune Jacobsen, and Rohan Sajdeh McGraw-Hill (October 2015) Here are 16 mini-case studies that demonstrate the physics of accelerated commercial growth I think this book’s subtitle is a…

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3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

November 15, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Peter Bregman 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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