Month: December 2015

Michael J. Silverstein: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

December 4, 2015

Michael J. Silverstein is a leader of The Boston Consulting Group’s global consumer practice. He specializes in helping the senior team at large multinationals transform their companies through superior consumer insight, accelerated organic growth, and M&A. His clients include some…

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The 6 Most Common Innovation Mistakes Companies Make

December 4, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Scott Anthony, David Duncan, and Pontus M.A. Siren for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription…

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What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

December 3, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Sydney Finkelstein 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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Steve Jobs and John Lasseter interviewed by Charlie Rose (1996)

December 3, 2015

Steve Jobs (1955–2011) co-founded Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak. Under Jobs’ guidance, the company pioneered a series of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone and iPad. He was born in San Francisco, California, on February 24, 1955, to two University of…

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Business Books for People Who Don’t Read “Great Books”

December 2, 2015

As you select holiday gifts for family member and friends, you may be in need of some suggestions of business books for non-readers. They can read, of course, but have little (if any) time or inclination for “great books” such…

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David Kelley on “How to Build Your Creative Confidence”

December 2, 2015

About three years ago, David Kelley delivered a TED Talk that has since been seen by almost 4,000,000 people all over the world. He is the founder and chairman of IDEO. He also founded Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of…

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Ed Catmull Discusses Creativity, Inc.

December 1, 2015

Ed Catmull, Ph.D, is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and President of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. Previously, Catmull was Vice President of the computer division of Lucasfilm Ltd., where he managed development in the areas of computer graphics,…

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Murphy’s Law and the Realities of Human Experience

December 1, 2015

I wish someone had shared these insights with me decades ago. That said, I doubt if I would have appreciated them then. First, Murphy’s Law: “If anything can go wrong, it will.” Mrs. Murphy’ comment: “My husband was an optimist.”…

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