Month: January 2016

Mindfulness Isn’t Much Harder than Mindlessness

January 21, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Ellen Langer 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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How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity

January 20, 2016

According to Merriam-Webster, serendipity is “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for.” For example, almost 80 years ago, after taking his dog for a walk in the woods, a Swiss amateur-mountaineer and inventor named…

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Christopher Cabrera (founder and C.E.O. of Xactly) in “The Corner Office”

January 20, 2016

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 Christopher Cabrera, founder and C.E.O.…

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Just in case you don’t already know….

January 19, 2016

  I have launched a new column for Inc. online and hope that you check it out. Each week, I briefly discuss two current business bestsellers and a “classic” from my backlist. I call the column “The 60-Second Bookshelf” because…

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The Power of Fifty Bits: A book review by Bob Morris

January 19, 2016

The Power of Fifty Bits: The New Science of Turning Good Intentions into Positive Results Bob Nease HarperBusiness (January 2016) What the “intent/behavior gap” is and how to minimize it, if not eliminate it Bob Nease is on to something.…

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Black Box Thinking: A book review by Bob Morris

January 18, 2016

Black Box Thinking: Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes—But Some Do Matthew Syed Portfolio/Penguin Random House (2015) A rigorous examination of “the underlying processes through which humans learn, innovate, and become more creative” According to Matthew Syed, there…

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César Melgoza (founder and chief executive of Geoscape) in “The Corner Office”

January 18, 2016

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 César Melgoza , founder and…

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Stanley Kubrick on coping with mortality

January 17, 2016

According to his WikiBio, “Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer. Part of the New Hollywood film-making wave, Kubrick’s films are considered by film historian Michel Ciment…

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Ann Cairns (president of international markets at MasterCard) in “The Corner Office”

January 17, 2016

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 Ann Cairns, president of international…

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The wisdom of Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC – 65 AD)

January 16, 2016

Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was a tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. In 65 AD, Seneca was caught up in…

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