Month: February 2016

Big Data, Little Data, No Data: A book review by Bob Morris

February 29, 2016

Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World Christine L. Borgman MIT Press (2016) How and why “the value of data lies in their use.” The best business books such as this one are driven by scholarship,…

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Lorna Borenstein, founder and chief executive of Grokker) in “The Corner Office”

February 29, 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 , founder and chief executive…

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Jeffrey Pfeffer on Leadership BS: An interview by Bob Morris

February 28, 2016

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, where he has taught since 1979. Prior to Stanford, Pfeffer taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University…

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What Works: A book review by Bob Morris

February 28, 2016

What Works: Gender Equality by Design Iris Bohnet The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2016) How and why behavioral designers can help us to make much better decisions As Iris Bohnet explains, this book is the result of a…

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Observations worthy of careful consideration

February 27, 2016

Those who are too busy to read books may still be able to find time to read quotations worthy of careful consideration. For example: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never…

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The Storyteller’s Secret: A book Review by Bob Morris

February 27, 2016

The Storyteller’s Secret: From Ted Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don’t Carmine Gallo St. Martin’s Press (2016) How and why “storytelling is not something we do. Storytelling is who we are.” Carmine Gallo Carmine…

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Eyal Winter on “Feeling Smart”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

February 26, 2016

Eyal Winter is professor of economics and the former director of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s leading institutions in the academic study of decision making. He served as…

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Light: A book review by Bob Morris

February 26, 2016

Light: A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age Bruce Watson Bloomsbury (2016) “For the rest of my life, I will reflect on what light is.” Albert Einstein As Bruce Watson explains, “The truth is that, despite three millennia…

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Josh Linkner on “Fighting Fires”

February 26, 2016

Here is an especially thoughtful post by Josh Linkner at his website. Most of my career has been devoted to formal education (at the school and college levels) or to executive education programs conducted by corporate clients. I agree with…

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Walt Bettinger (chief executive of Charles Schwab) in “The Corner Office”

February 25, 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 Walt Bettinger , chief executive…

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