Month: February 2016

The Geography of Genius: A book review by Bob Morris

February 25, 2016

The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley Eric Weiner Simon & Schuster (2016) How and why “certain places, at certain times, produce a bumper crop of brilliant minds and…

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Who was Frederick Winslow Taylor and why is he important?

February 24, 2016

Although he attended Phillips Exeter Academy and passed the Harvard entrance examination with honors, Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915) decided to be a machinist and worked his way up the factory floor to become foreman while taking mechanical engineering courses at…

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Bob Nease on eliminating the “intention/behavior gap”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

February 24, 2016

Bob Nease received his doctorate from Stanford University, where he studied methods to improve medical decisions made by doctors and patients. Before joining Express Scripts in 2001, he was an associate professor of internal medicine at Washington University in St.…

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Big data: Getting a better read on performance

February 23, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jacques Bughin for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register…

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How to Read a Book a Week

February 23, 2016

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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New Study: Firms with More Women in the C-Suite Are More Profitable

February 22, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Marcus Noland and Tyler Moranfor 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…

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Achieving a digital state of mind

February 22, 2016

Digital isn’t merely an add-on; it’s a way to think differently about business models, customer journeys, and organizational agility. Hence the importance of developing a digital state of mind. Here is a brief excerpt from a transcript of a podcast…

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Cultural Transformations: A book review by Bob Morris

February 21, 2016

Cultural Transformations: Lessons of Leadership and Corporate Reinvention John Mattone and Nick Vaidya John Wiley & Sons (2016) How and why organizations that thrive have launched preemptive transformation to dominate their competition Most change initiatives either fail or fall far…

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Organizing for the future

February 21, 2016

Platform-based talent markets help put the emphasis in human-capital management back where it belongs—on humans. Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Aaron De Smet, Susan Lund, and William Schaninger for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey…

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Remix Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

February 20, 2016

Remix Strategy: The Three Laws of Business Combinations Benjamin Gomes-Casseres Harvard Business Review Press (2015) How to create organizational value with a strategy that maximizes the impact of both internal and external resource As Benjamin Gomes-Casseres observes in the first…

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