Month: February 2016

Why agility pays

February 20, 2016

New research shows that the trick for companies is to combine speed with stability. Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Michael Bazigos, Aaron De Smet, and Chris Gagnon for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey &…

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How to Get Buy-In for Your New Idea

February 19, 2016

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * When introducing a new idea to a potentially resistant audience,…

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Pagan Kennedy on how to create a better world for yourself…and for everyone else

February 19, 2016

In INVENTology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World, Pagan Kennedy explains why Mother Nature can be “the ultimate mentor for both invention and innovation.” I agree with Kennedy that few people will create something entirely new but…

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Missing Jon Stewart

February 18, 2016

The new Daily Show host, Trevor Noah (above), is smooth and charming, but he hasn’t found his edge. Here is a brief excerpt from an article by James Parker for The Atlantic. To read the complete article, check out others,…

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How Incredibly Creative People Come Up With Breakthrough Ideas

February 18, 2016

Here’s a brief excerpt from an article by Leigh Buchanan for Inc. magazine. I agree that anyone can come up with a lot of ideas. According to Stanford professor Justin Berg, the trick is placing your bet on the right…

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Bob Nease on eliminating the “intention/behavior gap”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

February 17, 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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How to Make Group Problem Solving More Effective

February 17, 2016

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * When groups get together to brainstorm, they actually come up…

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Sydney Finkelstein on why smart executives fail: An interview by Bob Morris

February 16, 2016

Sydney Finkelstein earned a Bcomm degree from Concordia University, an Msc. degree from the London School of Economics, and a PhD. from Columbia University. He is Steven Ross Professor of Management at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. His published works…

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Michael Porter on Competitive Strategy: Choosing What Not to Do

February 16, 2016

With regard to one of Michael Porter‘s classic works, On Competition, Updated and Expanded Edition, in his own words: “Competition is one of society’s most powerful forces for making things better in many fields of human endeavor. The study of…

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Why Smart Executives Fail: A book review by Bob Morris

February 15, 2016

Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes Sydney Finkelstein Portfolio/Penguin (2003) First Time, Shame on Them….After That, Shame on You Initially, Finkelstein really didn’t understand, nor did I before reading his book, how and why…

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