Month: April 2016

Annals of Gullibility: A book review by Bob Morris

April 18, 2016

Annals of Gullibility: Why We Get Duped and How to Avoid It Stephen Greenspan PRAEGER (December 2008) How almost anyone can establish and then sustain “a healthy balance of trust and skepticism As Donald Connery points out in his excellent…

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Adam Grant’s Path To Creativity: Do Magic, Read and Procrastinate

April 17, 2016

Here is a brief article by George Anders for Forbes magazine about his online discussion with Adam Grant within the Quora.com community. I also include links to other Anders articles in which he discusses related matters. Grant is a thoughtful and…

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10 Principles of Organizational Culture

April 17, 2016

Companies can tap their natural advantage when they focus on changing a few important behaviors, enlist informal leaders, and harness the power of employees’ emotions. Here is an excerpt from a recent article co-authored by Jon Katzenbach, Carolin Oelschlegel, and…

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Linus Torvalds: The Mind behind Linux

April 16, 2016

Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice — first with Linux, which helps power the Internet, and again with Git, the source code management system used by coders worldwide. In a rare interview with TED‘s curator, Chris Anderson, Torvalds discusses with remarkable…

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The Art of Authenticity: A book review by Bob Morris

April 16, 2016

The Art of Authenticity: Tools to Become an Authentic Leader and Your Best Self Karissa Thacker John Wiley & Sons (March 2016) “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is more Youer…

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The Mentor Myth: A book review by Bob Morris

April 15, 2016

The Mentor Myth: How to Take Control of Your Own Success Debby Carreau Bibliomotion Media (April 2016) Who’s your best mentor? That would be you IF you are determined to become the best you that you can be Oscar Wilde…

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Edward de Bono on the mind as a pattern making machine

April 15, 2016

Edward de Bono is generally credited with introducing the concept of lateral thinking in 1967 and then in a book, Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step (1970). Vertical Thinking is what Aristotle has in mind in On Rhetoric when discussing what…

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Charles Duhigg’s “Surprising Secret to Self-Motivation”

April 14, 2016

Want More Motivation? Charles Duhigg invites you to take this counterintuitive lesson from the U.S. Marines. Probably few organizations value self-motivation like the U.S. Marine Corps, so when their recruits began showing deficiencies, officers dug into the latest psychologist research.…

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Tricia Clarke-Stone (C.E.O. of Narrative) in “The Corner Office”

April 14, 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 Tricia Clarke-Stone, C.E.O. of Narrative,…

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