Month: April 2016

Robert Salomon on “Global Vision” : An interview by Bob Morris

April 13, 2016

Robert Salomon is a professor of International Management and a Faculty Scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business. He is an award-winning scholar and educator who has been teaching and conducting research on globalization and global strategy for nearly…

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Concrete Economics: A book review by Bob Morris

April 13, 2016

Concrete Economics: The Hamilton Approach to Economic Growth and Policy Stephen Cohen and J. Bradford DeLong Harvard Business Review Press (March 2016) How and why getting economic policy right “is and has been of overwhelming importance in generating prosperity” Opinions…

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George Couros on the Innovator’s Mindset: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

April 12, 2016

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator and as a school and district administrator. He is…

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Strategic Analytics: A book review by Bob Morris

April 12, 2016

Strategic Analytics: Advancing Strategy Execution and Organizational Effectiveness Alec Levenson Berrett-Koehler Publishers (November 2015) Here is “a comprehensive road map for starting and completing a cultural transformation.” C-level executives face a number of challenges and one of the most important…

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Don’t Get Fooled by a First Impression When Hiring

April 12, 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. * * * Disastrous hires can happen when managers are fooled by first…

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The Troll Slayer: A Cambridge classicist takes on her sexist detractors.

April 11, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article from The New Yorker (September 1, 2014, issue) in which Rebecca Mead discusses Mary Beard, a classics professor at the University of Cambridge whose most recent of 14 books is SPQR: A…

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Ten IT-enabled business trends for the decade ahead

April 11, 2016

As technological change accelerates and adoption rates soar, ten pivotal trends loom large on the top-management agenda. Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jacques Bughin, Michael Chui, and James Manyika for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by…

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Knut Haanaes on “Two reasons companies fail — and how to avoid them”

April 10, 2016

Is it possible to run a company and reinvent it at the same time? For business strategist Knut Haanaes, the ability to innovate after becoming successful is the mark of a great organization. He shares insights on how to strike…

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Edward de Bono on Lateral Thinking

April 10, 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…

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The Essays of Warren Buffett (Fourth Edition): A book review by Bob Morris

April 9, 2016

The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Fourth Edition Warren Buffett and Lawrence A. Cunningham (Editor) Carolina Academic Press (2015) The best of four anthologies of wit and wisdom from “the world’s greatest investor” There are several people…

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