Month: April 2016

Avoid Hiring a Toxic Employee

April 9, 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. * * * Toxic employees are incredibly costly for organizations — they can…

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Adam Grant on “The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers”

April 8, 2016

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals —…

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Are you ready for the era of ‘big data’?

April 8, 2016

Radical customization, constant experimentation, and novel business models will be new hallmarks of competition as companies capture and analyze huge volumes of data. Here’s what you should know. Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Brad Brown,…

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Small Data: A book review by Bob Morris

April 7, 2016

Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends Martin Lindstrom St. Martin’s Press (February 2016) How to mine for and then integrate Small Data with Big Data to create Rich Data Frankly, I am dismayed by the widespread and…

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The Internet of Things

April 7, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from a classic article written by Michael Chui, Markus Löffler, and Roger Roberts 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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Be Bad First: A book review by Bob Morris

April 6, 2016

Be Bad First: Get Good at Things Fast to Stay Ready for the Future Erika Andersen Bibliomotion Media (March 2016) “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle Frankly, I dislike terms…

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Fending Off a Colleague Who Keeps Wasting Your Time

April 6, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Dorie Clark 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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For all you golfers out there….

April 5, 2016

Competition at this year’s Masters Invitational Golf Tournament begins on Thursday and continues through Sunday. Here are several interesting facts about this unique tournament. 1. In the Beginning The Masters as we know it would never have been, if the…

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Cisco’s John Chambers on the digital era

April 5, 2016

How significant is the digital era? It’s the biggest technology transition in history, according to Cisco’s executive chairman — and requires a proportional response from companies. Here is an excerpt from an interview of John Chambers for the McKinsey Quarterly,…

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The Tides of Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

April 4, 2016

The Tides of Mind: Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness David Gelernter Liveright Publishing Corporation/A Division of W.W. Norton & Company (February 2016) How and why “a brain becomes a kind of organic computer; and the mind is like the software”…

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