Month: May 2016

The Emergence of “Women Power”

May 31, 2016

Here is an excerpt from a mini-commentary featured at the BOA/Merrill Lynch website. To read the complete article, please click here. * * * Women’s growing clout—as entrepreneurs, executives and consumers—is changing how companies do business and spurring economic growth…

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Charlie Roark’s collection of 19 Jokes that “Only Intellectuals Will Understand”

May 31, 2016

2. What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question? 3. Three logicians walk into a bar. The bartender asks, “Do all of you want a drink?” The first logician says “I don’t know.” The second…

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How to avoid or resolve three organizational crises that can occur after start-up and early-growth phases

May 30, 2016

In The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth, Chris Zook and James Allen identify and discuss three predictable crises that can result from growth. Each of the three occurs at a different phase of an organization’s…

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How to attract, hire, train, and then retain the talent for digital thinking that can transform any organization

May 30, 2016

In Delivering on Digital: The Innovators and Technologies That Are Transforming Government, William Eggers recommends and explains nine strategies that will help decision-makers in governmental entities that need to attract, hire, train, and then retain the talent they need to compete…

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Lest we forget….

May 29, 2016

  “If you forget us, we will have died in vain.”

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Matthew E. May on “winning the brain game”: An interview by Bob Morris

May 29, 2016

Matt May is author of Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking (May 2016), as well as four previous award-winning books: The Laws of Subtraction (2012), The Shibumi Strategy (2010), In Pursuit of Elegance (2009), and…

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Only Humans Need Apply: A book review by Bob Morris

May 29, 2016

Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines Thomas H. Davenport and Julia Kirby HarperBusiness/An Imprint of HarperCollins (May 2016) How the most productive workplaces combine talented people with sophisticated machines in high-impact augmentation There…

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Negotiating the Impossible: A book review by Bob Morris

May 28, 2016

Negotiating the Impossible: How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts Deepak Malhorta Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2016) How to think of power in terms of persuasion and agreement rather than money and muscle I read this book after reading and then…

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How to sustain value-creating growth

May 28, 2016

In Beyond Competitive Advantage: How to Solve the Puzzle of Sustaining Growth While Creating Value, Todd Zenger argues that a unique and insightful corporate theory is the key to sustaining value-creating growth. What specific benefits does this corporate theory offer?…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Across Cultures

May 27, 2016

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Across Cultures HBR Editors and various contributors Harvard Business Review Press (May 2016) How to end miscommunication and inefficiency throughout your enterprise by tapping into the strengths of your diverse workforce This is one…

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