Month: June 2016

Design and business: The substance of style

June 25, 2016

“Correlation is not causation, of course, but some of the world’s most successful companies are good at design.” So suggests Bennett Voyles in an article featured by LiveMint, published by HT Media. This company found its beginning in 1924 when…

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The Power of Peers: A book review by Bob Morris

June 25, 2016

The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth, and Success Leon Shapiro and Leo Bottary Bibliomotion (2016) “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 2 (Act III, Scene 1) Results of…

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The Innovation Formula: A book review by Bob Morris

June 24, 2016

The Innovation Formula: The 14 Science-Based Keys for Creating a Culture Where Innovation Thrives Amantha Imber John Wiley & Sons (2016) To paraphrase Henry Ford, “If you think you can or think you can’t create a culture where innovation thrives,…

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Soledad O’Brien (chief executive of Starfish Media Group) in “The Corner Office”

June 24, 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 Soledad O’Brien, chief executive of…

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When the Pressure’s On: A book review by Bob Morris

June 23, 2016

When the Pressure’s On: The Secret to Winning When You Can’t Afford to Lose Louis S. Csoka AMACOM (June 2016) “Champions get up when they can’t.” Jack Dempsey All of us can identify with a situation when someone has been…

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Think Less, Think Better

June 23, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Moshe Bar that appeared in The New York Times. If you wish to read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Illustration Credit: Gérard DuBois…

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Play Bigger: A book review by Bob Morris

June 22, 2016

Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead, and Kevin Maney HarperBusiness/An Imprint of HarperCollins (June 2016) How to achieve and then sustain a competitive advantage in almost any marketplace In…

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Here’s a Diplomatic Way to Eliminate Irrelevance During Meetings

June 22, 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 meeting participants veer off topic, critical agenda items…

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Amy WIlkinson on “fundamental approaches to the act of creation”

June 21, 2016

The term “code” with regard to individuals is comparable with the term “secret sauce” with regard to organizations. Just as there are defining characteristics of great organizations, there are defining characteristics of exceptionally creative people. However different they may be…

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The case for a bright American future, according to billionaire Warren Buffett

June 21, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Niraj Chokshi for the Washington Post. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information , please click here. Photo Credit: Nati Harnik/AP * * * Sourpusses take…

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