Month: June 2016

Matchmakers: A book review by Bob Morris

June 20, 2016

Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms David S. Evans and Richard Schmalensee Harvard Business Review Press (June 2016) How to help those with a need for a product or service to connect with those who can provide it, The…

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Invisible Evidence: A book review by Bob Morris

June 20, 2016

Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior Jonah Berger Simon & Schuster (June 2015) Here are the “simple, subtle, and other surprising ways that others affect our behavior” Actually, the invisibility to which the book’s title refers is —…

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Bill Capodagli on “The Disney Way”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

June 19, 2016

Bill Capodagli (pronounced Cap o die) co-authored one of Fortune magazine’s “Best Business Books of 1999,” The Disney Way. Prior to co-founding Capodagli Jackson Consulting in 1993, Bill held managerial positions at the consulting firms of AT Kearney and Ernst…

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Sprints Are the Secret to Getting More Done

June 19, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Zeratsky 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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Presentation Skills 201: A book review by Bob Morris

June 18, 2016

Presentation Skills 201: How to Take It to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter William R. Steele Erie Publishing (2016) How you present yourself when interacting with others will probably determine what they think of you, for better…

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Drew Houston (chief executive of Dropbox) in “The Corner Office”

June 18, 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 Drew Houston, chief executive of…

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Think Simple: A book review by Bob Morris

June 17, 2016

Think Simple: How Smart Leaders Defeat Complexity Ken Segall Penguin/Portfolio, An Imprint of Penguin Random House (June 2016) “Make everything as simple as possible but no simpler.” Albert Einstein Einstein’s admonition helps to create a context for Ken Segall’s brilliant…

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How IDEO Designers Persuade Companies to Accept Change

June 17, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Ashlea Powell 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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Execution Excellence: A book review by Bob Morris

June 16, 2016

Execution Excellence: Making Strategy Work Using the Balanced Scorecard Sanjiv Anand John Wiley & Sons (2016) “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison David P. Norton and Robert S. Kaplan co-authored an article, “The Balanced Scorecard: Measures That Drive Performance,”…

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