Month: January 2017

Bernie Marr on “10 Fears That Hold People Back in Their Careers”

January 21, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an especially informative blog post from Bernie Marr, a bestselling author, keynote speaker, strategic performance consultant, and analytics, KPI & Big Data guru. * * * New year and new aspirations! Or, are you…

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Mission Control: A book review by Bob Morris

January 21, 2017

Mission Control: How Nonprofits and Governments Can Focus, Achieve More, and Change the World Liana Downey Bibliomotion Media (2016) How to develop a powerful strategy that sharpens organizational focus on achieving more to change the world According to Liana Downey,…

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Innovation lessons from Pixar: An interview with Oscar-winning director Brad Bird

January 20, 2017

What does stimulating the creativity of animators have in common with developing new product ideas or technology breakthroughs? A lot. Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Hayagreeva Rao, Robert Sutton, and Allen P. Webb for the…

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The Peter F. Drucker Reader: A book review by Bob Morris

January 20, 2017

The Peter F. Drucker Reader: Selected Articles from the Father of Modern Management Thinking Harvard Business Review Editors Harvard Business Review Press (January 2017) Here’s the most important question that every executive must ask: “What must be done?” In my…

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Use Design Thinking to Build Commitment to a New Idea

January 19, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Roger L. Martin 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…

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Payoff: A book review by Bob Morris

January 19, 2017

Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations Dan Ariely TED Books (November 2016) How and why people can have perpetual energy by investing in “a sense of connection, meaning, ownership, and long-term thinking” In Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded…

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Andrew and Gaia Grant on ”The Innovation Race”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

January 18, 2017

Andrew Grant and Gaia Grant are the directors of Tirian International Consultancy, and authors of The Innovation Race: How to change a culture to change the game, along with Who Killed Creativity?… And How Can We Get it Back?’ that was…

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A Simple Explanation of “The Internet of Things”

January 18, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Jacob Morgan for Forbes magazine. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * The “Internet of things” (IoT) is becoming an…

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Spark: A book review by Bob Morris

January 18, 2017

Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (January 2017) Without ignition, nothing happens and nothing gets done To what does the title of this book refer? Its…

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Viktor Frankl on “The salvation of man”

January 17, 2017

In arguably his greatest work, Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl observes: “For the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so…

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