Month: April 2017

The seven decisions that matter in a digital transformation: A CEO’s guide to reinvention

April 16, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Peter Dahlström, Driek Desmet, and Marc Singer for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm,…

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Jinxi Caddel on How To Read Body Language: The Upper Body

April 15, 2017

I stumbled upon this material created by Jinxi Caddel. To learn more about her and her work, please click here. Art by Laetitia * * * As we all know, communication is essential in society. Advancements in technology have transformed…

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How to Be Unreasonable — in a Reasonable Way

April 15, 2017

In Fast/Forward, Julian Birkinshaw and Jonas Ridderstråle observe that “the formulae for success that worked in prior decades offer only very limited insights into what might work in the future. This is because the business context keeps changing: not in…

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We’ll Always Have Casablanca: A book review by Bob Morris

April 14, 2017

We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie Noah Isenberg W.W. Norton & Company “Art is the recreation of the world after the heart’s desire.” Havelock Ellis As I often do, I read this…

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What “Living Differentiation” is and why it is so important to business success

April 13, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by James Allen 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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There Is No “Invisible Hand”

April 13, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jonathan Schlefer 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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How to Be Unreasonable — in a Reasonable Way

April 12, 2017

In Fast/Forward, Julian Birkinshaw and Jonas Ridderstråle observe that “the formulae for success that worked in prior decades offer only very limited insights into what might work in the future. This is because the business context keeps changing: not in…

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What is PRIZM and why is it uniquely significant?

April 12, 2017

In The Attention Merchants, Tim Wu examines merchants who have been involved in an “epic scramble to get inside our heads” for more than a century. He observes: “As an industry, attention merchants are relatively new. Their lineage can be…

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Fast/Forward: A book review by Bob Morris

April 11, 2017

Fast/Forward: Make Your Company Fit for the Future Julian Birkinshaw and Jonas Ridderstråle Stanford Business Books/Stanford University Press (April 2017) “What got you here won’t get you there.” Marshall Goldsmith Goldsmith’s insight serves as the title of one of his…

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The Eight Major Components of Flow

April 11, 2017

Here is a Wiki briefing on a concept that is the focus of Mihaly Csikszentmihályi‘s eponymous book, published in 1990. “In positive psychology, flow, also known as being ‘the zone,’ is the mental state of operation in which a person…

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