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Month: June 2017

Leadership and behavior: Mastering the mechanics of reason and emotion

June 5, 2017

  Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Eric Maskin and Eyal Winter for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register…

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Friction: A book review by Bob Morris

June 5, 2017

Friction: How Passion Brands Are Built in the Age of Digital Distribution Jeff Rosenblum and Jordan Berg Powerhouse Books (May 2017) Example of positive friction: You can’t sharpen a sword blade on velvet Friction can be either positive as the…

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Marti Barletta: An interview by Bob Morris

June 4, 2017

Barletta helps organizations get smart about women. She is the author of the groundbreaking book, Marketing to Women, now available in 15 languages, and co-authored Trends with Tom Peters, who named her MVP/BizGuru of 2005. Her latest book, PrimeTime Women™:…

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C.K. Prahalad on the Lessons Learned When Young

June 4, 2017

In Thinkers 50 Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking to Take Your Business to the Next Level, Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove examine the key insights of several of the world’s most influential thought leaders with regard to perhaps the most challenging business…

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The Single Greatest Witch Hunt in American History, For Real

June 3, 2017

The current President and members of his administration continue to accuse federal agencies as well as congressional committees of conducting a “witch hunt.” Here is an excerpt from an article by Stacy Schiff for The New Yorker. To read the…

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Charles Handy on Striving to Earn Trust

June 3, 2017

In Thinkers 50 Leadership Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove focus on various dimensions and elements of leadership, a subject that has fascinated thoughtful commentators at least since a blind poet, Homer, created the Iliad and Odyssey; then, Sophocles and Shakespeare;…

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Clayton Christensen on what disruptive innovation is…and isn’t

June 2, 2017

In Thinkers 50 Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking to Take Your Business to the Next Level, Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove examine the key insights of several of the world’s most influential thought leaders with regard to perhaps the most challenging business…

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50 Economics Classics: A book review by Bob Morris

June 2, 2017

50 Economics Classics: Your shortcut to the most important ideas on capitalism, finance, and the global economy Tom Butler-Bowdon Nicholas Brealey Publishers (May 2017) An intelligent person’s guide to cutting-edge thinking about economics since 1776 As Tom Butler-Bowdon explains in…

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Mastermind: A book review by Bob Morris

June 1, 2017

Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes Maria Konnikova Viking/The Penguin Group (2013) How the Science of Deduction and Analysis can make sense of “a pink elephant world” Frankly, I have never read another book quite like this one, written…

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Warren Bennis on the importance of appreciation, especially to new leaders

June 1, 2017

In Thinkers 50 Leadership: Organizational Success through Leadership, Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove focus on various dimensions and elements of a subject that has fascinated thoughtful commentators at least since a blind poet, Homer, created the Iliad and Odyssey; then,…

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