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Month: August 2017

Pursuit of Genius: A book review by Bob Morris

August 17, 2017

Pursuit of Genius: Flexner, Einstein, and the Early Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study Steve Batterson A K Peters/CRC Press (2006) The birth and early years of a truly unique intellectual community I recently re-read and now review a…

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Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude

August 17, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Monique Valcour 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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When to Change Your Employee’s Goals

August 16, 2017

  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. * * * As a manager, what do you do if, after…

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How to start building your next-generation operating model

August 16, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Joao Dias, David Hamilton, Christopher Paquette, and Rohit Sood for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about…

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Build Moments of Silence into Your Day

August 15, 2017

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. * * * We all need moments of quiet — research shows that…

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My Adventures in Marketing: A book review by Bob Morris

August 15, 2017

My Adventures in Marketing: The Autobiography of Philip Kotler Idea Bite Press (May 2017) To life! If the essential function of marketing is to create or increase demand, then the essential function of demarketing is to reduce or redirect (if…

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Your Exit Map: A book review by Bob Morris

August 14, 2017

Your Exit Map: Navigating the Boomer Bust John Dini Gardendale Press (May 2017) More than a map, actually; also a compass, travel guide, manual, medical kit, and GPS Over the years, I have worked closely with the owner/CEOs of hundreds…

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The 25 most-viewed YouTube videos of all time

August 14, 2017

Here is an introduction to an article by Grant Pardee and Kristen Hubby for The Daily Dot in which they introduce and discuss the 25 most-viewed YouTube videos of all time. To learn more about The Daily Dot and/or check…

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Tim Clark and Bruce Hazen on business models for teams: An interview by Robert Morris

August 13, 2017

Before discussing Business Models for Teams, here are a few general questions. First,  was there a turning point (if not an epiphany) years ago that set you on the career course you continue to follow? Please explain. Tim: Agreeing to…

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Amazon’s core competence: storytelling

August 13, 2017

In The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google (Portfolio/Penguin Random House, October 2017), Scott Galloway suggests that Amazon’s core competence in storytelling. How so? “Through storytelling, outlining a huge vision, Amazon has reshaped the relationship between company…

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