Month: November 2017

Fantasyland: A book review by Bob Morris

November 25, 2017

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History Kurt Andersen Random House (September 2017) How and why the last five centuries have made the United States susceptible to fantasy and self-delusion All major research studies in neuroscience indicate that people…

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Who Can You Trust?: A book review by Bob Morris

November 24, 2017

Who Can You Trust?: How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart Rachel Botsman PublicAffairs (November 2017) How and why the real disruption in our VUCA world is not caused by technology; rather, by the massive…

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Should You Stay in Your Job? Here’s How to Know

November 24, 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. * * * Sometimes you’re in a job that just isn’t fulfilling. Sure,…

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When Leading a Change Effort, Get Reluctant Employees On Board First

November 21, 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. * * * Change is hard. Most people have an inherent bias…

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Uneasy Street: A book review by Bob Morris

November 21, 2017

Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence Rachel Sherman Princeton University Press (August 2017) Unique perspectives worthy of consideration According to Rachel Sherman, she interviewed fifty affluent and wealthy New York parents for this book and shares what she learned from…

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New Leaders: Learn About the Company Before Implementing Your Vision

November 20, 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. * * * A new CEO or senior executive has a 50% chance…

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Building a StoryBrand: A book review by Bob Morris

November 20, 2017

Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen Donald Miller HarperCollins Leadership/An Imprint of HarperCollins (October 2017) How and why “story makes music out of noise” and “can grow your business” if performed well If you did not…

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The First Thanksgiving: Bet You Didn’t Know

November 19, 2017

History.com is one of the best online sources for history material. For example: In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.…

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Dr. Z: A book review by Bob Morris

November 19, 2017

Dr. Z: The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer Paul Zimmerman with Peter King (Editor) Triumph Books (2017) A compelling self-portrait of a sportswriter who had “a real problem with authority”…or something The title of this brief commentary is…

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Think Bigger: A book review by Bob Morris

November 18, 2017

Think Bigger: And 39 Other Winning Strategies from Successful Entrepreneurs Michael W. Sonnenfeldt Bloomberg Press (September 2017) “90% of startups fail: Here’s what you need to know about the other 10%.” Neil Patel I appropriated the title of Patel’s Forbes…

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