Month: November 2017

The Longevity Economy: A book review by Bob Morris

November 12, 2017

The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World’s Fastest-Growing, Most Misunderstood Market Joseph F. Coughlin PublicAffairs (November 2017) If you’re in search of a “blue ocean” of business opportunity, look no further In their classic work, Blue Ocean Strategy, W. Chan Kim…

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The eight essentials of innovation

November 11, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Marc de Jong, Nathan Marston, and Erik Roth 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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Jennifer Lawrence: A mini-profile

November 11, 2017

Biography.com is one of the best online sources for biography and general history material. For example: Jennifer Lawrence is a versatile actress known for her roles in Winter’s Bone, The Hunger Games, X-Men and Joy. She won an Oscar for…

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People with Purpose: A book review by Bob Morris

November 10, 2017

People with Purpose: How Great Leaders Use Purpose to Build Thriving Organizations Kevin Murray KoganPage Limited (2017) Two Qs worth asking: “What is the value of purpose, and what, really is the purpose of values?” Kevin Murray wrote this book…

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If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?

November 10, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Margarita Mayo 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, please…

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Thomas Jefferson: A mini-profile

November 9, 2017

  Biography.com is one of the best online sources for biography and general history material. For example: Thomas Jefferson was a draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president (1801-09). He was also responsible for the Louisiana…

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The Wit and Wisdom of Katherine Hepburn

November 9, 2017

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Katherine Hepburn (1912-2003) was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy…

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Chamath Palihapitiya (founder and chief executive of Social Capital) in “The Corner Office”

November 8, 2017

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Chamath Palihapitiya, chief executive of…

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Albert Einstein’s “sense of separateness”

November 8, 2017

In Quirky, Melissa A. Schilling focuses on eight “breakthrough innovators”: Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon Musk, Dean Jamen, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs. While doing so, she draws upon an abundance of recent research. However different…

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How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them

November 7, 2017

Adam Bryant has thus far interviewed 525 chief executives through his years writing the “In the Corner Office” column. Here’s an excerpt from an article in which he shares what he has learned. Photo Credit: James Nieves/The New York Times…

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