Month: April 2018

Business Basics: Marketing & Branding

April 10, 2018

For thousands of years, the basic purpose of marketing has been to create or increase demand for whatever is offered. Originally, people went to a market; today, they go to a physical or online location. Others check out what is…

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To Think More Creatively, Get Advice from Someone Outside Your Field

April 10, 2018

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. * * * When it comes to solving tough problems, tried-and-true methods can…

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The Outlier Approach: A book review by Bob Morris

April 9, 2018

The Outlier Approach: How to Triumph in Your Career as a Nonconformist Kevin Hong KB Media (March 2018) “Sacred cows make the best hamburgers.” Robert Kriegel I was again reminded of the Kriegel comment as I began to work my…

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If Your Employee Annoys People, Gently Point Out How

April 9, 2018

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. * * * If your employee is irritating fellow colleagues, don’t let the…

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Questions That Sell: A book review by Bob Morris

April 8, 2018

Questions That Sell: The Powerful Process for Discovering What Your Customer Really Wants Paul Cherry AMACOM (2017) “People don’t buy an 8th-of-an-inch drill bit. They buy an 8th-of-an-inch hole.” Theodore Levitt This the second edition of a book first published…

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Artificial intelligence in business: Separating the real from the hype

April 8, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from the transcript of a conversation involving Peter Breuer, Michael Chui, and Simon London for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the…

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Impromtu: A book review by Bob Morris

April 7, 2018

Impromtu: Leading in the Moment Judith Humphrey John Wiley & Sons (2017) The power of “truth, well-told” According to Judith Humphrey, “Impromptu speaking is an art that few have mastered. Yet it’s a critical skill for leaders — not just…

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Keep Team Communications Brief, but Make Sure They’re Clear

April 7, 2018

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 sometimes try to be efficient by using as few…

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50 Business Classics: A book review by Bob Morris

April 6, 2018

50 Business Classics: Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management and strategy Tom Butler-Bowdon Nicholas Brealey (April 2018) “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”  Ann Landers (Eppie Lederer) This is the latest in a series…

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What you don’t know about RFID

April 6, 2018

Here’s aa brief but substantial article by Mark Roberti. The scope and depth of his impact on thought leadership in business is incalculable as is the value of his contributions to the development of RFID technologies within the global marketplace.…

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