Month: May 2018

Business Nuggets from Clayton Christensen

May 26, 2018

In 50 Business Classics, Tom Butler-Bowdon includes a discussion of Clayton Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma (1997). These are among the dozens of insights that caught my eye: o Research for The Innovator’s Dilemma revealed that “firms fail precisely because  of their ‘good’…

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Kevin Hong on the power of the Outlier Approach: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

May 25, 2018

Kevin Hong is an Amazon best-selling author of The Outlier Approach: How to Triumph in Your Career as a Nonconformist. Previously, Kevin grew his startup Dealflicks up to a $15M valuation. He is currently an advisor to several startups including Sinemia and executives/entrepreneurs. Kevin’s work…

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Schedule Your Most Important Work for When You’re Most Focused

May 25, 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 you’re like most people, you struggle to maintain…

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Business Chemistry: A book review by Bob Morris

May 24, 2018

Business Chemistry: Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships Kim Christfort and Suzanne Vickberg John Wiley & Sons (May 2018) How almost anyone can develop powerful relationships, build a high-impact teams, and create results-driven organizations Kim Christfort and Suzanne Vickberg…

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EDNA: Argumentation

May 24, 2018

Many years ago when I began to teach English at the Kent School in Connecticut, I devised an acronym for my students based on two primary sources: Aristotle’s Rhetoric (4th century BCE) and Modern Rhetoric (1949) co-authored by Cleanth Brooks…

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When a Colleague Sends You a Snarky Email, Talk to Them in Person

May 23, 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. * * * Email can be an efficient, convenient way to communicate with…

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Marty Neumeier on “The Five Qs of Strategy”

May 23, 2018

Over the years, Marty Neumeier has published eight bestsellers and his ninth —SCRAMBLE — will be published in October. There is no other business thinker I hold in higher regard. His mind reminds me of a Swiss Army knife. For…

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31 of the Most Inspirational Quotes of All Time to Start Your Day

May 22, 2018

I encountered the list that follows at StumbleUpon.com. Several of the quotations were new to me. Perhaps a few will be of interest and value to you. * * * The way you start your day can have tremendous impact…

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Seven Disciplines to Achieve the Changes Geat Leaders Know They Must Make

May 22, 2018

Whatever their size and nature may be, all organizations need effective leadership at all lkevels and in all areas of the given enterprise. In Leadership Sustainability, Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood suggest that,”Leaders do not always accomplish or finish what…

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Identify and then eliminate your “unknown unknowns”

May 21, 2018

As you may already know, the concept of what Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham aptly characterize (in 1955) as “the unknown unknowns.” That is, ignorance of one’s ignorance. This is is probably what Mark Twain had in mind when observing,…

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