Month: May 2018

Detonate: A book review by Bob Morris

May 16, 2018

Detonate: Why – and How – Corporations Must Blow Up Best Practices (and bring a beginner’s mind) to Survive Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach John Wiley & Sons (May 2018) “If your horse is dead, get off.” Lakota tribal wisdom…

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The Warren Buffett Shareholder: A book review by Bob Morris

May 15, 2018

The Warren Buffett Shareholder: Stories from inside the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting Lawrence A. Cunningham & Stephanie Cuba Cunningham & Cuba and Harriman House Ltd (April 2018) How to obtain the equivalent of an MBA during a long weekend at the…

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25 Biggest and Most Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made

May 15, 2018

Years ago, Washington Redskins’ QB Joe Thiesman objected to a sportswriter’s reference to “dumb jocks.” “Hey look, we can’t all be Fred Einstein!” Here is a brief excerpt from one of the dozens of interesting lists featured at the 25…

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Business Nuggets from Simon SInek

May 14, 2018

In 50 Business Classics, Tom Butler-Bowdon includes a discussion of Simon Sinek’s bestseller, Start with Why. These are among the dozens of insights that caught my eye: o “Every company knows what it does — the products or services it sells.…

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Addenda for Lexophiles….

May 14, 2018

These are also worth sharing…. I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me. Police were called to a day care, where a three-year-old was resisting a rest. Did you hear about the guy whose whole left…

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Where the Hell Are the Guns?: A book review by Bob Morris

May 14, 2018

Where the Hell Are the Guns?: A Soldier’s View of the Anxious Years, 1939-44 George Blackburn McClelland & Stewart (1999) Although the last of Blackburn’s three volumes about World War Two have been published (The Guns of Normandy and The…

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My Mother

May 13, 2018

My hope for every child is that they have the kind of mother I had. Margaret (“Dolly”) Morris divorced a man unworthy of her, raised me as a single-parent, and made countless personal sacrifices to so that I had everything…

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Powered by Storytelling: A book review by Bob Morris

May 12, 2018

Powered by Storytelling: Excavate, Craft, and Present Stories to Transform Business Communication Murray Nossel McGraw-Hill Education (April 2018) How listening/storytelling can help people to “navigate conflict, resolve disagreements, and avoid emotional outbursts” Throughout history, almost all of the greatest leaders…

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Sources of wisdom that can nourish us

May 12, 2018

Years ago, Warren Buffett observed: “Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about…

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Steve Jobs: Insights from Walter Isaacson’s biography

May 11, 2018

In 50 Business Classics series, Tom Butler-Bowdon includes his discussion of Walter Isaacson’s brilliant biography of Steve Jobs. These are among the dozens of insights that caught my eye: o At first, Isaacson refused to write the biography of someone still…

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