Month: August 2018

Nevertheless, She Persisted: A book review by Bob Morris

August 31, 2018

Nevertheless, She Persisted: True Stories of Women Leaders in Tech Pratima Rau Gluckman FriesenPress (April 2018) “Champions get up when they can’t.”  Jack Dempsey Warren Buffett once observed, “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are…

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The Biggest Obstacles to Innovation in Large Companies

August 31, 2018

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Scott Kirsner 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 click here Credit: jessica solomatenko/Getty…

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Solve Complex Problems by Expanding Your Thinking

August 30, 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. *     *     * Too many leaders approach complex problems with either-or thinking:…

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Growth IQ: A book review by Bob Morris

August 30, 2018

Growth IQ: Get Smarter About the Choices That Will Make or Break Your Company Tiffani Bova Portfolio/Penguin (August 2018) How to achieve and then sustain “countercyclical” and profitable growth Not all growth is progress, of course, and Tiffani Bova obviously understands…

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How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”

August 29, 2018

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Noah Zandan 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 click here. Credit: Emma…

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Inatead of complaining about an employee, talk with them

August 29, 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. *     *     * Let’s be honest: Sometimes complaining about a coworker feels…

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Business insights of significant value for any decision-maker

August 28, 2018

In Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence, Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb “emphasize trade-offs. More data means less privacy. More speed means less accuracy. More autonomy means less control…The best strategy for your company or career or country will…

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Honors, at Last, for Ida B. Wells, “a Sword Among Lions”

August 28, 2018

I was pleased to learn from this article, by the Editorial Board of The New York Times, that my hometown has finally recognized one of the most courageous persons in U.S. history. She deserves to be included among the role…

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8 Steps to High Performance: A book review by Bob Morris

August 27, 2018

8 Steps to High Performance: Focus On What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest) Marc Effron Harvard Business Review Press (August 2018) “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at…

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The Wisdom of Marcus Aurelius

August 27, 2018

These are among my favorite observations by Marcus Aurelius: o The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. o Poverty is the mother of crime. o The universe is transformation: life is opinion. o Life is neither good…

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