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Month: August 2018

“Seven elements that are essential to Apple’s software success”

August 16, 2018

In Creative Selection, Ken Kocienda takes his reader inside Apple’s design process during “The Golden Age of Steve Jobs.” He explains how and why, in order to “understand what makes Apple what it is, its essence, you need to understand software.” He identifies…

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Strategy to beat the odds

August 15, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt, and Sven Smit for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain…

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The Future of Work: A book review by Bob Morris

August 15, 2018

The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation Darrell M. West Brookings Press (May 2018) “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” William Gibson I agree with Darrell West that various technologies are altering and…

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The unique power of the “creative prelude”

August 14, 2018

In the latest of his eight books, SCRAMBLE, Marty Neumeier provides a fictional account of a young CEO in trouble. He and his team have five weeks to reimagine their company. If the board approves their plan, they’ll live to…

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When Joining a Company, Figure Out How Decisions Are Made

August 14, 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 you join an organization, you have a short…

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Something Wonderful: A book review by Bob Morris

August 13, 2018

Something Wonderful: Rogers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution Todd S. Purdum Henry Holt and Company (April 2018) A collaboration unsurpassed by any other in the history of musical theatre throughout the 20th century From Oklahoma! in 1943 until The Sound of…

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A view from the front lines of baseball’s data-analytics revolution

August 13, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Jeff Luhnow for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register to…

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Leaders Focus Too Much on Changing Policies, and Not Enough on Changing Minds

August 12, 2018

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Tony Schwartz 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. *    …

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Left Bank: A book review by Bob Morris

August 12, 2018

Left Bank: Art, Passion, and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50 Agnès Poirier Henry Holt and Company (February 2018) It was the brightest of times, it was the darkest of times: Two tales of “The City of Lights” The material examines Paris…

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Reverse Innovation in Health Care: A book review by Bob Morris

August 11, 2018

Reverse Innovation in Health Care: How to Make Value-Based Delivery Work Vijay Govindarajan and Ravi Ramamurti Harvard Business Review Press (July 2018) “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” Mohandas Gandhi In Reverse Innovation (2012), Vijay Govindarajan and Chris…

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