Month: August 2018

How to implement and sustain organizational change

August 11, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from the transcript of a podcast spoonsored by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register to receive email alerts, please…

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The riddle of experience vs. memory

August 10, 2018

Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies in his TED program, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public…

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Bots, algorithms, and the future of the finance function

August 10, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Frank Plaschke, Ishaan Seth, and Rob Whiteman 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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Yes, Your Phone Really Can Help You Build Better Habits

August 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. *     *     * We often blame our phones for our worst habits,…

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Why multitaskers can’t change a flat tire

August 9, 2018

Many of the people I know are multitaskers and some of them seem rather vain about it. They claim to get more done, and done better, and in less time. In fact, they are delusional. How to change a flat…

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The best career advice I have as yet encountered

August 8, 2018

Many years ago during Richard Brown’s interview of Rod Steiger, he asked the great actor if young people ever asked him for career advice. “Oh yeh, sure, sure, sure. All the time. “And I always ask them the same question:…

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Vicksburg: A book review by Bob Morris

August 8, 2018

Vicksburg: The Bloody Siege That Turned the Tide of the Civil War Samuel W. Mitcham Jr. Regnery History (June 2018)) Why Vicksburg was essential to winning the Civil War Briefly, in May and June of 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S.…

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The under-appreciated comic skills of great film actors

August 8, 2018

They have been widely recognized as great male actors in great dramatic films and yet under-appreciated for their great comic skills. Here are six, listed in alpha order: Gene Hackman: Superman (1978) and The Birdcage (1996) He was born on January…

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Are those rabbits you’re chasing real or an illusion?

August 7, 2018

“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” William Gibson When I first encountered that comment years ago, I was immediately reminded of a sign I once saw in a tavern near the Yale campus: “Free…

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Happy Birthday, John Ratzenberger! 10 of His Funniest Cheers Quotes 

August 7, 2018

Postman Cliff CLavin (John Ratzenberger) was one of the regulars at Cheers, a neighborhood bar near Boston Garden in the downtown area. Another regular,  Frazier Crane ( Kelsey Grammer) once asked Cliff, “In your world, what color is the sky?”…

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