Month: September 2018

Closing the tech gender gap through philanthropy and corporate social responsibility

September 13, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Michael Conway, Kweilin Ellingrud, Tracy Nowski, and Renee Wittemyer for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the…

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When Working Across Cultures, Understand What Silence Means

September 13, 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. * * * Cultural differences aren’t always obvious. Take silence, for example.…

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Smart Business: A book review by Bob Morris

September 13, 2018

Smart Business: What Alibaba’s Success Reveals about the Future of Strategy Ming Zeng Harvard Business Review Press (September 2018) How Alibaba is “reconstructing entire industries with almost every business, be it traditional, or brand new” In a previously published book,…

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Ken Kocienda on the unique importance of Steve Jobs’s “mission”

September 12, 2018

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

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Leap: A book review by Bob Morris

September 12, 2018

Leap: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied Howard Yu Publich Affairs/Hachette Book Group (June 2018) How to “move across knowledge disciplines to leverage or create new knowledge in how a product is made or service…

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Leading Matters: A book review by Bob Morris

September 11, 2018

Leading Matters: Lessons from My Journey John L. Hennessy Stanford University Press (September 2018) Valuable lessons to be learned and shared from a 25-year leadership journey…thus far As I began to read this thoughtful and thought-provoking book, I was again…

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Amelia Earhart’s perspective on equality in the workplace

September 11, 2018

  One of my favorite quotations on this subject: “More women will gain admittance as a greater number knock at the door. It might be well to bring an ax along; you may have to chop your way through the…

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If Your Boss Doesn’t Advocate for You, Find a Sponsor Who Will

September 11, 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. *     *     * A boss who doesn’t advocate for you can…

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Straight Talk for Startups: A book review by Bob Morris

September 10, 2018

Straight Talk for Startups: 100 Insider Rules for Beating the Odds–From Mastering the Fundamentals to Selecting Investors, Fundraising, Managing Boards, and Achieving Liquidity Randy Komisar and Jantoon Riegersman HarperBusiness/An imprint of HarperCollins (2018) Probably the best single source for the…

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The under-appreciated, immense potential power of metacognition

September 10, 2018

J. H. Flavell was probably the first to use the term metacognition when suggesting that it “refers to one’s knowledge concerning one’s own cognitive processes or anything related to them (e.g., the learning-relevant properties of information or data). For example,…

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