Month: September 2018

The wit and wisdom of Michel de Montaigne

September 9, 2018

Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre.There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly. These are among…

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Costovation: A book review by Bob Morris

September 9, 2018

Costovation: Innovation That Gives Your Customers Exactly What They Want–And Nothing More Stephen Wunker and Jennifer Luo Law HarperCollins Leadership/An imprint of HarperCollins (August 2018) How and why “innovation and cost-cutting can be a powerful duo, capable of shaping markets…

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A perspective in 1910 on Thomas Edison

September 8, 2018

The Story of Great Inventions, published by Harper & Brothers (1910), is a seminal work that deserves much more attention and appreciation than it has received. Elmer Ellsworth Burns has this to say about a contemporary, Thomas Edison: “He sat one night…

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Wisdom for all seasons

September 8, 2018

Here are additional observations from my collection of quotations. If you have any to share, please do so. “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Martin Luther King, Jr. “The two most important…

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Clockwork: A book review by Bob Morris

September 7, 2018

Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself Mike Michalowicz Portfolio/Penguin (August 2018) Here is a system that can help almost anyone to grow a business that can (almost) run itself Mike Michalowicz (my-KAL-oh-wits) once asked Ryan Lee how he has…

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Make Sure Your Webinar Lets the Audience Participate

September 7, 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 One of the biggest risks of presenting via webinar is boring your…

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Your organization’s health: the ultimate competitive edge

September 6, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Raha Caramitru and Brooke Weddle 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…

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There’s Not an App for That!: A book review by Bob Morris

September 6, 2018

There’s Not an App for That!: Communication Skills to Become an Irreplaceable Leader Cary Pfeffer Wise Ink (2015) How to Master Communication Skills That Technology Cannot Replicate Here is a paradox: Although it is easier than ever before to communicate…

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New Leaders, Move Slower Than You Think You Should

September 5, 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 start a leadership role, there’s pressure to prove yourself by getting…

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This Is Day One: A book review by Bob Morris

September 5, 2018

This Is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters Drew Dudley Hachette Books (August 2018) “All that matters are the actions of today.” I agree with Drew Dudley that we cannot undo what was done before but we…

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