Month: September 2018

Harvard Business Review Manager’s Handbook: A book review by Bob Morris

September 4, 2018

Harvard Business Review Manager’s Handbook: The 17 Skills Leaders Need to Stand Out Various Contributors Harvard Business School Press (2017) “So much of what we call management consists in making it more difficult for people to work.” Peter Drucker It…

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The Devil in Steve Bannon

September 4, 2018

Here is a revealing interview of Errol Morris by Frank Bruni for The New York Times. To read the complete interview and check out other resources, please click here. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images * * * A celebrated filmmaker, Errol Morris has a…

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Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani Talks Greek Yogurt and the American Dream

September 3, 2018

Here is an excerpt from another brilliant interview of Hamdi Ulukaya by David Gelles. A Turkish immigrant of Kurdish descent, Ulukaya brought Greek yogurt to the mainstream. Along the way, he began hiring refugees, a move that drew threats from fringe…

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How not to become bogged down when prototyping

September 3, 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.” You also…

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From Homeless to Helping Others Get Off the Streets

September 2, 2018

Here is an excerpt from Peter Garfinkel’s interview of Paul Williams for The New York Times. Williams had nowhere to sleep, had been addicted to drugs and had been in and out of jail. Then he found Chrysalis. To read the…

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Set Boundaries When Collaborating with a Perfectionist

September 2, 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. *     *     * It can be exhausting to work with perfectionists. Their…

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The first Labor Day

September 1, 2018

Before I began some research on the subject, I did not know that, until Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, laborers who chose to participate in parades to celebrate anything had to forfeit a day’s wages. I am…

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“Keep your minds open — but not so open that your brains fall out.” Walter Kotschnig

September 1, 2018

In his latest of three books, Open to Think: Slow Down, Think Creatively and Make Better Decisions (September 2018), Dan Pontefract argues that “both individuals and organizations need a more reflective and more responsive thinking mindset. Our thinking ought to be shaped by constantly…

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