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Month: January 2019

Deep Work: A book review by Bob Morris

January 31, 2019

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport Grand Central Publishing (2016) “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle Note: I recently re-read this book prior to…

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Scaling Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

January 31, 2019

Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes that Matter Most Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams John Wiley & Sons (January 2019) How to develop high-creative leadership at all levels and in all areas of the…

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Robert Caro and a few “tricks” when interviewing someone

January 31, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Robert Caro for The New Yorker. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * In interviews, silence is the weapon, silence…

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Welcome to the reality distortion field

January 30, 2019

The term “reality distortion field” was first used by Bud Tribble at Apple Computer in 1981, to describe company co-founder Steve Jobs’s charisma and its effects on the developers working on the Macintosh project. Tribble said that the term came…

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Lincoln and the Art of Transformative Leadership

January 30, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Doris Kearns Goodwin 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…

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10 Interesting Facts About Steve Jobs

January 30, 2019

Here is an excerpt of an article about Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli’s biography, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader (2015) that I came upon at the celebritychest5 website. It reveals ten interesting…

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Beyond the Industrial Revolution education model: Sal Khan on training and skills in the 21st century

January 29, 2019

The founder of online-learning not-for-profit Khan Academy shares what an era of automation and artificial intelligence means for education. Here is a brief excerpt from the transcript of an interview of Sal Khan for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey…

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The 3 Kinds of People You Want on Your Big New Project

January 28, 2019

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’re staffing a high-profile project, you want an all-star team. But it’s…

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Reinventing growth: How digital and analytics are completely changing the growth game

January 28, 2019

Growth is a new game shaped by rising consumer expectations, increasing competition, and digital disruption. Today’s winners are those that can spot opportunities at hyper-granular levels and then capture them quickly. Most C-level executives need a guide to how market…

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Presidents of War: A book review by Bib Morris

January 27, 2019

Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times Michael Beschloss Crown (October 2018) How “the life or death of much of the human race” depends on the character of one person Today, opinions are divided with regard…

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