Month: February 2019

The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide: A book review by Bob Morris

February 18, 2019

The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up Jane Finkle Career Press (February 2019) People never underestimate you without your permission. In Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t…

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A winning operating model for digital strategy

February 18, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article that reviews the results of a major, recent study sponsored by McKinsey & Company. It was featured in the McKinsey Quarterly. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more…

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Great People Associated with Chicago, My Home Town

February 18, 2019

I was born and raised in Chicago, in the Windsor Park area, attended public schools, the Art Institute of Chicago (on a Dudley Crafts Watson scholarship, while in grades 5-12 at Myra Bradwell and South Shore), and later two universities…

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The essentials of innovation

February 17, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from the transcript of a podcast featured in 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 register…

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Getting ready for the future of work

February 17, 2019

  Here is a brief excerpt from a commentary 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 register to receive email…

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When did we start writing?

February 17, 2019

In The Origin of (almost) Everything, Graham Lawton and his colleagues at New Scientist explain what happened immediately after the Big Bang occurred. “Around 13.8 billion years ago matter, energy, time and space spontaneously sprang from nothing in the event…

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Julia Hartz Founded Eventbrite With Her Fiancé. Then She Took His Job.

February 16, 2019

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Julia Hartz for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. Credit: Erik Tanner for The New York Times * * * The California native…

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Stress Doesn’t Have to Short-Circuit Your Creativity

February 16, 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 stressed out, it’s hard to decide what to…

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Cal Newport on the power of decluttering

February 15, 2019

In Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Mostly Noisy World,  Cal Newport explains how and why the impact of technological tools on most people’s personal lives “is complicated by the fact that these tools mix harm with benefits.…

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The Perfectionists: A book review by Bob Morris

February 15, 2019

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World Simon Winchester Harper/An imprint of Harper/Collins (May 2018) A brilliant examination of the imprecise process of precision’s evolution As Simon Winchester explains, “Precision was a concept that was invented, quite deliberately,…

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