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Month: March 2019

Loonshots: A book review by Bob Morris

March 31, 2019

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries Safi Bahcall St. Martin’s Press (March 2019) If an idea doesn’t sound loony, it probably needs much more development…and protection. In this compellingly entertaining as…

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What makes a CEO “exceptional”?

March 31, 2019

  Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Michael Birshan, Thomas Meakin, and Kurt Strovink 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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Stop Eliminating Perfectly Good Candidates by Asking Them the Wrong Questions

March 30, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Nilofer Merchant 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 alerts, please click…

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Frank Wilczek on the unity of intelligence

March 30, 2019

In Possible Minds, Frank Wilczek is one of 25 thought leaders who address the promise and peril of AI. Here are three of his most influential observations: 1. “Francis Crick called it ‘the Astonishing Hypothesis’: That consciousness, also known as…

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The Last Word: A Celebration of Genius

March 29, 2019

  The New York Times has created a truly unique and invaluable series of profiles — on videotape — of famous people just before their death. They include (in alpha order) Edward Albee, Barbara Bush, John Glenn, Stephen Hawking, Hugh…

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Brilliant Heteronyms

March 29, 2019

A family member sent this material to me.  Neither of us knows the original source. (Do you? If so, please let me know.) Briefly, a heteronym consists of two or more words which are spelled identically but have different sounds…

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Derisking machine learning and artificial intelligence

March 29, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Bernhard Babel, Kevin Buehler, Adam Pivonka, Bryan Richardson, and Derek Waldron for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn…

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The Marketing Imagination: A book review by Bob Morris

March 28, 2019

The Marketing Imagination Expanded Edition) Theodore Levitt Free Press (1986) There is no other  single source of greater value…none Do not be misled by the date of this Expanded Edition: Of the more than 27 gazillion books on marketing now…

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The essential components of a successful L&D strategy

March 28, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jacqueline Brassey, Lisa Christensen, and Nick van Dam 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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The Innovation Race: A book review by Bob Morris

March 27, 2019

The Innovation Race: How to Change a Culture to Change the Game Andrew Grant and Gaia Grant John Wiley & Sons (November 2016) Why the best way to win an innovation race may be to stop viewing engagement in the…

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