Month: June 2019

The British Are Coming: A book review by Bob Morris

June 16, 2019

The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy) Rick Atkinson Henry Holt & Company (May 2019) Another masterpiece to be savored and cherished I read and reviewed Rick Atkinson’s Liberation Trilogy — An…

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Overlooked No More: Barbara Johns, Who Defied Segregation in Schools

June 16, 2019

Above: Barbara Johns in a high school graduation photo from 1952. Credit via Moton Museum Here is another in a series of long overdue obituaries that have finally appeared in The New York Times. To this is great newspaper’s great…

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Three keys to faster, better decisions

June 15, 2019

  Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Aaron De Smet, Gregor Jost, and Leigh Weiss for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about…

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Who was Dr. Seuss?

June 15, 2019

In his recently published biography, Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination, Brian Jay Jones shares a wealth of information and insights about a culural icon. As you may not already know about Geisel: 1904:…

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How to respond to a crisis

June 14, 2019

  When Anne Mulcahy was selected by the Xerox board of directors in 2001 to serve as the company’s new president and CEO, she contacted a number of people requesting advice as she began to assume her new duties. When…

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Debunking four myths of organic growth

June 14, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Kabir Ahuja, Abhinav Goel, and Kate Siegel for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm,…

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The Pioneers: A book review by Bob Morris

June 13, 2019

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West David McCullough Simon & Schuster (May 2019) They developed the Ohio Territory, propelling “as best they could the American ideals” In her superb review of David…

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Yankee Doodle Donnie

June 13, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from a column by Maureen Dowd that is featured in The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. Credit: Paul J. Richards/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images *…

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E.B. White on Democracy: A book review by Bob Morris

June 12, 2019

E.B. White on Democracy With an Introduction by Jon Meacham and edited by Martha White Harper/An imprint of Harper Collins (May 2019) A patriot’s thoughts about freedom and justice whenever they are in greatest peril Most peole associate E.B. White…

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Bridging the gap between a company’s strategy and operating model

June 12, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Harris Atmar, Camilo Becdach, Sarah Kleinman, and Kirk Rieckhoff for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about…

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