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Month: August 2019

Learning to Work with Intelligent Machines

August 31, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Matt Beane 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…

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The first Labor Day

August 31, 2019

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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Emily Wilson’s translation of Homer’s Odyssey: A book review by Bob Morris

August 30, 2019

The Odyssey Homer; Emily Wilson, Translator W.W. Norton & Company (November 2017) A brilliant exploration of “both the origins of Western literature, and our infinitely complex contemporary world” The last time I checked, Amazon offers 221 English translations of Homer’s…

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How Our Brains Decide When to Trust

August 30, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Paul J. Zak 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…

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“Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.” Voltaire

August 29, 2019

In his recently published book, Your Creative Mind, Scott Cochrane explains how to disrupt your thinking, abandon your comfort zone, and develop bold new strategies. Many people have become hostage to what Jim O’Toole so aptly characterizes as “the ideology…

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Having a Protégé Will Make You a Better Leader

August 29, 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 a senior leader sponsors a junior employee, supporting…

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The Expanding Blaze: A book review by Bob Morris

August 29, 2019

The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848 Jonathan Israel Princeton University Press (2017) A briliant examination of “the crucible of demographic modernity” As is often true of my reviewing efforts, I read this book in combination…

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How much is their net worth?

August 28, 2019

I am among those who watch films and television programs as well as live events and wonder how much performers are paid.  That can vary — sometimes significantly — from one performance or one year (or decade) to the next.…

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How to select and develop individuals for successful agile teams: A practical guide

August 28, 2019

  Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Wouter Aghina, Christopher Handscomb, Jesper Ludolph, Dave West, and Abby Yip for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources,…

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The journey to an agile organization

August 27, 2019

  Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Daniel Brosseau, Sherina Ebrahim, Christopher Handscomb, and Shail Thaker for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more…

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