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Month: November 2019

5 Mental Mistakes That Kill Your Productivity

November 30, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Alice Boyes 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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Brave Companions: A book review by Bob Morris

November 30, 2019

Brave Companions: Portraits in History David McCullough Simon & Schuster (1991) The consummate master of “painting with words” I read this book when it was first published and have since read and reviewed most of David McCullough’s other published works.…

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The Experience Economy: A book review by Bob Morris

November 29, 2019

The Experience Economy, With a New Preface by the Authors: Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore Harvard Business Review Press (October 2019) How and why time has become the currency of…

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On Two Airlines: Southwest and United

November 29, 2019

In Restoring the Soul of Business, Rishad Tobaccowala shares his thoughts about the high cost of overreliance on humans or machines — but not on both. He explains how to reclaim human creativity, insight, and relationships with other humans as…

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Much of What You Learned About Thanksgiving May Be Wrong

November 28, 2019

“The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth,” from 1914, by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe  I am among those who believe that those who wrote the screenplay for The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck, should be credited with…

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Revenue growth management: The next horizon

November 27, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Kevin Bright, Josef Kouba, Sheldon Lyn, and Pieter Reynders for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the…

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Sailing True North: A book review by Bob Morris

November 27, 2019

Sailing True North:Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character Admiral James Stavridis USN (Retired) Penguin Press (October 2019) Why “a constant process of self-examination is at the heart of improving our character” As I began to read James Stavridis’ latest…

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Cracking the Code of Sustained Collaboration

November 26, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Francesca Gino 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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Game-Time Decision-Making: A book review by Bob Morris

November 26, 2019

Game-Time Decision Making: High-Scoring Business Strategies from the Biggest Names in Sports David Meltzer McGraw-Hill (October 2019) How and why you have to get out of your own way in order to get wherever you want to go There are…

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The First Thanksgiving

November 25, 2019

History.com is one of the best online sources for history material. For example: In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.…

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