Month: December 2020

It’s that time again….

December 20, 2020

Each year about this time, I take a break from my various business activities and return to them in early-January. This will be my last blog post in 2020. First, I want to thank you and others for the generous…

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The wit and wisdom of Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss)

December 19, 2020

Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel (1904-1991) was an American children’s author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, and filmmaker. He is known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Here are several of…

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Leadership System 2.0: A book review by Bob Morris

December 19, 2020

Leadership System: Implementing Integrated Enterprise Excellence Forrest W. Breyfogle III Citius Publishing, Inc. (August 2020) Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison Thomas Edison’s observation offers a valuable reminder to executives who become wholly preoccupied with WHERE,  while neglecting HOW.…

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Author Talks: Roger Martin on the high price of efficiency

December 18, 2020

In his latest book, Roger Martin argues for a new view of the economy as a complex, adaptive system that balances efficiency with resilience. Here is an excerpt from an interview of him for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey…

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Abstract Expressionism: A book review by Bob Morris

December 18, 2020

Abstract Expressionism (Basic Art Series 2.0) Barbara Hess; Edited by Uta Grosenick Taschen (March 2016) Here ia “a fast-food, high-energy fix on the topic at hand.” The New York Times This is one of several dozen volumes in the Basic…

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HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

December 17, 2020

HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2014) In fact, this material can help almost anyone manage stress almost anywhere This is one of my most popular reviews, perhaps because of pressures and stresses…

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The Leadership and Artistry of Tony Hsieh

December 17, 2020

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Bill Taylor 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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How Google is Remaking Itself as a “Machine Learning First” Company

December 16, 2020

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Steven Levy for Wired magazine. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain information about deep-discount subscriptions, please click here. * * * Carson Holgate is training to become…

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John le Carré, a Master of Spy Novels Where the Real Action Was Internal

December 16, 2020

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Dwight Garner for The New York Times in which he discusses one of the most popular novelists who ever lived, John le Carré. To read the complete article, check out others,…

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20 David Letterman Quotes That Are Both Funny and Wise

December 15, 2020

I am grateful to Flavia Medrut for so generously sharing a portion of her collection of memorable observations by David Letterman. * * * Comedian and late-night talk show host David Letterman has been entertaining us for over three decades.…

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