Month: May 2021

“Organisms need to turn obstacles into fuel just as fire does.” Marcus Aurelius

May 15, 2021

Long ago, in Origin of the Species (1859),  Charles Darwin suggests “it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able…

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Lady Bird Johnson: A book review by Bob Morris

May 14, 2021

Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight Julia Sweig Random House (March 2021) One of the most talented and influential, yet underappreciated First Ladies Prior to reading this book, I already knew that Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson (1912-2007) was one…

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The strategy-analytics revolution

May 13, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Chris Mulligan, Nicholas Northcote, Tido Röder, and Sasha Vesuvala for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm,…

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Sun Tzu’s strategies for success in competition, wherever the “battlefield” may be

May 12, 2021

Sun Tzu (544-496 B.C) was a Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, an influential work of…

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6 Leadership Paradoxes for the Post-Pandemic Era

May 12, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Paul Leinwand, Mahadeva Matt Mani,  and Blair Sheppard for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription…

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From principle to practice: Making stakeholder capitalism work

May 11, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Vivian Hunt, Robin Nuttall, and Yuito Yamada for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign…

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Coca-Cola C.E.O.: Voting Rights Advocate?

May 10, 2021

Here is another superb article from David Gelles for The New York Times in which he shares his conversation with James Quincey. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain information about deep-discount subscriptions, please click here. Credit:…

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An insight of incalculable value

May 9, 2021

Here is an insight of incalculable value, suggested by T.S. Eliot in his Four Quartets, Chapter 2 (“Little Gidding”): “We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all of our exploring Will be to arrive at where we…

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Anxiety at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

May 7, 2021

Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Things Done Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton with Anthony Gostick Harper Business (May 2021) “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right.”…

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Hellman’s Mayonnaise…the rest of the story

May 6, 2021

Most people don’t know that back in 1912 Hellman’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of…

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