Month: November 2022

Decision making in uncertain times

November 27, 2022

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Andrea Alexander, Aaron De Smet, and Leigh Weiss for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up…

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The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A book review by Bob Morris

November 25, 2022

The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention William Rosen Random House (2010) Note: In an article written for the Wall Street Journal (January 26, 2013), Bill Gates explains why he thinks this book…

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The real business of business

November 23, 2022

Here is an excerpt from another “classic” article, written by Marc Goedhart, Tim Koller, and David Wessels for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company (March 1, 2015). To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the…

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Thanksgiving Tips: 9 Great Business Skills Entrepreneurs Can Learn from the Pilgrims

November 23, 2022

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Alan E. Hall and published by Forbes magazine. To read the complete article, check out a wealth of free resources, obtain subscription discount information, and sign up for free email alerts, please click here. *…

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Who was Charles Kettering and why is he significant?

November 22, 2022

I am again in debt to Wikipedia for the information that follows. How fortunate we all are to have this invaluable resource. Please support it generously. Charles Franklin Kettering (August 29, 1876 – November 25, 1958) sometimes known as Charles Fredrick Kettering…

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When things get rocky, practice deliberate calm

November 21, 2022

Here is an excerpt from the transcript of a podcast in which Jacqueline Brassey and Aaron De Smet participated, joined by Roberta Fusaro and Lucia Rahilly. The podcast is sponsored by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others,…

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Adm. Hyman G. Rickover on “Doing a Job”

November 20, 2022

Quite by accident, I discovered the transcript of a speech by Admiral Hyman Rickover (1900-1986) at GovLeader.org, a website developed “by and for government managers who believe that having great leadership at all levels is critical to the effectiveness of…

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The Burnout Challenge: A book review by Bob Morris

November 20, 2022

The Burnout Challenge: Managing People’s Relationships with Their Jobs Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leitner Harvard Unversity Press (November 2022) The power and impact of a first-person PLURAL mindset For more than 30 years, I worked with the senior-level executives…

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Redefining capitalism

November 19, 2022

Here is an excerpt from a classic article written by Eric Beinhocker and Nick Hanauer for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company (September 1, 2014). To read it, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign…

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The Power of Little Ideas: A book review by Bob Morris

November 18, 2022

The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk, High-Reward Approach to Innovation David Robertson with Kent Lineback Harvard Business Review Press (May 2017) Do innovators have only two choices: innovate small incrementally or innovate big disruptively? “There is another option.” At…

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