Month: July 2024

Loonshots: Encore Review of a Business Classic

July 21, 2024

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries Safi Bahcall St. Martin’s Press (March 2019) If an idea doesn’t sound loony, it probably needs much more development…and protection. In this compellingly entertaining as…

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Will AI Help or Hurt Sustainability? Yes

July 21, 2024

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Andrew Winston for the MIT Sloan Management Review. To read the complete article, check out others,  sign up for email alerts, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Illustration Credit: Carolyn Geason-Beissel/MIT…

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Talent: Encore Review of a Business Classic

July 20, 2024

Talent: The Market Cap Multiplier Anish Batlaw and Ram Charan Ideapress Publishing (January 2022) How and why strategic talent management drives exceptional value creation  Here’s this book’s basic concept: Ram Charan and Anish Batlaw examine “a methodology and practice that…

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Gems from Young Frankenstein

July 19, 2024

Young Frankenstein is my favorite Mel Brooks film. Other favorites include (in alpha order) The Ladykillers, A Night at the Opera, Monty Python and the Holy Grail,and Some Like It Hot as well as Brooks’s The Producers and Blazing Saddles.…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads on High Performance: A Book Review by Bob Morris

July 19, 2024

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on High Performance Various Contributors and HBR Editors Harvard Business Review Press (May 2022) “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle’s insight refers to organizations as well…

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Smart , Not Loud: A Book Review by Bob Morris

July 18, 2024

Smart, Not Loud: How to Get Noticed at Work for All the Right Reasons Jessica Chen Portfolio/Penguin (July 2024) How to reframe Quiet Culture values in order to get noticed for the right reasons According to Jessica Chen, we are…

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How to Build Healthy Habits

July 18, 2024

Warren Buffett once compared bad habits with chains that are “too light to notice until they are too heavy to break.” Here is an excerpt from one in a series of articles hat have become most popular among readers of…

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Pattern Breakers: A Book Review by Bob Morris

July 17, 2024

Pattern Breakers: Why Some Start-Ups Change the Future Mike Maples Jr. and Peter Ziebelman PublicAffairs (July 2024) “We have met the enemy and he is us.”  Pogo the Possum Mike Maples and Peter Ziebelman agree. They created this book in…

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“Leading Change”: John Kotter’s Classic Article from HBR

July 17, 2024

Here is a brief excerpt from a classic article written by John A. Kotter and published in Harvard Business Review (March 1995). To read the complete article, check out others, sign up for email alerts, and obtain subscription information, please…

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Shocks, Cr!ses, and False Alarms: A Book Review by Bob Morris

July 16, 2024

Shocks, Cr!ses, and False Alarms: How to Assess True Microeconomic Risk Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak and Paul Swartz Harvard Business Review Press (July 2024) How and why assessing macroeconomic risks requires highly developed judgment Carlsson-Szlezak and Paul Swartz have wide and deep…

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