Book Reviews

Detonate: A book review by Bob Morris

May 16, 2018

Detonate: Why – and How – Corporations Must Blow Up Best Practices (and bring a beginner’s mind) to Survive Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach John Wiley & Sons (May 2018) “If your horse is dead, get off.” Lakota tribal wisdom…

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The Warren Buffett Shareholder: A book review by Bob Morris

May 15, 2018

The Warren Buffett Shareholder: Stories from inside the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting Lawrence A. Cunningham & Stephanie Cuba Cunningham & Cuba and Harriman House Ltd (April 2018) How to obtain the equivalent of an MBA during a long weekend at the…

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Powered by Storytelling: A book review by Bob Morris

May 12, 2018

Powered by Storytelling: Excavate, Craft, and Present Stories to Transform Business Communication Murray Nossel McGraw-Hill Education (April 2018) How listening/storytelling can help people to “navigate conflict, resolve disagreements, and avoid emotional outbursts” Throughout history, almost all of the greatest leaders…

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Digital Resilience: A book review by Bob Morris

May 10, 2018

Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat? Ray A. Rothrock AMACOM (April 2018) “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”…

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Friend of a Friend: A book review by Bob Morris

May 6, 2018

Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career David Burkus Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (May 2018) How and why “your friend of a friend is your future,” for better or worse According to…

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Unsafe Thinking: A book review by Bob Morris

April 29, 2018

Unsafe Thinking: How to be Nimble and Bold When You Need It Most Jonah Sachs De Capo Lifelong Books/Hachette Book Group (April 2014) How and why “if you’re nervous, that’s a good spot to be in.”  Jason Klein Long ago,…

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When the Wolves Bite: A book review by Bob Morris

April 28, 2018

a href=””>When the Wolves Bite (4/24): Two Billionaires, One Company, and an Epic Wall Street Battle Scott Wapner Public Affairs (April 2018) A brilliant analysis of “the fights, the factions, the money, and the mayhem of an epic Wall Street…

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The High Potential’s Advantage: A book review by Bob Morris

April 22, 2018

The High Potential’s Advantage (US only 4/17): Get Noticed, Impress Your Bosses, and Become a Top Leader Jay A. Conger and Allan H. Church Harvard Business Review Press (2018) “Potential” means “you ain’t done it yet.” Darrell Royal I agree…

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The Leader Habit: A book review by Bob Morris

April 17, 2018

The Leader Habit (4/19/18): Master the Skills You Need to Lead–in Just Minutes a Day Martin Lanik AMACOM (April 2018) “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle I am among those who…

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HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers: A book review by Bob Morris

April 16, 2018

HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (April 2018) How non-technicians can master the basics of data analytics to make better decisions Most of the volumes in the “HBR Guide to” series are…

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