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Competing in the Age of AI: A book review by Bob Morris

January 20, 2020

Competing in the Age of AI: Strategy and Leadership When Algorithms and Networks Run the World Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani Harvard Business Review Press (January 2020) The impact of artificial intelligence on businesses: how they will operate and…

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Hardiness: A book review by Bob Morris

January 19, 2020

Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals Steven J. Stein and Paul T. Bartone Wiley (January 2020) How to manage pressure rather than be controlled by stress In their Harvard Business Review article, “Pressure Doesn’t Have…

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Go Like Hell: A book review by Bob Morris

January 18, 2020

Go Like Hell A.J. Baime Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  (2010) For many people, a great read; for motor racing fans, a “must read” Note: I read and reviewed this book when it was first published and recently re-read it before seeing…

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All You Have to Do Is Ask: A book review by Bob Morris

January 17, 2020

All You Have to Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success Wayne Baker Currency/Random House (January 2020) Tools for being more successful at whatever you do. “Then anything is possible — even miracles” So, what…

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Decisions: A book review by Bob Morris

January 13, 2020

Decisions: Practical Advice from 23 Men and Women Who Shaped the World Robert L. Dilenschneider Citadel Press (December 2019) Why the most difficult decisions tend to have the greatest significance I agree with Robert Dilenschneider that valuable lessons about the…

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Work Tribes: A book review by Bob Morris

January 10, 2020

Work Tribes: The Surprising Secret to Breakthrough Performance, Astonishing Results, and Keeping Teams Together Shawn Murphy HarperCollins Leadership (August 2019) How and why our “human needs can transform the way we work and how we lead people” As I worked…

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Designing Experiences: A book review by Bob Morris

January 5, 2020

Designing Experiences Robert Rossman and Mathew D. Duerden Columbia Business School Publishing (July 2019) The secret sauce of high-impact experience design and redesign I agree with Bob Rossman and Matt Duerden that “understanding the social and psychological phenomena that facilitate…

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Power & Impact (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series): A book review by Bob Morris

January 4, 2020

HBR Press offers a series of anthologies (fourteen volumes thus far) of articles in which contributors share proven research that explains how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on…

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Origins: A book review by Bob Morris

December 14, 2019

Origins: How Earth’s History Shaped Human History Lewis Dartnell Basic Books (May 2019) A thorough examination of the planetary processes that drove the evolution of humanity The best works of non-fiction tend to be driven by research in order to…

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Delegating Work (20 Minute Manager): A book review by Bob Morris

December 13, 2019

Need a briefing on the basics of delegating work effectively? Look no further. Delegating Work is one of the volumes in the 20 Minute Manager series created by the editors at Harvard Business Review Press. About 90 pages in length,…

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