Book Reviews

Living a Committed Life: A book review by Bob Morris

December 6, 2022

  Living a Committed Life: Finding Freedom and Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger Than Yourself Lynne Twist Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2022) Welcome to the Anthropocene: the era when humans are determining the future of the planet As Lynne Twist explains in…

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Deliberate Calm: A book review by Bob Morris

December 3, 2022

Deliberate Calm: How to Learn and Lead in a Volatile World Jacqueline Brassey, Aaron De Smet, and Michael Kruyt HarperBusiness (November 2022) How to juggle grenades, while walking through a minefield at midnight, during an electrical storm According to Jacqueline…

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Ignite a Shift: A book review by Bob Morris

December 1, 2022

Ignite a Shift: Engaging Minds, Guiding Emotions, and Driving Behavior Stephen McGarvey Morgan James Publishing (July 2022) The subtleties of persuasion that few people are of and even fewer understand According to Stephen McGarvey, those who read this book will “embark…

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The Revolutionary: A book review by Bob Morris

December 1, 2022

The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams Stacy Schiff Little, Brown and Company (October 2022) A “wildly entertaining exploration” of the thirteen colonies’ “Machiavelli of liberty” This is among the most entertaining and most informative works of non-fiction that I have read in…

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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 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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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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Build: A book review by Bob Morris

November 16, 2022

Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making Tony Fadell HarperBusiness/An Imprint of HarperCollins (May 2022) “Everything begins with asking ‘Why?’” Simon Sinek It is also true that “Building anything begins with asking ‘Why?’” Sinek agrees with Peter Drucker:…

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Glass Half Broken: A book review by Bob Morris

November 14, 2022

Glass Half Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg Harvard Business Review Press (April 2021) How many women’s careers have been half broken by barriers and biases? As you may or…

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HBR’s 10 MUST Reads, 2023: A book review by Bob Morris

November 14, 2022

HBR’s 10 Must Reads: 2023 Various Contributors, including HBR Editors Harvard Business Review Press (October 2021) Definitive management ideas that can have the greatest value and impact in 2023 This is the latest volume in a series introduced in 2015.…

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