Book Reviews

Humankind: A book review by Bob Morris

July 8, 2020

Humankind: A Hopeful History Rutger Bregman Translated from the Dutch by Elizabeth Manton and Erica Moore Little, Brown & Company (June 2020) How and why it’s time for a new view of humankind According to Rutger Bregman — in a…

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Out-Innovate: A book review by Bob Morris

July 5, 2020

Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs–from Delhi to Detroit–Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley Alexandre Lazarow Harvard Business Review Press (April 2020) “The early bird may get the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.”  Steven Wright As Alexandre Lazarow…

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The Politics Industry: A book review by Bob Morris

July 1, 2020

The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy Katherine M. Gehl and Michael E. Porter Harvard Business Review Press (June 2020) “A republic — if you can keep it.”  Benjamin Franklin That was Franklin’s…

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Winning Now, Winning Later: A book review by Bob Morris

June 30, 2020

Winning Now, Winning Later: How Companies Can Succeed in the Short Term While Investing for the Long Term David M. Cote HarperCollins Leadership (June 2020) It’s not “Either/Or”; it’s “Both” In his latest book, The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for…

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The Accidental Business Nomad: A book review by Bob Morris

June 29, 2020

The Accidental Business Nomad: A Survival Guide for Working Across a Shrinking Planet Kyle D. Hegarty Nicholas Brealey Publishing (June 2020) A primer for “strangers doing business in a strange land” Some people aspire to become an international “business nomad,”…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Design Thinking: A book review by Bob Morris

June 26, 2020

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Design Thinking Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (April 2020) “Where you innovate, how you innovate, and what you innovate are design problems.”  Tim Brown This book is one of the most recent volumes in…

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Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light: A book review by Bob Morris

June 21, 2020

Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light: 100 Art Writings 1988-2018 Peter Schjeldahl, Edited with an Introduction by Jarrett Earnest Abrams Press (June 2020) “A lot of education is like teaching marching; I try to make it more like dancing.” Peter Schjeldahl With…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Strategy (Vol.2): A book review by Bob Morris

June 19, 2020

HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Strategy (Vol.2) Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (March 2020) “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.”  Michael Porter: This book is a long-overdue companion to a volume first published in 2011…

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Two Self-Help Classics: A book review by Bob Morris

June 18, 2020

The Game of Life and How to Play It and The Secret Door to Success Florence Scovel Shinn, with an Introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon Capstone/A Wiley Brand (XXXX 2020) “The game of life is about giving and receiving,” for better…

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Change by Design: A book review by Bob Morris

June 17, 2020

Change by Design, Revised and Updated: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation Tim Brown Harvard Business Review Press (2019) Even the best books about change also need to be revised and updated, and by design In A Fiery…

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