Book Reviews

The Digital Mindset: A book review by Bob Morris

May 13, 2022

The Digital Mindset: What It Really Takes to Thrive in the Age of Data, Algorithms, and AI Paul Leonard & Tsedal Neeley Harvard Business Review Press (May 2022) A mindset for all seasons whenever human intelligence interacts with artificial intelligence…

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Hearts Touched with Fire: A book review by Bob Morris

May 12, 2022

Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders Are Made David Gergen Simon & Schuster (May 2022) “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Tennyson’s Ulysses As I began to read this book, I was again reminded that…

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The Culture Code: A book review by Bob Morris

May 11, 2022

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups Daniel Coyle Bantam Books/An imprint of Random House (January 2018) How and why “small efforts are powerful because they transmit, amplify, and celebrate the purpose of the whole group” A few…

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A New Way to Think: A book review by Bob Morris

May 9, 2022

A New Way to Think: Your Guide to Superior Management Effectiveness Roger L. Martin Harvard Business Review Press (May 2022) “If you’ve always done it that way, you’re probably wrong.” Charles Kettering More recently, Marshall Goldsmith asserted that “what got…

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The Crux: A book review by Bob Morris

May 8, 2022

The Crux: How Leaders Become Strategists Richard P. Rumelt Public Affairs (May 2022) Two sources of power: a challenge’s crux and a challenge-based strategy To what does the title of this book refer? According to Richard Rumelt, a crux is…

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HBR Guide to Being a Great Boss : A book review by Bob Morris

May 7, 2022

HBR Guide to Being a Great Boss Various Contributors in Collaboration with HBR Editors Harvard Business Review Press (January 2022) Your title may be impressive but your people will determine whether or not you are a great boss This is…

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Build: A book review by Bob Morris

May 6, 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 Sinek agrees with Peter Drucker: “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great…

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Human + Machine: A book review by Bob Morris

May 4, 2022

Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI Paul Daugherty and James Wilson Harvard Business Review Press (March 2018) Here is a roadmap for understanding and navigating the AI revolution According to Paul Daugherty and James Wilson, “the…

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Access Rules: A book review by Bob Morris

May 3, 2022

Access Rules: Freeing Data from Big Tech for a Better Future Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Thomas Ramge University of California Press (April 2022) How and why access to information is the foundation of democratic decision-making Years ago, Eppie Lederer suggested, “If…

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Radically Human: A book review by Bob Morris

May 2, 2022

Radically Human: How New Technology Is Transforming Business and Shaping Our Future Paul R. Daugherty and H.James Wilson Harvard Business Review Press (April 2022) What could well prove to be “the most radically human hope for the future” In their…

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