Book Reviews

Creative Confidence: A book review by Bob Morris

September 23, 2020

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All David Kelley and Tom Kelley Currency (October 2013) How almost anyone can develop a creative, human-centered mindset and help achieve breakthrough innovations I read and reviewed this book when it was…

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Better Business: A book review by Bob Morris

September 22, 2020

Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism Christopher Marquis Yale University Press (September 2020) Why shareholder primacy is “the cancer that’s killing American competitiveness” and how to cure it Briefly, founded by a nonprofit called B Lab,…

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Ruthless Consistency: A book review by Bob Morris

September 21, 2020

Ruthless Consistency: How Committed Leaders Execute Strategy, Implement Change, and Build Organizations That Win Michael Canic McGraw-Hill (September 2020) How to avoid “the unintended, unrecognized, and unforgivable consequences of failure” I agree with Michael Canic: “The tragedy of repeated failures…

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Philanthropy Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

September 17, 2020

Philanthropy Revolution: How to inspire donors, build relationships, and make a difference Lisa Greer & Larissa Kostoff HarperCollins (September 2020) How and why minor adjustments cannot accommodate major changes in the world of philanthropy In this volume, written in collaboration…

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The Grit Factor: A book review by Bob Morris

September 16, 2020

The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World Shannon Huffman Polson Harvard Business Review Press (September 2010) How to find “the place where the world needs you most,” where you can be the…

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Uncharted: A book review by Bob Morris

September 15, 2020

Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future Margaret Hefferman Avid Reader Press (September 2020) “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison I selected the Edison assertion to serve as the title of this brief commentary because it helps us to understand…

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Smarter Than You Think: A book review by Bob Morris

September 14, 2020

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better Clive Thompson The Penguin Press (2014) How and why humans and technology can achieve much more when their respective strengths are in creative collaboration Clive Thompson poses…

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Creative Construction: A book review by Bob Morris

September 11, 2020

Creative Construction: The DNA of Sustained Innovation Gary P. Pisano PublicAffairs (January 2015) How and why human beings can modify their DNA, for better or worse When Charles Darwin discussed his concept of natural selection in his classic work, On the…

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2030: A book review by Bob Morris

September 8, 2020

2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything Mauro F. Guillén St. Martin’s Press (August 2020) “The future is not what it used to be.” Laura Riding and Robert Graves Here is the context for…

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Hyper-Learning: A book review by Bob Morris

September 7, 2020

Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change Edward D. Hess Berrett-Koehler Publishers (September 2020) “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”  George Bernard Shaw J. H. Flavell was probably the first to use the term…

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