Book Reviews

Influencers & Revolutionaries: A book review by Bob Morris

April 7, 2020

Influencers and Revolutionaries: How Innovative Trailblazers, Trends and Catalysts Are Transforming Business Sean Pillot de Chenecey KoganPage (February 2020) How relevance, personalization, and sustainability are the keys to high-impact innovation According to Sean Pillot de Chenecey, there is a “simple…

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The Innovation Handbook: A book review by Bob Morris

April 6, 2020

The Innovation Handbook: Tactics for Disruptive Thinking Jeremy Gutsche Fast Company Press (March 2020) “Ready to discover your big idea?” Here’s how to do that. This volume serves as Part 2 of Jeremy Gutsche’s “Create the Future” project as well…

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Cracking the Leadership Code: A book review by Bob Morris

April 5, 2020

Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders Alain Hunkins Wiley (March 2020) “Your title identies you as a manager; your people make you a leader.” Donna Dubinsky Although Amazon now offers more than 100,000 books on leadership,…

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Leading Beyond the Ego: A book review by Bob Morris

April 4, 2020

Leading Beyond the Ego: How to Become a Transpersonal Leader John Knights, Danielle Grant, and Greg Young Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group (2018) A healthy ego combines pride, reason, passion, humility, and empathy in proper balance Sigmund Freud is generally credited…

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Author in Chief: A book review by Bob Morris

April 3, 2020

Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote Craig Fehrman Avid Reader Press/An imprint of Simon & Schuster (February 2020) What most people don’t know about the authors and readers among U.S. Presidents I…

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Until the End of Time: A book review by Bob Morris

April 2, 2020

Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe Brian Greene Knopf (February 2020) Here’s “a story that, at its core, stirs the soul” and the mind. What motivated Brian Greene to create…

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Every Drop of Blood: A book review by Bob Morris

April 2, 2020

Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln Edward Achorn Atlantic Monthly Press (March 2010) “Now he belongs to the ages.” Edward M. Stanton Here is the context of the title of this book, from Abraham Lincoln’s…

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A Revolution of the MInd: A book review by Bob Morris

April 1, 2020

A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy Jonathan Israel Princeton University Press (2011) On Radical Enlightenment’s ongoing, multidimensional “opposition to mainstream thinking”   Having read two of Jonathan Israel’s recent works, The Enlightenment…

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Create the Future: A book review by Bob Morris

March 31, 2020

Create the Future: Tactics for Disruptive Thinking Jeremy Gutsche Fast Company Press (March 2020) “The future is already here — It’s just not very evenly distributed.” William GIbson This volume serves as Part 1 of the operations manual for Jeremy…

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Language Is Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

March 30, 2020

Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say–and What You Don’t L. David Marquet Portfolio/Penguin (February 2020) Earn respect and trust by what you do and how well you do it, and that includes communication As I began…

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