Book Reviews

What Motivates Getting Things Done

December 14, 2017

What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions, and Success Mary Lamia Rowman & Littlefield (June 2017) “The early bird may get the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.” Steven Wright There is often a fine line between extended…

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Do Good: A book review by Bob Morris

December 8, 2017

Do Good: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit Anne Bahr Thompson AMACOM (November 2017) How and why purpose and profit can be a winning combination for everyone involved It is no coincidence that most of the companies…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2018: A book review by Bob Morris

December 7, 2017

HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2018: The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review Various contributors and HBR Editors Harvard Business Review Press (October 2017) Another annual harvest of timeless and timely business wisdom This is the latest…

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Shift Ahead: A book review by Bob Morris

December 6, 2017

Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast-Changing World Allen Adamson and Joel Steckel AMACOM (November 2017) What it takes for individuals as well as for organizations to stay relevant in a fast-changing society Here’s an unorthodox…

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Forged in Crisis: A book review by Bob Morris

December 4, 2017

Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Uncertain Times Nancy Koehn Scribner/An imprint of Simon & Schuster (October 2017) Five otherwise ordinary people who “led from their humanity” when achieving greatness Nancy Koehn spent at least ten years…

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The Loyalist Team: A book review by Bob Morris

November 30, 2017

The Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, Audrey Epstein, and Rebecca Teasdale with Jody Berger PublicAffairs (September 2017) How and why “only Loyalist Teams consistently deliver extraordinary value” Why did Linda Adams,…

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Entering StartUpLand: A book review by Bob Morris

November 29, 2017

Entering StartUpLand: An Essential Guide to Finding the Right Job Jeffrey Bussgang Harvard Business Review Prfess (October 2017) What you need to know — from an expert — about exploring territory that is probably unfamiliar I think the subtitle should…

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Entrepreneurial You: A book review by Bob Morris

November 27, 2017

Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive Dorie Clark Harvard Business Review Press (October 2017) How to “reap the potent promise of entrepreneurship” Long ago, Andrew Carnegie hired Napoleon Hill to interview those who were at…

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Fantasyland: A book review by Bob Morris

November 25, 2017

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History Kurt Andersen Random House (September 2017) How and why the last five centuries have made the United States susceptible to fantasy and self-delusion All major research studies in neuroscience indicate that people…

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Who Can You Trust?: A book review by Bob Morris

November 24, 2017

Who Can You Trust?: How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart Rachel Botsman PublicAffairs (November 2017) How and why the real disruption in our VUCA world is not caused by technology; rather, by the massive…

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