Book Reviews

The Power of Moments: A book review by Bob Morris

October 16, 2017

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact Chip Heath and Dan Heath Simon & Schuster (October 2017) How to mark transitions, commemorate milestones, and fill pits…also, WHY In my opinion, this is the most important of the…

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Bob Morris on Scott Galloway’s The Four

October 8, 2017

The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Scott Galloway Portfolio/Penguin Random House (October 2017) Are these Four Horsemen deities of “god, love, sex, and consumption” or agents of “Death, the destroyer of Worlds”? Scott Galloway’s answer…

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The Digital Helix: A book review by Bob Morris

October 5, 2017

The Digital Helix: How to Transform Every Aspect of Your Organization to Win Now and in the Future Michael Gale and Chris Aaarons Greenleaf Book Group Press (October 2017) How and why almost any organization can – and should –…

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The Power of Onlyness : A book review by Bob Morris

September 28, 2017

The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World Nilofer Merchant Viking/An imprint of Penguin Random House (August 2017) “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” Margaret Mead To what does…

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Do Big Things: A book review by Bob Morris

September 18, 2017

Do Big Things: The Simple Steps Teams Can Take to Mobilize Hearts and Minds, and Make an Epic Impact Craig Ross, Angie Paccione, and Victoria Roberts John Wiley & Sons (August 2017) Here is a science-driven system for creating the…

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Evolution, Equality of Opportunity, and the Power of Persuasion

September 14, 2017

The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge Matt Ridley HarperCollins (2015) Fans of the leadership genre won’t love Matt Ridley’s new book, The Evolution of Everything. Those who enjoy a good worldview-shake will. Ridley, a science writer, argues that much…

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How to Be Happy at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

September 13, 2017

How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship Annie McKee Harvard Business Review Press (September 2017) “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Annie McKee is one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking…

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Streampunks: A book review by Bob Morris

September 13, 2017

Streampunks: YouTube and the Rebels Remaking Media Robert Kyncl with Maany Peyvan HarperBusiness (September 2017) How and why “attention is the currency of the digital age” Written by Robert Kyncl with Maany Peyvan, this book provides an authoritative examination of…

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Wisdom Warriors: A book review by Bob Morris

September 12, 2017

Wisdom Warriors: Journeys Through Leadership AND Life | Women with the Courage to be True to Themselves Carol Seymour Signature Leaders Publishing (2017) Weapons of creative construction: Empathy, Experience, Knowledge, Wisdom, and Collaboration * * * It is a national…

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Collaborate to Eliminate Distractions while Strengthening Good Habits

September 12, 2017

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport Grand Central Publishing The quantity of work still matters–but increasingly, quality matters more. Newport, a computer science professor at Georgetown University, describes deep work as especially needed in cognitively demanding jobs that deliver…

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