Book Reviews

Lady Bird Johnson: A book review by Bob Morris

May 14, 2021

Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight Julia Sweig Random House (March 2021) One of the most talented and influential, yet underappreciated First Ladies Prior to reading this book, I already knew that Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson (1912-2007) was one…

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Anxiety at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

May 7, 2021

Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Things Done Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton with Anthony Gostick Harper Business (May 2021) “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right.”…

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The Heart of Business: A book review by Bob Morris

May 4, 2021

The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism Hubert Joly Harvard Business Review Press (May 2021) “People won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt In 1970, Milton Friedman…

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Richer, Wiser, Happier: A book review by Bob Morris

May 3, 2021

Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World’s Greatest Investors Win in Markets and in Life William Green Scribner (April 2021) How to find “countless ways to optimize the odds of success” As William Green explains, he wrote this book in order…

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How to Communicate Effectively with Anyone, Anywhere: A book review by Bob Morris

May 1, 2021

How to Communicate Effectively with Anyone, Anywhere: Your Passport to Connecting Globally Raúl Sánchez and Dan Bullock Career Press (3/1/21) You cannot succeed globally unless and until you communicate globally with high-impact I often read 2-3 books at the same…

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Mastering Comunication at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

April 28, 2021

Mastering Comunication at Work: How to Lead, Manage, and Influence (Second Edition) Ethan F. Becker and Jon Wortman McGraw Hill (2/10/21) How to gain a competitive advantage that very few others have I often read 2-3 books at the same…

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Why Startups Fail: A book review by Bob Morris

April 26, 2021

Why Startups Fail: A New Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success Tom Eisenmann Currency (March 2021) “If you cannot fail, you cannot learn.” Eric Ries Curious, I did some preliminary research before reading this book. These data caught my eye: o 51…

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Balancing Act: Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire

April 21, 2021

Balancing Act : Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire Andrew Temte Kaplan Publishing (April 2021) How to accelerate and enrich personal growth and professional development As I began to read this book, I was again reminded of Jack Welch’s response when GE’s…

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Glass Half-Broken: A book review by Bob Morris

April 18, 2021

Glass Half-Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg Harvard Business Review Press (April 2021) How to eliminate structures and mindsets that preclude gender parity for professional women With this book, Colleen…

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Playing to Win: A book review by Bob Morris

April 17, 2021

Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works A.G. Lafley and Roger Martin Harvard Business Review Press (2013) “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” Michael Porter Note: I reviewed this book when it was first published and…

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