Book Reviews

Peak Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

October 27, 2021

Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day Amishi P. Jha HarperOne/A HarperCollins Imprint (October 2021) How to nourish neural bases of attention to strengthen mindfulness amidst constant distraction Amishi Jha speaks for many people…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads: 2022

October 26, 2021

HBR’s 10 Must Reads: 2022 Various Contributors, including HBR Editors Harvard Business Review Press (October 2021) Definitive management ideas that will have great impact in 2022 This is the latest volume in a series introduced in 2015, the “HBR 10…

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Beyond Happiness: A book review by Bob Morris

October 24, 2021

Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact Jenn Lin Grand Central Publishing (October 2021) “Death is not the greatest loss in life…[but rather] what dies inside us while we live.” This assertion by Norman…

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Pivot to the Future: A book Review by Bob Morris

October 15, 2021

Pivot to the Future: Discovering Value and Creating Growth in a Disrupted World Omar Abbosh, Paul Nunes, and Larry Downes PublicAffairs (April 2019) How to “find your brick and then keep enhancing it” I reviewed this book when it was…

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Net Positive: A book review by Bob Morris

October 14, 2021

Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take Paul Polman and Andrew Winston Harvard Business Review Press (October 2021) “That time is now.” In Net Positive, Paul Polman and Andrew Winston explain how courageous companies outperform…

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Built to Innovate: A book review by Bob Morris

October 8, 2021

Built to Innovate: Essential Practices to Wire Innovation into Your Company’s DNA Ben Bensaou with Karl Weber McGRaw-Hill (September 2021) How to establish and then nourish an innovation-driven workplace culture With assistance from Karl Weber, Ben Bensaou wrote a book…

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Nudge: A book review by Bob Morris

October 5, 2021

Nudge: The Final Edition Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein Penguin Books (August 2021) “Letting the other chap have it your way.” This is an updated and revised version of a book first published in 2008. The first four…

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One man’s opinion: The best biography of Robert E. Lee…thus far

October 4, 2021

Here is a brief except from John Eisenhower’s review of Emory M. Thomas’ superb Robert E. Lee: A Biography, featured in The New York Times (1995). To read the complete review, check out other resources, and obtain information about deep-discount…

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Radical Product Thinking: A book review by Bob Morris

October 4, 2021

Radical Product Thinking: The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter R. Dutt Berrett-Koehler Publishers (September 2021) How to dedvelop the mindset needed to design vision-driven products and services I agree with Radhika Dutt that “product” is a way of thinking, not…

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The Secret Lives of Leonardo da Vinci

October 2, 2021

Here is a brief excerpt from a book review by Claudia Roth Pierpont for The New Yorker. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Illustration by Tamara Shopsin; engraving from Hulton Archive / Getty *…

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