Book Reviews

Transforming the Clunky Organization: A book review by Bob Morris

July 16, 2018

Transforming the Clunky Organization: Pragmatic Leadership Skills for Breaking Inertia Samuel B. Bacharach Published in Association with Cornell University Press (July 2018) “Sacred cows make the best burgers”  Robert Kriegel In one of the most valuable business books written in…

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It’s All About the Fit: A book review by Bob Morris

July 11, 2018

It’s All About the Fit: A Practical Guide to Hiring an Executive Who Will Increase Your Company’s Value Lynton Edwards New Insights Press Here’s a process that will help companies to locate, attract, hire, and retain “Value Builders” Whatever their…

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The Ideal of Culture: A book review by Bob Morris

July 9, 2018

The Ideal of Culture: Essays Joseph Epstein Axios Press (May 2018) “When I get a little money, I buy books. If I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” Desiderius Erasmus This is the fourth in a series of…

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Reinforcements: A book review by Bob Morris

July 8, 2018

Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You Heidi Grant Harvard Business Review Press (June 2018) In a situation when there is a request for help, how to nourish both parties’ emotional needs while alleviating their anxieties. According to Heidi…

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Prediction Machines: A book review by Bob Morris

June 29, 2018

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb Harvard Business Review Press (April 2018) “Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history.” Stephen Hawking According to Ajay Agrawal, Joshua…

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Bullshit Jobs: A book review by Bob Morris

June 25, 2018

Bull Shit Jobs: A Theory David Graeber Simon & Schuster (May 2018) So many jobs — too many jobs — whose patron saint is Sisyphus To what does the title of this book refer? According to David Graeber, a recent…

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The Hard Break: A book review by Bob Morris

June 21, 2018

The Hard Break: The Case For The 24/6 Lifestyle Aaron Edelheit IdeaPress Publishing (May 2018) “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” Warren Buffett I selected the Buffett observation to…

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Build an A Team: A book review by Bob Morris

June 19, 2018

Build an A Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve Whitney Johnson Harvard Business School Press (May 2018) “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”…

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My Father’s Business: A book review by Bob Morris

June 18, 2018

My Father’s Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company Cal Turner Jr. with Rob Simbeck Center Street (May 2018) How an “acorn” in Scottsville, Kentucky, in 1919 became an “oak tree” with more than 16,000…

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Radical Markets: A book review by Bob Morris

June 13, 2018

Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl Princeton University Press (April 2018) How and why, in order to “open up our social possibilities, we must open our minds to radical…

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