Book Reviews

The Power of Trust: A book review by Bob Morris

July 21, 2021

  The Power of Trust: How Companies Build It, Lose It, Regain It Sandra J. Sucher and Shalene Gupta PublicAffairs (July 2021) A major challenge for all organizations: Build and then retain the trust of stakeholders Note: Although Sandra J.…

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Next Job, Best Job: A book review by Bob Morris

July 19, 2021

Next Job, Best Job: A Headhunter’s 11 Strategies to Get Hired Now Rob Barnett Citadel Press/Kensington Publishing Corp (June 2021) How to learn what you need to know to get the best job for you According to Rob Barnett, “If…

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What you may not already know about Facebook

July 19, 2021

AN UGLY TRUTH: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang Harper (July 2021) A brilliant analysis of efforts to grow Facebook’s size and profitability, no matter what Here is a brief excerpt from Sarah Frier‘s review of…

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The Unspoken Rules: A book review by Bob Morris

July 17, 2021

The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right Gorick Ng Harvard Business Review Press (2021) Here is invaluable career advice that would otherwise take years to obtain from your own experience I prefer “unofficial” to “unspoken” and view…

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Useful Delusions: A book review by Bob Morris

July 15, 2021

Useful Delusions: The Power & Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain Shankar Vedantam & Bill Mesler W.W. Norton & Company (March 2021) When context determines appropriateness As I began to read the first three chapters of this book, I was again…

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Amazon Unbound: A book review by Bob Morris

July 14, 2021

Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire Brad Stone Simon & Schuster (May 2021) What would Aeschylus think? If Amazon and its founder were viewed as bound volumes, Brad Stone would probably be the best person…

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On Intelligence: A book review by Bob Morris

July 12, 2021

On Intelligence: How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines Jeff Hawkins with Sandra Blakeslee An Owl Book/Henry Holt and Company (2004) How and why the brain works the ways it does…

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The Fearless Organization: A book review by Bob Morris

July 11, 2021

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth Amy C Edmondson John Wiley & Sons (November 2018) In which workplace cultures are personal growth and professional development most likely to thrive? Note: Just re-read…

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The 10 Laws of Trust: A book review by Bob Morris

July 10, 2021

The 10 Laws of Trust, Building the Bonds That Make a Business Great, Expanded Edition Joel Peterson with David A. Kaplan HarperCollins Leadership/HarperCollins (September 2019) “Your title makes you a manager. Your people will decide whether or not you’re a…

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Creative Conflict: A book review by Bob Morris

July 7, 2021

Creative Conflict: A Practical Guide for Business Negotiators Bill Sanders and Frank Mobus Harvard Business Review Press (June 2021) A brilliant explanation of “how negotiating is driven by both competition and cooperation, often at the same time.” Years ago in…

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