Book Reviews

The Genius Checklist: A Book review by Bob Morris

November 17, 2018

The Genius Checklist: Nine Paradoxical Tips on How You can Become a Creative Genius Dean Keith Simonton MIT Press (October 2018) How to co-create “a cultural florescence most worthy of posterity’s admiration” What seems to be Dean Keith Simonton’s working…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads for New Managers

November 16, 2018

HBR’s 10 Must Reads for New Managers Various Contributors Harvard Business School Press (2017) “People won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  Theodore Roosevelt The eleven HBR articles assembled in this volume were published…

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Lean Impact: A book review by Bob Morris

November 14, 2018

Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good Ann Mei Chang John Wiley & Sons (November 2018) The most effective ways that organizations in the social sector can serve both funders and users I agree with Ann Mei Chang…

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Serve Up, Coach Down: A book review by Bob Morris

November 13, 2018

Serve Up, Coach Down: Mastering the Middle and Both Sides of Leadership Nathan Jamail Career Press (October 2018) Leadership for all seasons The best leaders are most effective when their organization is thriving, struggling, or somewhere in between. According to…

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Bring Your Human to Work: A book review by Bob Morris

November 12, 2018

Bring Your Human to Work: 10 Surefire Ways to Design a Workplace That Is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World Erica Keswin McGraw-Hill Pearson (September 2018) “People don’t care how much you know until they know how…

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I Can Learn From You: A book review by Bob Morris

November 10, 2018

I Can Learn From You: Boys as Relational Learners Michael Reichert and Richard Hawley Harvard Education Press (2014) How to forge and manage “mutually respectful, purposeful relationships with [most] students Michael Reichert and Richard Hawley wrote this book in order…

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The Power of Creativity: A book review by Bob Morris

November 9, 2018

The Power of Creativity: A Three-Part Series for Writers, Artists, Musicians and Anyone In Search of Great Ideas Bryan Collins Independently Published (Second Edition, 2018) “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.”  Albert Einstein Long…

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What Anyone Can Do: A book review by Bob Morris

November 7, 2018

What Anyone Can Do: How Surrounding Yourself with the Right People Will Drive Change, Opportunity, and Personal Growth Leo Bottary Bibliomotion/Taylor & Francis (August 2018) “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go…

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Checking In: A book review by Bob Morris

November 6, 2018

Checking In: Hospitality-Driven Thinking, Business, and You Stephen J. Cloobeck Greenleaf Book Group Press (October 2018) Why and how all of the greatest organizations are driven by fulfilling customer needs As I began to read Stephen Cloobeck’s book, I was…

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The Pan-Industrial Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

November 5, 2018

The Pan-Industrial Revolution: How New Manufacturing Titans Will Transform the World Richard D’Aveni Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (October 2018) How to create “vast, unltrapowerful, hyperefficient production systems” Abraham Lincoln once suggested that “the best way to predict the future is to…

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