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Imagine It Forward: A book review by Bob Morris

November 15, 2019

Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change Beth Comstock with Tahl Raz Currency/Penguin Random House (September 2018) How to get comfortable with discomfort and uncomfortable with the tyranny of custom In this book written with Tahl Raz,…

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The Artist in the Machine: A book review by Bob Morris

November 14, 2019

The Artist in the Machine: The World of AI-Powered Creativity Arthur I. Miller MIT Press (October 2019) However advanced AI may become, it will still need human intuition, judgment…and supervision Arthur I. Miller offers a rigorous and eloquent exploration of…

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

November 13, 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Klaus Schwab Currency/Penguin Random House (2017) Here are the ways in which technology and society can coexist  — and should — create major benefits for all of us This is one pf those especially valuable books…

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The Creative Curve: A book review by Bob Morris

November 12, 2019

Contacts: “Perritt, Megan” <mperritt@penguinrandomhouse.com> “Mocklow, Courtney” <cmocklow@penguinrandomhouse.com>   The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Tight Time Allen Gannett Currency/An imprint of the Crown Publishing Group (June 2018) Here’s “a blueprint for how every one of…

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What You Do Is Who You Are: A book review by Bob Morris

November 11, 2019

What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture Ben Horowitz HarperBusiness (October 2019) “Culture is to a company as nutrition and training are to an aspiring professional athlete.” I agree with Ben Horowitz’s observation. Also,…

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The New Rules of Work: A book review by Bob Morris

November 10, 2019

The New Rules of Work: The Muse Playbook for Navigating the Modern Workplace Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew Currency/An Imprint of Random House (2019) To paraphrase Alan Kay, “The best way to predict the new rules of work is to…

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Connect First: A book review by Bob Morris

November 9, 2019

Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work Melanie Katzman McGraw-Hill (October 2019) Enlightening perspectives on personal growth and professional development As I began to read this book, I was again reminded of another, The…

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Diversity, Inc: A book review by Bob Morris

November 8, 2019

Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business Pamela Newkirk Bold Type Books (October 2019) How and why “a willful negation of our shared humanity” must be eliminated In Judgment Calls, Thomas Davenport and Brooke Manville explain how and…

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Advancing the Common Good: A book review by Bob Morris

November 7, 2019

Advancing the Common Good: Strategies for Businesses, Governments, and Nonprofits Philip Kotler Praeger (September 2019) Why and how all of us must nourish and strengthen “the welfare of humanity and civilization” For several decades, in the classroom as well as…

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Giving Effective Feedback (20 Minute Manager): A book review by Bob Morrfis

November 6, 2019

Need a briefing on the basics of giving effective feedback? Look no further. Giving Effective Feedback is one of the volumes in the 20 Minute Manager series created by the editors at Harvard Business Review Press. About 90 pages in…

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