Book Reviews

Open to Think: A book review by Bob Morris

September 18, 2018

Open to Think: Slow Down, Think Creatively and Make Better Decisions Dan Pontefract Figure.1 Publishing (September 2018) “Keep your minds open — but not so open that your brains fall out.” Walter Kotschnig Dan Pontefract’s third book focuses on thinking.…

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The Magic of Thinking Big: A review by Bob Morris

September 15, 2018

The Magic of Thinking Big David J. Schwartz Simon & Schuster (1959) “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right.” Henry Ford Opinions are divided — sometimes sharply divided — with regard to self-help books. I…

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Creative Selection: A book review by Bob Morris

September 14, 2018

Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs Ken Kocienda St. Martin’s Press (September 2018) How and why, in order to “understand what makes Apple what it is, its essence, you need to understand software”…

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Smart Business: A book review by Bob Morris

September 13, 2018

Smart Business: What Alibaba’s Success Reveals about the Future of Strategy Ming Zeng Harvard Business Review Press (September 2018) How Alibaba is “reconstructing entire industries with almost every business, be it traditional, or brand new” In a previously published book,…

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Leap: A book review by Bob Morris

September 12, 2018

Leap: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied Howard Yu Publich Affairs/Hachette Book Group (June 2018) How to “move across knowledge disciplines to leverage or create new knowledge in how a product is made or service…

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Leading Matters: A book review by Bob Morris

September 11, 2018

Leading Matters: Lessons from My Journey John L. Hennessy Stanford University Press (September 2018) Valuable lessons to be learned and shared from a 25-year leadership journey…thus far As I began to read this thoughtful and thought-provoking book, I was again…

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Straight Talk for Startups: A book review by Bob Morris

September 10, 2018

Straight Talk for Startups: 100 Insider Rules for Beating the Odds–From Mastering the Fundamentals to Selecting Investors, Fundraising, Managing Boards, and Achieving Liquidity Randy Komisar and Jantoon Riegersman HarperBusiness/An imprint of HarperCollins (2018) Probably the best single source for the…

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Costovation: A book review by Bob Morris

September 9, 2018

Costovation: Innovation That Gives Your Customers Exactly What They Want–And Nothing More Stephen Wunker and Jennifer Luo Law HarperCollins Leadership/An imprint of HarperCollins (August 2018) How and why “innovation and cost-cutting can be a powerful duo, capable of shaping markets…

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Clockwork: A book review by Bob Morris

September 7, 2018

Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself Mike Michalowicz Portfolio/Penguin (August 2018) Here is a system that can help almost anyone to grow a business that can (almost) run itself Mike Michalowicz (my-KAL-oh-wits) once asked Ryan Lee how he has…

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There’s Not an App for That!: A book review by Bob Morris

September 6, 2018

There’s Not an App for That!: Communication Skills to Become an Irreplaceable Leader Cary Pfeffer Wise Ink (2015) How to Master Communication Skills That Technology Cannot Replicate Here is a paradox: Although it is easier than ever before to communicate…

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