Book Reviews

The Innovation Ultimatum: A book review by Bob Morris

February 18, 2020

The Innovation Ultimatum: Six strategic technologies that will reshape every business in the 2020s Steve Brown Wiley (February 2020) These technologies can be your best friends or worst enemies. That’s up to you. I agree with Steve Brown that the…

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‘Would it help?”

February 15, 2020

In the film Bridge of Spies (2015), James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is an attorney who agrees to represent a captured Russian spy, Rudolph Abel (Mark Rylance). There is this brief exchange: Donovan: I have a mandate to serve you. Nobody…

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Formula X: A book review by Bob Morris

February 14, 2020

Formula X: How to Reach Extreme Acceleration in Your Organization Jurriaan Kamer and Rini van Solingen Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press (January 2020) Here are ingredients of the “secret sauce” of success There are few business fables I hold in high regard.…

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Creating Progress in a World of Change: A book review by Bob Morris

February 13, 2020

Creating Progress in a World of Change Dean Lindsay World Gumbo Publishing (November 2019) “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right.” Henry Ford Change and growth are frequently viewed as synonymous with progress. In  fact,…

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Only Humans Need Apply: A book review by Bob Morris

February 10, 2020

Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines Thomas H. Davenport and Julia Kirby BHarperBusiness/An imprint of HarperCollins (2016) How the most productive workplaces combine talented people with sophisticated machines in high-impact augmentation [Note: I…

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The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

February 10, 2020

The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership: Drive Change, Manage Transitions, and Help Any Organization Turn Around Jackie Jenkins-Scott Career Press (February 2020) How to balance “carpe diem” with “festina lente” All great leaders throughout history have been proactive and responsive…

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Think Outside the Building: A book review by Bob Morris

February 9, 2020

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The Future Is Faster Than You Think: A book review by Bob Morris

February 7, 2020

The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler Simon & Schuster (January 2020) Why and how the only constant is change, and the pace of…

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Disney’s Land: A book review by Bob Morris

February 6, 2020

Disney’s Land: Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed the World Richard Snow Scribner (December 2019) After 65 years, still a  magic kingdom that is an “oasis for happiness” I visited Disneyland soon after Disneyland’s doors…

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Hymns of the Republic: A book review by Bob Morris

February 6, 2020

Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War S.C Gwynne Scribner (October 2019) The year in which a war was finally won while making “a terrible mess of things” What we have here…

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