Book Reviews

Josiah Bunting’s Grant: A book review by Bob Morris

March 1, 2011

Ulysses S. Grant: The American Presidents Series: The 18th President, 1869-1877 Josiah Bunting Times Books (2004) Every year about this time, probably because of Presidents Day, I re-read brief biographies. This year, I selected Ulysses S, Grant (1822-1885), 18th President…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads…Essentials: A book review by Bob Morris

February 19, 2011

HBR’s 10 Must Reads: Essentials Various Authors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) This volume is one of several in a new series of anthologies of articles that initially appeared in the Harvard Business Review, in this instance from 1960 until 2006.…

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Hugh MacLeod’s Evil Plans: A book review by Bob Morris

February 17, 2011

Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination Hugh MacLeod Portfolio/Pednguin Group (2011) “Evil” was the word the Anglo-Saxons used where we would use bad, cruel, unskillful, defective (adj.), or harm, crime, misfortune, and disease. Of course, this…

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John Medina’s Brain Rules: A book review by Bob Morris

February 7, 2011

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School John Medina Pear Press (2008) Note: I read this book as soon as it was published (in 2008) and then reviewed it for Amazon. I recently re-read…

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Hugh MacLeod’s Ignore Everybody: A book review by Bob Morris

February 2, 2011

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity Hugh MacLeod Portfolio/Penguin (2009) As I began to read this book, I recalled a situation years ago in which a little girl (probably seven or eight years old) announced that her foot…

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Unthinking: A book review by Bob Morris

February 2, 2011

Unthinking: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy Harry Beckwith Business Plus/Hatchette Book Group (2011) In this, his latest of five bestselling books, Harry Beckwith shares a number of especially valuable insights. His objective is to share with his reader…

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Selling to the C-Suite: A book review by Bob Morris

February 1, 2011

Selling to the C-Suite: What Every Executive Wants You to Know About Successfully Selling to the Top Nicholas A.C. Read and Stephen J. Bistritz McGraw-Hill (2010) Although Nicholas A.C. Read and Stephen J. Bistritz claim that the approaches they recommend…

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WordPress 3 Site Blueprints: A book review by Bob Morris

January 31, 2011

WordPress 3 Site Blueprints: Ready-Made Plans for 9 Different Professional WordPress Sites Heather R. Wallace Packt Publishing (2010) This book has prepared me well to work with technical and graphics specialists whom I have retained to transform this website into…

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The Change Leader’s Road Map: A book review by Bob Morris

January 30, 2011

The Change Leader’s Road Map: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation Linda Ackerman Anderson and Dean Anderson Pfeiffer/A Wiley Imprint (2010) I recently read the Second Edition of this book (first published in 2001) and the Second Edition of Beyond…

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Lynn Harris’ Unwritten Rules: A book review by Bob Morris

January 7, 2011

Unwritten Rules: What Women Need to Know About Leading in Today’s Organizations Lynn Harris BookSurge Publishing (2010) The question “Where are all the women?”  is not being asked by anyone familiar with enrollment statistics for colleges, universities, and graduate schools…

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