Book Reviews

One Page Talent Management: A book review by Bob Morris

April 24, 2011

One Page Talent Management: Eliminating Complexity, Adding Value Marc Effron and Miriam Ort Harvard Business Press (2010) A comprehensive analysis of “the most powerful, repeatable processes that create successful talent” The claim by Marc Effron and Miriam Ort that they…

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Business Network Transformation: A book review by Bob Morris

April 22, 2011

Business Network Transformation: Strategies to Reconfigure Your Business Relationships for Competitive Advantage Jeffrey Word, Editor Jossey-Bass/John S. Wiley & Sons (2007) A “must have” combination of compass, GPS, tool kit, and operations manual for BNT Whatever their size or nature,…

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The New Edge of Knowledge: A book review by Bob Morris

April 21, 2011

The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management s Changing the Way We Do Business Carla O’Dell and Cindy Hubert John Wiley & Sons (2011) Finally, in a single volume, just about all you need to know about results-driven knowledge…

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Little Bets: A book review by Bob Morris

April 20, 2011

Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries Peter Sims Free Press/Simon & Schuster (23011) How to generate “ingenious ideas…through a rigorous experimental discovery process” Having read and reviewed True North, a book Peter Sims co-authored with Bill George,…

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The Corner Office: A book review by Bob Morris

April 20, 2011

The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed Adam Bryant Times Books/Henry Holt & Company (2011) Dining on brain food at a “metaphysical table” with mostly CEOs, What we have in this volume…

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The Strategy-Focused Organization: A book review by Bob Morris

April 17, 2011

The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton Harvard Business Press (2000) The Perilous “Journey” to Breakthrough Performance Note: This is another “business classic” I read when it…

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Iconoclast: A book review by Bob Morris

April 15, 2011

Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently Gregory Berns Harvard Business School Press (2008) I recently checked the Online Etymological Dictionary and learned that an iconoclast is a “breaker or destroyer of images” from the Late Greek word eikonoklastes.…

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George Washington and the Art of Business: A book review by Bob Morris

April 14, 2011

George Washington and the Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of America’s First Commander-in-Chief Mark McNeilly Oxford University Press (2008) The “father of his country” in so many important ways In recent years, a great deal of attention has been…

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Brand Portfolio Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

April 13, 2011

Brand Portfolio Strategy: Creating Relevance, Differentiation, Energy, Leverage, and Clarity David A. Aaker Free Press (2004) Note: I read this book when it was first published and recently re-read it. If anything, Aaker’s insights are even more valuable now than…

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Levers of Control: A book report by Bob Morris

April 13, 2011

Levers of Control: How Managers Use Innovative Control Systems to Drive Strategic Renewal Robert Simons Harvard Business School Press (1994) I read this book when it was first published in 1994 and recently re-read it, curious to see how well…

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