Book Reviews

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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Disciplined Dreaming: A book review by Bob Morris

April 6, 2011

Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Josh Linkner Jossey-Bass (2011) Dreaming on “the other side of complexity” The title of this book refers to what its subtitle promises to provide: “a proven system to drive breakthrough creativity,”…

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Saving the World at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

March 30, 2011

Saving the World at Work: What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Go Beyond Making a Profit to Making a Difference Tim Sanders Crown Business (2008) Note: Here is a review of a book I read when it was first…

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Love Is the Killer App: A book review by Bob Morris

March 29, 2011

Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends Tim Sanders Crown Business (2003) Note: Here is a review of a book I read when it was first published in 2003. I recently re-read it prior to…

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Deep Change: A book review by Bob Morris

March 26, 2011

Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within Robert E. Quinn Jossey-Bass (1996) Note: The review that follows was posted more than ten years ago. I recently re-read the book and think more highly of it now than I did then. By…

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Rules of Thumb: A book review by Bob Morris

March 25, 2011

Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Yourself Alan M. Webber HarperBusiness/HarperCollins (2009) Entertaining as well as informative results from world-class mulling Thus book is as difficult to describe as it is easy to appreciate. What…

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Eat People: A book review by Bob Morris

March 25, 2011

Eat People…and Other Unapologetic Rules for Game-Changing Entrepreneurs Andy Kessler Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2011) How and why “Free Radicals” create wealth for themselves and meanwhile improve the world Initially, I was somewhat put off by this book’s title but it…

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Wikibrands: A book review by Bob Morris

March 24, 2011

Wikibrands: Reinventing Your Company in a Custiner-Driven Marketplace Sean Moffitt and Mike Dover McGraw-Hill (2011) How the new levers of brand development achieve customer participation What is the meaning of the noun “wikibrand(s)”? According to Sean Moffitt and Mike Dover,…

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Traction: A book review by Bob Morris

March 24, 2011

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business Gino Wickman Virtual CEO (2011) Without traction, no individual or organization accomplishes anything. As I began to read this book, I was reminded of a book co-authored by Chip and Dan Heath in…

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Being the Boss: A book review by Bob Morris

March 23, 2011

Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback Harvard Business Review Press 2011) Who you are will determine what you do and how you do it The book’s subtitle refers to…

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