Book Reviews

Michael Korda’s Grant: A book review by Bob Morris

March 3, 2011

Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero Michael Korda Atlas Books/HarperCollins Eminent Lives Series (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 of the…

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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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