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It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small…It’s the Fast That Eat the Slow: A book review by Bob Morris

June 23, 2011

It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small…It’s the Fast That Eat the Slow: How to Use Speed as a Competitive Tool in Business Jason Jennings &  Laurence HaughtonHarperBusiness (2001) Speed Plus Torque = Victory!   In the Prologue, Jennings…

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The Executive’s Compass: A book review by Bob Morris

June 23, 2011

The Executive’s Compass: Business and the Good Society James O’Toole Oxford University Press (1995) “The Great Conversation Across the Centuries” More than 50 years ago, Walter Paepcke founded the Aspen Institute and entrusted to Mortimer Adler the responsibility for devising…

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Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: A book review by Bob Morris

June 22, 2011

Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren Buffett’s Top Business Leaders Ronald W. Chan John Wiley & Sons (2010) A chorus of eloquent voices that suggest “a sense of what life is, can be, or should be” Prior to…

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Marketing to Women: A book review by Bob Morris

June 22, 2011

Marketing to Women: How to Understand, Reach, and Increase Your Share of the Largest Market Segment Marti Barletta Kaplan Business (2002) How to Succeed in the World’s Largest Market Segment In this uniquely informative volume, Barletta answers three separate but…

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Creating the Good Life: A Book review by Bob Morris

June 21, 2011

Creating the Good Life: Applying Aristotle’s Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness James O’Toole Rodale Books (2005) A contemporary as well as classical guide to happiness Perhaps you’re now asking the same question I once did: “Given the fact that…

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One Foot Out the Door: A book review by Bob Morris

June 21, 2011

One Foot Out the Door: How to Combat the Psychological Recession That’s Alienating Employees and Hurting American Business Judith M. Bardwick AMACOM (2007) Bardwick’s purpose is to examine what she characterizes as “a widespread sense of vulnerability in the American…

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The Hummer and the Mini: A book review by Bob Morris

June 21, 2011

The Hummer and the Mini: Navigating the Contradictions of the New Trend Landscape Robyn Waters Portfolio/Penguin Group (2006) In this sequel to The Trendmaster’s Guide, Waters explains the “what” of Trend. Throughout much of the book’s narrative, she cites examples…

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The Trendmaster’s Guide: A book review by Bob Morris

June 21, 2011

The Trendmaster’s Guide: Get a Jump on What Your Customer Wants Next Robyn Waters Portfolio/Penguin Group (2005) Don’t be fooled by this book’s diminutive size and brief length. The content is rock-solid and thought-provoking. Waters’ suggestions and recommendations are eminently…

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Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

June 21, 2011

Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, and David Robertson Harvard Business Press (2006) In their Preface, Ross, Weill, and Robertson suggest that, until now, research and executive education have failed to…

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Group Genius: A book review by Bob Morris

June 21, 2011

Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration Keith Sawyer Basic Books (2008) Throughout human history, what Keith Sawyer characterizes as “collaborative genius” has made significant contributions in ways and to an extent few (if any) individuals have. In fact, the…

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