Book Reviews

The Experience Economy: A book review by Bob Morris

June 6, 2011

The Experience Economy: Work Is Theater & Every Business a Stage B. Joseph Pine and James H. Gilmore Harvard Business Review Press (1999) Note: I read this book when it was first published and recently re-read it, curious to know…

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Informal Learning: A book review by Bob Morris

June 5, 2011

Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance Jay Cross Pfeiffer (2006) In the Introduction, Jay Cross makes a number of crisp assertions, several of which are certain to generate controversy. For example, “Workers learn more in…

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The Entertainment Economy: A book review by Bob Morris

June 4, 2011

The Entertainment Economy: How Mega-Media Forces Are Transforming Our Lives Michael J. Wolf Crown Business (1999) Note: I read this book when it was first published and recently re-read it, curious to know how well its core concepts have held…

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Redesigning Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

June 3, 2011

Redesigning Leadership: Design, Technology, Business, Life John Maeda with Becky Bermont The MIT Press (2011) “Ue ni wa ue ga aru” is a Japanese aphorism that epitomizes the nature of excellence: “Above up, there is something even higher above up.”…

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Flying Without a Net: A book review by Bob Morris

June 2, 2011

Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success Thomas J. DeLong Harvard Business Review Press (2011) A new model for anxiety management by “high-need-for-achievement professionals” In the Preface, Thomas J. DeLong observes, “The old model for…

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Management?: A book review by Bob Morris

May 30, 2011

Management? It’s Not What You Think! Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand, and Joseph Lampel AMACOM (2010) If conventional wisdom about management were a piñata…. What we have here is a collection of highly unconventional perspectives, presented within a highly unconventional format,…

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Tell to Win: A book review by Bob Morris

May 27, 2011

Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story Peter Guber Crown Business (2011)   How and why “a purposeful story, well told, is the greatest tool for business” Others have their own reasons for praising…

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The Upside: A book review by Bob Morris

May 24, 2011

The Upside: The 7 Strategies for Turning Big Threats into Growth Breakthroughs Adrian J. Slywotsky with Karl Weber Crown Business (2007) Note: I recently re-read this book before beginning to formulate questions for an interview of Skywotsky. With all due…

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The Essential Bennis: A book review by Bob Morris

May 23, 2011

The Essential Bennis Warren Bennis with Patricia Ward Biederman Jossey-Bass (2009) The pre-eminent leader of leadership studies I have read and reviewed all of Warren Bennis’ books and read most of his articles. Therefore, I was especially eager to examine…

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Win: A book review by Bob Morris

May 22, 2011

Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary Frank Luntz Hyperion/Harper Collins (2011) A brilliant recycling of valuable business material Frank Luntz identifies what he characterizes as “The 15 Universal Attributes of Winners” (on Page 2)…

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