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The Elements of Power: A book review by Bob Morris

June 26, 2011

The Elements of Power: Lessons on Leadership and Influence Terry R. Bacon AMACOM (2011) Bacon explains his own model of power and influence: “There are five sources of power that stem from your position and participation in an organization: role…

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Mastering the Complex Sale: A book review by Bob Morris

June 26, 2011

Mastering the Complex Sale: How to Compete and Win When the Stakes are High! (Newly Revised and Updated) Jeff Thull John Wiley & Sons (2004/2010) Note: The review below is of the first edition that Jeff Thull has since revised…

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Five Regions of the Future: A book review by Bob Morris

June 26, 2011

Five Regions of the Future: Preparing Your Business for Tomorrow’s Technology Revolution Joel A. Barker and Scott W. Erickson Portfolio/Penguin Group (2005) How to frame the new “fearful symmetry Those who have already read Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the…

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Paradigms: A book review by Bob Morris

June 26, 2011

Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future Joel Arthur Barker HarperBusiness (1993) Quo Vadis? Since it was first published, this book has become a “must read” for those who are struggling to understand what is happening and, more to the…

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Getting China and India Right: A book review by Bob Morris

June 25, 2011

Getting China and India Right: Strategies for Leveraging the World’s Fastest Growing Economies for Global Advantage Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang Jossey-Bass (2009) How to leverage the world’s fastest-growing economies for global advantage In my review of Anil Gupta…

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The Quest for Global Dominance: A book review by Bob Morris

June 25, 2011

The Quest for Global Dominance: Transforming Global Presence into Global Competitive Advantage, Second Edition Anil Gupta, Vijay Govindarajan, and Haiyan Wang Jossey-Bass (2008) How to establish global presence, then achieve and sustain a competitive advantage As Jeffrey Garten explains in…

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Leading Change: A book review by Bob Morris

June 24, 2011

Leading Change: The Argument for Values-Based Leadership James O’Toole Ballantine Books (1995) “Why aren’t they following me?” It is extremely difficult to overcome what James O’Toole calls “the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom.” In Leading Change O’Toole…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself: A book review by Bob Morris

June 23, 2011

HBR’s 10 Must Read on Managing Yourself Editors of Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Press (2010) This is one in a series of volumes that anthologizes what the editors of the Harvard Business Review consider to be the “must reads” in…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People: A book review by Bob Morris

June 23, 2011

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) Why and how to manage yourself so that you can then manage others effectively This volume is one of several in a new series of anthologies…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy

June 23, 2011

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy Various contributors Harvard Business Press (2011) How to create “a unique and valuable position” by deciding what to do…and not do This volume is one of several in a new series of anthologies of…

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