Book Reviews

The Carrot Principle: A book review by Bob Morris

June 28, 2011

The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance (Updated & Revised Edition) Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton Free Press (2009) Note: The review that follows is of the updated edition…

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The Orange Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

June 28, 2011

The Orange Revolution: HowOne Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton Free Press/Simon & Schuster (2010) Those who have read any of Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton’s previous collaborations, notably Managing with Carrots: Using Recognition…

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DRiVE: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2011

DRiVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Dan Pink Riverhead Press/Penguin Group (2009) Note: I recently re-read this book and admire it even more now than I did two years ago when it was published. The power of Motivation…

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Faster Cheaper Better: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2011

Faster Cheaper Better: The 9 Levers for Transforming How Work Gets Done Michael Hammer and Lisa Hershman Crown Business (2010)   How to create a more logical and more efficient network of processes for getting work done Michael Hammer’s death…

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SuperCorp: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2011

SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good Rosabeth Moss Kanter Crown Business (2009) A brilliant analysis of companies at the forefront of social purpose and profitable enterprise In recent years, Rosabeth Moss Kanter has written several…

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Confidence: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2011

Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End Rosabeth Moss Kanter Crown Business (2004) Locating the “stones” under the water This brilliant book’s subtitle is accurate but does not fully indicate the nature and extent of what Kanter…

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Buyology: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2011

Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy Martin Lindstrom Crown Business (2008) Preliminary Conclusions About Neuromarketing As Martin Lindstrom explains in the Introduction, he set out to understand “what’s going on in our brains that makes us chose one…

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Brand Sense: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2011

In Brand Sense: Sensory Secrets Behind the Stuff We Buy, Martin Lindstrom notes that “the effects of sensory branding are astounding. Yes, it’s possible to create a truly spectacular commercial or an advertising jingle you can’t get out of your…

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The Right Fight: A book review by Bob Morris

June 26, 2011

The Right Fight: How Great Leaders Use Healthy Conflict to Drive Performance, Innovation, and Value Saj-nicole Joni and Damon Beyer HarperBusiness (2010) As I read the Introduction to this book, I was reminded of two observations by Peter Drucker and…

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Management Rewired: A book review by Bob Morris

June 26, 2011

Management Rewired: Why Feedback Doesn’t Work and Other Surprising Lessons from the Latest Brain Science Charles S. Jacobs Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2009) In recent years, a number of books have discussed recent research in neurological science and its relevance to…

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