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The Oz Principle: A book review by Bob Morris

March 8, 2011

The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability Roger Connors, Tom Smith, and Caig Hickman Portfolio/Penguin Group (2004) Note: I recently re-read this book while formulating questions fir an interview of its co-authors and found it even more…

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Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment: A book review by Bob Morris

March 8, 2011

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions Guy Kawasaki Portfolio/Penguin Group (2011)   How to create a context within which there is authentic magic to be shared I have read and reviewed all of Guy Kawasaki’s previous books.…

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Strategic Alliances

March 6, 2011

Strategic Alliances: Three Ways to Make Them Work (Memo to the CEO) Steve Steinhilber Harvard Business Press (2008) This is one of the titles in the “Memo to the CEO” series published by Harvard Business Press, each less than 200…

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How to “find and mine the gold that resides in everyone”

March 5, 2011

Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People Edward M. Hallowell, MD Harvard Business Press (2011) How to “find and mine the gold that resides in everyone” I agree with Edward Hallowell: “Put simply, the best managers…

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The Marketing Imagination: A book review by Bob Morris

March 4, 2011

The Marketing Imagination (Expanded Edition) Theodore Levitt Free Press (1986) Do not be misled by the date of this Expanded Edition: Of the more than 27 billion books on marketing now in print, none has had a greater impact than…

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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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