Book Reviews

Change Anything: A book review by Bob Morris

May 6, 2011

Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler BusinessPlus/Hatchette Book Gtoup (2011) The co-authors (Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler) have probably been collaborating…

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Best Business Books 2010: Innovation

May 6, 2011

Here is one of several annual lists featured by strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Company. In this instance,  Krisztina “Z” Holly‘s selections and discussion of Best Business Books 2010: Innovation.   Steven Johnson Where Good Ideas Come From: The…

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Executive Intelligence: A book review by Bob Morris

May 3, 2011

Executive Intelligence: What All Great Leaders Have Justin Menkes HarperBusiness (2005) A rigorous and eloquent examination of “the single biggest driver of executive performance” There are significant differences between information and knowledge. The former consists of raw data; the latter…

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ROAR!: A book review by Bob Morris

May 2, 2011

ROAR! Get Heard in the Sales and Marketing Jungle Kevin Daum with Daniel A. Turner John Wiley & Sons (2010) How to “break through all that noise and visual stimulation to get to the core of the customer” What we…

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Fully Charged: A book review by Bob Morris

April 25, 2011

Fully Charged: How Great Leaders Boost Their Organization’s Energy and Ignite High Performance Heike Bruch and Bernd Vogel Harvard Business Review Press (2011) The power and impact of “organizational energy” As I began to read this brilliant book, I was…

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Topgrading: A book review by Bob Morris

April 25, 2011

Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People, Revised and Updated Edition Bradford D. Smart Portfolio/Penguin Group (2005) Note: I read this book when it was first published and recently re-read it. If anything, it…

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One Page Talent Management: A book review by Bob Morris

April 24, 2011

One Page Talent Management: Eliminating Complexity, Adding Value Marc Effron and Miriam Ort Harvard Business Press (2010) A comprehensive analysis of “the most powerful, repeatable processes that create successful talent” The claim by Marc Effron and Miriam Ort that they…

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Business Network Transformation: A book review by Bob Morris

April 22, 2011

Business Network Transformation: Strategies to Reconfigure Your Business Relationships for Competitive Advantage Jeffrey Word, Editor Jossey-Bass/John S. Wiley & Sons (2007) A “must have” combination of compass, GPS, tool kit, and operations manual for BNT Whatever their size or nature,…

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The New Edge of Knowledge: A book review by Bob Morris

April 21, 2011

The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management s Changing the Way We Do Business Carla O’Dell and Cindy Hubert John Wiley & Sons (2011) Finally, in a single volume, just about all you need to know about results-driven knowledge…

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Little Bets: A book review by Bob Morris

April 20, 2011

Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries Peter Sims Free Press/Simon & Schuster (23011) How to generate “ingenious ideas…through a rigorous experimental discovery process” Having read and reviewed True North, a book Peter Sims co-authored with Bill George,…

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