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Idea Makers: A book review by Bob Morris

November 20, 2019

Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People Stephen Wolfram Wolfram Media, Inc. (July 2017) An intellectual feast to which you are cordially invited Most of these personal perspectives are provided in the form of…

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Human/Machine: A book review by Bob Morris

November 18, 2019

Human/Machine: The Future of Our Partnership with Machines Daniel Newman /Olivier Blanchard Kogan Page INSPIRE (July 2018) The Decisive Competitive Advantage of “Big Brother/Big Mother/Big Butler” collaborations According to¬† Daniel Newman and Olivier Blanchard, humans come up with a concept…

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The Leader You Want to Be: A book review by Bob Morris

November 17, 2019

The Leader You Want to Be: Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best — Every Day Amy Jen Su Harvard Business Review Press (October 2017) “People won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”…

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Imagine It Forward: A book review by Bob Morris

November 15, 2019

Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change Beth Comstock with Tahl Raz Currency/Penguin Random House (September 2018) How to get comfortable with discomfort and uncomfortable with the tyranny of custom In this book written with Tahl Raz,…

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The Artist in the Machine: A book review by Bob Morris

November 14, 2019

The Artist in the Machine: The World of AI-Powered Creativity Arthur I. Miller MIT Press (October 2019) However advanced AI may become, it will still need human intuition, judgment…and supervision Arthur I. Miller offers a rigorous and eloquent exploration of…

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

November 13, 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Klaus Schwab Currency/Penguin Random House (2017) Here are the ways in which technology and society can coexist¬† — and should — create major benefits for all of us This is one pf those especially valuable books…

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The Creative Curve: A book review by Bob Morris

November 12, 2019

Contacts: “Perritt, Megan” <mperritt@penguinrandomhouse.com> “Mocklow, Courtney” <cmocklow@penguinrandomhouse.com>   The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Tight Time Allen Gannett Currency/An imprint of the Crown Publishing Group (June 2018) Here’s “a blueprint for how every one of…

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What You Do Is Who You Are: A book review by Bob Morris

November 11, 2019

What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture Ben Horowitz HarperBusiness (October 2019) “Culture is to a company as nutrition and training are to an aspiring professional athlete.” I agree with Ben Horowitz’s observation. Also,…

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The New Rules of Work: A book review by Bob Morris

November 10, 2019

The New Rules of Work: The Muse Playbook for Navigating the Modern Workplace Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew Currency/An Imprint of Random House (2019) To paraphrase Alan Kay, “The best way to predict the new rules of work is to…

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Connect First: A book review by Bob Morris

November 9, 2019

Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work Melanie Katzman McGraw-Hill (October 2019) Enlightening perspectives on personal growth and professional development As I began to read this book, I was again reminded of another, The…

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