Book Reviews

HBR’s 10 Must Reads for CEOs: A book review by Bob Morris

July 11, 2019

HBR’s 10 Must Reads for CEOs Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2017) Cutting-edge insights for those who are a CEO or aspire to become one This is one in a series of volumes that anthologizes what the editors of…

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Focus (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series): A book review by Bob Morris

July 9, 2019

“You don’t get results by focusing on results. Focus on doing what produces results.” Mike Hawkins HBR Press offers a series of anthologies (thirteen volumes thus far) of articles in which contributors share proven research that explains how our emotions…

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Mindful Listening (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series): A book review by Bob Morris

July 6, 2019

“There is a huge difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.”  Simon Sinek HBR Press offers a series of anthologies (thirteen volumes thus far) of articles in which contributors share proven research that explains how our emotions…

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It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

July 5, 2019

It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson HarperBusiness (October 2018) How smarter choices can avoid or eliminate chaos in the workplace This is Jason Fried and David Heinemeier’s fourth collaboration on a book…

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The Sponsor Effect: A book review by Bob Morris

July 3, 2019

The Sponsor Effect: How to Be a Better Leader by Investing in Others Sylvia Ann Hewlett Harvard Business Review Press (June 2019) HOW to fulfill your leadership potential by helping others to fulfill theirs The title of one of Sylvia…

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Reboot: A book review by Bob Morris

July 2, 2019

Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up Jerry Colonna HarperBusiness (June 2019) If you don’t care abut knowing who you really are, why should anyone else? In his classic work, Denial of Death, Ernest Becker acknowledges that everyone dies…

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You’re It: A book review by Bob Morris

June 28, 2019

You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most Leonard J. Marcus, Eric J. McNulty, Joseph M. Henderson, and Barry C. Dorn PublicAffairs (June 2019) How specific human complexities, relationships, and interdependencies determine success or failure To…

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Einstein’s War: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2019

Einstein’s War: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I Matthew Stanley Dutton/Penguin Random House (May 2019) A major breakthrough in science within a global crucible of severe political pressure According to Matthew Stanley, “This is the…

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Becoming Dr. Seuss: A book review by Bob Morris

June 23, 2019

Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination Brian Jay Jones Dutton/Penguin Random House (May 2019) Oh, the places he went Over the years, my wife and I have purchased hundreds of copies of Seuss books…

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The Book of Why: A book review by Bob Morris

June 20, 2019

The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie Basic Books (May 2018) Perhaps a “new science”: You decide. What is causal inference and why is it important? According to Judea Pearl and…

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