Book Reviews

The Quantum Labyrinth: A book review by Bob Morris

March 1, 2019

The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality Paul Halpern Basic Books (2017) A brilliant analysis of two “explorers of the extraordinary possibilities in physics” This book was written so that non-scientists such as I…

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Unlocking the Customer Value Chain: A book review by Bob Morris

February 27, 2019

Unlocking the Customer Value Chain: How Decoupling Drives Consumer Disruption Thales S. Teixeira with Greg Piechota Currency/An Imprint of Crown Publishing Group (February 2019) Like other chains, this one is only as strong as its weakest link. With the assistance…

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The Formula: A book review by Bob Morris

February 21, 2019

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success Albert László Barabási Little, Brown and Company (2018) Following the five laws doesn’t guarantee success but ignoring them usually guarantees failure Albert László Barabási explains why people succeed or fail. He focuses on…

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Digital Minimalism: A book review by Bob Morris

February 20, 2019

  Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Mostly Noisy World Cal Newport Portfolio/Penguin (February 2019) How to thrive “in our current moment of technological overload” I agree with Cal Newport that the impact of technological tools on most…

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Bedtime Stories for Managers: A book review by Bob Morris

February 19, 2019

Bedtime Stories for Managers: Farewell to Lofty Leadership…Welcome Engaging Management Henry Mintzberg Berrett-Koehler Publishers (February 2019) “Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.” Peter Drucker I agree with Peter…

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The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide: A book review by Bob Morris

February 18, 2019

The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up Jane Finkle Career Press (February 2019) People never underestimate you without your permission. In Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t…

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The Perfectionists: A book review by Bob Morris

February 15, 2019

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World Simon Winchester Harper/An imprint of Harper/Collins (May 2018) A brilliant examination of the imprecise process of precision’s evolution As Simon Winchester explains, “Precision was a concept that was invented, quite deliberately,…

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The Simple Truths of Service: A book review by Bob Morris

February 14, 2019

The Simple Truths of Service: Inspired by Johnny the Bagger Ken Blanchard and Barbara A. Glanz Sourcebooks, Inc. (2017, 2018) Why and how almost anyone “can be a Johnny” The results of all of the major research studies of customer…

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Women in Science: A book review by Bob Morris

February 12, 2019

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Hardcover Rachel Ignotofsky Ten Speed Press (2016) Standing atop the shoulders of so many “giants” I read this book in combination with Catherine Thimmesh’s Girls Think of Everything, regretting that…

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Girls Think of Everything: A book review by Bob Morris

February 11, 2019

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women Catherine Thimmesh, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2002) An entertaining as well as informative celebration of ingenuity I read this book in combination with Rachel Ignotofsky’s Women in…

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