Book Reviews

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Diversity: A book review by Bob Morris

May 26, 2019

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Diversity Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (May 2019) “Diversity: The art of thinking independently in collaboration.” Malcolm Forbes This is one in a series of volumes that anthologizes what the editors of the Harvard Business…

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Connected Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

May 20, 2019

Connected Strategy: Building Continuous Customer Relationships for Competitive Advantage Nicolaj Siggelkow and Christian Terwiesch Harvard Business School Press (2019) How connected strategies create competitive advantages in customer relationships Jackie Huba and Ben McConnell coauthored an invaluable book in which they…

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Everyday Chaos: A book review by Bob Morris

May 17, 2019

Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We’re Thriving in a New World of Possibility David Weinberger Harvard Business Review Press (May 2019) Welcome to VUCA on steroids As David Weinberger suggests, “The aim of this book is to reveal a…

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Forging an Ironclad Brand: A book review by Bob Morris

May 9, 2019

Forging an Ironclad Brand: A Leader’s Guide Lindsay Pedersen Lioncrest Publishing (April 2019) How to establish a brand that can serve as your organization’s North Star Since the first marketplace was established several thousand years ago, the essential purpose of…

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Learning to Lead: A book review by Bob Morris

May 8, 2019

Learning to Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading an Organization Ron Williams, Greenleaf Book Group Press (May 2019) “People won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  Theodore Roosevelt In this…

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How We Make Stuff Now: A book review by Bob Morris

May 7, 2019

How We Make Stuff Now: Turn Ideas into Products That Build Successful Businesses Jules Pieri McGraw-Hill Education (April 2019) How to evaluate a potential product or service, then identify market opportunities for it Most ideas about new products or services…

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It’s the Manager: A book review by Bob Morris

May 7, 2019

Mark Fortier mark@fortierpr.com Melissa Connors melissa@fortierpr.com It’s the Manager: Gallup finds the quality of managers and team leaders is the single biggest factor in your organization’s long-term success. Jim Clifton and Jim Harter Gallup Press (May 2019) Organizational defects “aren’t…

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HBR Guide to Your Professional Growth: A book review by Bob Morris

May 6, 2019

HBR Guide to Your Professional Growth Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (April 2019) If you don’t care about your personal and professional growth, why should anyone else? As you probably know already, most of the volumes in the “HBR…

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Pivot to the Future: A book review by Bob Morris

May 1, 2019

Pivot to the Future: Discovering Value and Creating Growth in a Disrupted World Omar Abbosh, Paul Nunes, and Larry Downes PublicAffairs (April 2019) How to “find your brick and then keep enhancing it” According to Omar Abbosh, Paul Nunes, and…

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HBR Guide to Thinking Strategically: A book review by Bob Morris

April 29, 2019

HBR Guide to Thinking Strategically Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (January 2019) “We did what all wise men do. We began at the end.”  Menachem Begin Prime Minister Begin’s comment was his response when asked how he and President…

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