Book Reviews

Type R: A book review by Bob Morris

February 9, 2019

Type R: Transformative Resilience for Thriving in a Turbulent World Ama Marston and Stephanie Marston PublicAffairs (January 2018) How and why “we must meet change head-on [and] use stress and adversity to open the door to new opportunities” Ama Marston…

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Great at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

February 8, 2019

Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More Morten Hansen Simon & Schuster (January 2018) How and why “seven practices upend conventional thinking about how you should work” Note: Every so often, I recycle a…

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Africa’s Business Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

February 6, 2019

Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market Acha Leke, Mutsa Chironga, and Georges Desvaux Harvard Business Review Press (November 2018) How to map your Africa strategy, innovate your business model, build resilience for the┬álong…

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The Signal and the Noise: A book review by Bob Morris

February 4, 2019

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t Nate Silver Penguin Books (2015) How and why, more often than not, “human judgment is intrinsically fallible” This book was first published in 2012, at a time when…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads: On AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age

February 3, 2019

HBR’s 10 Must Reads: On AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age HBR Editors and Various Other Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (February 2019) How New Technologies Such as AI Will Transform Most Companies Within the Next Three Years This…

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Team Human: A book reveiew by Bob Morris

February 2, 2019

Team Human Douglas Rushkoff W.W. Norton & Company (January 2019) How to think constructively, connect meaningfully, and act purposefully Douglas Rushkoff wrote this book to help as many people as possible who now struggle in a world in which “autonomous…

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Quiet: A book review by Bob Morris

February 1, 2019

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Susan Cain Broadway Books (2013) How and why our location on “the introvert-extrovert spectrum” influences most (if not all) of our decisions and opinions I recently re-read this…

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Team Quotient: A book review by Bob Morris

February 1, 2019

Team Quotient: How to Build High Performance Leadership Teams That Win Every Time Douglas R. Gerber Focus One Publishing (January 2019) Why an organization is only as strong as its leadership teams As I began to read this book, I…

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Deep Work: A book review by Bob Morris

January 31, 2019

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport Grand Central Publishing (2016) “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle Note: I recently re-read this book prior to…

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Scaling Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

January 31, 2019

Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes that Matter Most Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams John Wiley & Sons (January 2019) How to develop high-creative leadership at all levels and in all areas of the…

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