Book Reviews

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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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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