Book Reviews

Gods and Robots: A book review by Bob Morris

March 7, 2019

Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology Adrienne Mayor Princeton University Press (November 2018) “The great river network of mythic narratives with all its tributaries” That is how George Zarkadakis characterizes the narrative arc in Adrienne Mayor…

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The Ideal Team Player: A book review by Bob Morris

March 6, 2019

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues Patrick Lencioni Jossey-Bass/An Imprint of John Wiley & Sons (2016) How and why teamwork remains the ultimate competitive advantage because it is so powerful…and so rare This…

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Company of One: A book review by Bob Morris

March 4, 2019

Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business Paul Jarvis Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (January 2019) How and why to “start small, define growth, and keep learning” According to Paul Jarvis, “blind growth is the main…

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The AI Advantage: A book review by Bob Morris

March 3, 2019

The AI Advantage: How to Put the Artificial Intelligence Revolution to Work Thomas H. Davenport MIT Press (October 2018) Charting “the path of artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies in mainstream businesses” In the first chapter and throughout the narrative of…

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Turning the Flywheel: A review by Bob Morris

March 2, 2019

Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great Jim Collins HarperCollins (2019) How to generate and then sustain momentum of your organization’s flywheel Over the years, I have read and reviewed all of Jim Collins’ books and interviewed…

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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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