Book Reviews

Presidents of War: A book review by Bib Morris

January 27, 2019

Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times Michael Beschloss Crown (October 2018) How “the life or death of much of the human race” depends on the character of one person Today, opinions are divided with regard…

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Creative Construction: A book review by Bob Morris

January 26, 2019

Creative Construction: The DNA of Sustained Innovation Gary P. Pisano PublicAffairs (January 2015) How and why human beings can modify their DNA, for better or worse When Charles Darwin discussed his concept of natural selection in his classic work, On the…

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: A book review by Bob Morris

January 24, 2019

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power Shoshana Zuboff PublicAffairs (January 2019) How to contest and interrupt, then contain and vanquish an unprecedented threat to the human race As Shoshana…

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Cyber Smart: A book review by Bob Morris

January 20, 2019

Cyber Smart: Five Habits to Protect Your Family, Money, and Identity from Cyber Criminals Bart R. McDonough John Wiley & Sons (2019) “When it comes to our cyber lives, we all live in a bad neighborhood.” Bart R. McDonough’s comment…

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Ninja Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

January 18, 2019

Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Companies Gary Shapiro William Morrow/An Imprint of HarperCollins (2013) To defeat an opponent, do something unexpected: “Innovate or die” Most opponents of samurai and ninja warriors die in combat.…

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Unlocking Creativity: A book review by Bob Morris

January 17, 2019

Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets Michael A. Roberto John Wiley & Sons (January 2019) How all leaders can transform their mindset to stimulate creativity in themselves and others Michael…

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Valley Forge: A book review by Bob Morris

January 16, 2019

Valley Forge Bob Drury and Tom Clavin Simon & Schuster (October 2018) A crucible during which no battles were fought but winning a war for independence became possible According to my preliminary research among several complementary sources, no battle was…

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The Origin of (almost) Everything: A book review by Bob Morris

January 14, 2019

The Origin of (almost) Everything Graham Lawton and his colleagues at New Scientist Nicholas Brealey (October 2018) Once upon a time…give or take a few million years As I began to read this book, I asked myself “Why hasn’t someone…

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Ninja Future: A book review by Bob Morris

January 13, 2019

Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation Gary Shapiro William Morrow/An imprint of HarperCollins (December 2018) How to navigate unfamiliar and perilous new territory as tech silos shift to tech landscapes To what extent is this…

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Dealing with Difficult People (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series): A book review by Bob Morris

January 9, 2019

Dealing with Difficult People (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series) Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (May 2018) “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  Eleanor Roosevelt HBR Press has a new series of anthologies (nine volumes thus far)…

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