Book Reviews

World Class: A book review by Bob Morris

March 12, 2019

World Class: A Story of Adversity, Transformation, and Success at NYU Langone Health William A. Haseltine First Company Press (February 2017) “We believe that quality is cost effective.” Robert Grossman (Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Health) In less than…

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Excellence Wins: A book review by Bob Morris

March 11, 2019

Excellence Wins : A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise Horst Schulze with Dean Merrill Zonderman (2019) The Platinum Standard of Hospitality: “We are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen.” Long ago, Voltaire observed:…

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The Big Nine: A book review by Bob Morris

March 10, 2019

The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity Amy Webb Public Affairs (March 2019) So many questions: Great peril or great opportunity? Both? Neither? Who decides? As author Shoshana Zuboff explains, The Age of…

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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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