Book Reviews

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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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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