Book Reviews

HBR Guide to Managing Strategic Initiatives: A book review by Bob Morris

March 13, 2020

HBR Guide to Managing Strategic Initiatives Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (February 2020) “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison As you probably know already, most of the volumes in the “HBR Guide to” series are anthologies of articles…

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The Seventh Power: A book review by Bob Morris

March 12, 2020

The Seventh Power: One CEO’s Journey Into the Business of Shared Leadership Kevin Hancock Post Hill Press (February 2020) “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” Margaret Mead With all due respect to C-level executives, every…

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Beyond Good and Evil: A book review by Bob Morris

March 11, 2020

Beyond Good and Evil: The Philosophy Classic Friedrich Nietzsche Introduction by Christopher Janaway; Edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon Capstone, A Wiley Brand (February 2020) “What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.” Friedrich Nietzsche As do…

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Eat Sleep Work Repeat: A book review by Bob Morris

March 10, 2020

Eat Sleep Work Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job Bruce Daisley HarperOne/An imprint of HarperCollins (February 2020) How to stimulate creativity, energy, and success throughout your workplace culture Teresa Amabile and Steve Jobs are among those who…

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Optimal Outcomes: A book review by Bob Morris

March 9, 2020

Goldman-Wetzler, Jennifer

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Upstream: A book review by Bob Morris

March 8, 2020

Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen Dan Heath Avid Reader Press/An imprint of Simon & Schuster (March 2020) Never more true than it is today: “A stitch in time….” I have read and reviewed four bestsellers co-authored…

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Congress at War: A book review by Bob Morris

March 7, 2020

Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America Fergus M. Bordewich Knopf (February 2020) Here is a political history of how the U.S. Congress fought the Civil War Abraham Lincoln was…

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Crashing Henry VIII’s Court One Last Time With Hilary Mantel

March 6, 2020

Mantel, Hilary

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Evidence-Based Recruiting: A book review by Bob Morris

March 5, 2020

Evidence-Based Recruiting: How to Build a Company of Star Performers Through Systematic and Repeatable Hiring Practices Atta Tarki McGraw Hill (January 2020 “The team with the best players wins.” Jack Welch My own opinion is that the team with the…

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What It Takes: A book review by Bob Morris

March 4, 2020

What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence Stephen A. Schwarzman Avid Reader/an imprint of Simon & Schuster (September 2019) A man whose capabilities and achievements are for all seasons With substantial assistance from Philip Delves Broughton, Stephen Schwarzman…

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