Book Reviews

Pivot to the Future: A book review by Bob Morris

May 1, 2019

Pivot to the Future: Discovering Value and Creating Growth in a Disrupted World Omar Abbosh, Paul Nunes, and Larry Downes PublicAffairs (April 2019) How to “find your brick and then keep enhancing it” According to Omar Abbosh, Paul Nunes, and…

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HBR Guide to Thinking Strategically: A book review by Bob Morris

April 29, 2019

HBR Guide to Thinking Strategically Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (January 2019) “We did what all wise men do. We began at the end.”  Menachem Begin Prime Minister Begin’s comment was his response when asked how he and President…

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Late Bloomers: A book review by Bob Morris

April 28, 2019

Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement Rich Karlgaard Currency (April 16, 2019) Some ugly ducklings become beautiful swans just as some clumsy swans become high-flying ducks Rich Karlgaard defines a late bloomer “as…

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The Technology Fallacy: A book review by Bob Morris

April 27, 2019

Contact: Nicholas DiSabatino <ndisabat@mit.edu> The Technology Fallacy: How People Are the Real Key to Digital Transformation Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, Jonathan R. Copulsky, and Garth R. Andrus MIT Press (Aporil 2019) How and why organizational challenges of digital…

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A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: A book review by Bob Morris

April 23, 2019

A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives and How We Can Stay in Control Kartik Hosanagar Viking (March 2019) How we can ensure that algorithms serve us rather than enslave us As I have indicated…

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Simulation Hypothesis: A book review by Bob Morris

April 22, 2019

The Simulation Hypothesis: An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics and Eastern Mystics All Agree We Are In a Video Game Rizwan Virk Bayview Books (March 2019) “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” Albert…

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Trillion Dollar Coach: A book review by Bob Morris

April 21, 2019

Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle HarperBusiness/An imprint of HarperCollins (April 2019) “People won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  Theodore Roosevelt…

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Empathetic Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

April 20, 2019

Empathetic Leadership: 47 Practical Tips for Leading with Kindness, Courage, and Confidence in an Age of Disruption Michael Brisciana Trust Publishing (January 2019) “People won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt In…

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On Thomas Merton: A book review by Bob Morris

April 19, 2019

On Thomas Merton Mary Gordon Schambhala Publications (January 2019) He was a Trappist monk, committed to silence, “and yet his vocation was based on words.” Mary Gordon’s comment refers to only one of several contradictions and paradoxes that help to…

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Master Your Next Move: A book review by Bob Morris

April 18, 2019

Master Your Next Move: The Essential Companion to The First 90 Days Michael D. Watkins Harvard Business Review Press (April 2019) In business, not every “journey” follows only one course. Here’s a map and compass for eight. Many of those…

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