Book Reviews

Creating Flannery O’Connor: A book review by Bob Morris

March 3, 2020

Creating Flannery O’Connor: Her Critics, Her Publishers, Her Readers Daniel Moran The University of Georgia Press (September 2016) “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” Flannery O’Connor All authors pose challenges to those who write…

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Sense & Respond: A book review by Bob Morris

March 3, 2020

Sense & Response: How Successful Organizations Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden Harvard Business Review Press (2017) How to engage in a two-way conversation with your market that will drive substantial value To…

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Testing Business Ideas: A book review by Bob Morris

March 2, 2020

Testing Business Ideas: A Field Guide for Rapid Experimentation David J. Bland and Alexander Osterwalder Wiley (November 2019) “Experimentation is the least arrogant method of gaining knowledge.”  Isaac Asimov First of all, I wish to acknowledge the brilliant work of…

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On the Origin of Species: A book review by Bob Morris

March 1, 2020

On the Origin of Species: The Science Classic Charles Darwin Introduction by John van Wyhe; Edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon Capstone, A Wiley Brand (February 2020) Why The Origin of Species remains perhaps the most influential science book ever written Years…

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Meditations: The Philosophy Classic: A book review by Bob Morris

February 28, 2020

Meditations: The Philosophy Classic Marcus Auerelius Introduction by Donald Robertson; Edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon Capstone/A Wiley Brand (February 2020) “The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.” The statement by Marcus Auerelius (121-180…

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Transforming While Performing: A book review by Bob Morris

February 27, 2020

Transforming While Performing: A Practical Guide to Being Digital Andres Angelani Roundtree Press (November 2019) Here’s a philosophy and the DNA at the heart of doing business “an entirely new way” According to Andres Angelani, “Digital is more about who,…

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7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change: A book review by Bob Morris

February 25, 2020

7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change: Micro Shifts, Macro Results Esther Derby Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2019) “Sacred cows make the best burgers.” Robert Kriegel Some authors of business books tend to play fast and loose with the word “rule” when in…

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Experimentation Works: A book review by Bob Morris

February 24, 2020

Experimentation Works: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments Stefan H. Thomke Harvard Business Review Press (February 2020) How to fully deploy  the scientific method in almost any organization The potential power and value of experimentation in business would not be…

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Fast Times: A book review by Bob Morris

February 23, 2020

Fast Times: How Digital Winners Set Direction, Learn, and Adapt Arun Arora, Peter Dahlstrom, Klemens Hjartar, and Florian Wunderlich Amazon Publishing (February 2020) “The fog comes on little cat feet”…digital change sounds like a stampede  of water buffalo Carl Sandburg’s…

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Built, Not Born: A book review by Bob Morris

February 22, 2020

Built, Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs Tom Golisano with Mike Wicks HarperCollins Leadership/An imprint of HarperCollins (February 2020) Here’s a GPS for entrepreneuers but they have to complete their own journey Written with the substantial assistance…

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