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When Joining a Company, Figure Out How Decisions Are Made

August 14, 2018

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *      * When you join an organization, you have a short…

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Something Wonderful: A book review by Bob Morris

August 13, 2018

Something Wonderful: Rogers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution Todd S. Purdum Henry Holt and Company (April 2018) A collaboration unsurpassed by any other in the history of musical theatre throughout the 20th century From Oklahoma! in 1943 until The Sound of…

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A view from the front lines of baseball’s data-analytics revolution

August 13, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Jeff Luhnow for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register to…

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Yes, Your Phone Really Can Help You Build Better Habits

August 9, 2018

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * We often blame our phones for our worst habits,…

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Why multitaskers can’t change a flat tire

August 9, 2018

Many of the people I know are multitaskers and some of them seem rather vain about it. They claim to get more done, and done better, and in less time. In fact, they are delusional. How to change a flat…

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The under-appreciated comic skills of great film actors

August 8, 2018

They have been widely recognized as great male actors in great dramatic films and yet under-appreciated for their great comic skills. Here are six, listed in alpha order: Gene Hackman: Superman (1978) and The Birdcage (1996) He was born on January…

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Happy Birthday, John Ratzenberger! 10 of His Funniest Cheers Quotes 

August 7, 2018

Postman Cliff CLavin (John Ratzenberger) was one of the regulars at Cheers, a neighborhood bar near Boston Garden in the downtown area. Another regular,  Frazier Crane ( Kelsey Grammer) once asked Cliff, “In your world, what color is the sky?”Here…

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How the Houston Astros are winning through advanced analytics

August 6, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register to receive email alerts,…

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Perfectionists: Think About When You’ve Succeeded Imperfectly

August 6, 2018

  Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * Being a perfectionist isn’t easy, especially if your…

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Ken Robinson on creativity

August 5, 2018

Sir Kenneth Robinson (born 4 March 1950) is a British author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education and arts bodies. He was Director of the Arts in Schools Project (1985–89) and Professor of…

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