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More Than the Girl Next Door: 8 Actors on Emily in “Our Town”

January 17, 2021

In a Broadway production of “Our Town,” Helen Hunt, right, played Emily Webb with Jason Gedrick, left, as George Gibbs and Don Ameche as the Stage Manager. Credit…Brigitte Lacombe, via Lincoln Center Theater Here is a brief excerpt from an…

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The right tools for every job: Lean and agile in maintenance

January 11, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Sebastian Heitz, Martin Maestu, Matías Marcote, and Joël Thibert for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They discuss why tomorrow’s maintenance function will combine the strengths of lean and…

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It’s that time again….

December 20, 2020

Each year about this time, I take a break from my various business activities and return to them in early-January. This will be my last blog post in 2020. First, I want to thank you and others for the generous…

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How Google is Remaking Itself as a “Machine Learning First” Company

December 16, 2020

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Steven Levy for Wired magazine. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain information about deep-discount subscriptions, please click here. * * * Carson Holgate is training to become…

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20 David Letterman Quotes That Are Both Funny and Wise

December 15, 2020

I am grateful to Flavia Medrut for so generously sharing a portion of her collection of memorable observations by David Letterman. * * * Comedian and late-night talk show host David Letterman has been entertaining us for over three decades.…

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Recommendation Engines: A book review by Bob Morris

December 12, 2020

Recommendation Engines (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) Michael Schrage The MIT Press (September 2020) How and why recommendation engines can help to create more valuable people I have not read in recent years a more entertaining or a more…

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A primer on Artificial Intelligence

December 7, 2020

  Most people have neither the time nor the inclination to make a major commitment to learning what they need to know about artificial intelligence (AI). The fact remains, however, that AI will have an increasingly wider and deeper impact…

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Nervous About Public Speaking? Try This.

December 1, 2020

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. *     *     * Contrary to popular belief, confident public speaking isn’t about…

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Amazon’s Day 1 Mindset

November 27, 2020

In recently published Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and CEO explains why — from the beginning — he and his management team have been guided by a Day 1 mindset. “Staying in Day…

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Mavericks at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

November 20, 2020

Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win William C. Taylor and Polly G. Labarre Harper Paperbacks (2008) How an organization can prosper in a “hypercompetitive marketplace” As William C. Taylor and Polly LaBarre explain in this…

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