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New in Town: The Initiation of a Young Irishman

March 19, 2024

Here is an excerpt from a “classic” article written by Frank McCourt that was published in The New Yorker (February 14, 1999). To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR…

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How to Maintain Hope in an Age of Catastrophe

December 5, 2023

Here is an excerpt from an interview of Robert Jay Lifton by Masha Gessen for The New Yorker. To  read the complete interview, check out other material, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * The psychoanalyst and…

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Lawrence Cunningham on Charlie Munger: An Enlightening Tribute

November 29, 2023

Here is an excerpt from Lawrence Cunningham’s tribute to Charlie Munger who recently passed  away at age 99. * * * Charlie Munger, who died Tuesday at the age of 99, and Warren Buffett are a shining example that two…

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Diverse Perspectives on “Success”

November 23, 2023

o The best revenge is massive success. Frank Sinatra o Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Bruce Lee o Success consists of going from…

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Economic Incentives Are Key to Driving Sustainability at Scale

November 16, 2023

Here is an excerpt from an article by Satoshi Ikeda and Simon Glynn for the MIT Sloan Management Review. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Credit:  Carolyn Geason-Beissel/MIT SMR * *…

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Rothko, in pain and glory

November 4, 2023

I treasure each “Morning” alert from The New York Times. Here is the latest. To check out all the material, sign up for free alerts, and obtain complete NYT subscription information, please click here. * * * Today I’m handing…

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Life Is Beautiful: A Book Review by Bob Morris

July 27, 2023

Life Is Beautiful: Poems of Survival After Cancer Linda DeFeudis CreateSpace (November 2016) Heartfelt Observations and affirmations A dear friend sent a copy of this book to me as a gift. It contains several heartfelt poems that her sister composed…

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How to take the full measure of innovation

July 1, 2023

Here is a brief excerpt from the transcript of a podcast in an article 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…

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Mel Brooks Isn’t Done Punching Up the History of the World

April 22, 2023

Here is a brief excerpt from  Maureen Dowd‘s conversation with Mel Brooks, featured in The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Credit…Chantal Anderson for The New York Times…

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The Wit and Wisdom of Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

April 21, 2023

I have read and re-read — usually to my children, grandchildren, and their friends –all of the Dr. Suess books. These are among my favorite observations by Theodor Seuss Geisel, one of the very few people who is comparable with…

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