Courageous Leadership: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

June 18, 2021

In Forged in Crisis, Nancy Koehn focuses on five quite different leaders who exemplify the power of courage in turbulent times: Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson. These are among her comments about Bonhoeffer: “Despite…

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McKinsey on Books: Author Talks

June 10, 2021

Explore McKinsey’s Author Talks series of interviews, this month’s best-selling business books prepared exclusively for McKinsey Publishing by NPD, and a collection of books by McKinsey authors on the management issues that matter, from leadership and talent to digital transformation,…

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8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day

May 29, 2021

Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images) From its Civil War origins to its modern-day traditions, find out more about America’s most solemn holiday. Here is a superb article by Barbara Maranzani and featured by the History channel. Memorial Day and its traditions…

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Innovate or Die: Why This Trendy Saying is Absolutely True

April 27, 2021

Here is an article written by Erica Brown that caught my eye about ten years ago. * * * I would like to share an idea with you that I believe will have a huge impact on the future of…

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Innovation Starts with Defining the Right Constraints

April 22, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Fiona Murray and Elsbeth Johnson for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive…

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It’s time for a new approach to racial equity

April 20, 2021

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Earl Fitzhugh, JP Julien, Nick Noel, and Shelley Stewart for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the…

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This Book Is Not About Baseball. But Baseball Teams Swear by It.

March 3, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Joe Lemire for The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out others, and, obtain subscription information, please click here. Credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times * * *…

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Black Grief, White Grievance: Artists Search for Racial Justice

February 22, 2021

Above: Nari Ward’s installation “Peace Keeper” (1995; recreated 2020) is a hearse encased in tar and feathers, in “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America.” The funerary work, set inside a cage at the New Museum, suggests commemoration, but…

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Time Smart: A book review by Bob Morris

February 7, 2021

Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time & Live a Happier Life Ashley Williams Harvard Business Review Press (October 2020) “Happiness is not the subject of this book. It’s the product.” Do you value time more than money or money…

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Warren Buffett on “the economic moat”…Nigel Vaz on “the digital moat”

January 23, 2021

At one of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meetings years ago, Warren Buffett explained his approach to identifying the longevity of a business’ competitive advantage. He always tries to find “a business with a wide and long-lasting moat around it, protecting a…

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