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James Dyson: “The Public Wants to Buy Strange Things”

January 19, 2019

He made billions selling vacuums. Now he is backing Brexit, building an electric car — and making antiquated comments on “racial differences.” Here is David Gelles’ profile of James Dyson for The New York Times. To read the complete article and…

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Ninja Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

January 18, 2019

Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Companies Gary Shapiro William Morrow/An Imprint of HarperCollins (2013) To defeat an opponent, do something unexpected: “Innovate or die” Most opponents of samurai and ninja warriors die in combat.…

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Unlocking Creativity: A book review by Bob Morris

January 17, 2019

Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets Michael A. Roberto John Wiley & Sons (January 2019) How all leaders can transform their mindset to stimulate creativity in themselves and others Michael…

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How to Collaborate with People You Don’t Like

January 17, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Mark Nevins 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 HBR email alerts,…

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Valley Forge: A book review by Bob Morris

January 16, 2019

Valley Forge Bob Drury and Tom Clavin Simon & Schuster (October 2018) A crucible during which no battles were fought but winning a war for independence became possible According to my preliminary research among several complementary sources, no battle was…

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What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

January 16, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Charles Duhigg for The New York Times (February 25, 2016). To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain information about special deep-discount subscription rates, please click here. * *…

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Five trends driving Africa’s business revolution

January 15, 2019

In Africa’s Business Revolution, Acha Leke, Mutsa Chironga, and Georges Desvaux point out that the African continent will account for one-fifth of humanity by 2025 and will see its population double by the middle of this century.  That will make…

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Authentic Leadership (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series): A book review by Bob Morris

January 15, 2019

“Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.”  Oscar WIlde HBR Press offers a series of anthologies (nine volumes thus far) of articles in which contributors share proven research that explains how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing…

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When Churchill Dissed America

January 15, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Andrew Powers and featured in the Smithsonian magazine, based on Powers’ recently published biography of Winston Churchill. According to the magazine’s editors, “Our exclusive first look at the diaries of King…

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The Origin of (almost) Everything: A book review by Bob Morris

January 14, 2019

The Origin of (almost) Everything Graham Lawton and his colleagues at New Scientist Nicholas Brealey (October 2018) Once upon a time…give or take a few million years As I began to read this book, I asked myself “Why hasn’t someone…

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