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Passionate Minds: A book review by Bob Morris

April 14, 2024

Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World Claudia Roth Pierpont Knopf (2000) “Hardly a woman here who would not be scandalized to find herself in company with most of them” Claudia Roth Pierpont I read this book when it was first published…

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Cultivating the Four Kinds of Creativity

April 12, 2024

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Gabriella Rosen Kellerman and Martin E.P. Seligman for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information,…

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What you may not already know about George Mason

April 11, 2024

George Mason (1725–1792) was a wealthy planter and an influential lawmaker who served as a member of the Fairfax County Court (1747–1752; 1764–1789), the Truro Parish vestry (1749–1785), the House of Burgesses (1758–1761), and the House of Delegates (1776–1780). In…

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Chasing Beauty: A Book Review by Bob Morris

April 10, 2024

Chasing Beauty: The Life of Isabella Stewart Gardner Natalie Dykstra Mariner Books/An Imprint of HarperCollins ((March 2024) “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso According to her official biography, “Mrs. Jack…

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Marketing Myopia

April 9, 2024

Here is an excerpt from a classsic article written by Theodore Levitt for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. It was published in the July–August 2004 issue. I do not know of another HBR article that has had wider and…

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Uptime: A Book Review by Bob Morris

April 8, 2024

Uptime: A Practical Guide to Personal Productivity and Wellbeing Laura Mae Martin HarperBusiness/An Imprint of HarperCollins (April 2024) How to achieve and then sustain high-impact productivity in all dimensions of your life Laura Mae Martin immediately captures her reader’s attention:…

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Digital risk: Transforming risk management for the 2020s

April 8, 2024

Here is an excerpt from a classic article written by  Saptarshi Ganguly, Holger Harreis, Ben Margolis, and Kayvaun Rowshankish for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company (February 10, 2017). To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about…

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Larry David’s Rule Book for How (Not) to Live in Society

April 7, 2024

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Wesley Morris, published in The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Illustration Credit: Giacomo Gambineri * * * He’s…

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Deep Utopia: A Book Review by Bob Morris

April 6, 2024

Deep Utopia: Life and Meaning in a Solved World Nick Bostrom Ideapress (March 2024) “Be careful what you wish for.”  Aesop In my review of one of Nick Bostrom’s previously published books, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (2014), I noted that…

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The Innovative Leader: A Book Review by Bob Morris

April 5, 2024

The Innovative Leader: Step-by-Step Lessons from Top Innovators for Your Organization Stephen Wunker, Jennifer Lud Lawe, and Hari Nair Morgan James Publishing (April 2024) Creativity produces what is new. Innovation produces what is better. We need both. Here are three…

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