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How to Spot and Overcome Your Hidden Weaknesses

May 17, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Tim Herrera for The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * One of my favorite story arcs…

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“People don’t want quarter-inch drills. They want quarter-inch holes.” Theodore Levitt

May 17, 2018

In 50 Business Classics series, Tom Butler-Bowdon includes a discussion of Theodore (“Ted”) Levitt and his concept of marketing myopia, introduced in an HBR article (1960) and then featured in Levitt’s The Marketing Imagination (1983). These are among the dozens of…

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EDNA: Narration

May 16, 2018

Many years ago when I began to teach English at the Kent School in Connecticut, I devised an acronym for my students based on two primary sources: Aristotle’s Rhetoric (4th century BCE) and Modern Rhetoric (1949) co-authored by Cleanth Brooks…

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Detonate: A book review by Bob Morris

May 16, 2018

Detonate: Why – and How – Corporations Must Blow Up Best Practices (and bring a beginner’s mind) to Survive Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach John Wiley & Sons (May 2018) “If your horse is dead, get off.” Lakota tribal wisdom…

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The Warren Buffett Shareholder: A book review by Bob Morris

May 15, 2018

The Warren Buffett Shareholder: Stories from inside the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting Lawrence A. Cunningham & Stephanie Cuba Cunningham & Cuba and Harriman House Ltd (April 2018) How to obtain the equivalent of an MBA during a long weekend at the…

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25 Biggest and Most Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made

May 15, 2018

Years ago, Washington Redskins’ QB Joe Thiesman objected to a sportswriter’s reference to “dumb jocks.” “Hey look, we can’t all be Fred Einstein!” Here is a brief excerpt from one of the dozens of interesting lists featured at the 25…

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Business Nuggets from Simon SInek

May 14, 2018

In 50 Business Classics, Tom Butler-Bowdon includes a discussion of Simon Sinek’s bestseller, Start with Why. These are among the dozens of insights that caught my eye: o “Every company knows what it does — the products or services it sells.…

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Addenda for Lexophiles….

May 14, 2018

These are also worth sharing…. I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me. Police were called to a day care, where a three-year-old was resisting a rest. Did you hear about the guy whose whole left…

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Where the Hell Are the Guns?: A book review by Bob Morris

May 14, 2018

Where the Hell Are the Guns?: A Soldier’s View of the Anxious Years, 1939-44 George Blackburn McClelland & Stewart (1999) Although the last of Blackburn’s three volumes about World War Two have been published (The Guns of Normandy and The…

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My Mother

May 13, 2018

My hope for every child is that they have the kind of mother I had. Margaret (“Dolly”) Morris divorced a man unworthy of her, raised me as a single-parent, and made countless personal sacrifices to so that I had everything…

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