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What You Do Is Who You Are: A book review by Bob Morris

November 11, 2019

What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture Ben Horowitz HarperBusiness (October 2019) “Culture is to a company as nutrition and training are to an aspiring professional athlete.” I agree with Ben Horowitz’s observation. Also,…

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Overlooked No More: Robert Johnson, Bluesman Whose Life Was a Riddle

November 10, 2019

Above: A photo booth portrait of the blues musician Robert Johnson. It was taken around 1930 and is one of two confirmed photographs of him.Credit…© 1986 Delta Haze Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. This article by Reggie Ugwu…

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The New Rules of Work: A book review by Bob Morris

November 10, 2019

The New Rules of Work: The Muse Playbook for Navigating the Modern Workplace Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew Currency/An Imprint of Random House (2019) To paraphrase Alan Kay, “The best way to predict the new rules of work is to…

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Max McKeown on why new ideas need careful nurturing

November 9, 2019

In his latest book, The Innovator’s Book, Max McKeown asserts that innovation “is about practical creativity. It’s about making new ideas into something useful. Innovators do this work. They make the previously impossible possible.” More specifically: o Innovators nurture. o…

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Connect First: A book review by Bob Morris

November 9, 2019

Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work Melanie Katzman McGraw-Hill (October 2019) Enlightening perspectives on personal growth and professional development As I began to read this book, I was again reminded of another, The…

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New Leaders, Make Decisions Slowly

November 8, 2019

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * When you take on a leadership role, it can…

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Diversity, Inc: A book review by Bob Morris

November 8, 2019

Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business Pamela Newkirk Bold Type Books (October 2019) How and why “a willful negation of our shared humanity” must be eliminated In Judgment Calls, Thomas Davenport and Brooke Manville explain how and…

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How Leaders Can Make Better Use of Feedback

November 7, 2019

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * Do you get real value out of feedback? Sometimes…

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Advancing the Common Good: A book review by Bob Morris

November 7, 2019

Advancing the Common Good: Strategies for Businesses, Governments, and Nonprofits Philip Kotler Praeger (September 2019) Why and how all of us must nourish and strengthen “the welfare of humanity and civilization” For several decades, in the classroom as well as…

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Jack Reacher Is Still Restless. But His Creator Has Settled Down.

November 6, 2019

The novelist Lee Child at the Vedauwoo Recreation Area outside Laramie, Wyo., recently. Child, who was born in England, bought a home in the area a couple of years ago, spurred by “an immigrant’s sense that there’s always somewhere else…

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