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Happier Hour: A book review by Bob Morris

September 18, 2022

Happier Hour: How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your Time, and Focus on What Matters Most Cassie Holmes Gallery Books (September 2022) “The time you enjoy ‘wasting’ is not wasted time.” Bertrand Russell No one can add an hour to a…

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Clever Insults

September 17, 2022

Here are Bob Larkin‘s favorite insults. o “He’s a sheep in sheep’s clothing.” Winston Churchill’s opinion of Neville Chamberlain, his predecessor as Prime Minister. o “She ran the whole gamut of the emotions, from A to B.” Dorothy Parker on…

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What you may not already know about Thomas Edison

September 16, 2022

In an article for Mental Floss, Mark Mancini shares 11 surprising facts about Thomas Edison. Credit: duncan1890/Getty Images * * * Here are the first five. Want to make a movie? You’ll need quality light fixtures, sound recording equipment, and a…

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Build for Tomorrow: A book review by Bob Morris

September 16, 2022

Build for Tomorrow: An Action Plan for Embracing Change, Adapting Fast, and Future-Proofing Your Career Jason Feifer Harmony Books (September 2022) Today is yesterday’s tomorrow…for better or worse. As I began to read the Introduction to this book, I was…

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Overcoming the fear factor in hiring tech talent

September 15, 2022

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Davis Carlin, Anu Madgavkar, Dana Maor and Angelika Reich for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and…

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My favorite Paul (“Bear”) Bryant Quotations

September 14, 2022

Years ago, when he was head coach of the Houston Oilers, Bum Phillips was asked who the all-time greatest football coach was. “Bear Bryant.” Why? “Because he could beat your’un with his’un and his’un with you’un.” Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant was…

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What you may not already know about Michael Caine

September 14, 2022

The International Movie Database (IMDb) remains the best single source for information about filmmaking and those who create them. I urge you to check it out. For example, here is a portion of the information IMDb provides about Michael Caine,…

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Human capital at work: The value of experience

September 14, 2022

Here is an excerpt from a major report prepared by Anu Madgavkar, Bill Schaninger, Sven Smit, Jonathan Woetzel, Hamid Samandari, Davis Carlin, Jeongmin Seong, and Kanmani Chockalingam for the McKinsey Blog, sponsored by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources,…

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Thriving on Overload: A book review by Bob Morris

September 13, 2022

Thriving on Overload: The 5 Powers for Success in a World of Exponential Information Ross Dawson McGraw Hill (September 2022) How to reframe perception of experience from one of overload to that of abundance Place a glass in the sink…

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Revisiting the Classics: Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”

September 12, 2022

In addition to book reviews, interviews, and commentaries, I also re-read several classics each calendar year. My perennials include Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus and Antigone, Shakespeare’s four mature tragedies (Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth), Ecclesiastes (Old Testament) and St. Paul’s…

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