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Managing the people side of risk

October 9, 2021

Here is an excerpt from a “classic” article written by Alexis Krivkovich and Cindy Levy for the McKinsey Quarterly (2015). To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up for email alerts, please click…

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The best and worst cities rated in terms of “Ease of Doing Business”

October 8, 2021

I came upon this article in The National Law Review (October 2021) and hope you also find it of interest. * * * The Arizona State University Center for the Study of Economic Liberty recently released Doing Business North America 2020 (DBNA), a…

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Built to Innovate: A book review by Bob Morris

October 8, 2021

Built to Innovate: Essential Practices to Wire Innovation into Your Company’s DNA Ben Bensaou with Karl Weber McGRaw-Hill (September 2021) How to establish and then nourish an innovation-driven workplace culture With assistance from Karl Weber, Ben Bensaou wrote a book…

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What You May Not Know About Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

October 7, 2021

Star Wars (retroactively titled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space-opera film written and directed by George Lucas, produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford,…

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Sunday Reading: Prodigies

October 7, 2021

Here is a brief item contributed by David Remnick to The New Yorker. To  check out other articles and obtain information about deep-discount subscription rates, please click here. Credit: Getty Images * * * The prodigy is an eternal source…

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The Future of Flexibility at Work

October 6, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Patricia Gettings, Ellen Ernst Kossek, and Kaumudi Misra 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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The wit and wisdom of Frederick Douglass

October 6, 2021

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, 1817-895) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, becoming famous…

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Transformation in uncertain times: Tackling both the urgent and the important

October 5, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Darius Bates, David Dorton, Seth Goldstrom, and Yasir Mirza for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up…

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Nudge: A book review by Bob Morris

October 5, 2021

Nudge: The Final Edition Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein Penguin Books (August 2021) “Letting the other chap have it your way.” This is an updated and revised version of a book first published in 2008. The first four…

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One man’s opinion: The best biography of Robert E. Lee…thus far

October 4, 2021

Here is a brief except from John Eisenhower’s review of Emory M. Thomas’ superb Robert E. Lee: A Biography, featured in The New York Times (1995). To read the complete review, check out other resources, and obtain information about deep-discount…

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