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The Unspoken Rules: A book review by Bob Morris

July 17, 2021

The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right Gorick Ng Harvard Business Review Press (2021) Here is invaluable career advice that would otherwise take years to obtain from your own experience I prefer “unofficial” to “unspoken” and view…

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Paraprosdokians: Aliens in Literacy

July 16, 2021

Stephen King enjoys their company…hopefully you will also. For example: o  If I could just say a few words, I’d be a better public speaker. o  I haven’t slept for ten days, because that would be too long. o Money…

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Useful Delusions: A book review by Bob Morris

July 15, 2021

Useful Delusions: The Power & Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain Shankar Vedantam & Bill Mesler W.W. Norton & Company (March 2021) When context determines appropriateness As I began to read the first three chapters of this book, I was again…

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The growth triple play: Creativity, analytics, and purpose

July 15, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Biljana Cvetanovski, Orsi Jojart, Brian Gregg, Eric Hazan, and Jesko Perrey for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about…

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A question that will create white caps atop your gray matter

July 14, 2021

If the mind is what the brain does, is the universe ultimate reality or the mind’s simulation of it? Here is a thought-provoking passage from a Julian Huxley’s poem in Essays of a Biologist (1923), quoted by Richard Dawkins in…

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Amazon Unbound: A book review by Bob Morris

July 14, 2021

Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire Brad Stone Simon & Schuster (May 2021) What would Aeschylus think? If Amazon and its founder were viewed as bound volumes, Brad Stone would probably be the best person…

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Use Data to Accelerate Your Business Strategy

July 13, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Ladley and Thomas C. Redman for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and…

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On Intelligence: A book review by Bob Morris

July 12, 2021

On Intelligence: How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines Jeff Hawkins with Sandra Blakeslee An Owl Book/Henry Holt and Company (2004) How and why the brain works the ways it does…

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The Fearless Organization: A book review by Bob Morris

July 11, 2021

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth Amy C Edmondson John Wiley & Sons (November 2018) In which workplace cultures are personal growth and professional development most likely to thrive? Note: Just re-read…

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How to Develop a “Probabilistic” Approach to Managing Uncertainty

July 11, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Mike Walsh for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts,…

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