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Steven Wright Redux

January 12, 2020

Here are several of Steven Wright’s best observations. I offer them with the hope they guide and inform efforts to keep your New Year’s resolutions. * * * Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. There’s a fine…

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Biased Algorithms Are Easier to Fix Than Biased People

January 12, 2020

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Sendhil Mullainathan that appeared in The New York Times. To read the complete article, check others, and obtain information about deep-discount subscriptions, please click here. Credit: Tim Cook * * *…

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The nature and significance of self-efficacy in breakthrough innovation

January 12, 2020

In Quirky, Melissa A. Schilling focuses on eight “breakthrough innovators”: Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon Musk, Dean Kamen, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs. While doing so, she draws upon an abundance of recent research. However different…

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Remembering David Berman

January 11, 2020

Here is an excerpt from another “profile of courage” that appeared in The New York Times, in this instance written by David Marchese. To read the complete article as well as others, please click here. * * * This past…

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The Brothers Heath on “The Power of Moments”

January 11, 2020

In their latest book, The Power of Moments, Chip and Dan Heath highlight four techniques that can used to memorialize microexperiences, or, in other words, transform them from ordinary touchpoints ninto extraordinary ones. Here they are: o “Elevation: Use surprise…

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The five things sales-growth winners do to invest in their people

January 11, 2020

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Matt Deimund, Michael Drory, Daniel Law, and Maria Valdivieso for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the…

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter on how to attack a castle

January 10, 2020

In Think Outside the Building, Rosabeth Moss Kanter explains how advanced leaders can change the world one smart innovation at a time. Kanter introduces an especially appropriate extended metaphor: “Castles are representations of institutions…[they] are any set of institutional structures…

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Work Tribes: A book review by Bob Morris

January 10, 2020

Work Tribes: The Surprising Secret to Breakthrough Performance, Astonishing Results, and Keeping Teams Together Shawn Murphy HarperCollins Leadership (August 2019) How and why our “human needs can transform the way we work and how we lead people” As I worked…

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Managing a Defiant Employee

January 10, 2020

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. *     *     * Some of the hardest employees to manage are people…

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The Secrets of Jewish Genius

January 9, 2020

Albert Einstein at home in Princeton, N.J.Credit…Getty Images According to Bret Stephens in his article for The New York Times, it’s not about having higher I.Q.s. To read the complete article, check out others, and ldearn about deep discount subscriptions,…

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