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Why it is always Day 1 at Amazon

March 25, 2020

In Always Day One, Alex Kantrowitz explains that “Always Day One” is code at Amazon for “inventing like a startup, with little regard for legacy…in today’s business world, where Day Two is death, it’s the key to survival.” Kantrowitz suggests…

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Design a Better Decision-Making Process for Your Organization

March 25, 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. *     *     * Unfocused meetings. Competing priorities. Confusion over who gets…

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How to turn visionary thinking into breakthrough results

March 25, 2020

Long ago, Thomas Edison observed, “Vision without execution is hallucination.” I was again reminded of that as I began to read Lead from the Future in which Mark Johnson and Josh Suskewicz share their thoughts about how to turn visionary…

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The Catalyst: A book revIew by Bob Morris

March 24, 2020

The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind Jonah Berger Simon & Schuster (March 2020) “If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.”  Kurt Lewin Years ago while in Washington (DC), I attended a reception for the new…

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The Autonomous Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

March 24, 2020

The Autonomous Revolution: Reclaiming the Future We’ve Sold to Machines William Davidow and Michael S. Malone Berrett-Koehler Publishers (February 2020) Changes each day “are transforming the terms of life for billions in every corner of the world.” in the Introduction,…

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Jack Welch’s Approach to Leadership

March 24, 2020

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Claudio Fernandez Araoz 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…

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Why Relational Connection Is So Important During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 23, 2020

During these difficult times, wisdom is especially welcome as we struggle to cope with all manner of challenges, often in the form of ambiguities. Two friends, Katherine and Michael Stafford shared a personal statement with me and now I share…

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Washington’s End: A book review by Bob Morris

March 23, 2020

Washington’s End: The Final Years and Forgotten Struggle Jonathan Horn Scribner (February 2020) The end of “the American Cincinnatus” and the beginning of a city “that no one could control” There are two periods in U.S. history that have received…

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Mastering the duality of digital: How companies withstand disruption

March 23, 2020

  Here is an excerpt from an article that provides results of an important research study shared in 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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Building new businesses: How incumbents use their advantages to accelerate growth

March 22, 2020

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Matt Banholze, Markus Berger-de Leon, Ralf Dreischmeier, Ari Libarikian, and Erik Roth for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more…

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