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Centralized Decision Making Helps Kill Bad Products

April 27, 2021

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Joseph and Ronald Klingebiel 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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Why Startups Fail: A book review by Bob Morris

April 26, 2021

Why Startups Fail: A New Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success Tom Eisenmann Currency (March 2021) “If you cannot fail, you cannot learn.” Eric Ries Curious, I did some preliminary research before reading this book. These data caught my eye: o 51…

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Here’s the secret sauce of consistent success for all businesses, year after year after year

April 25, 2021

In Better, Simpler Strategy, Felix Oberholzer-Gee recommends a strategy that could not be simpler: “create substantial value for customers, employees, or suppliers” consistently, year after year after year. This approach is best captured in a simple graph which he calls…

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Milton Friedman’s Unique Perspectives

April 23, 2021

Milton Friedman (1912 – 2006) was an American economist and statistician who received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and the complexity of stabilization policy. With George Stigler…

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Innovation Starts with Defining the Right Constraints

April 22, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Fiona Murray and Elsbeth Johnson 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…

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Balancing Act: Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire

April 21, 2021

Balancing Act : Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire Andrew Temte Kaplan Publishing (April 2021) How to accelerate and enrich personal growth and professional development As I began to read this book, I was again reminded of Jack Welch’s response when GE’s…

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It’s time for a new approach to racial equity

April 20, 2021

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Earl Fitzhugh, JP Julien, Nick Noel, and Shelley Stewart for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the…

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Glass Half-Broken: A book review by Bob Morris

April 18, 2021

Glass Half-Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work Colleen Ammerman and Boris Groysberg Harvard Business Review Press (April 2021) How to eliminate structures and mindsets that preclude gender parity for professional women With this book, Colleen…

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Playing to Win: A book review by Bob Morris

April 17, 2021

Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works A.G. Lafley and Roger Martin Harvard Business Review Press (2013) “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” Michael Porter Note: I reviewed this book when it was first published and…

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The organizational cost of insufficient sleep

April 16, 2021

Here is an excerpt from another “classic” article, one written by Nick van Dam and Els van der Helm for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the…

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