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Evolution, Equality of Opportunity, and the Power of Persuasion

September 14, 2017

The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge Matt Ridley HarperCollins (2015) Fans of the leadership genre won’t love Matt Ridley’s new book, The Evolution of Everything. Those who enjoy a good worldview-shake will. Ridley, a science writer, argues that much…

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How to Be Happy at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

September 13, 2017

How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship Annie McKee Harvard Business Review Press (September 2017) “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Annie McKee is one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking…

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Streampunks: A book review by Bob Morris

September 13, 2017

Streampunks: YouTube and the Rebels Remaking Media Robert Kyncl with Maany Peyvan HarperBusiness (September 2017) How and why “attention is the currency of the digital age” Written by Robert Kyncl with Maany Peyvan, this book provides an authoritative examination of…

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Wisdom Warriors: A book review by Bob Morris

September 12, 2017

Wisdom Warriors: Journeys Through Leadership AND Life | Women with the Courage to be True to Themselves Carol Seymour Signature Leaders Publishing (2017) Weapons of creative construction: Empathy, Experience, Knowledge, Wisdom, and Collaboration * * * It is a national…

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Collaborate to Eliminate Distractions while Strengthening Good Habits

September 12, 2017

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport Grand Central Publishing The quantity of work still matters–but increasingly, quality matters more. Newport, a computer science professor at Georgetown University, describes deep work as especially needed in cognitively demanding jobs that deliver…

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The Workplace Engagement Solution: A book review by Bob Morris

September 11, 2017

The Workplace Engagement Solution: Find a Common Mission, Vision and Purpose with All of Today’s Employees David Harder Career Press (August 2017) “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African proverb…

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Who was Alan Turing and why is he important?

September 11, 2017

According to Wikipedia, “Alan Turing OBE FRS (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist. He was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation…

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Competing on Analytics: A book review by Bob Morris

September 10, 2017

Competing on Analytics: Updated, with a New Introduction: The New Science of Winning Thomas Davenport and Jeanne Harris Harvard Business Review Press (September 2017) How to make “a strategic shift toward cognitive technologies in general, and machine learning in particular”…

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Julian H. Bigelow’s “Maxims for Ideal Prognosticators”

September 10, 2017

In George Dyson’s classic, Turing’s Cathedral, he examines “the origins of the digital universe.” Dozens of passages caught my eye, including one wherein he discusses a list of George H. Bigelow’s fourteen “Maxims for Ideal Prognosticators.” They are eminently sensible…

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Sharpen Your Daily Edge and Be Primed to Perform with “A Manifesto for Business Revolution”

September 9, 2017

The Daily Edge: Simple Strategies to Increase Efficiency and Make an Impact Every Day ​David Horsager Berrett-Koehler Publishers We don’t always control our days. Rather our days tend to control us. This book by Horsager, a business strategist and speaker, is meant…

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