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What you may not already know about July 4th

July 3, 2024

Here is a brief excerpt from Jason Serafino‘s superb article published by Dental Floss (June 12, 2024). To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. * * * The Fourth of July is packed with backyard…

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The Singularity Is Nearer: A Book Review by Bob Morris

July 3, 2024

The Singularity Is Nearer: When We Merge with AI Ray Kurzweil Viking/An Imprint of Penguin Random House (June 2024) We are “on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.” I recently re-read Vernon Vinge’s…

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Billiant Mistakes, a business classic reviewed by Bob Morris

July 3, 2024

Brilliant Mistakes: Finding Success On the Far Side of Failure Paul J.F. Schoemaker Wharton Digital Press (2012) How and why mistakes “enlarge our range of experience, shrink our ego, and thereby increase the chance of discovery.” The title of this…

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The Geography of Genius: A Book Review by Bob Morris

July 2, 2024

The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley Eric Weiner Simon & Schuster (2016) This is one of the books I frequently re-read wholly for pleasure, its insights even more…

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Roger Martin on solving problems with a new way of thinking

June 30, 2024

The ideas in some busibess books are even more valuable now than they were when first published. For example…. In A New Way to Think: Your Guide to Superior Management Effectiveness, Roger Martin shares his thoughts about how to think…

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The Power of Instinct: A Book Review by Bob Morris

June 29, 2024

The Power of Instinct: The New Rules of Persuasion in Business and Life   Leslie Zane Public Affairs (June 2024) How and why 95% of decisions are made by the unconscious mind The mind is what the brain does. According to…

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What Fierce Competitors Do In Tough Times

June 28, 2024

Even in the best of economic times there are rough times. Markets go up and down. Customers come and go. Yesterday the real estate industry was in the dumps. Then it was computer chips. Today oil and gas is down…

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Great at Work: Review of a business classic by Bob Morris

June 28, 2024

Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More Morten Hansen Simon & Schuster (January 2018) How and why “seven practices upend conventional thinking about how you should work” Note: Every so often, I recycle a…

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In Ronnie’s Court: On Being Born and Other Adventures

June 28, 2024

Here is an excerpt from a classic article written by David Cornwell (aka John le Carré) for The New Yorker, published in the Februart 2, 2002, issue. To read the complete article, check out others, sign up for email alerts,…

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Unorthodox Perspectives

June 27, 2024

If you want to put some white caps on your gray matter, check out these observations. * * * o “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Pogo the Possum o “There is nothing so practical as a…

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