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William Rosen: Part One of an interview by Bob Morris

November 28, 2010

This is the first of a two-part interview of William Rosen who is an historian and writer as well as the author of the award-winning history Justinian’s Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe and the recently published The…

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Saj-nicole Joni: An interview by Bob Morris

November 27, 2010

Saj-nicole Joni is president and CEO of the Cambridge International Group, Ltd. As well as an internationally known business strategist and Third Opinion adviser to senior executives and high-potential leaders, providing insight into high-stakes issues at the intersection of strategy,…

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Secrets of making a positive first impression

November 26, 2010

Obviously, we have only one opportunity to make a positive first impression. Are there any “secrets”? Yes. Expects agree on these: The impact initial face-to-face contact Determined by appearance and body language: 40-50% Tone of voice and eye contact: 30-40%…

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The Invention of Air: A book review by Bob Morris

November 26, 2010

The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America Steven Johnson Riverhead Books/Penguin Group (2008) It would be an exaggeration to suggest that Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) is the focal point of this book. He…

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Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

November 26, 2010

Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation James M. Utterback Harvard Business Press, Second Edition (1996) Note: This is one of the books I enjoy re-reading every few years because the material remains relevant despire the inevitable changes in the global marketplace.…

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Good Ideas! Steven Johnson, Atul Gawande, David Edwards, and Neri Oxman at 2010 Boston Book Festival

November 25, 2010

The Boston Book Festival, which took place October 16, 2010, put on some exceptional panel discussions. One of the most interesting featured four folks who individually could have taken up all the time on their own. The discussion was emceed…

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McKinsey conversations with global leaders: John Chambers of Cisco

November 24, 2010

Here is another outstanding interview in the McKinsey Conversations with Global Leaders series. To watch the conversation with John Chambers in a video interactive, or download a pdf  of the transcript, please click here. *     *     * The CEO and chairman…

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Stefan Stern on “Trust at the top” at Rolls-Royce

November 23, 2010

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Stefan Stern for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily…

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Best of Boing Boing

November 23, 2010

Gerald McBoing Boing is one of my favorite cartoon characters. Presumabky he served as the inspiration to Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair to launch Boing Boing as a zine in 1988. (Issues were subtitled “The World’s Greatest Neurozine.”) It became…

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Strike That Emotional Chord With Consumers With “Gentle Collisions”

November 23, 2010

Here is an an excerpt from an article written by Sandra Stahl that appeared in Advertising Age magazine (November 2, 2010). To read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * About five years ago, Michael Markowitz, former chief…

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