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What makes business visionaries “tick”?

February 23, 2011

In his book Eight Steps Ahead: What Separates Business Visionaries from the Rest of Us, published by Portfolio/Penguin (2011), Erik Calonius reveals what makes visionaries tick and how they develop their extraordinary powers.  We learn, for example, • How Steve…

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Most Valuable Business Insights: 6-10

February 23, 2011

After having read and reviewed so many business books, I now share brief comments about what I consider to be the 25 most valuable  business insights and the books in which they are either introduced or (one man’s opinion) best…

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The Most Valuable Business Insights: 1-5

February 22, 2011

After having read and reviewed so many business books, I now share brief comments about what I consider to be the 25 most valuable business insights and identify the books in which they are either introduced or (one man’s opinion)…

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Tackling Michael Lewis

February 22, 2011

Here is an excerpt of an interview of Michael Lewis by Dave Weich (in 2006) for the Powell’s Books website. To read the complete interview and interviews of other prominent authors, please click here. Since this interview was conducted, Lewis…

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Vince Lombardi’s Motivation “Secrets”: Love, Loyalty and Commitment

February 21, 2011

Here is an article written by William C. Taylor for BNET (February 14, 2011), The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters,…

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What all great leaders have in common: “a high degree of emotional intelligence”

February 21, 2011

In an article written for Harvard Business Review (“What Makes a Leader?” June 1996), Daniel Goleman observes: “I have found that that the most effective leaders are alike in one crucial way: They all have a high degree of what…

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Temple Grandin on the core emotions that all mammals share

February 21, 2011

Here is an excerpt of an interview of Temple Grandin by Jill Owens for the Powell’s Books website (December 2008). To read the complete interview and interviews of other prominent authors, please click here. *     *     * Temple Grandin has…

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Help Employees Listen When They Don’t Want to Hear

February 21, 2011

Here is an article written by John Baldoni for BNET (February 17, 2011) , The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters,…

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You know you are competing on analytics when….

February 21, 2011

In an article that appeared in Harvard Business Review (January 2006), Thomas H. Davenport explains how to become an analytics competitor: champion analytics from the top, create a single analytics initiative, focus on your analytics efforts, establish an analytics culture,…

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Why Face-to-Face Meetings Make All the Difference

February 20, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Stephen Greer for the Harvard Business Review blog (February 18, 2011). To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard…

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