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Lessons about evolution from bird watching

July 3, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Amit and Dan Ariely. Note how, once again, insatiable curiosity drives someone to understand phenomena, in this instance the possible correlations between physical characteristics of birds and their behavior. In his…

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The Future of the MBA: A book review by Bob Morris

July 3, 2011

The Future of the MBA: Designing the Thinker of the Future Mihnea C. Moldoveanu and Roger L. Martin Oxford University Press (2008) Note: I recently re-read several books that were published a while ago. For example, here is one that…

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Innovation to the Core: A book review by Bob Morris

July 3, 2011

Innovation to the Core: A Blueprint for Transforming the Way Your Company Innovates Peter Skarzynski and Rowan Gibson Harvard Business School Press (2008) I read this book when it was first published more than three years ago and recently re-read…

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Joe’s Journal: On Managing Oneself

July 3, 2011

Here is the latest post by Joseph A. Maciariello featured in the Joe’s Journal series at the Drucker Exchange (Dx) sponsored by the Drucker Institute. The Drucker Exchange (the Dx) is a platform for bettering society through effective management and…

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Kathy Button Bell (Emerson) in “The Corner Office”

July 3, 2011

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Kathy Button Bell, vice president and chief…

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The Opposable Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

July 2, 2011

The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking Roger L. Martin Harvard Business School Press (2007) As I began to read this brilliant book, I was reminded of what Doris Kearns reveals about Abraham Lincoln in Team of…

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Wander Woman: A book review by Bob Morris

July 2, 2011

Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Conten tment and Direction Marcia Reynolds Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2010) With regard to the title of Marcia Reynolds’ book, it refers to the movement of women with ever-increasing velocity into positions within and beyond the…

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The Starfish and the Spider: A book review by Bob Morris

July 2, 2011

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom Portfolio/Penguin Group (2008) Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom explain that the title of their book refers to metaphors: The starfish represents the decentralized…

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Sway: A book review by Bob Morris

July 2, 2011

Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman Broadway Books (2008) The Brothers Brafman seem to have an insatiable curiosity about what may, at first, seem to be aberrational human behavior but is in fact commonplace.…

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The McKinsey Quarterly’s Top Ten: Second Quarter 2011

July 1, 2011

    In case you missed them, see which articles have been most popular with The McKinsey Quarterly‘s readers in the second quarter of this year. Here are the first five. To learn which articles ranked #6-10, read any/all of…

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