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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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Alan Briskin: An interview by Bob Morris

November 23, 2010

Co-founder of the Collective Wisdom Initiative, Alan Briskin is an organizational consultant, artist, and researcher. His co-authored book, The Power of Collective Wisdom, won the 2010 Nautilus Award in the category of business and leadership.  One of his other books,…

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Bo Burlingham: An interview by Bob Morris

November 23, 2010

Burlingham joined Inc. magazine in January 1983 as a senior editor and became executive editor six months later, a position he held for the next seven years. In 1990, he resigned and became editor-at-large. He subsequently wrote two books with…

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