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On a friend’s recent “conversion” to an iPad

May 3, 2011

A friend’s recent (as he characterizes it) “conversion” to an iPad by no means invalidates or even contradicts his previous and passionate support of the bound volume. The number of electronic reading devices as well as the applications they offer…

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William Deresiewicz on Solitude and Leadership

May 3, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by William Deresiewicz for his “All Points” column that is featured online by The American Scholar website. “The American Scholar is the venerable but lively quarterly magazine of public affairs, literature, science,…

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How Top CEOs Cope with Constant Stress

May 3, 2011

Justin Menkes, author of recently published Better Under Pressure, explains why today’s leaders need realistic optimism, subservience to purpose, and the ability to find order in chaos. The Harvard Business Review blog now features an interview of him that I…

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Executive Intelligence: A book review by Bob Morris

May 3, 2011

Executive Intelligence: What All Great Leaders Have Justin Menkes HarperBusiness (2005) A rigorous and eloquent examination of “the single biggest driver of executive performance” There are significant differences between information and knowledge. The former consists of raw data; the latter…

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Osama bin Laden on symbolism…in his own words

May 2, 2011

“Allah knows it did not cross our minds to attack the towers but after the situation became unbearable and we witnessed the injustice and tyranny of the American-Israeli alliance against our people in Palestine and Lebanon, I thought about it. And the…

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Replace “success” with “contribution”

May 2, 2011

In The Effective Executive, first published in 1967, Peter Drucker stressed the importance of mastering several learnable disciplines. They include • Manage your time and your energy, not your work • Know your priorities • Do first things first •…

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Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, on business culture, technology, and social issues

May 2, 2011

Once again, McKinsey & Company offers (at no cost) an exceptionally valuable resource, in this instance Eric Schmidt‘s conversation with McKinsey director James Manyika about business culture, technology, and social issues. More specifically, Google’s executive chairman discusses his strategies on hiring,…

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ROAR!: A book review by Bob Morris

May 2, 2011

ROAR! Get Heard in the Sales and Marketing Jungle Kevin Daum with Daniel A. Turner John Wiley & Sons (2010) How to “break through all that noise and visual stimulation to get to the core of the customer” What we…

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Beware the Busy Manager

May 2, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR…

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A Scientific View of Why Women Earn Less

May 2, 2011

Here is an article written by Kimberly Weisul for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network (April 6, 2011). To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please…

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