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Jim Collins: An interview by Bob Morris

October 6, 2011

Collins is a student of enduring great companies — how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies. Having invested more than a decade of research into the topic, Jim has co-authored four…

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Revisiting Jim Collins

October 6, 2011

Rarely do I re-read a business book but recently made an exception with Jim Collins’ How the Mighty Fall because I wanted to correlate his five-stage process of decline with what Richard Tedlow has to say about once-great companies whose…

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The Lords of Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

October 6, 2011

The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World Walter Kiechel III Harvard Business Press (2010) A unique aristocracy of iconoclasts Kiechel suggests that understanding what he calls the “strategy revolution” requires getting beyond three common…

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Re-Think: A book review by Bob Morris

October 6, 2011

Re-Think: A Business Manifesto for Cutting Costs and Boosting Innovation Ric Merrifield Financial Times Press/The Pearson Group (2009) If you cannot identify the “what” that is truly valuable, “how” is irrelevant. As I began to read this book, I was…

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The Ultimate Question 2.0: A book review by Bob Morris

October 6, 2011

The Ultimate Question 2.0: How NET PROMOTER Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World Fred Reichheld with Rob Markey Harvard Business Review Press (2011) Here is an open-source system whose “engine” can drive profitable growth This is a revised and expanded…

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Innovative Companies Demand Innovative Leaders

October 5, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clayton Christensen 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…

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Cracking Creativity: A book review by Bob Morris

October 5, 2011

Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius Michael Michalko Ten Speed Press (1998) Note: Here’s another business classic, published 13 years ago, that is even more relevant now than ever before. According to Michalko, what are the best strategies for “cracking” the…

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How to Stop Making Decisions That Waste Time and Money

October 5, 2011

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. Many managers rely on gut instinct to make important decisions, which often leads…

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Putting Steve Jobs in perspective

October 4, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an especially insightful article written by Nancy Koehn. It is part of The Washington Post‘s recent  On Leadership roundtable exploring Tim Cook’s succession of Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple, and how to follow in…

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How to Kick the Multi-Tasking Addiction

October 4, 2011

Here is an article written by Margaret Heffernan for BNET (March 3, 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, please click here. *    …

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