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Setting the Table: A book review by Bob Morris

September 14, 2011

Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business Danny Meyer HarperCollins (2006) Note: Perhaps 30-35 years ago, probably in an article for Harvard Business Review, Peter Drucker said something to the effect, “If you don’t think you’re in…

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How to Break the High-Achiever Cycle

September 13, 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. If you’re a high-achiever, it can be difficult to grow professionally. You have…

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Adrian J. Slywotzky, Part Two: An interview by Bob Morris

September 13, 2011

Adrian J. Slywotzky is a consultant and author of several books on economic theory and management. He graduated from Harvard College and holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked as a consultant since 1979 and is currently a partner at Oliver Wyman. His published books include Value Migration: How to Think Several…

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The Art of Asking Questions

September 13, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Ron Ashkenas 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 email alerts, please…

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Harvard Business Review on Communicating Effectively: A book review by Bob Morris

September 13, 2011

Harvard Business Review on Communicating Effectively Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How to customize the delivery of your presentation to almost any audience for “maximum persuasive power” Those who aspire to master several different high-impact communication styles will…

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The Power of Rachel Beckwith’s “big, crazy goal”

September 12, 2011

Here is one of the posts by Simon Sinek (on July 27, 2011) at his blog, Re:Focus (Simple Ideas to Help You Thrive). Once you read it, I doubt if you will soon forget it…if ever. To check out Simon’s…

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The Two-Second Advantage: A book review by Bob Morris

September 12, 2011

The Two-Second Advantage: How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future — Just Enough Vivek Ranadivé and Kevin Maney Crown Business (2011) The power of prediction-based talent: Intuition on “the other side of complexity” At least a century ago, Oliver Wendell…

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Thomas Jefferson, Author of America: A book review by Bob Morris

September 12, 2011

Thomas Jefferson: Author of America Christopher Hitchens  Harper Perennial (2009) Who was behind “the opaque curtain”? About this time of year, I re-read brief biographies of my favorite U.S. Presidents such as this one, written by one of the most…

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Avoid 3 Common Decision-Traps

September 12, 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. Making decisions is your most critical job as a leader. The…

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Another day that “will live in infamy”….

September 11, 2011

All of us have memories of where we were and what we were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. I was in the shower when my wife told me with obvious distress that “a small plane or maybe…

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