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Hit the Ground Running: A book review by Bob Morris

June 23, 2011

Hit the Ground Running: A Manual for New Leaders Jason Jennings Portfolio/Penguin (2009) Through a rigorous process of identification, consideration, evaluation, and elimination best explained in the book, Jason Jennings and his research associates selected nine exemplar companies and their…

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Think Big, Act Small: A book review by Bob Morris

June 23, 2011

Think Big, Act Small: How America’s Best Performing Companies Keep the Start-up Spirit Alive Jason Jennings Portfolio/Penguin (2005) As I read this volume, I was reminded of at least some of the material in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War…

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It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small…It’s the Fast That Eat the Slow: A book review by Bob Morris

June 23, 2011

It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small…It’s the Fast That Eat the Slow: How to Use Speed as a Competitive Tool in Business Jason Jennings &  Laurence HaughtonHarperBusiness (2001) Speed Plus Torque = Victory!   In the Prologue, Jennings…

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Praise as Much as You Criticize

June 23, 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. Human performance is inconsistent—even world-class athletes have off days. Yet, most managers focus…

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Thomas J. DeLong: An interview by Bob Morris

June 23, 2011

Thomas J. DeLong is the Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Management Practice in the Organizational Behavior area at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard Faculty, DeLong was Chief Development Officer and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Group, Inc., where he was responsible for the…

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The Executive’s Compass: A book review by Bob Morris

June 23, 2011

The Executive’s Compass: Business and the Good Society James O’Toole Oxford University Press (1995) “The Great Conversation Across the Centuries” More than 50 years ago, Walter Paepcke founded the Aspen Institute and entrusted to Mortimer Adler the responsibility for devising…

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Work/Life Balance Across Time Zones and Technologies

June 23, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Elizabeth Harrin (London) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. “Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and…

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Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: A book review by Bob Morris

June 22, 2011

Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren Buffett’s Top Business Leaders Ronald W. Chan John Wiley & Sons (2010) A chorus of eloquent voices that suggest “a sense of what life is, can be, or should be” Prior to…

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Marketing to Women: A book review by Bob Morris

June 22, 2011

Marketing to Women: How to Understand, Reach, and Increase Your Share of the Largest Market Segment Marti Barletta Kaplan Business (2002) How to Succeed in the World’s Largest Market Segment In this uniquely informative volume, Barletta answers three separate but…

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3 Tips for Responding to Failure

June 22, 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. Everyone reacts differently to failure: some immediately accuse others while some take the…

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