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SuperCorp: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2011

SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good Rosabeth Moss Kanter Crown Business (2009) A brilliant analysis of companies at the forefront of social purpose and profitable enterprise In recent years, Rosabeth Moss Kanter has written several…

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Confidence: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2011

Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End Rosabeth Moss Kanter Crown Business (2004) Locating the “stones” under the water This brilliant book’s subtitle is accurate but does not fully indicate the nature and extent of what Kanter…

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Buyology: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2011

Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy Martin Lindstrom Crown Business (2008) Preliminary Conclusions About Neuromarketing As Martin Lindstrom explains in the Introduction, he set out to understand “what’s going on in our brains that makes us chose one…

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Brand Sense: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2011

In Brand Sense: Sensory Secrets Behind the Stuff We Buy, Martin Lindstrom notes that “the effects of sensory branding are astounding. Yes, it’s possible to create a truly spectacular commercial or an advertising jingle you can’t get out of your…

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How to create “a passionate love affair between a consumer and a brand.”

June 27, 2011

I have just read the revised and updated edition of Martin Lindstrom’s Brand Sense: Sensory Secrets Behind the Stuff We Buy, first published by Free Press in 2005. He has since published Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy.…

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Do a Project Premortem to Avoid a Postmortem

June 27, 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. Projects fail all the time, and most experts will tell you that…

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The Right Fight: A book review by Bob Morris

June 26, 2011

The Right Fight: How Great Leaders Use Healthy Conflict to Drive Performance, Innovation, and Value Saj-nicole Joni and Damon Beyer HarperBusiness (2010) As I read the Introduction to this book, I was reminded of two observations by Peter Drucker and…

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Management Rewired: A book review by Bob Morris

June 26, 2011

Management Rewired: Why Feedback Doesn’t Work and Other Surprising Lessons from the Latest Brain Science Charles S. Jacobs Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2009) In recent years, a number of books have discussed recent research in neurological science and its relevance to…

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Walk the Walk: A book review by Bob Morris

June 26, 2011

Walk the Walk: The #1 Rule for Real Leaders Alan Deutschman Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2009) Deutschman’s objective was to write what turns out to be an especially entertaining and engaging as well as informative analysis of “real” leadership, what Bill…

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