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John Medina’s Brain Rules: A book review by Bob Morris

February 7, 2011

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School John Medina Pear Press (2008) Note: I read this book as soon as it was published (in 2008) and then reviewed it for Amazon. I recently re-read…

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Hugh MacLeod: Manhattan Memories

February 5, 2011

Hugh MacLeod has written two books (Ignore Everybody and Evil Plans) and also offers one of the most thought-provoking and visually-stimulating websites, Gaping Void, where he demonstrates the power of transparency: He tells you exactly what he thinks and feels; also…

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Design Thinking for Social Innovation

February 4, 2011

Here is an excerpt from a brilliant  article co-authored by Tim Brown and Jocelyn Wyatt for Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2010). To read the complete article, check out other valuable resources, obtain subscription information, and sign up for a free…

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High-Impact Performers For Tough Times: 6 Ways to Keep Them Happy

February 4, 2011

Here is an excerpt from article written by Kelly Goldsmith and Marshall Goldsmith for BNET, 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…

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Work That Metaphor

February 4, 2011

Bo Burlingham, author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, introduces a lesson in the power of design from CAD Monkeys, Dinosaur Babies, and T-Shaped People: Inside the World of Design Thinking and How It…

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How Can Teachers Develop Students’ Motivation — and Success?

February 3, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an interview of Carol Dweck by Gary Hopkins, editir-in-chief of Education World magazine. To read the complete interview, please click here. *     *     * What can teachers do to help develop students who will face challenges…

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Harry Beckwith: His first interview by Bob Morris

February 3, 2011

Harry Beckwith has advised countless Fortune 100 companies, including Target, Wells Fargo, and IBM, and won the American Marketing Association’s highest award. His published works include Selling the Invisible (1997), What Clients Love (2003), You, Inc. co-authored with Christine Clifford…

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Hugh MacLeod’s Ignore Everybody: A book review by Bob Morris

February 2, 2011

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity Hugh MacLeod Portfolio/Penguin (2009) As I began to read this book, I recalled a situation years ago in which a little girl (probably seven or eight years old) announced that her foot…

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Daniel Isenberg on “entrepreneurship”

February 2, 2011

I am grateful to Danny Stern and his associates for the material that follows. *     *     * “Entrepreneurship” is derived from the French word meaning “the act of undertaking an endeavor” and it represents many things to many people. But…

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Unthinking: A book review by Bob Morris

February 2, 2011

Unthinking: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy Harry Beckwith Business Plus/Hatchette Book Group (2011) In this, his latest of five bestselling books, Harry Beckwith shares a number of especially valuable insights. His objective is to share with his reader…

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