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The Talent Code: A book review by Bob Morris

June 11, 2011

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How Daniel Coyle Bantam Books (2009) In this book, Coyle duly (and gratefully) acknowledges the importance of Anders Ericsson’s research, that greatness isn’t born; rather, it is developed by a combination…

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Daniel Coyle: An interview by Bob Morris

June 11, 2011

Daniel Coyle is a contributing editor for Outside magazine and the author of three books, including the New York Times bestseller Lance Armstrong’s War. He has written for Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Magazine, and Play (including this March 2007 cover story which sparked The Talent Code), and is a two-time National…

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Tom Butler-Bowdon: First interview, by Bob Morris

June 11, 2011

The 50 Classics concept is based on Butler-Bowden’s belief that every subject or genre will contain at least 50 books that encapsulate its knowledge and wisdom. By creating a list of those landmark or representative titles, then providing commentaries that…

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Making Ideas Happen: A book review by Bob Morris

June 11, 2011

Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision & Reality Scott Belsky Portfolio/Penguin Group (2010) Anyone with much experience with brainstorming sessions already knows that “making ideas” is quite easy. Making them happen is quite a different challenge and a…

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Scott Belsky: An interview by Bob Morris

June 11, 2011

Scott Belsky believes that the greatest breakthroughs across all industries are a result of creative people and teams that are especially productive. As such, he has committed his professional life to help organize creative individuals, teams, and networks. He is…

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Dean R. Spitzer: Interview #2 by Bob Morris

June 11, 2011

Spitzer is president of Dean R. Spitzer & Associates and widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading authorities on performance measurement and management. His latest book, Transforming Performance Measurement: Rethinking the Way We Measure and Drive Organizational Success, has…

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Balancing Push and Pull Approaches to Improvement

June 11, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Brad Power for the Harvard Business Review blog’s “Conversation” series. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email…

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June 11, 2011

      Here is an excerpt from another excellent article from the archives of Talent Management magazine, written by John Ambrose. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and Chief…

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Acronyms can be very handy. “TULIP,” for example….

June 11, 2011

  During 23 years of teaching world literature at two boarding schools in New England and then at a community college in Dallas, I always included in each year’s curriculum at least one novel, a play and a few short…

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Masters of Success: A book review by Bob Morris

June 10, 2011

Masters of Success: Proven Techniques for Achieving Success in Business and Life Ivan R. Misner and Don Morgan Entrepreneur Press (2004) Here are 65 enlightening perspectives on “success” The subtitle of this book refers to “techniques for achieving success” but…

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