“Vision without execution is hallucination”

Mission Control: A book review by Bob Morris

January 21, 2017

Mission Control: How Nonprofits and Governments Can Focus, Achieve More, and Change the World Liana Downey Bibliomotion Media (2016) How to develop a powerful strategy that sharpens organizational focus on achieving more to change the world According to Liana Downey,…

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Execution Excellence: A book review by Bob Morris

June 16, 2016

Execution Excellence: Making Strategy Work Using the Balanced Scorecard Sanjiv Anand John Wiley & Sons (2016) “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison David P. Norton and Robert S. Kaplan co-authored an article, “The Balanced Scorecard: Measures That Drive Performance,”…

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OutManeuver: A book review by Bob Morris

March 28, 2016

OutManeuver: OutThink—Don’t OutSpend Jeffrey Phillips and Alex Verjovsky Xlibris (January 2016) How leveraging maneuver strategies and tactics can establi As Jeffrey Phillips and Alex Verjovsky observe, “When speed and agility are important, maneuver is far more attractive than attrition, especially…

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The Achievement Habit: A book review by Bob Morris

July 13, 2015

The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life Bernard Roth HarperBusiness/An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers (July 2015) “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle, July…

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Does It Work?: A book review by Bob Morris

May 1, 2015

Does It Work?: 10 Principles for Delivering True Business Value in Digital Marketing Shane Atchison and Jason Burby McGraw-Hill (2015) How and why brilliant ideas well-executed in “the conditions that allow magic to happen” can achieve business objectives Those who…

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The 10 Core Principles of Delivering True Business Value

April 25, 2015

I agree with Warren Buffet: “Price is what you charge. Value is what people think it’s worth.” In Does It Work?: 10 Principles for Delivering True Business Value in Digital Marketing, Shane Atchison and Jason Burby introduce a four step…

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James Merlino, MD: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

January 22, 2015

James Merlino, MD, has been the Chief Experience Officer of the Cleveland Clinic health system, as well as a practicing staff colorectal surgeon in the Digestive Disease Institute. He is the founder and current president of the Association for Patient…

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James Merlino: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

January 11, 2015

James Merlino, MD, has been the Chief Experience Officer of the Cleveland Clinic health system, as well as a practicing staff colorectal surgeon in the Digestive Disease Institute. He is the founder and current president of the Association for Patient…

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On Walter Issacson’s latest achievement, The Innovators

December 3, 2014

For many years, it has been both my privilege and pleasure to serve on several committees that select the best business books of the given calendar year. This year, Walter Isaacson’s The Innovators is among my selections. You may be…

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Scrum: A book review by Bob Morris

November 20, 2014

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Jeff Sutherland Crown Business (2014) Here is a “radical change from the prescriptive, top-down project methodologies of the past” To what does the title of this book refer?…

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