Daniel Kahneman

The Leading Brain: A book review by Bob Morris

March 19, 2017

The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance Friederike Fabricius and Hands Hagemann TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House (February 2017). Here are several science-based strategies that can drive peak performance Although by no means an authority in the multiple dimensions…

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The Undoing Project: A book review by Bob Morris

January 6, 2017

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Michael Lewis W.W. Norton & Company (2016) A brilliant analysis of how two world-famous psychologists could – and did — “undo” so many misconceptions about human error I have read and…

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Who was Amos Tversky and why is he significant?

December 21, 2016

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky (above) are the focal point of Michael Lewis’s latest book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, published by W.W. Norton & Company (December 2016). Tversky was a cognitive psychologist who changed the…

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Kahneman and Klein on strategic decisions: When can you trust your gut?

September 25, 2016

Here is an excerpt from the transcript of a conversation during which Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman and psychologist Gary Klein debate the power and perils of intuition for senior executives. It appeared in the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey &…

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Deep Work: A book review by Bob Morris

January 12, 2016

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport Grand Central Publishing (2016) “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle Those who aspire to “connect sacredness inherent in…

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The Uses (and Abuses) of Influence: An interview of Robert Cialdini

November 8, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an interview of Robert Cialdini by Sarah Cliffe for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR…

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Superforecasting: A book review by Bob Morris

October 25, 2015

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner Crown Publishers (2015) How to blend computer-based forecasting and subjective judgment to gain a better sense of what will likely occur Obviously, computers can process, organize, and access…

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The Silo Effect : A book review by Bob Morris

September 28, 2015

The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers Gillian Tett Simon & Schuster (2015) “Why are so many of us sometimes “blind to our own blindness?” Daniel Kahneman Two of the most valuable books…

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Alex Pentland on Great Teams

August 6, 2015

Alex (“Sandy”) Pentland has much of great value to say about how to organize and then lead great teams, first in an article, “The New Science of Building Great Teams,” published in Harvard Business Review and then in a book,…

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Wiser: A book review by Bob Mofrris

March 10, 2015

Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie Harvard Business Review Press 2014) How to separate, implement, and optimize the divergent and convergent stages of every problem-solving process As I began to read this…

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