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An executive’s guide to machine learning

February 6, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Dorian Pyle and Cristina San Jose for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They explain why machine learning is no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital…

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People Analytics in the Era of Big Data: A book review by Bob Morris

June 4, 2016

People Analytics in the Era of Big Data: Changing the Way You Attract, Acquire, Develop, and Retain Talent Jean Paul Isson and Jesse Harriott John Wiley & Sons (2016) Just about everything you need to know to attract, hire, develop,…

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Great Innovators Create the Future , Manage the Present, and Selectively Forget the Past

April 29, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Vijay Govindarajan for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. The material is adapted from The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation (Harvard Business Review Press April 2016). To…

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George E.L. Barbee: Part 2 0f an interview by Bob Morris

February 12, 2016

George E. L. Barbee is one of the original Batten Fellow faculty members (along with Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell and Jim Gilmore) at top-ranked University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and has been teaching innovation for the past 15…

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George E.L. Barbee: Part 2 0f an interview by Bob Morris

February 6, 2016

George E. L. Barbee is one of the original Batten Fellow faculty members (along with Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell and Jim Gilmore) at top-ranked University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and has been teaching innovation for the past 15…

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George E.L. Barbee: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

January 27, 2016

George E. L. Barbee is one of the original Batten Fellow faculty members (along with Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell and Jim Gilmore) at top-ranked University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and has been teaching innovation for the past 15…

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The Wisdom of Peter Drucker from A to Z

November 13, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article by Leigh Buchanan for Inc. magazine in which she examines Drucker’s contributions, from A to Z. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * *…

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Thinking out of the box about “thinking out of the box”

October 10, 2015

I wish I had a five-dollar bill (or even a dollar bill) for every time I have encountered a reference to “out of the box thinking.” The background to this phrase, briefly, is that it was popularized by motivational speaker…

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Confronting Capitalism: A book review by Bob Morris

April 3, 2015

Confronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic System Philip Kotler AMACOM (2015) “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Derek Bok In my opinion, Phil Kotler is the world’s preeminent authority on how to create or increase demand…

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Changing the Performance Management Mindset

March 18, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Sebastian Bailey for Talent Management magazine. He suggests that, as ‘rank and yank’ dominates the debate, talent leaders would be wise to focus the discussion on eliminating traditional manager biases and…

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