Geoff Colvin

One of the Greatest Business Decisions: Tata Steel’s radical approach to downsizing (1993)

August 12, 2017

The material that follows is adapted from The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business, by Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles, and the editors of Fortune,…

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Friederike Fabritius on The Leading Brain: An interview by Bob Morris

June 7, 2017

Friederike Fabritius is a neuropsychologist and a leading expert in the field of Neuroleadership. After starting at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and then continuing as a management consultant at McKinsey, Friederike now applies her unique expertise in…

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Five Urban Talent Myths Exposed

July 18, 2015

As you no doubt know already, an urban myth is an immensely popular story or piece of information circulated as true but is in fact bogus. Two examples in ancient times: the earth is flat and the moon is made…

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Listen up, biz leaders: It’s time to rethink everything

October 27, 2012

Here is an excerpt from article co-authored by Geoff Colvin that appeared in Fortune magazine. To read the complete article, check out other resources, obtain subscription, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. *     *     * We’re not…

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Bounce: A book review by Bob Morris

September 4, 2012

Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success Matthew Syed Harper/A HarperCollins Imprint (2010) How and why peak performance really is achieved…or isn’t I first read this book when it was published (April 20, 2010) and then recently re-read it before reviewing it. As…

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The Little Book of Talent: A book review by Bob Morris

August 29, 2012

The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills Daniel Coyle Bantam Books/A Random House imprint (2012) Lessons learned from “hotbeds” of creativity about how best to develop talents to their full potential For more than 20 years,…

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The Upside of the Downturn: A book review by Bob Morris

August 25, 2012

The Upside of the Downturn: Ten Management Strategies to Prevail in the Recession and Thrive in the Aftermath Geoff Colvin Portfolio/The Penguin Group (w009) Note: I read this book when it was first published and recently re-read it.  If anything, it…

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Talent Is Overrated: A book review by Bob Morris

January 9, 2012

Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else Geoff Colvin The Penguin Group (2008) Colvin set out to answer this question: “What does great performance require?” In this volume, he shares several insights generated by hundreds of…

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Sorry, Strivers: Talent Matters

November 22, 2011

Here is an article written by David Z. Hambrick and Elizabeth J. Meinz that was featured in the The New York Times (November 19, 2011). I urge you to click on the links to che vk oyt the sources to…

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Malcolm Gladwell’s latest contribution

May 16, 2011

I highly recommend the current issue of The New Yorker (May 16, 2011) that includes Malcolm Gladwell’s article, “Creation Myth,” his latest contribution to the “Annals of Business” series. Gladwell is a brilliant journalist but hardly an original business thinker.…

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