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The Lords of Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

May 26, 2017

The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World Walter Kiechel III Harvard Business Press (2010) A unique aristocracy of iconoclasts Kiechel suggests that understanding what he calls the “strategy revolution” requires getting beyond three common…

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There Is No “Invisible Hand”

April 13, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jonathan Schlefer 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 email alerts,…

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HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict: A book review by Bob Morris

March 23, 2017

HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict Amy Gallo Harvard Business Review Press (April 2017) Cutting-edge thinking about the common sources of conflict, how people approach it differently, and how to resolve it Most of the volumes in the “HBR Guide…

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Jeff Fox on “Small But Very Expensive Mistakes”

March 4, 2017

Jeff Fox is one of the most creative as well as one of the most practical business thinkers I know. How’s this for a background? “Grew up in a small town. Saw Mickey Mantle hit several home runs at Yankee…

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HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business: A book review by Bob Morris

February 18, 2017

HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business Richard S. Ruback and Royce Yudkoff Harvard Business Review Press (2017) “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” Steve Jobs Most of…

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Walter Kiechel III on “The Management Century”

October 4, 2016

Here is an excerpt from a classic article written by Walter Kiechel III for Harvard Business Review (2012) and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive…

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Here are the questions you need to answer when solving an especially serious problem

September 3, 2016

In his latest book, Managing in the Gray: Five Timeless Questions for Resolving Your Toughest Problems at Work, Joseph Badaracco observes, “The soundest guidance for grappling with hard, complex, uncertain practical problems is a set of five questions that men…

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10 Principles of Change Management

August 13, 2016

Leaders in all organizations need tools and techniques to help their companies transform quickly. Here is a brief except from an article co-authored by John Jones, DeAnne Aguirre, and Matthew Calderone for strategy+business magazine, published by Strategy& (formerly Booz &…

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How to Become an Ambidextrous Leader

August 12, 2016

Here is a brief except from an article by Theodore Kinni for strategy+business magazine, published by Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company). To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, and sign up for email…

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Habits: Why We Do What We Do

April 27, 2016

Here is an excerpt from a transcript of a video during which Justin Fox interviews Charles Duhigg for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To see/read the complete interview, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription…

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