Jim Collins

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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One of the Greatest Business Decisions: How Intel got consumers to love its chips (1991)

August 7, 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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One of the Greatest Business Decisions: Boeing bets big on the 707 (1952)

August 5, 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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One of the Greatest Business Decisions: Henry Ford decides to double his workers’ wages (1914)

August 4, 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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Humility Is the New Smart: A book review by Bob Morris

March 16, 2017

Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age Edward D. Hess and Katherine Ludwig Barrett-Koehler Publishers (January 2017) “NewSmart”: Excellence at the very highest levels of cognition and initiative What will be the percentage of…

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The Essentials of Stretch Goals

March 8, 2017

In Beyond Performance Management, Jeremy Hope and Steve Player recommend key practices to achieve superior performance. For example, how to use stretch goals that are “invariably based on negotiating short-term fixed targets and have recently become more pervasive in both…

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Winners: A book review by Bob Morris

February 21, 2017

Winners: And How They Succeed Alastair Campbell Pegasus Books Ltd (2015) What we can learn from winners’ mindsets as well as from their modus operandi Alistair Campbell carefully organized and then presents his material within four Parts. To his substantial…

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The Effective Executive: A book review by Bob Morris

January 24, 2017

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done Peter F. Drucker HarperBusiness (January 2017) How and why, “like every other discipline, effectiveness can be learned and must be earned” This is the 50th anniversary edition of…

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The Big Thing: A book review by Bob Morris

September 4, 2016

The Big Thing: How to Complete Your Creative Project Even if You’re a Lazy, Self-Doubting Procrastinator Like Me Phyllis Korkki HarperCollins (August 2016) “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right.” Henry Ford To what does…

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Life’s Work: An Interview with Kevin Spacey

March 16, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Kevin Spacey by Alison Beard 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…

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