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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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Excellent advice from Warren Buffett on habits, for better or worse

February 14, 2017

In an article that appeared in Forbes magazine, Warren Buffett has this to say about habits: “At my age I can’t change my habits. I’m stuck. But you will have the habits twenty years from now that you decide to…

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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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Defining Moments: A book review by Bob Morris

November 18, 2016

Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right Joseph L. Badaracco Harvard Business Review Press (1997) How to make decisions that could – and probably will — reveal a manager’s basic values and, in some cases, those of…

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Liberal Arts for Conservative Minds

June 17, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Kyle Peterson that appeared in The Wall Street Journal. One of his observations is that Hillsdale College takes no federal or state money—but bureaucrats are still plotting ways to regulate its…

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50 Politics Classics: A book review by Bob Morris

May 27, 2015

50 Politics Classics: Freedom Equality Power: Mind-Changing, World-Changing Ideas from Fifty Landmark Books Tom Butler-Bowdon Nicholas Brealey Publishing (2015) “The world is a dangerous place to live…because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” Albert Einstein Actually, the…

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Here is an excellent book to feature at a “brown bag seminar”

October 12, 2014

During the last 30 years or so, I have been retained by corporate clients to conduct what I call “brown bag seminars” for groups of executives. They are usually scheduled once a quarter. I provide a briefing on the pre-assigned…

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Nature’s God: A book review by Bob Morris

August 28, 2014

Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic Matthew Stewart W.W., Norton & Company (2014) A brilliant analysis of “the power and impact of America’s original philosophical radicalism” This was an especially challenging read because the issues that Matthew…

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Win-Win Partnerships: A book review by Bob Morris

March 28, 2013

Win-Win Partnerships: Be on the Cutting Edge with Synergistic Coaching Steven J. Stowell and Matt M. Starcevich CMOE Press (1996) “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison Do not be deterred by the fact that this book was first published…

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Quotations of Timeless Relevance

January 16, 2013

o “Enjoy the little things in life, for someday you will realize that they were the big things.” – Source Unknown o “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams o…

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