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Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick: A book review by Bob Morris

February 14, 2018

Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick: People, Probabilities, and Big Moves to Beat the Odds Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt, and Sven Smit John Wiley & Sons (February 13, 2018) What really matters — and what does not — for exceptional performance…

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The Workplace Engagement Solution: A book review by Bob Morris

September 11, 2017

The Workplace Engagement Solution: Find a Common Mission, Vision and Purpose with All of Today’s Employees David Harder Career Press (August 2017) “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African proverb…

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The Innovation Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

July 24, 2017

The Innovation Revolution: Discover the Genius Hiding in Plain Sight K. Melissa Kennedy 48 Innovate (February 2017) Individuals as well as organizations must either change in order to thrive or remain the same and deteriorate Major research studies by reputable…

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The Social Life of Information: A book review by Bob Morris

April 6, 2017

The Social Life of Information John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid Harvard Business Review Press (March 2017) How and why “the ability of information and its technologies [continue] to change the social world for the better” This is an updated…

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Sense & Respond: A book review by Bob Morris

February 17, 2017

Sense & Respond: How Successful Organizations Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously Jeff Gothelp and Josh Seiden Harvard Business Review Press (February 2017) Engage an organization in a two-way conversation with its market(s) and customers, integrated at all…

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Mission Control: A book review by Bob Morris

January 21, 2017

Mission Control: How Nonprofits and Governments Can Focus, Achieve More, and Change the World Liana Downey Bibliomotion Media (2016) How to develop a powerful strategy that sharpens organizational focus on achieving more to change the world According to Liana Downey,…

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Look: A book review by Bob Morris

January 9, 2017

Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills James H. Gilmore Greenleaf Book Group Press (2016) How and why “what you look at informs what you think about, which [then] influences what you act upon” I share Jim Gilmore’s…

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Magic and Loss: A book review by Bob Morris

June 10, 2016

Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art Virginia Heffernan Simon & Schuster (June 2016) How and why the Internet is “the most powerful expansion and expression of the project of being human” Virginia Heffernan observes, “These are exciting times, filled…

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Beyond Competitive Advantage: A book review by Bob Morris

June 4, 2016

Beyond Competitive Advantage: How to Solve the Puzzle of Sustaining Growth While Creating Value Todd Zenger Harvard Business Review Press (June 2016) How and why better corporate theories generate better strategies “with a higher possibility of success” Long ago, Peter…

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Why Culture Still Matters

May 7, 2016

Peter Drucker once suggested that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” There is no denying the power of culture. Indeed, Jim O’Toole suggests that the strongest resistance to change is cultural in nature, the result of what he so aptly characterizes…

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