Thinking [comma] Fast and Slow

The Leading Brain: A book review by Bob Morris

March 19, 2017

The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance Friederike Fabricius and Hands Hagemann TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House (February 2017). Here are several science-based strategies that can drive peak performance Although by no means an authority in the multiple dimensions…

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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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Thought-provoking observations by Daniel Kahneman

December 17, 2016

Daniel Kahneman is among today’s most influential thought leaders. This is explained in part by the quality of his thoughts, to be sure, but also by their impact on other thought leaders. Here is a representative selection. * * *…

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Superforecasting: A book review by Bob Morris

October 25, 2015

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner Crown Publishers (2015) How to blend computer-based forecasting and subjective judgment to gain a better sense of what will likely occur Obviously, computers can process, organize, and access…

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Alex Pentland on Great Teams

August 6, 2015

Alex (“Sandy”) Pentland has much of great value to say about how to organize and then lead great teams, first in an article, “The New Science of Building Great Teams,” published in Harvard Business Review and then in a book,…

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Wiser: A book review by Bob Mofrris

March 10, 2015

Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie Harvard Business Review Press 2014) How to separate, implement, and optimize the divergent and convergent stages of every problem-solving process As I began to read this…

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Valuable Lessons to Be Learned from Cass Sunsein and Reid Hastie

March 5, 2015

In one of Tom Davenport’s recent books, Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right, he and co-author Brooke Manville offer “an antidote for the Great Man theory of decision making and organizational performance”:…

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Marcia Reynolds on discomfort in the workplace: Part 1 of a second interview by Bob Morris

February 9, 2015

Dr. Marcia Reynolds, president of Covisioning LLC, works with clients around the world who seek to develop effective leaders. She understands organizational cultures, what blocks communication and innovation, and what is needed to bring people together for better results. She…

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Mind Wide Open: A book review by Bob Morris

May 8, 2012

Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life Steven Johnson Scribner/Simon & Schuster (2004) How and why the brain sciences can help to “open wide the mind’s caged door” I read this book before Steven Johnson’s later works, The…

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