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Spark: A book review by Bob Morris

January 18, 2017

Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (January 2017) Without ignition, nothing happens and nothing gets done To what does the title of this book refer? Its…

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Going Out In Style: Famous Last Words Of 19 Greats

November 27, 2016

One of our three sons, Geoffrey, introduced me to an especially interesting website — All That Is Interesting (ati) — at which the resources include Camille Poiré’s “Going Out In Style: Famous Last Words Of 19 Greats.” For example, here…

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“Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.” Voltaire

October 17, 2016

In his recently published book, Your Creative Mind, Scott Cochrane explains how to disrupt your thinking, abandon your comfort zone, and develop bold new strategies. Many people have become hostage to what Jim O’Toole so aptly characterizes as “the ideology…

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Stewart D. Friedman on “Leading the Life You Want”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

August 16, 2016

In 1984, Stew Friedman joined Wharton, where he is the Practice Professor of Management. In 2001, he concluded a two-year assignment (while on academic leave) at Ford Motor Company, as the senior executive for leadership development. Total Leadership: Be a…

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Million Dollar Maverick: A book review by Bob Morris

July 16, 2016

Million Dollar Maverick: Forge Your Own Path to Think Differently, Act Decisively, and Succeed Quickly Alan Weiss Bibliomotion (May 2016) How and why “simply taking a contrarian or one-off view” – and acting on it – can be the secret…

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Right Moves: A book review by Bob Morris

July 3, 2016

Right Moves: The Conservative Think Tank in American Political Culture since 1945 Jason Stahl University of North Carolina Press (2016) A brilliant analysis of the impact of the current “marketplace of policy values and ideas,” for better or worse I…

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Eyal Winter on “Feeling Smart”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

March 4, 2016

Eyal Winter is professor of economics and the former director of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s leading institutions in the academic study of decision making. He served as…

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Eyal Winter on “Feeling Smart”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

February 26, 2016

Eyal Winter is professor of economics and the former director of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s leading institutions in the academic study of decision making. He served as…

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Persuadable: A book review by Bob Morris

February 2, 2016

Persuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World Al Pittampalli HarperBusiness/Imprint of Haroer Collins (January 2016) Why leaders should demand to know whatever they need to know, especially if it is not what they think Those who…

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Persuadable: A book review by Bob Morris

January 28, 2016

Persuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World Al Pittampalli HarperBusiness/Imprint of Harper Collins (January 2016) Why leaders should demand to know whatever they need to know, especially if it is not what they think they know…but…

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