Warren Buffett

The power of compound interest, for better or worse

August 11, 2017

The title of Alice Schroeder’s biography of Warren Buffett is The Snowball. Why? When he was a child in Omaha, Buffett and other children were sledding down a hill. At one point, he noticed that a snowman had fallen over…

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July 14, 2017

Some of the most valuable business lessons I have learned over the years have been from owner/CEOs of small companies with which I was closely associated. One was an S&L in Southern California owned and managed by a wife and…

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50 Economics Classics: A book review by Bob Morris

June 2, 2017

50 Economics Classics: Your shortcut to the most important ideas on capitalism, finance, and the global economy Tom Butler-Bowdon Nicholas Brealey Publishers (May 2017) An intelligent person’s guide to cutting-edge thinking about economics since 1776 As Tom Butler-Bowdon explains in…

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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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Pricing Done Right: A book review by Bob Morris

September 6, 2016

Pricing Done Right: The Pricing Framework Proven Successful by the World’s Most Profitable Companies Tim J. Smith Bloomberg Financial (July 2016) How the Value-Based Pricing Framework can help almost any organization to establish and strengthen its competitive advantage Leaders in…

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Great Teams: A book review by Bob

July 26, 2016

Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently Don Yaeger W Publishing Group/An Imprint of Thomas Nelson (July 2016) “If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.” William L. McKnight (1924) However…

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The Intelligent Conversationalist: A book review by Bob Morris

July 25, 2016

The Intelligent Conversationalist: 31 Cheat Sheets That Will Show You How to Talk to Anyone About Anything, Anytime Imogen Lloyd Webber St. Martin’s Press Griffin (June 2016) Need advice on how to strengthen your conversation skills and social presence? This…

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The Ideal Team Player: A book review by Bob Morris

July 11, 2016

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues Patrick Lencioni Jossey-Bass/An Imprint of John Wiley & Sons (June 1026) How and why teamwork remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and…

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The Art of Startup Fundraising: A book review by Bob Morris

July 8, 2016

The Art of Startup Fundraising: Pitching Investors, Negotiating the Deal, and Everything Else Entrepreneurs Need to Know Alejandro Cremades John Wiley & Sons (2016) “You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as…

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How high-performance organizations differ from all others

July 3, 2016

In Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently, Don Yaeger explains what differentiates high-performance organizations from all others. For example, in Chapter 3, he focuses on how they establish a workplace culture that shapes their recruiting and hiring.…

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