What is your core product?

April 29, 2017

These major businesses (listed in alpha order) no longer sell their original core product(s). o Apple: its core product was a circuit board o Corning: Technical and pharmaceutical glass o DuPont: gunpowder o The Gap: phonograph recordings in a retail…

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Robert Bruce Shaw on “Extreme Teams”: An interview by Bob Morris

March 18, 2017

Robert Bruce Shaw assists business leaders in building organizations and teams capable of superior performance. His specialty is working closely with senior executives, as individuals and as groups, on organizational and leadership effectiveness. Robert often works with leaders in new…

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Henry Chesbrough on “Open Innovation”

January 31, 2017

Henry Chesbrough is an American organizational theorist, adjunct professor and the executive director of the Harwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is best known for his work on…

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Great Business Advice

November 5, 2016

  After the Xerox board elected Anne M. Mulcahy to serve as CEO on August 1, 2001, she sought and received advice from several people. One of them provided what she found to be the best advice, when responding to…

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Patterns of Disruption

December 7, 2015

Here is an introduction to invaluable material provided by Deloitte’s Center for the Edge, affiliated with Deloitte University Press. To again full access to it, check out other resources, and sign up for email alerts, Please click here. * *…

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Business Adventures: A book review by Bob Morris

August 17, 2014

Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street John Brooks Open Road Integrated Media (2014) Millions will rush to purchase a copy but how many will actually read it and then apply what they learn? Here is…

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Bill Gates’s Favorite Business Book

July 15, 2014

In an article Bill Gates wrote for The Wall Street Journal, he suggests that John Brooks’s 1960s essay collection, Business Adventures, still offers many insights into running a strong business. The rules for running a strong business haven’t changed Here’s…

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How I Did It: A book review by Bob Morris

June 15, 2014

How I Did It: Lessons from the Front Lines of Business Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2014) Cutting-edge perspectives on the unique leadership challenges at the CEO-level There were 14 editors involved with these essays, written by 34 CEOs,…

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Crisis Communications: A book review by Bob Morris

April 25, 2013

Crisis Communications: The Definitive Guide to Managing the Message Steven Fink McGraw-Hill (2013) Why you should never “pick a fight with anyone who buys bandwidth by the geobyte” I read and reviewed Steven Fink’s previous book, Crisis Management: Planning for…

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Managing Global Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

November 24, 2012

Managing Global Innovation: Frameworks for Integrating Capabilities Around the World Yves Doz and Keeley Wilson Harvard Business Review Press (2012) How to conceive, build, and hone a global innovation capability “that is enduring, practical, and rooted in realities” The title…

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