Let’s Make It Here: Recommendations from a Successful Source

It is difficult to determine the intent behind the message in Dan DiMicco‘s book, American Made:  Why Making Things Will Return Us to Greatness (Palgrave, 2015). The book is a call for a return to an emphasis in manufacturing in America.  He believes that putting people to work making things instead of serving things is… Read More Let’s Make It Here: Recommendations from a Successful Source

Lisa Bodell: An interview by Bob Morris

A globally recognized innovation leader and futurist, Lisa founded futurethink in 2003 to provide a simple approach to the otherwise complicated topic of innovation. Working with leading brands such as Starwood, Merck, and Sprint, futurethink has become the largest source of innovation research, tools, and training curricula in the world. She is also the author… Read More Lisa Bodell: An interview by Bob Morris

Jonah Berger: An interview by Bob Morris

What leads products, ideas, and behaviors to catch on and become popular? Jonah Berger studies how word of mouth and social influence drive social epidemics and trends. He is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research has been published in top-tier academic journals, and popular accounts… Read More Jonah Berger: An interview by Bob Morris

Paul B. Brown: An interview by Bob Morris

Paul B. Brown is a best-selling author who has written, co-written and “ghosted” numerous best-sellers including Customers for Life (with Carl Sewell.)  which has been translated into 19 differently languages and which continues to sell thousands of copies each month, some 23 years after its initial publication. (It has been updated twice.) A long-time contributor… Read More Paul B. Brown: An interview by Bob Morris

Jane Stevenson: An interview by Bob Morris

Jane Edison Stevenson is Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services at Korn/Ferry International, where she co-leads the firm’s Global CEO Succession Practice.  She is located in Korn/Ferry’s New York and Atlanta offices. Previous to Korn/Ferry, she spent a decade as Global Managing Partner with another global leadership advisory firm and prior to that, helped to… Read More Jane Stevenson: An interview by Bob Morris

Daniel Diermeier: An interview by Bob Morris

Daniel Diermeier is the IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice, a Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management, and a Professor of Political Science at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, all at Northwestern University. He is director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship… Read More Daniel Diermeier: An interview by Bob Morris

From Soup to Nuts? Maybe Not Even From Soup!

On Friday, August 5, at our First Friday Book Synopsis, I will present a book entitled Touchpoints:  Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (2011, San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass).  The book is part of the Warren Bennis series. This book is co-authored by Douglas Conant, who is the retiring President and CEO of Campbell Soup, and… Read More From Soup to Nuts? Maybe Not Even From Soup!

The Windfall Effect for Laura Bush and Her Bestseller

As you are aware, we select our books for the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas from best-seller lists sources such as Business Week, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Amazon.com. On Friday, November 19, the Wall Street Journal published its best-seller list for the week ending November 14.  One category that it includes… Read More The Windfall Effect for Laura Bush and Her Bestseller