Rita McGrath, Part 1: An interview by Bob Morris

Rita Gunther McGrath, a Professor at Columbia Business School, is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on strategy and innovation with particular emphasis on developing sound strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. Her ideas are widely used by leading organizations throughout the world, who describe her thinking as sometimes provocative, but unfailingly stimulating.… Read More Rita McGrath, Part 1: An interview by Bob Morris

John Butman: An interview by Bob Morris

John Butman is founder and principal of the idea and content development firm Idea Platforms, Inc. and author of Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas (Harvard Business Review Press 2013). He has worked with leading consultancies, CEOs, and senior executives of major companies including members of the Fortune 50,… Read More John Butman: An interview by Bob Morris

Brian Klapper: An interview by Bob Morris

Brian Klapper is the President and Founding Partner of The Klapper Institute. He is an internationally recognized expert in operational and cultural corporate transformation. Brian has worked with global companies in a variety of sectors including: financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, food service, utilities, retail, and healthcare. While Brian’s experience spans all elements of the… Read More Brian Klapper: An interview by Bob Morris

Erik Qualman: An interview by Bob Morris

Called a “Digital Dale Carnegie,” Erik Qualman is the author of Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business and, more recently, Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence.  Socialnomics made Amazon’s #1 Best Selling List for the US, Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. Socialnomics was a finalist for the “2010 Book of the Year”… Read More Erik Qualman: An interview by Bob Morris

Michael E. Raynor: An interview by Bob Morris

Michael E. Raynor, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, provides consulting services to senior executives in the world’s leading corporations across a wide range of industries. In his client projects and research, Michael explores the challenges of corporate strategy, innovation and growth. However, as he once observed, “Case studies of past results are a weak foundation for predicting future outcomes. And the increasingly popular ‘fail fast to learn… Read More Michael E. Raynor: An interview by Bob Morris

Dan Roam, Part 1: An interview by Bob Morris

“I believe that any problem can be solved with a picture. And that anybody can draw it.” Dan Roam is the author of two international bestsellers, The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures and Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures, both published by… Read More Dan Roam, Part 1: An interview by Bob Morris

Peter Sims: An interview by Bob Morris

Peter Sims is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur.  He is the author of is Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries, from Simon & Schuster: Free Press.  Previously, he was the co-author with Bill George of True North,  the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek best-selling book, and he worked in venture capital with Summit Partners, a leading investment company, including as part of the team that established the… Read More Peter Sims: An interview by Bob Morris

Jennifer L. Aaker and Andy Smith: An interview by Bob Morris

Co–authors of The Dragonfly Effect, Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith live in Lafayette, California, with their three children. A social psychologist and marketer, Jennifer Aaker is the General Atlantic Professor of Marketing at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Her research spans time, money and happiness. She focuses on questions such as: What actually makes… Read More Jennifer L. Aaker and Andy Smith: An interview by Bob Morris

Lisa Hershman: An interview by Bob Morris

Lisa Hershman is a seasoned business professional and author, who brings a wealth of real-world experience and an innovative style to her position at Hammer and Company. Prior to joining Hammer and Company, she served as Corporate Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence at Avnet, Inc., the world’s largest B2B distributor of electronic components and… Read More Lisa Hershman: An interview by Bob Morris