Google Discovers (Rediscovers) Soft Skills – These Simply Cannot Be Ignored

(Thanks to Tom Pearce, from iLead, for putting me on to this.   The article actually came out back in Spring, 2011.  But, I suspect, we all have things to learn, to change, and then do). —————- Here’s the big mistake.  Companies have bought too fully into the “leave them alone” approach.  But, leaving people… Read More Google Discovers (Rediscovers) Soft Skills – These Simply Cannot Be Ignored

Donald N. Thompson: An interview by Bob Morris

Don Thompson is an economist and professor of marketing at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. He has taught at Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics. He is author of nine books, including The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art, which details his explorations… Read More Donald N. Thompson: An interview by Bob Morris

Joel A. Garfinkle: An interview by Bob Morris

Joel A. Garfinkle is recognized as one of the top 50 executive coaches in North America. His valuable insights have been sought after by leaders in companies such as Google, Amazon, Hewlett-Packard, Gap, Starbucks, Deloitte, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Bank of America, Citibank, and Microsoft. He is the author of seven books and more than 300… Read More Joel A. Garfinkle: An interview by Bob Morris

The Technology We Will Read About Soon – The Online Buzz Last Week

We have provided synopses for many books on technology over the now completed 14 years of the First Friday Book Synopsis.  Clearly, there are many avid readers who embrace technology and can’t wait to see what’s new. Here’s the next one that we will likely see covered in a book soon.  It is called Project Glass, and… Read More The Technology We Will Read About Soon – The Online Buzz Last Week

Adam Lashinsky : An interview by Bob Morris

Adam Lashinsky is a senior editor at large for FORTUNE Magazine, where he covers Silicon Valley and Wall Street. Some of his cover-story subjects have included Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Google. He has written in-depth articles on Wells Fargo, Intel, Oracle, eBay, Twitter, and the venture-capital industry, as well as on topics ranging from San Francisco… Read More Adam Lashinsky : An interview by Bob Morris

Second Life, Google+ and the Very Rough Road to Successful New (or Sort-Of-New) Endeavors

On Slate.com today, there is a post mortem on Second Life, and a pre-mortem on the “doomed” Google+.  The authors are the Heath Brothers (the Second Life piece: Why Second Life Failed), and Farhad Manjoo (the Google+ take down: Google+ Is Dead).  So, what do we learn?  (By the way, I am a big fan… Read More Second Life, Google+ and the Very Rough Road to Successful New (or Sort-Of-New) Endeavors

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

Josh Linkner: An interview by Bob Morris

Josh Linkner is the New York Times bestselling author of Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, named one of the top 30 business books of 2011. He is the CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, a venture capital firm rebuilding urban areas through technology and entrepreneurship. Josh is also an Adjunct… Read More Josh Linkner: 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

Constant Innovation – It’s Not Good to be Behind

Here are the last two lines from Farhad Manjoo’s article Why I Won’t Stop Writing About Apple and Google: They’re innovative, they’re fascinating, and they’re polarizing: Nobody knows what the world will look like in 2015. But given their recent track records, my best guess is that Apple and Google are inventing it now. Manjoo… Read More Constant Innovation – It’s Not Good to be Behind