Bernard Roth: An interview by Bob Morris

Bernie Roth is the Rodney H. Adams Professor of Engineering at Stanford University. A longtime veteran of the Stanford design scene, he first came to the Stanford Design Division faculty in 1962. His most recent activities have moved him more strongly into experiences that enhance peoples’ creative potential through the educational process. His primary intention… Read More Bernard Roth: An interview by Bob Morris

William Seidman: A second interview by Bob Morris

Dr. William (Bill) Seidman has worked as a manager or consultant with many large and small organizations including Hewlett-Packard, Jack in the Box, Intel, Tektronix, CVS Pharmacies, and Sears. As a recognized expert on leadership in high-performing organizations, he contributes an in-depth understanding of the processes required to discover and use expert wisdom to create… Read More William Seidman: A second interview by Bob Morris

Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen: An interview by Bob Morris

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies — how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies.  Having invested nearly a quarter of a century of research into the topic, Jim has authored or co-authored six books that have sold more than ten million… Read More Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen: An interview by Bob Morris

Kevin Maney: Second Interview, by Bob Morris

In his own words…. I’ve had a long career as a journalist and author. Lately, I’ve added a new hat: I’ve joined VSA Partners as its Editorial Director. The plan is to marry business to big-think journalism in a way that hopefully helps both prosper. The first example of that is the book commissioned by IBM and co-authored by me, Steve Hamm… Read More Kevin Maney: Second Interview, by Bob Morris

Henry Chesbrough: A second interview by Bob Morris

Chesbrough is Adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and Executive Director of its Center for Open Innovation. His landmark book Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology (2003) articulated a new paradigm for industrial research and development. His more recent book, Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape (2006), carries the open approach a step further, arguing that business… Read More Henry Chesbrough: A second 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

The five co-authors of Change Anything: An interview by Bob Morris

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler are assoviates in the VitalSmarts firm, “An innovator in corporate training and organizational performance, VitalSmarts helps teams and organizations achieve the results they care about most.” They have also collaborated on four business bestsellers: Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, Influencer, and most recently Change Anything.… Read More The five co-authors of Change Anything: 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

Guy Kawasaki: An interview by Bob Morris

After having earned an undergraduate degree at Stanford, Kawasaki embarked on a career in business (counting diamonds for a fine-jewelry manufacturer called Nova Stylings) while at work on an MBA degree at UCLA. (He had already earned an undergraduate degree at Stanford.) Kawasaki later went to work for an educational software company called EduWare Services.… Read More Guy Kawasaki: An interview by Bob Morris