Stuart Cross: An interview by Bob Morris

Stuart Cross is a consultant, coach, and speaker who helps world-class companies dramatically accelerate profit growth. Since its launch in 2006 his firm, Morgan Cross Consulting, has attracted clients including Avon Cosmetics, Alliance Boots, PricewaterhouseCoopers and GSK plc. Stuart has helped these and other clients to identify and develop new growth opportunities, to maximize the returns from existing operations and… Read More Stuart Cross: An interview by Bob Morris

Continually Innovate, Or Else – Hinting At TED’s True Value

What do we mean when we say that every company, every organization, needs to continually innovate? It means that every company and every organization needs to continually innovate!  Or, they will be left behind, and maybe even cease to exist. There is no alternative. This post is prompted by a question that I asked a… Read More Continually Innovate, Or Else – Hinting At TED’s True Value

Charles Dickens, Twyla Tharp, Steve Jobs – Focus; Focus on the Core, the Spine

The first steps of a creative act are like groping in the dark:  random and chaotic, feverish and fearful, a lot of busy-ness with no apparent or definable end in sight.  There is nothing yet to research.  For me, these moments are not pretty.  I look like a desperate woman, tortured by the simple message… Read More Charles Dickens, Twyla Tharp, Steve Jobs – Focus; Focus on the Core, the Spine

Kristi Hedges: An interview by Bob Morris

Kristi Hedges is a leadership coach, speaker and author. In her 20-year career working with leaders to help them communicate more effectively she’s encountered every personality type imaginable, yet remains more than a little passionate that anyone can learn presence. Her workshops and leadership coaching programs have been utilized by CEOs and teams of all… Read More Kristi Hedges: An interview by Bob Morris

Three Crucial Roles that Can Create Business Success (A Case Study about Apple from the NY Times)

{This is prompted by a terrific article, with many images that add insight, in the New York Times about Apple:  How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work by Charles Duhigg and Keith Bradsher.  Both Tyler Cowen and Paul Krugman have praised this article.  Cowen says it deserves one of the Sidney Awards from David Books: … Read More Three Crucial Roles that Can Create Business Success (A Case Study about Apple from the NY Times)

“Steve Jobs was the greatest advocate for the customer I have ever seen” – the insight of the year!

Last Friday at our First Friday Book Synopsis, I presented my synopsis of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson for the first time.  I repeated it to another audience on Tuesday and, I suspect, will do so a number of more times in the weeks/months to come.  I have found that a book synopsis is a… Read More “Steve Jobs was the greatest advocate for the customer I have ever seen” – the insight of the year!

Here is the January, 2012 New York Times Hardcover Business Books Best Sellers List (Steve Jobs at #1)

Here is the January, 2012 New York Times Hardcover Business Books Best Sellers list.  I just presented my synopsis of Isaacson’s Steve Jobs (#1) at the January First Friday Book Synopsis; and Great by Choice (#5), and Switch (#11) at earlier gatherings of the First Friday Book Synopsis.  My colleague Karl Krayer has presented Strengths-Based… Read More Here is the January, 2012 New York Times Hardcover Business Books Best Sellers List (Steve Jobs at #1)

What Does Warren Buffett Know That Steve Jobs Didn’t?

I thought it was interesting when Warren Buffett made a major turnaround and chose to invest in a traditional newspaper.  On November 30, Berkshire Hathaway, where Buffett is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, purchased the Omaha World-Herald Company, publisher of six daily papers in Nebraska and Iowa.  Such a deal is counter to the flow of… Read More What Does Warren Buffett Know That Steve Jobs Didn’t?