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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Upside' (7)

John Donovan (AT&T) in “The Corner Office”

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of John Donovan (right), the chief technology officer at AT&T since…


Added by Robert Morris on January 1, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments

The Upside of Turbulence: A book review by Bob Morris

The Upside of Turbulence: Seizing Opportunities in an Uncertain World

Donald Sull

HarperBusiness (2009)

How and why “agile absorption” is essential when seizing the upside of turbulence in the global marketplace

Donald Sull provides a brilliant analysis of a…


Added by Robert Morris on December 24, 2011 at 3:51am — No Comments

Common, potentially valuable anomalies that most executives don’t recognize*

I agree with Donald Sull (left) that most executives either do not recognize or ignore anomalies and even when they’re pointed out, the same executives underestimate their potential importance. True, they are easy to miss. Sull suggests that “the human mind is hardwired to reinforce existing maps…


Added by Robert Morris on December 24, 2011 at 3:45am — No Comments

The early-warning signals of active inertia

In one of the most valuable business books written in recent years, The Upside of Turbulence: Seizing Opportunity in an Uncertain World published by HarperBusiness, Donald Sull describes what he characterizes as active inertia: “the tendency of well-established organizations to…


Added by Robert Morris on December 14, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

How and Why Market Anomalies and Incongruities Can Reveal 10 Clues to Business Opportunity

Illustration by Stefanie Augustine

Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article that appears in strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Company. In it, Donald Sull shares his insights concerning how and why market anomalies and incongruities may point the way to the…


Added by Robert Morris on October 1, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments

Dan Ariely: In Praise of the Handshake

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Dan Ariely for the Harvard Business Review (March 2011 issue). To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts, please click…


Added by Robert Morris on February 24, 2011 at 7:27am — No Comments

Dan Ariely on irrationality in the workplace

Thanks to McKinsey & Company and its Quarterly, those of us who admire Dan Ariely and his work have access to an especially enlightening interview (February 2011).

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Added by Robert Morris on February 20, 2011 at 7:45am — No Comments

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