Tag: innovation

A tribute to a true entrepreneur

by Dan Oswald At the end of the year, BLR’s founder, Bob Brady, will be retiring from the company he started 37 years ago. Last week we celebrated Bob’s achievements with a party attended by friends, business associates, and current and former BLR employees. It was a wonderful tribute to a man who has touched […]

Young workers’ innovative ‘whizness’ messes with ADEA limits for business

by John Phillips Recently, a piece I heard on NPR’s Morning Edition, “Does Business Innovation Depend on a CEO’s Age?”, while driving to work caused me to swerve from one lane to another. Fortunately, my swerve didn’t result in an accident, but it did ignite a cacophony of horns.  The NPR report dealt with new […]


Employment law attorney Michael Maslanka reviews Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson’s book Rework, finding that the authors offer valuable lessons for changing the way your organization works. Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson is a fascinating book. It consists of around 100 chapters, each two or three pages long, with some cool […]

Amazon.com’s Editor’s Picks for Best Business and Investing Books of 2008

The editors at Amazon.com have put together a list of the best books of 2008 in the “Business and Investing” category. 1. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to […]

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

HR writer Sarah McAdams reviews the book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heat. Review shows how HR can use the book’s advice on how to effectively communicate ideas. Some ideas just stick with us. And one of them from Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller The Tipping Point: […]

Spotlight on Millennials: Managing and motivating the iPod workforce

Raised by Boomer parents on a diet of praise and self-esteem, Millennials are the next big thing, and they know it. They show up to work with lots of answers. Hierarchy? Only if it helps us get the work done. Need it yesterday? No problem. Technology? We eat that #@%! for breakfast. Which brings us […]