Robert Morris

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 6
Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (1,846 of 2,020)
Location: Dallas, Texas
In My Own Words:
I had been an independent consultant based in Dallas who provided traditional management-support services (e.g. coaching, conducting seminars and workshops) but that market went down the rabbit hole in the fourth quarter of 2008. Since then, I have concentrated on free-lance business writing assignments (e,g, "book to blog" drafts, interviews of thought leaders, and ghost-writing everything except… Read more
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 6 - Total Helpful Votes: 1846 of 2020
Nonstop Sales Boom: Powerful Strategies to Drive C&hellip by Colleen Francis
As I read this book, I was again reminded of an ancient adage in residential real estate: "For every house, there's a buyer." The last time I looked, Amazon sells 386, 979 books in the sales category. Now we have another, from Colleen Francis, and no doubt there are several readers who will purchase this book, absorb and digest its contents, and then achieve success in sales because of what they have learned from her.

There are no head-snapping revelations in Nonstop Sales Boom, nor does Francis make any such claim. However, the information, insights, and counsel she provides are based on more than 20 years of real-world experience, hers and others. She offers a cohesive,… Read more
Updike by Adam Begley
Updike by Adam Begley
John Hoyer Updike (1932-2009) is widely considered among the most accomplished U.S. writers during a period that extends from the mid-1950s until his death five years ago. He is probably best known for his Rabbit Angstrom series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and the novella, "Rabbit Remembered") but he also wrote more than a dozen additional novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, art criticism, literary criticism and children's books. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems appeared in The New Yorker, beginng in 1954.

What did his contemporary writers think of him? In a NEH Jefferson lecture in 2008, Philip Roth… Read more
The Explorer Gene: How Three Generations of One Fa&hellip by Tom Cheshire
Here is what caught my eye in James Cameron's Foreword: "An important aspect of the `expression' of the Explorer Gene is this requirement to see for oneself -- to bear witness, personally to the unknown, to see that which has never been seen before by human eyes. And to project not only one's consciousness on a journey of imagination, but tom project one's physical body, with full knowledge of the attendant risks, to some extreme vantage point from which no human being has ever looked out upon unknown vistas."

What we have in this volume is Tom Cheshire's lively as well as rigorous and comprehensive exploration of a gene, D4DR (or "explorer gene"), and why "it may be as much a… Read more