The White Cap

There are many important moments I had with my father. You could call them early-childhood leadership workshops without much exaggeration. The image of a Heinz ketchup bottle always returns me to my family kitchen where I sit at the table watching my father strain to untwist the white cap. He displays exaggerated motions, conveying how …

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The Flip versus the Lookout Post: Warren Buffett and The Quiet Success of America’s Freight Railways

Those who still admire the flip (or short-term, buy-and-sell) business model must consider shifting to the path of a twentieth-century lookout post like Warren Buffett, a leader who invests more through a long-term business model. Over the next century, Buffett sees freight rails as the lowest-cost option for transporting heavy loads across long distances and …

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The Kirkus Review

A strong, positive review of our recently published leadership book (by Kirkus Review). TITLE INFORMATION GIRAFFES OF TECHNOLOGY: The Making of the Twenty-First-Century Leader Glover, Hubert and John Curry $14.99 paperback, $7.99 e-book ISBN: 978-1479349227; February 11, 2013 BOOK REVIEW A CEO-turned-professor’s debut business book advocates a leadership style for the social media age. Many business …

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Clarion Review of Giraffes of Technology by Barry Silverstein

Clarion Review: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Giraffes of Technology: The Making of the Twenty-First-Century Leader by Dr. Hubert Glover and Professor John Curry Four Stars (out of Five) It is not uncommon for authors of leadership books to rely on metaphors in an attempt to set their works apart in a crowded category. Hubert Glover and …

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The History of the Giraffe

The book’s metaphor—the giraffe—was a wonderful topic to research. Listed below are selected books and articles that we enjoyed reading as we learned more about “the herbivore” and its unique behavior, which one day may mirror twenty-first-century leadership: The Giraffe in History and Art by Berthold Laufer (1928), “The Incredible Giraffe” by Ken Stott, Jr. (1953), “Above …

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