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Charles Robinson

I found your blog via Tim Berry's post today. I'm glad he shared, but I have a lot of reading to catch up on. Thanks for your insights, they're shockingly good. It's refreshing to see someone who isn't afraid of honesty. :-)

Randy Bosch

Bob, The most though-provoking 2009 post for me was your
"Wisdom, Randomness, and the Naskapi Indians", July 6, 2009
(archived to my personal file!).


For years I have resisted reading the numerous "best seller" management books that proliferate the bookshelves. All too often it would seem that managers/leaders/supervisors I worked for would then acquire their MBMA (Manage By Magazine Article) or their MB4 (Manage By Business Book Bestseller) after reading them and then a new program/project/strategic plan would result.
Then I happened to stumble upon my wife's copy of the No Asshole Rule. Since then I have burned up my library card with reservations (and some late fees) of the Knowing-Doing Gap, Hard Facts, Weird Ideas, various HBR articles, the Human Equation, Collaboration, and several other publications you have either written or written about. I have even been inspired to try and start my own blog but alas keep coming back to yours (darn near daily) as it really is the gold standard for me.
Thank you for your writing, your wit, and insight. Your work has helped me be a better leader, professor and employee.

I wish you great success in 2010 and beyond and look forward to your upcoming book and more blogging.


I can't remember when I first started reading your blog. I do know for sure that I have not regretted it. Thank you for all the insights- they make the world a bit more sane. :) Happy New Year!

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