HBR'S 10 Must Reads: The Essentials

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Change is the one constant in business, and we must adapt or face obsolescence. Yet certain challenges never go away. That's what makes this book "must read." These are the 10 seminal articles by management's most influential experts, on topics of perennial concern to ambitious managers and leaders hungry for inspiration--and ready to run with big ideas to accelerate their own and their companies' success.

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Overview


Change is the one constant in business, and we must adapt or face obsolescence. Yet certain challenges never go away. That's what makes this book "must read." These are the 10 seminal articles by management's most influential experts, on topics of perennial concern to ambitious managers and leaders hungry for inspiration--and ready to run with big ideas to accelerate their own and their companies' success.

If you read nothing else - full stop - read:

Michael Porter on creating competitive advantage and distinguishing your company from rivals
John Kotter on leading change through eight critical stages
Daniel Goleman on using emotional intelligence to maximize performance
Peter Drucker on managing your career by evaluating your own strengths and weaknesses
Clay Christensen on orchestrating innovation within established organizations
Tom Davenport on using analytics to determine how to keep your customers loyal
Robert Kaplan and David Norton on measuring your company's strategy with the Balanced Scorecard
Rosabeth Moss Kanter on avoiding common mistakes when pushing innovation forward
Ted Levitt on understanding who your customers are and what they really want
C. K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel on identifying the unique, integrated systems that support your strategy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422133446
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 11/8/2010
  • Series: HBR's 10 Must Reads
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 275,141
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further.

HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever-changing business environment.

Classic ideas, enduring advice, the best thinkers: HBR's 10 Must Reads.

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Table of Contents

Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change Michael Overdorf Overdorf, Michael 1

Competing on Analytics Thomas H. Davenport Davenport, Thomas H. 23

Managing Oneself Peter F. Drucker Drucker, Peter F. 43

What Makes a Leader? Daniel Goleman Goleman, Daniel 63

Putting the Balanced Scorecard to Work David P. Norton Norton, David P. 85

Innovation: The Classic Traps Rosabeth Moss Kanter Kanter, Rosabeth Moss 113

Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail John P. Kotter Kotter, John P. 137

Marketing Myopia Theodore Levitt Levitt, Theodore 153

What Is Strategy? Michael E. Porter Porter, Michael E. 181

The Core Competence of the Corporation Gary Hamel Hamel, Gary 219

About the Contributors 247

Index 249

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    A must read for everyone who is business minded!!!

    This is a very informative book with vivid examples for each topic covered within this book. This is a must read for all entrepreneurs and managers.

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