HBR's 10 Must Reads 2015: The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with bonus McKinsey Award–Winning article "The Focused Leader") (HBR's 10 Must Reads)

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A year’s worth of management wisdom, all in one place.

We’ve combed through ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to help you get up to speed fast on the freshest, most relevant thinking driving business today. With authors from Clayton Christensen to Roger Martin and company examples from Netflix to Unilever, this volume brings the most current and important management conversations to your fingertips.

This book will inspire you to:

  • Lead by focusing your attention on the right things
  • Import new management practices into your organization the right way—whether they come from other companies or across the globe
  • Better manage your organization’s—and your leaders’—time
  • Rethink vital functions such as HR and marketing
  • Move from a yearly planning cycle to building a winning strategy
  • Make long-term organizational decisions with an eye to national and global economic trends

This collection of best-selling articles includes:

  • “Beware the Next Big Thing,” by Julian Birkinshaw
  • ”The Capitalist’s Dilemma,” by Clayton M. Christensen and Derek Van Bever
  • “The Focused Leader,” by Daniel Goleman
  • “The Big Lie of Strategic Planning,” by Roger L. Martin
  • “Contextual Intelligence,” by Tarun Khanna
  • “How Netflix Reinvented HR,” by Patty McCord
  • “Blue Ocean Leadership,” by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
  • “The Ultimate Marketing Machine,” by Marc de Swaan Arons, Frank van den Driest, and Keith Weed
  • “Your Scarcest Resource,” by Michael Mankins, Chris Brahm, and Gregory Caimi
  • “How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management,” by David A. Garvin
  • “21st-Century Talent Spotting,” by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz
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    Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 11 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.
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    Publisher
    Harvard Business Review Press
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    Apr 7, 2015
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    Pages
    208
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    ISBN
    9781633690226
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    Language
    English
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    Genres
    Business & Economics / Leadership
    Business & Economics / Management
    Business & Economics / Personal Success
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