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A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review.

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633: How to Become More Self-Aware
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Tasha Eurich, an organizational psychologist and executive coach, talks about why we all should be working on self-awareness. Few people are truly self-aware, she says, and those who are don’t get there through introspection. She explains how to develop self-awareness through the feedback of loving critics and how to mentor someone who isn’t self-aware. Eurich is the author of the book “Insight.”
Jun 12, 2018
632: Bill Clinton and James Patterson on Collaboration and Cybersecurity
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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and author James Patterson discuss their new novel, The President is Missing, in which a fictional president fights a cybersecurity attack amid intense political dysfunction. The coauthors share their lessons for collaborating across disparate skillsets — “clarity on the objective” and “don’t be afraid to admit what you don’t know.” They also talk about their research into cybersecurity threats and how realistic their thriller scenario could be.
Jun 05, 2018
631: Ask Better Questions
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Leslie K. John and Alison Wood Brooks, professors at Harvard Business School, say people in business can be more successful by asking more and better questions. They talk through what makes for a great question, whether you’re looking to get information or get someone to like you. They’re the coauthors of the article, “The Surprising Power of Questions,” in the May–June 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review.
May 29, 2018
630: How AI Is Making Prediction Cheaper
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Avi Goldfarb, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, explains the economics of machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence that makes predictions. He says as prediction gets cheaper and better, machines are going to be doing more of it. That means businesses — and individual workers — need to figure out how to take advantage of the technology to stay competitive. Goldfarb is the coauthor of the book “Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence.”
May 22, 2018
629: Dual-Career Couples Are Forcing Firms to Rethink Talent Management
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Jennifer Petriglieri, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD, asks company leaders to consider whether they really need to relocate their high-potential employees or make them travel so much. She says moving around is particularly hard on dual-career couples. And if workers can't set boundaries around mobility and flexibility, she argues, firms lose out on talent. Petriglieri is the author of the HBR article “Talent Management and the Dual-Career Couple.”
May 15, 2018
628: Choosing a Strategy for Your Startup
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Joshua Gans, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, advises against trying to commercialize a new technology or product before considering all the strategic options. He talks through some questions entrepreneurs should ask themselves — like, collaborate or compete? — and outlines a framework he and his fellow researchers have found to work best for startups. Gans is the coauthor of the article “Do Entrepreneurs Need a Strategy?”
May 08, 2018
627: Use Learning to Engage Your Team
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Whitney Johnson, an executive coach, argues that on-the-job learning is the key to keeping people motivated. When managers understand that, and understand where the people they manage are on their individual learning curve — the low end, the sweet spot, or the high end — employees are engaged, productive, and innovative. Johnson is the author of the book “Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve.”
May 01, 2018
626: Why Technical Experts Make Great Leaders
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Amanda Goodall, a senior lecturer at Cass Business School in London, argues that the best leaders are technical experts, not general managers. She discusses her research findings about doctors who head up hospitals, scholars who lead universities, and all-star basketball players who go on to manage teams. She also gives advice for what to do if you’re a generalist managing experts or an expert managed by a generalist. Goodall is the co-author of the HBR articles “If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work” and “Why the Best Hospitals Are Managed by Doctors.”
Apr 24, 2018
625: How AI Can Improve How We Work
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Paul Daugherty and James Wilson, senior technology leaders at Accenture, argue that robots and smarter computers aren't coming for our jobs. They talk about companies that are already giving employees access to artificial intelligence to strengthen their skills. They also give examples of new roles for people in an AI workplace. Daugherty and Wilson are the authors of the new book “Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI.”
Apr 17, 2018
624: You May Be a Workaholic If
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Nancy Rothbard, a professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, draws a distinction between workaholism and working long hours. She explains the health consequences of being addicted to your work. She also gives practical advice for managing work addiction, whether it’s you who’s suffering, your direct report, boss, peer, or partner. Rothbard is the coauthor of the HBR article "How Being a Workaholic Differs from Working Long Hours — and Why That Matters for Your Health."
Apr 11, 2018
623: Make Work Engaging Again
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Dan Cable, a professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, explains why people often lose their enthusiasm for their work and how leaders can help them get it back. He says we shouldn’t forget that as humans we all need to explore and have purpose — and without that, we languish. Cable offers ideas for restoring people’s passion for their jobs. He’s the author of “Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do.”
Apr 03, 2018
622: Why CEOs Are Taking a Stand
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Professors Michael Toffel, of Harvard Business School, and Aaron Chatterji, of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, discuss the emerging phenomenon of CEO activism. They explain how political polarization in the U.S. and employee expectations around company values are pushing corporate leaders to enter into controversial political and social debates. Toffel and Chatterji are the coauthors of the HBR article “Divided We Lead.” We also hear from PayPal CEO Dan Schulman, who talks about standing up for transgender rights and what he tells other CEOs who ask his advice on taking on an activist role.
Mar 27, 2018
621: Leading with Less Ego
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Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter, of the global consulting firm Potential Project, make their case for mindfulness, selflessness, and compassion in leadership. Their survey of 30,000 leaders showed those characteristics are foundational — and often missing from leadership development programs. Practicing self-awareness, they say, leads to more focused and more people-focused organizations. They’re the authors of the new book, “The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results."
Mar 21, 2018
620: McKinsey's Head on Why Corporate Sustainability Efforts Are Falling Short
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Dominic Barton, the global managing partner of McKinsey&Company, discusses the firm’s sustainability efforts. He talks about the wake-up call he got about sustainability and how he tries to convince CEOs hesitant to make it part of their business model that doing so will improve company performance. He says he sees companies thinking about the environment. “But the speed and scale of what we need to do — I don’t think it’s sufficient.”
Mar 13, 2018
619: Harvard's President on Leading During a Time of Change
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Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard University, talks about leading the institution through a decade of change, from the financial crisis to the Trump era. Faust discusses how communicating as a leader is different from communicating as an expert, the surprising ways her study of U.S. Civil War history prepared her for the top job, and what it's like to be the first female president in the University's four-century history.
Mar 07, 2018
618: Make Tools Like Slack Work for Your Company
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Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, and Paul Leonardi, a management professor at UC Santa Barbara, talk about the potential that applications such as Slack, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams have for strengthening employee collaboration, productivity, and organizational culture. They discuss their research showing how effective these tools can be and warn about common traps companies face when they implement them. Neeley and Leonardi are co-authors of the article "What Managers Need to Know About Social Tools" in the November-December 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Feb 27, 2018
617: The CEO of Merck on Race, Leadership, and High Drug Prices
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Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of the pharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of North America, discusses his upbringing and how it influences his leadership as chief executive. He is one of the few African-American CEOs in the Fortune 500, and shot to prominence after resigning from a council advising the Trump White House. Frazier discusses the importance of values in leadership and how Merck thinks about R&D and drug prices.
Feb 19, 2018
616: The Future of MBA Education
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Scott DeRue, the dean of University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, says the old model of business school education is gone. It's no longer good enough to sequester yourself on campus for two years before heading out into the world of commerce. DeRue discusses how the perceived value of an MBA education is changing in the digital era, and how MBA programs are innovating in response to individual and company demands.
Feb 14, 2018
Introducing Dear HBR:
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What should you do when you become the boss? HBR's new advice podcast Dear HBR: has the answers. In this bonus episode, Dear HBR: co-hosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn answer your questions with the help of Harvard Business School professor Alison Wood Brooks, an expert on behavioral insights. They talk through what to do when your direct reports are older than you, how to be a likeable leader, and what to say if you're not ready to be in charge.
Feb 09, 2018
615: Does Your Firm See You as a High Potential?
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Jay Conger, a leadership professor at Claremont McKenna College, goes behind the scenes to show how you can get on, and stay on, your company's fast track. He demystifies how companies (often very secretly) develop and update their list of high-potential employees. And he discusses five critical "X factors" his research has shown are common to high-potential employees. Conger is the co-author of the new book, "The High Potential's Advantage: Get Noticed, Impress Your Bosses, and Become a Top Leader."
Feb 06, 2018
614: Women at Work: Make Yourself Heard
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In this special episode, HBR IdeaCast host Sarah Green Carmichael introduces Harvard Business Review’s new podcast “Women at Work,” about women’s experiences in the workplace. This episode about being heard tackles three aspects of communication: first, how and why women’s speech patterns differ from men’s; second, how women can be more assertive in meetings; and third, how women can deal with interrupters (since the science shows women get interrupted more often than men do). Guests: Deborah Tannen, Jill Flynn, and Amy Gallo.
Jan 30, 2018
613: Controlling Your Emotions During a Negotiation
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Moshe Cohen, a senior lecturer at Boston University's Questrom School of Business, says you can't take the emotion out of a negotiation. After all, negotiations revolve around conflict, risk, and reward — which are inherently emotional. Instead of sidelining your feelings, understand them. Cohen explains how to understand your triggers and use your emotions and those of your counterparts to your advantage.
Jan 23, 2018
612: For Better Customer Service, Offer Options, Not Apologies
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Jagdip Singh, a professor of marketing at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, explains his research team’s new findings about customer satisfaction. He says apologizing is often counterproductive and that offering customers different possible solutions is usually more effective. He discusses what companies can do to help service representatives lead interactions that leave a customer satisfied—whether or not the problem has been solved. Singh’s research is featured in the article "‘Sorry’ Is Not Enough" in the January–February 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Jan 16, 2018
611: Why Leaders Should Make a Habit of Teaching
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Sydney Finkelstein, a professor of management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, encourages leaders to approach their direct reports like teachers. As Finkelstein explains, being a teacher-leader means continually meeting face to face with employees to communicate lessons about professionalism, points of craft, and life. He says it’s easy to try and that teaching is one of the best ways to motivate people and improve their performance. Finkelstein is the author of “The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers” in the January–February 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Jan 09, 2018
610: Hiring the Best People
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Patty McCord, Netflix’s former Chief Talent Officer, sees hiring as constant matchmaking. Building a team of people that gets amazing work done, she says, requires managers to really know what they need, and for HR to actually understand the workings of the business. She says money should not be the reason someone leaves and that we should stop using words like “poaching” and “firing.” McCord is the author of “How to Hire,” in the January–February 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Jan 02, 2018
609: Breaking Down the New U.S. Corporate Tax Law
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Mihir Desai, a professor of finance at Harvard Business School, breaks down the brand-new U.S. tax law. He says it will affect everything from how corporate assets are financed to how business are structured. He predicts many individuals will lower their tax burdens by setting themselves up as corporations. And he discusses how the law shifts U.S. tax policy toward a territorial system of corporate taxes, one that will affect multinationals and national competitiveness. Finally, Desai explains what he would have done differently with the $1.5 trillion the tax cut is projected to cost.
Dec 26, 2017
608: Making Unlimited Vacation Time Work
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Aron Ain, the CEO of Kronos Incorporated, explains why unlimited vacation can be in the best interests of employees and the organization. He describes how his software company tracks requests for time off and the conversations he's had with skeptical managers and longtime employees. Ain says the "open vacation" program benefits the business and serves as a template for other companies figuring out how to make unlimited vacation work for them.
Dec 20, 2017
607: How Technology Tests Our Trust
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Rachel Botsman, the author of “Who Can You Trust?", talks about how trust works, whether in relation to robots, companies, or other people. Technology, she says, speeds up the development of trust and can help us decide who to trust. But when it comes to making those decisions, we shouldn’t leave our devices to their own devices.
Dec 12, 2017
606: Box’s CEO on Pivoting to the Enterprise Market
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Aaron Levie, the CEO of Box, reflects on the cloud storage company’s entry into the enterprise market. He was skeptical about pivoting away from consumers, and it was challenging. But by staying disciplined with the product and deeply understanding market trends, they've made the strategic shift from B2C to B2B work.
Dec 05, 2017
605: Why More CEOs Should Be Hired from Within
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Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, a senior adviser at the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder, makes the case for finding a company’s next CEO inside the firm. But to find the best contenders, organizations have to learn what to look for, how to find it, and how to nurture it. Fernández-Aráoz is the co-author of the new HBR article “Turning Potential into Success: The Missing Link in Leadership Development.”
Nov 28, 2017
604: Dow Chemical's CEO on Running an Environmentally Friendly Multinational
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Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical, discusses the 120-year-old company’s ambitious sustainability agenda. He says an environmentally driven business model is good for the earth—and the bottom line. Liveris is one of the CEOs contributing to Harvard Business Review’s Future Economy Project, in which leaders detail their company’s efforts to adapt to and mitigate climate change.
Nov 21, 2017
603: When ‘Best Practices’ Backfire
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Freek Vermeulen, an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the London Business School, argues that too many companies are following so-called best practices that are actually holding them back. They do it because of deep-seated industry tradition—and because it’s hard to know how seemingly successful business models will hold up over the long term. That’s why, he says, organizations should avoid benchmarking and instead routinely test their business practices before there’s a problem. Vermeulen is the author of “Breaking Bad Habits: Defy Industry Norms and Reinvigorate Your Business.”
Nov 14, 2017
602: The Hardscrabble Business of Chinese Manufacturing in Africa
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Irene Yuan Sun, a consultant at McKinsey, explains why so many Chinese entrepreneurs are setting up factories in Africa. She describes what it’s like inside these factories, who works there, what they’re making—and how this emerging manufacturing sector is industrializing countries including Lesotho and Nigeria. Sun’s new book is “The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa.”
Nov 07, 2017
601: Astronaut Scott Kelly on Working in Space
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Scott Kelly, a retired U.S. astronaut, spent 520 days in space over four missions. Working in outer space is a lot like working on earth, but with different challenges and in closer quarters. Kelly looks back on his 20 years of working for NASA, including being the commander of the International Space Station during his final, yearlong mission. He talks about the kind of cross-cultural collaboration and decision making he honed on the ISS, offering advice that leaders can use in space and on earth. His memoir is “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery.”
Oct 31, 2017
600: 2017's Top-Performing CEO on Getting Product Right
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Pablo Isla, the CEO of Inditex, is No. 1 on Harvard Business Review’s list of “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World 2017.” He opens up about his management style and reflects on his tenure leading the Spanish clothing and accessories giant, whose brands include Zara, Massimo Dutti, and Pull&Bear. Successful fast fashion takes much more than speed, he says. Isla discusses aspects of the company’s business model: source close to headquarters, entrust store managers with product orders, and treat what’s sold in stores and online as one stock. He also forecasts the future of physical stores.
Oct 24, 2017
599: Everyday People Who Led Momentous Change
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Nancy Koehn, a Harvard Business School historian, tells the life stories of three influential leaders: the abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the pacifist Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the ecologist Rachel Carson. They all overcame personal challenges to achieve and inspire social change. In Koehn’s new book, "Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times," she argues that tomorrow's leaders of social change will come from the business world.
Oct 19, 2017
598: So, You Want to Join a Startup
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Jeff Bussgang, a venture capitalist who teaches entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, knows from personal experience and having funded many startups that there’s more than one way into that world. You don’t have to have a technical background. Excellent communication skills and a high emotional IQ are startup skills, too. Bussgang, the author of “Entering StartUpLand,” walks through the process of finding your dream job in a new company.
Oct 12, 2017
597: How Successful Solopreneurs Make Money
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Dorie Clark, a marketing strategy consultant, answers a burning question: how do people make money off of what they know? She outlines the options for experts who want to monetize their knowledge. Clark explains, using herself and other successful solopreneurs as examples, how to earn revenue from public speaking, podcasting, e-books, and online courses. She also goes over what to charge and when to get an assistant. Clark teaches at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and is the author of the new book “Entrepreneurial You.”
Oct 05, 2017
596: Microsoft's CEO on Rediscovering the Company's Soul
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Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s third CEO, opens up about his effort to refresh the culture of the company and renew its focus on the future. He reflects on important life lessons he learned growing up in India, immigrating to the U.S., and working for Microsoft for 25 years. Nadella thinks of the past, he says, for the sake of the future—of technology, public policy, and work. His new autobiography is "Hit Refresh."
Sep 28, 2017
595: Transcending Either-Or Decision Making
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Jennifer Riel, an adjunct professor at the Rotman School of Management, presents a model way to solve problems: integrative thinking. It’s taking the best from two inadequate options to come up with a successful solution. She gives examples from the film industry to show how CEOs have put the process to work. Riel is the co-author, along with Roger Martin, of the book “Creating Great Choices: A Leader’s Guide to Integrative Thinking.”
Sep 21, 2017
594: Find Your Happy Place at Work
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Annie McKee, a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book “How to Be Happy at Work,” tells the story of her journey to happiness—starting with her early job as a caregiver for an elderly couple. Even in later, higher-paying work, McKee saw that pursuing prestige and success for the wrong reasons ruined people’s personal and professional lives. She discusses how misplaced ambition, obsession with money, and fatalism are traps anyone, in any kind of job, can fall for—and how to not let that happen to you.
Sep 14, 2017
593: How to Fix "Team Creep"
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Mark Mortensen, an associate professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD, discusses the research on "multiteaming"—when employees work not only across multiple projects, but multiple teams. It has significant benefits at the individual, team, and organizational levels. Among them: multiteaming saves money. The cost—stretched employees—is hard to see. And that is where the tension, and the risk, lies. Mortensen is the co-author, with Heidi K. Gardner, of “The Overcommitted Organization” in the September–October 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Sep 08, 2017
592: Why Everyone Should See Themselves as a Leader
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Sue Ashford, a professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, breaks down her decades of research on leadership—who achieves it, and how a group grants it. She explains that the world isn’t divided into leaders and followers. Instead, it’s a state that everyone can reach, whether they’re officially in charge or not. She also explains why shared leadership benefits a team and organization. Ashford offers tips on how to effectively grow leadership in yourself and your employees.
Aug 31, 2017
591: Basic Competence Can Be a Strategy
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Raffaella Sadun, a professor at Harvard Business School, explains why seemingly common-sensical management practices are so hard to implement. After surveying thousands of organizations across the world, she found that only 6% of firms qualified as highly well-managed — and that managers mistakenly assumed they were all above average. She is a co-author of “Why Do We Undervalue Competent Management?” in the September–October 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Aug 24, 2017
590: How the U.S. Navy is Responding to Climate Change
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Forest Reinhardt and Michael Toffel, Harvard Business School professors, talk about how a giant, global enterprise that operates and owns assets at sea level is fighting climate change—and adapting to it. They discuss what the private sector can learn from the U.S. Navy’s scientific and sober view of the world. Reinhardt and Toffel are the authors of “Managing Climate Change: Lessons from the U.S. Navy” in the July–August 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Aug 18, 2017
589: When to Listen to a Dire Warning
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Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism adviser to U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, has made a career of investigating disaster warnings. The way he sees it, catastrophes can happen at any time, so why should decision makers ignore a Cassandra? Now a cybersecurity firm CEO, Clarke is an expert at figuring out who is a conspiracy theorist and who is a credible source. He explains his method through a few case studies—on the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown, and others—from his new book, “Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes.”
Aug 10, 2017
588: When Startups Scrapped the Business Plan
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Steve Blank, entrepreneurship lecturer at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Columbia, talks about his experience of coming to Silicon Valley and building companies from the ground up. He shares how he learned to apply customer discovery methods to emerging high technology startups. And he explains why he believes most established companies are still failing to apply lean startup methodology in their corporate innovation programs. Blank is the author of the HBR article, "Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything."
Aug 03, 2017
587: Build Your Portfolio Career
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Kabir Sehgal, a corporate strategist, Grammy-winning producer, investment banker, bestselling author, and military reserve officer, talks about building and thriving in a portfolio career. He discusses the benefits of pursuing diverse interests, the tradeoffs and productivity discipline demanded by that career choice, and he offers tips for managing a schedule with multiple work activities. And he argues we should stop calling these second careers "side hustles." Sehgal is the author of the HBR article, “Why You Should Have (at Least) Two Careers.”
Jul 27, 2017
586: How AI Is Already Changing Business
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Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Sloan School professor, explains how rapid advances in machine learning are presenting new opportunities for businesses. He breaks down how the technology works and what it can and can’t do (yet). He also discusses the potential impact of AI on the economy, how workforces will interact with it in the future, and suggests managers start experimenting now. Brynjolfsson is the co-author, with Andrew McAfee, of the HBR Big Idea article, “The Business of Artificial Intelligence.” They’re also the co-authors of the new book, “Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future.
Jul 20, 2017
585: Nike's Co-founder on Innovation, Culture, and Succession
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Phil Knight, former chair and CEO of Nike, tells the story of starting the sports apparel and equipment giant after taking an entrepreneurship class at Stanford and teaming up with his former track coach, Bill Bowerman. Together (and with the help of a waffle iron) they changed how running shoes are designed and made. Knight discusses the company's enduring culture of innovation, as well as the succession process that led to former runner and Nike insider Mark Parker becoming CEO.
Jul 13, 2017
584: How Authority and Decision-Making Differ Across Cultures
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Erin Meyer, professor at INSEAD, discusses management hierarchy and decision-making across cultures. Turns out, these two things don’t always track together. Sometimes top-down cultures still have strong consensus-driven decision-making styles — and the other way around. Meyer helps break down and map these factors so that managers working across cultures can adapt. She’s the author of the article, "Being the Boss in Brussels, Boston, and Beijing" in the July-August 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Jul 06, 2017
583: Mental Preparation Secrets of Top Athletes, Entertainers, and Surgeons
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Dan McGinn, senior editor at Harvard Business Review, talks about what businesspeople can learn from how top performers and athletes prepare for their big moments. In business, a big sales meeting, presentation, or interview can be pivotal to success. The same goes for pep talks that motivate employees. McGinn talks about both the research and practical applications of mental preparation and motivation. He’s the author of the book, "Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed." His article, “The Science of Pep Talks,” is in the July-August 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Jun 29, 2017
582: The Talent Pool Your Company Probably Overlooks
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Robert Austin, a professor at Ivey Business School, and Gary Pisano, a professor at Harvard Business School, talk about the growing number of pioneering firms that are actively identifying and hiring more employees with autism spectrum disorder and other forms of neurodiversity. Global companies such as SAP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are customizing their hiring and onboarding processes to enable highly-talented individuals, who might have eccentricities that keep them from passing a job interview — to succeed and deliver uncommon value. Austin and Pisano talk about the challenges, the lessons for managers and organizations, and the difference made in the lives of an underemployed population. Austin and Pisano are the co-authors of the article, “Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage” in the May-June 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Jun 22, 2017
581: Blockchain — What You Need to Know
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Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School professor and co-founder of the HBS Digital Initiative, discusses blockchain, an online record-keeping technology that many believe will revolutionize commerce. Lakhani breaks down how the technology behind bitcoin works and talks about the industries and companies that could see new growth opportunities or lose business. He also has recommendations for managers: start experimenting with blockchain as soon as possible. Lakhani is the co-author of the article “The Truth About Blockchain” in the January-February 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Jun 15, 2017
580: Which Type of Entrepreneur Are You?
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Chris Kuenne, entrepreneurship lecturer at Princeton, and John Danner, senior fellow at the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business talk about one of the least understood factors that leads to success at scale: the personality of the company founder. Their research describes four distinct types of highly successful entrepreneurial personalities: the Driver, the Explorer, the Crusader, and the Captain. While popular culture currently celebrates big-ego personalities in the mold of Steve Jobs, the interview guests show how different kinds of people succeed at that level. Kuenne and Danner are co-authors of the new book, “Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win.”
Jun 08, 2017
579: Why Finance Needs More Humanity, and Why Humanity Needs Finance
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Mihir Desai, professor at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, argues for re-humanizing finance. He says the practice of finance, with increasing quantification, has lost touch with its foundations. But he says finance can be principled, ethical, even life-affirming. And demonizing it or ignoring it means that the rest of us – those not in finance – risk misunderstanding it, which has all kinds of implications for how we make decisions and plan for our futures. Desai is the author of the new book, "The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return." He also writes about finance and the economy for hbr.org.
Jun 01, 2017
578: 4 Behaviors of Top-Performing CEOs
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Elena Botelho, partner at leadership advisory firm ghSmart, talks about the disconnect between the stereotype of the CEO and what research shows actually leads to high performance at that level. She says the image of the charismatic, tall male with a top university degree who’s a strategic visionary and makes great decisions under pressure is a pervasive one. However, research shows that four behaviors more consistently lead to high performance in the corner office: 1) deciding with speed and conviction 2) engaging for impact 3) adapting proactively 4) delivering reliably. Botelho is the co-author of the article “What Sets Successful CEOs Apart” in the May-June 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
May 26, 2017
577: Why Doesn't More of the Working Class Move for Jobs?
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Joan C. Williams, director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, discusses serious misconceptions that the U.S. managerial and professional elite in the United States have about the so-called working class. Many people conflate "working class" with "poor"--but the working class is, in fact, the elusive, purportedly disappearing middle class. Williams argues that economic mobility has declined, and explains why suggestions like “they should move to where the jobs are” or "they should just go to college" are insufficient. She has some ideas for policy makers to create more and meaningful jobs for this demographic, an influential voting bloc. Williams is the author of the new book, “White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America.”
May 18, 2017
576: How to Survive Being Labeled a Star
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Jennifer Petriglieri, professor at INSEAD, discusses how talented employees can avoid being crushed by lofty expectations -- whether their own, or others'. She has researched how people seen as "high potential" often start to feel trapped and ultimately burn out. Petriglieri discusses practical ways employees can handle this, and come to see this difficult phase as a career rite of passage. She’s the co-author of “The Talent Curse” in the May-June 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
May 11, 2017
575: Low-Risk, High-Reward Innovation
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Wharton professor David Robertson discusses a "third way" to innovate besides disruptive and sustaining innovations. He outlines this approach through the examples of companies including LEGO, GoPro, Victoria's Secret, USAA, and CarMax. It consists of creating a family of complementary innovations around a product or service, all of which work as a system to carry out a single strategy. Robertson's the author of "The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk, High-Reward Approach to Innovation."
May 04, 2017
574: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Resilience
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks about returning to work after her husband’s death, and Wharton management and psychology professor Adam Grant discusses what the research says about resilience. In this joint interview, they talk about how to build resilience in yourself, your team, and your organization. They’re the authors of the new book, "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy."
Apr 27, 2017
573: Our Delusions About Talent
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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor of business psychology at University College London, dispels some of the myths that have persisted in the 20 years since McKinsey coined the phrase “war for talent.” He argues the science of talent acquisition and retention is still in its early stages. Chamorro-Premuzic is the CEO of Hogan Assessments and the author of the book “The Talent Delusion: Why Data, Not Intuition, is the Key to Unlocking Human Potential.”
Apr 20, 2017
572: To Reinvent Your Firm, Do Two Things at the Same Time
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Scott D. Anthony, Innosight managing partner, discusses why established corporations should be better at handling disruptive threats. He lays out a practical approach to transform a company’s existing business while creating future business. It hinges on a “capabilities link,” which means using corporate assets—that startups don’t have—to fight unfairly. He also discusses the leadership qualities of executives who effectively navigate their companies’ imminent disruption. Anthony is the coauthor of the new book, “Dual Transformation: How to Reposition Today’s Business While Creating the Future.”
Apr 13, 2017
571: Dealing with Conflict Avoiders and Seekers
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Amy Gallo, HBR contributing editor, discusses a useful tactic to more effectively deal with conflict in the workplace: understanding whether you generally seek or avoid conflict. Each personality style influences how you approach a particular conflict, as well as how your counterpart does. Gallo talks about how to escape the common pitfalls of conflict seekers and conflict avoiders, so that you can improve your work and your relationships. She’s the author of the “HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict.”
Apr 06, 2017
570: How Personalities Affect Team Chemistry
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Deloitte national managing director Kim Christfort talks about the different personality styles in an organization and the challenges of bringing them together. Her firm has developed a classification system to help companies better understand personality styles and capitalize on their cognitive diversity. She and Suzanne M. Johnson Vickberg coauthored the article, "Pioneers, Drivers, Integrators, and Guardians" in the March-April 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Mar 30, 2017
569: The Rise of Corporate Inequality
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Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom discusses the research he's conducted showing what’s really driving the growth of income inequality: a widening gap between the most successful companies and the rest, across industries. In other words, inequality has less to do with what you do for work, and more to do with which specific company you work for. The rising gap in pay between firms accounts for a large majority of the rise in income inequality overall. Bloom tells us why, and discusses some ways that companies and governments might address it. He’s the author of the Harvard Business Review article, “Corporations in the Age of Inequality.” For more, visit hbr.org/inequality.
Mar 23, 2017
568: Break Out of Your Managerial Bubble
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Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center at Sloan School of Management, says too many CEOs and executives are in a bubble, one that shields them from the reality of what’s happening in the world and in their businesses. The higher you rise, the worse it gets. Gregersen discusses practical steps top managers can make to ask better questions, improve the flow of information, and more clearly see what matters. His article “Bursting the CEO Bubble” is in the March-April 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Mar 16, 2017
567: Making Intel More Diverse
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Danielle Brown, Intel Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, talks about the corporation’s $300 million initiative to increase diversity, the largest such investment yet by a technology company. The goal is to make Intel’s U.S. workforce mirror the talent available in the country by 2020. Brown breaks down what exactly Intel is doing, why the corporation is doing it, where it’s going well (recruiting), where it’s not going as well (retention), and what other companies can learn from Intel’s experience.
Mar 10, 2017
566: Reduce Organizational Drag
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Michael Mankins, Bain & Company partner and head of the firm's Organization practice, explains how organizations unintentionally fail to manage their employees' time and energy. He also lays out what managers can do to reduce what he calls organizational drag. Mankins is a coauthor of "Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team’s Productive Power."
Mar 02, 2017
565: Globalization: Myth and Reality
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Pankaj Ghemawat, professor at NYU Stern and IESE business schools, debunks common misconceptions about the current state and extent of globalization. (Hint: the world is not nearly as globalized as people think.) He also discusses how popular reactions in Europe and the U.S. against globalization recently could affect the global economy, and how companies will need to adapt to the new reality. Ghemawat is the author of several books on globalization, including “World 3.0” and most recently “The Laws of Globalization and Business Applications.”
Feb 24, 2017
564: Why You Should Buy a Business (and How to Do It)
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Richard S. Ruback and Royce Yudkoff, professors at Harvard Business School, spell out an overlooked career path: buying a business and running it as CEO. Purchasing a small company lets you become your own boss and reap financial rewards without the risks of founding a start-up. Still, there are things you need to know. Ruback and Yudkoff are the authors of the “HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business.”
Feb 16, 2017
563: Escape Your Comfort Zone
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Andy Molinsky, professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis International Business School, discusses practical techniques for getting outside of your comfort zone, and how that can develop new capabilities and experiences that can help your career. His new book is “Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence.”
Feb 09, 2017
562: Business Leadership Under President Trump
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Larry Summers, former U.S. treasury secretary, is calling on American business leaders to stand up to President Donald Trump. Summers sharply criticizes the administration’s protectionist agenda, and he says it’s time for executives to call out how those policies undermine the economy and the country's best interests in the long term.
Feb 02, 2017
561: Generosity Burnout
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Senior leaders Brad Feld, Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Mike Ghaffary, Heidi Roizen, and John Rogers Jr. discuss burning out on giving, the techniques they use to avoid it, and how they recognize it in their employees.
Jan 28, 2017
560: Stopping and Starting With Success
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Jerry Seinfeld shares his insights into innovation, self-criticism, and how to know when to quit. The U.S. comedian conquered 1990s television with his sitcom and is now finding a new audience for his online talk show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."
Jan 19, 2017
559: Voices from the January-February 2017 Issue
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Roger Martin of Rotman School of Management, Paul Zak of Claremont Graduate University, Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and HBR Editor-in-Chief Adi Ignatius respectively discuss customer loyalty, the neuroscience of trust, entrepreneurship in Africa, the source of innovation, and the new, hefty magazine. For more, see the January-February 2017 issue.
Jan 13, 2017
558: Collaborating Better Across Silos
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Harvard Law School lecturer Heidi K. Gardner discusses how firms gain a competitive edge when specialists collaborate across functional boundaries. But it’s often difficult, expensive, and messy. The former McKinsey consultant is the author of the new book, “Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos.”
Jan 05, 2017
557: Restoring Sanity to the Office
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Basecamp CEO Jason Fried says too many people find it difficult to get work done at the workplace. His company enforces quiet offices, fewer meetings, and different collaboration and communication practices. The goal is to give employees bigger blocks of time to be truly productive.
Dec 29, 2016
556: The Secret to Better Problem Solving
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Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg discusses a nimbler approach to diagnosing problems than existing frameworks: reframing. He’s the author of “Are You Solving the Right Problems?” in the January/February 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Dec 22, 2016
555: What Superconsumers Can Teach You
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Eddie Yoon, author of "Superconsumers" and growth strategy expert at The Cambridge Group, explains how companies can find their most passionate customers and use their invaluable insights to improve products and attract new customers.
Dec 15, 2016
554: The "Jobs to be Done" Theory of Innovation
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Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School, builds upon the theory of disruptive innovation for which he is well-known. He speaks about his new book examining how successful companies know how to grow.
Dec 08, 2016
553: Handling Stress in the Moment
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HBR contributing editor Amy Gallo discusses the best tactics to recognize, react to, and recover from stressful situations. She's a contributor to the "HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work."
Dec 01, 2016
552: How Focusing on Content Leads the Media Astray
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Bharat Anand, author of The Content Trap and professor at Harvard Business School, talks about the strategic challenges facing digital businesses, and explains how he and his colleagues wrestled with them when designing HBX, the school's online learning platform.
Nov 23, 2016
551: Why the White Working Class Voted for Trump
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Joan C. Williams, distinguished professor and director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings, discusses the white working class voters who helped elect Republican Donald Trump as U.S. President, and why Democrat Hillary Clinton did not connect with them.
Nov 18, 2016
550: A Leadership Historian on the U.S. Presidential Election
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Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn talks about the surprising election of businessman Donald Trump as U.S. president, and what leaders throughout history can tell us about bridging divides and leading in times of uncertainty.
Nov 10, 2016
549: Re-Orgs Are Emotional
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Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood, authors of "ReOrg: How to Get It Right" explain how good planning and communication can help employees adapt.
Nov 03, 2016
548: The 10 People Who Globalized the World
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Jeffrey Garten of Yale School of Management discusses how Genghis Khan, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Margaret Thatcher, and others made the world more integrated. Garten is the author of "From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization through Ten Extraordinary Lives".
Oct 27, 2016
547: What the World's Best CEOs Have in Common
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Long-term thinking, short-term savvy, and relentless focus on employees.
Oct 20, 2016
546: Power Corrupts, But It Doesn't Have To
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Authority changes us all. Berkeley's Dacher Keltner, author of the HBR article "Don't Let Power Corrupt You" and the book "The Power Paradox" explains how to avoid succumbing to power's negative effects.
Oct 13, 2016
545: When Not to Trust the Algorithm
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Cathy O'Neil, author of "Weapons of Math Destruction" on how data can lead us astray–from HR to Wall Street.
Oct 06, 2016
544: Macromanagement Is Just as Bad as Micromanagement
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Tanya Menon, associate professor at Fisher College of Management, Ohio State University, explains how to recognize if your management style is too hands off. She's the co-author of "Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits."
Sep 29, 2016
543: Building Emotional Agility
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Susan David, author of "Emotional Agility" and psychologist at Harvard Medical School, on learning to unhook from strong feelings.
Sep 22, 2016
542: Excessive Collaboration
1169
Rob Cross, professor at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, explains how work became an exhausting marathon of group projects. He's the coauthor of the HBR article "Collaborative Overload."
Sep 15, 2016
541: Making the Toughest Calls
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Joseph Badaracco, Harvard Business School professor, explains what to do when no decision feels like a good decision. He is the author of "Managing in the Gray: Five Timeless Questions for Resolving Your Toughest Problems at Work."
Sep 08, 2016
540: Email: Is It Time to Just Ban It?
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David Burkus, author of "Under New Management", explains why some companies are taking extreme measures to limit electronic communication. Burkus is also a professor at Oral Roberts University and host of the podcast Radio Free Leader.
Sep 01, 2016
539: The Connection Between Speed and Charisma
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Bill von Hippel, professor at the University of Queensland, on how the ability to think and respond quickly makes someone seem more charismatic.
Aug 25, 2016
538: How Work Changed Love
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Moira Weigel explains how the changing nature of work has reshaped the way we meet, date, and fall in love. She's the author of "Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating" and is completing a Ph.D. at Yale University.
Aug 18, 2016
537: Negotiating with a Liar
1271
Leslie John, Harvard Business School professor, explains why you shouldn't waste time trying to detect your counterpart's lies; instead, use tactics drawn from psychology to get them to divulge the truth. She's the author of the HBR article "How to Negotiate with a Liar."
Aug 11, 2016
536: In Praise of Dissenters and Non-Conformists
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Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author of "Originals", on the science of standing out.
Aug 04, 2016
535: The Zappos Holacracy Experiment
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Ethan Bernstein, Harvard Business School professor, and John Bunch, holacracy implementation lead at Zappos, discuss the online retailer's transition to a flat, self-managed organization. They are the coauthors of the HBR article "Beyond the Holacracy Hype."
Jul 29, 2016
534: The Era of Agile Talent
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More of us are working in organizations employing a mix of freelancers, contractors, consultants, and full-timers, explains Jonathan Younger, coauthor with Norm Smallwood of "Agile Talent: How to Source and Manage Outside Experts."
Jul 21, 2016
533: We Can't Work All the Time
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Anne-Marie Slaughter on (finally) bringing sanity to the work/life struggle.
Jul 14, 2016
532: Teaching Creativity to Leaders
1051
Tim Brown, CEO and president of IDEO, on breakthrough problem-solving.
Jul 07, 2016
531: Brexit and the Leadership Equivalent of Empty Calories
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Mark Blyth of Brown University and Gianpiero Petriglieri of INSEAD discuss Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
Jun 30, 2016
530: A Brief History of 21st Century Economics
1078
Tim Sullivan, co-author with Ray Fisman of "The Inner Lives of Markets," on how we shape economic theory -- and how it shapes us.
Jun 23, 2016
529: Greg Louganis on How to Achieve Peak Performance
779
The champion diver explains how visualization and ambitious goal-setting helped him achieve double gold medals in back-to-back Olympic Games and why he now serves as a mentor to younger athletes and a spokesman for LGBT causes.
Jun 16, 2016
528: Getting Growth Back at Your Company
1067
Chris Zook of Bain explains the predictable crises of growth and how to overcome them. His new book is "The Founder's Mentality," coauthored with James Allen.
Jun 09, 2016
527: Asking for Advice Makes People Think You're Smarter
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The research shows we shouldn't be afraid to ask for help. Francesca Gino and Alison Wood Brooks, both of Harvard Business School, explain.
Jun 02, 2016
526: Yo-Yo Ma on Successful Creative Collaboration
1081
The acclaimed cellist explains how he chooses and works with partners and shares advice on honing one's talent.
May 26, 2016
525: Be a Work/Life-Friendly Boss
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Managers play a huge role in their employees' personal lives, which in turn affects productivity, morale, and turnover at work. Professor Scott Behson, author of "The Working Dad's Survival Guide," and professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, gives practical tips for being a leader who is flexible, fair, and effective.
May 19, 2016
524: Make Better Decisions
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Therese Huston, Ph.D. and author of "How Women Decide," offers research-based tips for both men and women on how to make high quality, defensible decisions -- and sell them to your team.
May 12, 2016
523: Let Employees Be People
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Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, both of Harvard, discuss what they've learned from studying radically transparent organizations where people at all levels of the hierarchy get candid feedback, show vulnerability, and grow on the job. Their book is "An Everyone Culture."
May 05, 2016
522: Isabel Allende on Fiction and Feminism
530
The bestselling author describes her creative process and explains why she was always determined to have a career.
Apr 28, 2016
521: The Condensed May 2016 Issue
605
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Apr 22, 2016
520: Understanding Agile Management
1615
Darrell Rigby of Bain and Jeff Sutherland of Scrum explain the rise of lean, iterative management tactics, and how to implement them yourself.
Apr 15, 2016
519: Smart Managers Don't Compare People to the "Average"
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Todd Rose, the Director of the Mind, Brain, & Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the author of "The End of Average: How to Succeed in a World That Values Sameness," explains why we should stop using averages to understand individuals.
Apr 07, 2016
518: Life's Work: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
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Iconic relationship expert Dr. Ruth discusses what she's learned over a long career.
Mar 31, 2016
517: How to Say No to More Work
421
Karen Dillon, author of the "HBR Guide to Office Politics", explains how to gracefully decline excessive projects–and thankless tasks.
Mar 24, 2016
516: The Condensed April 2016 Issue
609
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Mar 22, 2016
515: Are Leaders Getting Too Emotional?
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There's a lot of crying and shouting both in politics and at the office. Gautam Mukunda of Harvard Business School and Gianpiero Petriglieri of INSEAD help us try to make sense of it all.
Mar 17, 2016
514: Your Coworkers Should Know Your Salary
1071
Pay transparency is actually a way better system than pay secrecy. David Burkus, professor at Oral Roberts University and author of "Under New Management," explains why.
Mar 10, 2016
513: Talking About Race at Work
1342
Kira Hudson Banks, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the department of psychology at Saint Louis University, and a principal at consulting firm the Mouse and the Elephant. We spoke with her about why managers shouldn't wait for a controversy to start talking about race.
Mar 03, 2016
512: The Art of the Interview
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Job interviews can feel more like a stylized ritual than a normal conversation. Esquire writer and journalist Cal Fussman, who's interviewed scores of people from Mikhail Gorbachev to Jeff Bezos to Dr. Dre, gives us his advice, from how to build trust with a subject to getting an honest answer to a tough question.
Feb 25, 2016
511: The Condensed March 2016 Issue
768
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Feb 19, 2016
510: Closing the Strategy-Execution Gap
931
Paul Leinwand, co-author of the book "Strategy That Works," explains how successful companies solve this thorny problem.
Feb 18, 2016
509: Be a Superboss
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Lorne Michaels, Bill Walsh, Alice Waters–all have had a disproportionate impact in their respective industries through their knack for collecting and inspiring great talent. We hear how they do it from Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management in Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and the author of "Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Manage the Flow of Talent".
Feb 11, 2016
508: How to Give Constructive Feedback
1146
Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman have administered thousands of 360-degree assessments through their consulting firm, Zenger/Folkman. This has given them a wealth of information about who benefits from criticism, and how to deliver it.
Feb 05, 2016
507: Being Happier at Work
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Emma Seppälä, Stanford researcher and author of "The Happiness Track," explains the proven benefits of a positive outlook; simple ways to increase your sense of well-being; and why it's not about being ecstatic or excited all the time.
Jan 28, 2016
506: Stop Focusing on Your Strengths
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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor at University College London and Columbia University and CEO of Hogan Assessments, explains how the fad for strengths-based coaching may actually be weakening us.
Jan 21, 2016
505: Make Peace with Your Inner Critic
865
Tara Mohr, author of Playing Big, explains how to deal with self-doubt (or help someone else manage theirs).
Jan 14, 2016
504: Achieve Your Goals (Finally)
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Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of "No One Understands You and What to Do About It" and "9 Things Successful People Do Differently," explains how to actually stick to your resolutions this year.'
Jan 08, 2016
503: Marketing Lessons for Companies Big and Small
1012
Denise Lee Yohn, author of "Extraordinary Experiences" and "What Great Brands Do," explains what we can learn from retail and restaurant brands
Dec 30, 2015
502: The Condensed January-February 2016 Issue
754
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Dec 23, 2015
501: Life's Work: Neil deGrasse Tyson
1032
In every issue, we feature a conversation with someone who's been wildly successful outside the traditional business world. This time, it's an astrophysicist.
Dec 17, 2015
500: Becoming a More Authentic Leader
983
Bill George, Harvard Business School professor and author of "Discover Your True North," gives advice to both new and experienced leaders.
Dec 10, 2015
499: Accenture's CEO on Leading Change
856
Pierre Nanterme discusses the forces changing consulting, and other knowledge-intensive industries.
Dec 03, 2015
498: 4 Types of Conflict and How to Manage Them
1141
Amy Gallo, author of the "HBR Guide to Managing Conflict at Work," explains the options.
Nov 25, 2015
497: The Condensed December 2015 Issue
837
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Nov 24, 2015
496: Katie Couric on the Shifting Landscape of News
628
The renowned American journalist talks with HBR senior editor Dan McGinn.
Nov 19, 2015
495: Slide Deck Presentations Don't Have to Be Terrible
1128
Evan Loomis and Evan Baehr, coauthors of "Get Backed," on how to win someone over with PowerPoint.
Nov 14, 2015
494: Simple Rules for Creating Great Places to Work
846
Gareth Jones, author of "Why Should Anyone Work Here?", explains the things managers know, but struggle to do.
Nov 05, 2015
493: The Man Behind Siri Explains How to Start a Company
969
Norman Winarsky, coauthor of "If You Really Want to Change the World," on ventures that scale.
Oct 31, 2015
492: China and the Biggest Startup You've Probably Never Heard of
1446
Clay Shirky talks about Xiaomi, the subject of his new book, "Little Rice."
Oct 22, 2015
491: What Makes Social Entrepreneurs Successful?
1120
Sally Osberg, president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation and author of "Getting Beyond Better" with Roger Martin.
Oct 17, 2015
490: The Condensed November 2015 Issue
958
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Oct 14, 2015
489: Disrupt Your Career, and Yourself
1089
Whitney Johnson, author of "Disrupt Yourself," on taking the big risks we secretly want to.
Oct 08, 2015
488: Why the Term "Thought Leader" Isn't Gross
1159
Dorie Clark, author of "Stand Out," on having more influence.
Oct 02, 2015
487: Your Office's Hidden Artists and How to Work with Them
813
Kimberly Elsbach, author of the HBR article "Collaborating with Creative Peers," on collaborating better with a certain type of colleague.
Sep 24, 2015
486: Build Your Character (at Least for a Day)
881
Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, on why we need more time to develop our inner selves.
Sep 17, 2015
485: The Creator of WordPress
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Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of Automattic, on growth, leadership, and mindfulness.
Sep 11, 2015
484: The Condensed October 2015 Issue
1100
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Sep 09, 2015
483: What's Your Digital Quotient?
783
Kate Smaje of McKinsey explains how it's about more than being tech-savvy.
Sep 03, 2015
482: PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi on Design Thinking
768
How PepsiCo is harnessing the power of design.
Aug 27, 2015
481: Salman Rushdie on Creativity and Criticism
1012
The acclaimed writer describes how he develops his novels, what he expects from reviewers, and why business people should still read fiction.
Aug 20, 2015
480: Become a Better Listener
1252
Mark Goulston, psychiatrist and author of "Just Listen," explains how.
Aug 13, 2015
479: The Condensed September 2015 Issue
1076
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Aug 12, 2015
478: Building Healthy Teams
1295
Mary Shapiro, author of the "HBR Guide to Leading Teams" and professor at Simmons, on dealing with conflict and other issues.
Aug 06, 2015
477: How Science and Tech Are Changing the Human Body
1381
Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans explain how we're "evolving ourselves."
Jul 30, 2015
476: The CEO of YP on Leading Digital Transformation
1308
David Krantz, the CEO of YP (formerly the Yellow Pages), explains how they've reinvented their business.
Jul 23, 2015
475: "Social Media-Savvy CEO" Is No Oxymoron
1468
Charlene Li, author of "The Engaged Leader," on why and how senior executives are diving into online networks.
Jul 16, 2015
474: Test-Taking Comes to the Office
1006
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of the HBR article "Ace the Assessment," explores the rising practice of using tests in hiring and promotion decisions.
Jul 09, 2015
473: Can HR Be Saved?
1092
Peter Cappelli, author of the HBR article, "Why We Love to Hate HR...and What HR Can Do About It," on perhaps the least popular function in business.
Jul 02, 2015
472: Michael Lynton on Surviving the Biggest Corporate Hack in History
577
The CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment discusses the crisis with editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius.
Jun 25, 2015
471: The Condensed July-August 2015 Issue
1156
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Jun 23, 2015
470: Beating Digital Overload with Digital Tools
1340
Alexandra Samuel, online engagement expert and author of "Work Smarter with Social Media," on the tools you should use--and the ones you could be ignoring.
Jun 18, 2015
469: Are Robots Really Coming for Our Jobs?
1198
James Bessen, economist and former software executive, on what we can learn from 19th century mill workers about innovation, wages, and technology.
Jun 11, 2015
468: George Mitchell on Effective Negotiation
1103
The former U.S. Senate majority leader and U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland and the Middle East describes his approach to resolving disputes and fostering bipartisan compromise.
Jun 04, 2015
467: Evernote's CEO on the New Ways We Work
1296
Phil Libin discusses the impact of technology--from Microsoft Word to wearables--on our collaboration and productivity.
May 28, 2015
466: Making Sense of Digital Disruption
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R. "Ray" Wang, author of "Disrupting Digital Business" on how business is transforming.
May 21, 2015
465: The Condensed June 2015 Issue
416
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
May 20, 2015
464: Consumer Privacy in the Digital Age
1260
Timothy Morey and Allison Schoop, both of frog, on designing customer data systems that promote transparency and trust.
May 14, 2015
463: Why We Pretend to Be Workaholics
1122
Erin Reid of Boston University on why men (but not women) feign long working hours.
May 07, 2015
462: Ethical CEOs Finish First
612
Fred Kiel, author of "Return on Character," explains his research on why being good benefits the bottom line.
Apr 30, 2015
461: Brian Grazer on the Power of Curiosity
1070
The Oscar-winning producer explains why a passion for learning--about other people and pursuits--has been the key to his success.
Apr 23, 2015
460: Understand How People See You
1435
Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of "No One Understands You and What to Do About It," explains the science of perception.
Apr 16, 2015
459: The Condensed May 2015 Issue
938
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Apr 14, 2015
458: Making Health Care More Consumer-Driven
740
Regina Herzlinger, Harvard Business School professor, talks about how to dismantle the barriers to innovation in care delivery.
Apr 09, 2015
457: Case Study: Reinvent This Retailer
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Hear this story based on real events at J.C. Penney. A discussion with contributor Jill Avery and editor Andy O'Connell follows.
Apr 02, 2015
456: Your Brain's Ideal Schedule
1342
Ron Friedman, Ph.D., author of "The Best Place to Work," on how to structure your day to get the most done.
Mar 26, 2015
455: Blue Ocean Strategy and Red Ocean Traps
1215
Renée Mauborgne of INSEAD explains how a landmark idea is evolving. She is coauthor, along with W. Chan Kim, of "Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition (2015)."
Mar 19, 2015
454: The Condensed April 2015 Issue
729
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Mar 17, 2015
453: Set Habits You'll Actually Keep
1550
Gretchen Rubin, author of "Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives," explains that you've got to know your habit-setting style.
Mar 12, 2015
452: Goldie Hawn on Female Leadership
839
The Hollywood icon explains why she moved from acting to producing and directing, then launched a foundation that teaches mindfulness to kids.
Mar 05, 2015
451: Be Less Reactive and More Proactive
1300
Peter Bregman, author of "Four Seconds," on changing the way you lead.
Feb 26, 2015
450: Marissa Mayer's Yahoo
1282
Nicholas Carlson, author of "Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo," on the CEO's management style.
Feb 20, 2015
449: Why Leadership Feels Awkward
878
Herminia Ibarra, author of "Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader" and professor at INSEAD, on moving forward, even when it's not comfortable.
Feb 13, 2015
448: The Condensed March 2015 Issue
1241
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Feb 12, 2015
447: GoDaddy's CEO on Leading Change
1050
Blake Irving talks about the company's renewed focus on small businesses and bringing on a new leadership team.
Feb 05, 2015
446: Signs You're Secretly Annoying Your Colleagues
1075
Muriel Maignan Wilkins, coauthor of "Own the Room," on the flaws everyone's too polite to point out.
Jan 29, 2015
445: Innovation Needs a System
920
David Duncan, senior partner at Innosight and coauthor of "Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days," explains how to organize corporate creativity.
Jan 22, 2015
444: What Still Stifles Ambitious Women
1423
Pamela Stone, professor at Hunter College, on the surprising findings from a massive study of MBAs.
Jan 15, 2015
443: How to Negotiate Better
1121
Jeff Weiss, author of the "HBR Guide to Negotiating" and partner at Vantage Partners, explains how to prepare to be persuasive.
Jan 08, 2015
442: Skills We Can Learn from Games
746
Andrew Innes, game designer, product manager, and author of "What Board Games Can Teach Business."
Dec 30, 2014
441: The Condensed January-February 2015 Issue
952
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Dec 19, 2014
440: What Makes Teams Smart (or Dumb)
1102
Cass Sunstein, Harvard professor and author of "Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter."
Dec 18, 2014
439: Communicate Better with Your Global Team
1036
Tsedal Neeley, Harvard Business School professor, explains how globally distributed teams can collaborate better together.
Dec 11, 2014
438: Explaining Silicon Valley's Success
857
AnnaLee Saxenian, author of the classic book "Regional Advantage," still thinks the area's future is bright.
Dec 04, 2014
437: Learning What Wiser Workers Know
1122
Dorothy Leonard, author of "Critical Knowledge Transfer" ​and Harvard Business School professor, on retaining organizational expertise.
Nov 25, 2014
436: Making Good Decisions
1034
Stanford's Ron Howard, one of the fathers of decision analysis, explains how it's done.
Nov 20, 2014
435: The Condensed December 2014 Issue
1217
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Nov 18, 2014
434: Boris Johnson on Influence and Ambition
717
The mayor of London explains why Churchill is a role model and whether his aspirations include the Prime Minister's office.
Nov 13, 2014
433: How to Change Someone's Behavior with Minimal Effort
1014
Steve J. Martin, coauthor of "The Small Big: Small Changes That Spark Big Influence," on the little things that persuade.
Nov 06, 2014
432: Is the Corporate Campus Dying?
936
Jennifer Magnolfi, Founder & Principal Investigator at Programmable Habitats LLC, on how digital work, and the Internet of Things will fundamentally change the how we use the buildings and neighborhoods we work in.
Oct 30, 2014
431: Myths About Entrepreneurship
1152
Linda Rottenberg, author of "Crazy Is a Compliment," on what it really takes to start a business.
Oct 23, 2014
430: Disrupting TV's Status Quo
588
Famed producer Norman Lear on developing groundbreaking sitcoms, managing creative partnerships and the lessons he wants to pass on to the next generation.
Oct 16, 2014
429: The Condensed November 2014 Issue
1088
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Oct 14, 2014
428: Focus More on Value Capture
693
Stefan Michel, professor at IMD, says your business should rethink how it captures value, not just how it creates it.
Oct 09, 2014
427: Does Your Sales Team Know Your Strategy?
1181
Frank Cespedes, HBS professor and author of "Aligning Strategy and Sales," explains how to get the front line on board.
Oct 02, 2014
426: How Google Manages Talent
1068
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, and Jonathan Rosenberg, former SVP of products, explain how the company manages their smart, creative team.
Sep 26, 2014
425: Fixing the College Grad Hiring Process
1415
Sanjeev Agrawal, Collegefeed cofounder and CEO, explains what recruiters, new graduates, and college career centers need to do differently.
Sep 18, 2014
424: How Silicon Valley Became Uncool
756
Walter Frick, HBR editor, explains why we valorize tech heroes from the past, but scoff at today's entrepreneurs.
Sep 11, 2014
423: The Condensed October 2014 Issue
1468
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Sep 09, 2014
422: The Fall of the Talent Economy?
1172
Roger Martin, former dean of the Rotman School of Management, on why talent's powerful economic position is unsustainable.​
Sep 04, 2014
421: Privacy’s Shrinking Future
987
Scott Berinato, senior editor at Harvard Business Review, on how companies benefit from transparency about customer data.
Aug 28, 2014
420: How to Stop Corporate Inversions
901
Bill George and Mihir Desai, professors at Harvard Business School, explain why our corporate tax code is driving American business overseas.
Aug 21, 2014
419: Prevent Employees from Leaking Data
928
David Upton and Sadie Creese, both of Oxford, explain why the scariest threats are from insiders.
Aug 14, 2014
418: The Condensed September 2014 Issue
1219
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Aug 12, 2014
417: The Art of Managing Science
829
J. Craig Venter, the biologist who led the effort to sequence human DNA, on unlocking the human genome and the importance of building extraordinary teams for long-term results.
Aug 07, 2014
416: The Dangers of Confidence
1043
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor at University College London, on how confidence masks incompetence.
Jul 31, 2014
415: The Future of Talent Is Potential
1313
Linda Hill, Harvard Business School professor, and Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, senior adviser at Egon Zehnder, on the talent strategies that set up a company for long-term success.
Jul 24, 2014
414: To Do Things Better, Stop Doing So Much
950
Greg McKeown, author of "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less," on the importance of being "absurdly selective" in how we use our time.
Jul 17, 2014
413: Marc Andreessen and Jim Barksdale on How to Make Money
912
The tech luminaries on bundling and unbundling in the digital age.
Jul 10, 2014
412: The Fukushima Meltdown That Didn't Happen
954
Charles Casto, recently retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, on how smart leadership saved the second Fukushima power plant.
Jul 03, 2014
411: Yang Yuanqing: The HBR Interview
851
Lenovo's CEO on how the PC leader is poised to win in the "PC plus" world.
Jun 26, 2014
410: The Condensed July-August 2014 Issue
956
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Jun 25, 2014
409: When to Go with Your Gut
995
Gerd Gigerenzer, director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, on how to know when simple rules and snap decisions will outperform analytical models.
Jun 19, 2014
408: Succeeding Quietly in Our Recognition-Obsessed Culture
742
David Zweig, author of "Invisibles," on employees who value good work over self-promotion.
Jun 12, 2014
407: The Secret History of White-Collar Offices
911
Nikil Saval, editor at n+1, on how gender, politics, and unions have affected the American workplace since the Civil War.
Jun 05, 2014
406: Cross-Culture Work in a Global Economy
887
Erin Meyer, affiliate professor at INSEAD and author of "The Culture Map," on why memorizing a list of etiquette rules doesn't work.
May 29, 2014
405: How to Manage Wall Street
681
Sam Palmisano, former CEO of IBM, on striking a balance between running a company for the long term and keeping investors happy.
May 23, 2014
404: Taking Business Back from Wall Street
599
Gautam Mukunda, HBS professor, on the dangers of managing companies for shareholders.
May 15, 2014
403: Time Is a Company's Most Valuable Resource
664
Michael Mankins, partner at Bain & Company, on how to get the most out of meetings.
May 08, 2014
402: Ruth Reichl on Challenging Career Moves
868
The renowned author and former editor of Gourmet talks about the magazine's closure and her recent transition to fiction writing.
May 02, 2014
401: Social Physics Can Change Your Company (and the World)
844
Sandy Pentland, MIT professor, on how big data is revealing the science behind how we work together, based on his book "Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread."
Apr 25, 2014
400: Best of the IdeaCast
1456
Featuring Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, Francis Ford Coppola, Maya Angelou, Nancy Koehn, Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones, Cathy Davidson, and Mark Blyth.
Apr 18, 2014
399: How Companies Can Embrace Speed
896
John Kotter, author of "Accelerate," on how slow-footed organizations can get faster.
Apr 10, 2014
398: How Unusual CEOs Drive Value
673
William Thorndike, investor and author of "The Outsiders," looks at some less-known but more effective executives.
Apr 03, 2014
397: Are You the "Real You" in the Office?
988
Harvard's Robert Kegan on companies that do really personal development.
Mar 27, 2014
396: Identify Your Primary Customer
782
Robert Simons, Harvard Business School professor, says companies still struggle to choose the right customer.
Mar 20, 2014
395: Our Bizarre Fascination with Stories of Doom
793
Andrew O'Connell, HBR editor, explains why we find tales of disaster so compelling.
Mar 13, 2014
394: Is Work-Family Conflict Reaching a Tipping Point?
929
Stewart D. Friedman, Wharton professor and author of "Baby Bust," presents new research.
Mar 06, 2014
393: Why So Many Emerging Giants Flame Out
826
John Jullens of Booz & Company says multinationals from China and other emerging markets must learn to innovate and manage quality while remaining nimble.
Feb 27, 2014
392: We Need Economic Forecasters Even Though We Can't Trust Them
805
Walter Friedman, director of the Business History Initiative at Harvard Business School, on the pioneers of market prediction.
Feb 20, 2014
391: How the U.S. Can Regain its Edge
932
Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, says the U.S. can remain a global leader only if it addresses issues at home.
Feb 13, 2014
390: John Cleese Has a Serious Side
1016
The iconic comedian speaks with HBR's Adi Ignatius about work, life, and, yes, comedy.
Feb 06, 2014
389: Getting Excellence to Spread
823
Bob Sutton, Stanford University professor, talks about his book, "Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less" (coauthored by Huggy Rao).
Jan 30, 2014
388: Building the Agile Workforce
953
Jeffrey Joerres, CEO of ManpowerGroup, on finding the talent you need in an unpredictable world.
Jan 23, 2014
387: Salman Khan on the Online Learning Revolution
878
The founder of the Khan Academy talks with HBR senior editor Alison Beard.
Jan 16, 2014
386: The Management Style of Robert Gates
1126
The former Secretary of Defense talks with HBR editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius about his new book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War."
Jan 13, 2014
385: Nomadic Leaders Need Roots
973
Gianpiero Petriglieri, professor at INSEAD, on the new global elite.
Jan 02, 2014
384: The Condensed January-February 2014 Magazine
1569
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
Dec 26, 2013
383: The Management Myths Hurting Your Business
807
Freek Vermeulen of London Business School explains how best practices become bad practices.
Dec 19, 2013
382: The Economics of Online Dating
814
Paul Oyer, Stanford economist and the author of "Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating," explains the marketplace of online love.
Dec 12, 2013
381: Reduce Stress with Mindfulness
1002
Maria Gonzalez, author of "Mindful Leadership," explains how to minimize stress -- not just manage it. Contains a brief guided breathing exercise.
Dec 05, 2013
380: The Big Benefits of a Little Thanks
886
Francesca Gino and Adam Grant, of Harvard Business School and Wharton, respectively, discuss their research on gratitude and generosity.
Nov 27, 2013
379: Improving Management at Google
917
Eric Clayberg, Google software-engineering manager, talks with Harvard Business School professor David Garvin about the feedback and training that he and others at the company receive through Project Oxygen.
Nov 21, 2013
378: Get a Dysfunctional Team Back on Track
1121
Roger Schwarz, author of "Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams," explains how to build trust and accountability on your team.
Nov 14, 2013
377: Editors' Picks of the Week
1019
HBR editors read top posts from HBR.org.
Nov 07, 2013
376: Feeling Conflicted? Get Out of Your Own Way
958
Erica Ariel Fox, who teaches negotiation at Harvard Law School, discusses how to resolve inner conflict to lead wisely and live well.
Oct 31, 2013
375: What the Best Decision Makers Do
804
Ram Charan, coauthor of "Boards that Lead," talks about what he's learned in three decades of helping executives make tough decisions.
Oct 24, 2013
374: Scott Adams on Whether Management Really Matters
823
The Dilbert creator talks with HBR senior editor Dan McGinn.
Oct 17, 2013
373: Christine Lagarde on the World Economy and the IMF's Future
1095
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund talks with HBR editor in chief Adi Ignatius.
Oct 11, 2013
372: How Goldman Sachs Drifted
788
Steven G. Mandis of Columbia Business School discusses his book, "What Happened to Goldman Sachs: An Insider's Story of Organizational Drift and Its Unintended Consequences."
Oct 03, 2013
371: Lead Authentically, Without Oversharing
738
Lisa Rosh, assistant professor of management at the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University, explains how to build trust through skillful self-disclosure.
Sep 26, 2013
370: Clay Christensen and Dominic Barton on Consulting's Disruption
1600
The HBS sage and McKinsey head discuss how to stay on top in a rapidly changing industry.
Sep 19, 2013
369: Leading Across Sectors
984
William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan, authors of "The Solution Revolution," discuss why "triple-strength" leaders are the best problem solvers.
Sep 13, 2013
368: How CEOs Are Succeeding in Africa
784
Jonathan Berman, author of "Success in Africa," busts media myths about the continent.
Sep 05, 2013
367: Office Politics for the Pros
714
Karen Dillon, author of the "HBR Guide to Office Politics," talks with Dorie Clark, author of "Reinventing You."
Aug 29, 2013
366: The Rise of the Megacorporation
928
Richard Adelstein, professor of economics at Wesleyan University and author of "The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1864-1914."
Aug 22, 2013
365: Why We Love to Hate Consultants
740
Dan McGinn, HBR senior editor.
Aug 15, 2013
364: Working Fathers Need Balance, Too
1020
Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California and coauthor of the forthcoming book, "What Works for Women at Work."
Aug 08, 2013
363: How to Schedule Time for Meaningful Work
933
Julian Birkinshaw and Jordan Cohen, coauthors of the HBR article "Make Time for the Work that Matters."
Aug 02, 2013
362: The Women Who Become Board Members
886
Boris Groysberg and Deborah Bell, authors of the HBR article "Dysfunction in the Boardroom."
Jul 25, 2013
361: Big Brain Theory
854
Adam Waytz and Malia Mason, authors of the HBR article "Your Brain at Work."
Jul 18, 2013
360: The Booming Business of Craft Cocktails
941
Thomas Mooney, co-owner and CEO of House Spirits Distillery.
Jul 11, 2013
359: Attacking the Sleep Conspiracy
620
Russell Sanna, executive director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Jul 02, 2013
358: IT in the Cloud Era
1049
Aaron Levie, cofounder and CEO of Box.
Jun 27, 2013
357: Read Fiction and Be a Better Leader
1026
Joseph Badaracco, Harvard Business School professor.
Jun 20, 2013
356: Why We Need to Redefine Intelligence
1027
Scott Barry Kaufman, adjunct assistant professor of psychology at New York University and author of "Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined."
Jun 13, 2013
355: Pricing Strategies People Love
860
Sandeep Baliga and Jeff Ely, professors at the Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University.
Jun 06, 2013
354: The Science of Sharing (and Oversharing)
813
Jonah Berger, Wharton School professor and author of "Contagious: Why Things Catch On."
May 30, 2013
353: Why Some Companies Last and Others Don't
374
Michael Raynor, director at Deloitte Services LP and coauthor of the HBR article "Three Rules for Making a Company Truly Great."
May 23, 2013
352: Talent Strategies for the Post-Loyalty World
1131
Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, coauthors of the HBR article "Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact."
May 16, 2013
351: The Secret to Effective Motivation
920
Heidi Grant Halvorson and E. Tory Higgins, authors of "Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World to Power Success and Influence."
May 09, 2013
350: Maya Angelou on Courage and Creativity
648
Dr. Maya Angelou, renowned author.
May 02, 2013
349: Yes, Business Relies on Nature
803
Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of "Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature."
Apr 25, 2013
348: Building a Company Everyone Loves
956
Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones, authors of the HBR article "Creating the Best Workplace on Earth."
Apr 18, 2013
347: Austerity's Big Bait-and-Switch
1060
Mark Blyth, professor at Brown University and author of "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea."
Apr 11, 2013
346: The Truth About Creative Teams
1029
Leigh Thompson, professor at Kellogg School of Management and author of "Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration."
Apr 04, 2013
345: Can You "Manage" Your Family?
915
Bruce Feiler, New York Times columnist and author of "The Secrets of Happy Families."
Mar 28, 2013
344: Take Control of Your Time
1015
Elizabeth Grace Saunders, founder and CEO of Real Life E and author of "The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment."
Mar 21, 2013
343: Sheryl Sandberg: The HBR Interview
1544
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead."
Mar 14, 2013
342: Solving America's Innovation Crisis
922
Bruce Nussbaum, professor at Parsons The New School of Design and author of "Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire."
Mar 07, 2013
341: Improve Your Business Writing
877
Bryan Garner, editor in chief of Black's Law Dictionary and author of the "HBR Guide to Better Business Writing."
Feb 28, 2013
340: Mary Robinson on Influence Without Authority
682
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland.
Feb 21, 2013
339: Why We're All in Sales
1307
Daniel Pink, author of "To Sell Is Human" and the HBR article "A Radical Prescription for Sales."
Feb 14, 2013
338: Encyclopaedia Britannica's Transformation
911
Jorge Cauz, president of Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Feb 07, 2013
337: Manage Up and Across with Your Mentor
756
Jeanne Meister, partner at Future Workplace and contributor to the "HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across."
Jan 31, 2013
336: The High Cost of Rudeness at Work
870
Christine Porath, associate professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and coauthor of the HBR article "The Price of Incivility."
Jan 24, 2013
335: Whole Foods' John Mackey on Capitalism's Moral Code
1272
John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and coauthor of "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business."
Jan 17, 2013
334: Why Organizations Are the Way They Are
1043
Tim Sullivan, editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press and coauthor of "The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office."
Jan 10, 2013
333: Jeff Bezos on Leading for the Long-Term at Amazon
627
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com.
Jan 03, 2013
332: Boost Your Productivity With Social Media
1245
Alexandra Samuel, vice president of social media at Vision Critical.
Dec 20, 2012
331: The Rise of the Global Super-Rich
1597
Chrystia Freeland, editor of Thomson Reuters Digital and author of "Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else."
Dec 13, 2012
330: Find the Next Disruptor Before it Finds You
991
Maxwell Wessel, fellow at the Forum for Growth and Innovation and coauthor of the HBR article "Surviving Disruption."
Dec 06, 2012
329: The Indispensable, Unlikely Leadership of Abraham Lincoln
1686
Gautam Mukunda, Harvard Business School assistant professor and author of "Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter."
Nov 29, 2012
328: Why You Should Cannibalize Your Company
1022
James Allworth, regular contributor to HBR and coauthor of the Nieman Reports article "Breaking News: Mastering the Art of Disruptive Innovation in Journalism."
Nov 21, 2012
327: The Four Fears Blocking You from Great Ideas
788
Tom and David Kelley, leaders of IDEO and authors of the forthcoming HBR article "Reclaim Your Creative Confidence."
Nov 15, 2012
326: Ernest Shackleton's Lessons for Leaders in Harsh Climates
1533
Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School historian and editor of "The Story of American Business."
Nov 08, 2012
325: How to Get the Right Job
1182
Jodi Glickman, founder of the communication training firm Great on the Job and contributor to the "HBR Guide to Getting a Job."
Nov 01, 2012
324: Has America Outsourced Too Much?
987
Gary Pisano, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of "Producing Prosperity: Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance."
Oct 25, 2012
323: Nate Silver on Predicting the Unpredictable
1323
Nate Silver, statistician and founder of The New York Times political blog FiveThirtyEight.com.
Oct 19, 2012
322: Big Data Solves Big Problems
782
Kevin Boudreau, London Business School professor.
Oct 11, 2012
321: Campaign for Your Career
1048
Dorie Clark, strategy consultant and author of the HBR article "A Campaign Strategy for Your Career."
Oct 04, 2012
320: China and India Are an Opportunity, Not a Threat
1009
Michael Silverstein, cofounder of The Boston Consulting Group's global consumer practice and coauthor of "The $10 Trillion Prize."
Sep 27, 2012
319: How a Culture of Accountability Can Deteriorate
783
Tom Ricks, journalist and author of the HBR article "What Ever Happened to Accountability?"
Sep 20, 2012
318: Reinventing Strategy for the Social Era
954
Nilofer Merchant, author of "11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era."
Sep 13, 2012
317: How Campaign Finance Reform Could Help Business
850
Russ Feingold, former US senator from Wisconsin and founder of Progressives United.
Sep 06, 2012
316: What Leaders Can Learn from Jazz
1169
Frank Barrett, jazz pianist and author of "Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz."
Aug 29, 2012
315: Pressed for Time? Give Some of Yours Away
746
Cassie Mogilner, assistant professor of marketing at the Wharton School and author of the HBR article "You'll Feel Less Rushed If You Give Time Away."
Aug 23, 2012
314: In a Fast World, Think Slowly
1375
Frank Partnoy, professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego and author of "Wait: The Art and Science of Delay."
Aug 16, 2012
313: What's Wrong with Today's Entrepreneurs
735
Dan McGinn, HBR senior editor and author of the article "Too Many Pivots, Too Little Passion."
Aug 10, 2012
312: The New Sales Playbook
853
Matt Dixon, director at Corporate Executive Board and coauthor of the HBR article "The End of Solutions Sales."
Aug 02, 2012
311: Sally Ride on Breaking Ground in Aerospace and Education
1125
Sally Ride, former NASA astronaut and founder of Sally Ride Science.
Jul 24, 2012
310: The Power of the Introvert in Your Office
820
Susan Cain, author of "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking."
Jul 19, 2012
309: Resilience Strategies for a Volatile World
845
Andrew Zolli, director of PopTech and coauthor of "Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back."
Jul 12, 2012
308: How Effective Leaders Talk (and Listen)
916
Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind, authors of "Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organizations."
Jul 05, 2012
307: Saving Banks from the Bankers
939
Sallie Krawcheck, former president of Bank of America Global Wealth & Investment Management and author of the HBR article "Four Ways to Fix Banks."
Jun 28, 2012
306: Let Your Employees Bet on the Company
818
Don Thompson, economist and author of "Oracles: How Prediction Markets Turn Employees into Visionaries."
Jun 21, 2012
305: Who Your Customers Want to Become
883
Michael Schrage, research fellow at MIT Sloan School's Center for Digital Business and author of the HBR Single "Who Do You Want Your Customers to Become?"
Jun 14, 2012
304: Habits: Why We Do What We Do
907
Charles Duhigg, reporter for The New York Times and author of "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business."
Jun 07, 2012
303: Make Your Own Culturematic
791
Grant McCracken, anthropologist and author of "Culturematic: How Reality TV, John Cheever, a Pie Lab, Julia Child, Fantasy Football . . . Will Help You Create and Execute Breakthrough Ideas."
May 31, 2012
302: Can an Algorithm Teach Leadership?
869
Marcus Buckingham, founder of TMBC and author of "StandOut."
May 24, 2012
301: Unilever's CEO on Making Responsible Business Work
1122
Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever.
May 17, 2012
300: The Myth of American Decline
1008
Daniel Gross, columnist and economics editor for Yahoo! Finance and author of "Better, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline . . . and the Rise of a New Economy."
May 10, 2012
299: Welcome to the G-Zero World
918
Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and author of "Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World."
May 03, 2012
298: Winning in the Intention Economy
933
Doc Searls, alumnus fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and author of "The Intention Economy."
Apr 26, 2012
297: Growth Isn't Rocket Science
824
Ken Favaro, senior partner at Booz & Company and coauthor of the HBR article "Creating an Organic Growth Machine."
Apr 19, 2012
296: Christiane Amanpour on Leadership and Ambition
700
Christiane Amanpour, renowned war correspondent and news anchor.
Apr 12, 2012
295: Boost Your Productivity with Microbreaks
507
Charlotte Fritz, assistant professor at Portland State University.
Apr 05, 2012
294: Do Women Need Confidence -- Or Quotas?
797
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO of the consultancy 20-first and author of "How Women Mean Business."
Mar 29, 2012
293: Making Decisions in Groups
1056
Tom Davenport, Babson College professor and coauthor of "Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right."
Mar 22, 2012
292: Good Strategy's Non-Negotiables
989
Chris Zook, partner at Bain & Company and co-head of the firm's global strategy practice.
Mar 15, 2012
291: Getting a Job in Today's Market
991
John Lees, career strategist and author of "How to Get a Job You'll Love."
Mar 08, 2012
290: Restoring America's Innovation Economy
1195
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and author of the HBR article "Enriching the Ecosystem."
Mar 01, 2012
289: How CEO Pay Became a Massive Bubble
1185
Mihir Desai, Harvard Business School professor and author of the HBR article "The Incentive Bubble."
Feb 23, 2012
288: When Should You Tell Your Boss You're Pregnant?
1259
Tiziana Casciaro and Lotte Bailyn discuss the HBR case study "When to Make Private News Public."
Feb 16, 2012
287: Idea Watch: Harnessing Creativity
570
Andy O'Connell and Scott Berinato, editors of the Idea Watch section of HBR and The Daily Stat.
Feb 09, 2012
286: The End of Customer Service Heroes
1062
Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, authors of "Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business."
Feb 02, 2012
285: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Teamwork and Career Transitions
861
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend, New York Times best-selling author, and filmmaker.
Jan 26, 2012
284: Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration
743
Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft, co-directors of the Environments Collaborative at the Stanford University d.school and authors of "Make Space."
Jan 19, 2012
283: The Right Mindset for Success
1105
Carol Dweck, professor at Stanford University and author of "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success."
Jan 12, 2012
282: How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
903
Peter Bregman, author of "18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done."
Jan 05, 2012
281: Breaking the Work/Family Deadlock
1236
Stephanie Coontz, professor of history at The Evergreen State College and author of "A Strange Stirring."
Dec 29, 2011
280: Economics for Humans
913
Umair Haque, director of the Havas Media Labs and author of "Betterness: Economics for Humans."
Dec 22, 2011
279: Business Jargon Is Not a "Value-Add"
875
Dan Pallotta, president of Advertising for Humanity and author of "Uncharitable."
Dec 15, 2011
278: HBR's 2012 List of Audacious Ideas
843
Scott Berinato, HBR senior editor, featuring the ideas of Yale economist Robert Shiller, journalist Gregg Easterbrook, and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman.
Dec 08, 2011
277: What Motivates Tomorrow's Leaders
1452
John Coleman, coauthor of "Passion and Purpose," with contributors Patrick Chun, Umaimah Mendhro, and Rye Barcott.
Dec 01, 2011
276: The Myth of Monotasking
1290
Cathy Davidson, Duke University professor and author of "Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn."
Nov 23, 2011
275: Fire All the Managers
1327
Gary Hamel, director of the Management Innovation eXchange and author of the HBR article "First, Let's Fire All the Managers."
Nov 17, 2011
274: Social Media's Untapped Power
1199
Misiek Piskorski and Anthony J. Bradley, of Harvard Business School and Gartner Research, respectively.
Nov 10, 2011
273: What Successful People Do Differently
1080
Heidi Grant Halvorson, motivational psychologist and author of "Nine Things Successful People Do Differently."
Nov 03, 2011
272: Business Wasn't Always the Villain
1521
Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School historian and editor of "The Story of American Business."
Oct 28, 2011
271: Higher Ambition Leadership
824
Michael Beer, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of "Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value."
Oct 20, 2011
270: Keeping Employees Engaged in Tough Times
677
Douglas Conant, former CEO of Campbell's Soup Company.
Oct 13, 2011
269: Steve Jobs: A Perfect CEO
611
Steven Levy, senior writer at Wired and author of "The Perfect Thing" and "Insanely Great."
Oct 06, 2011
268: Debating the Future of Europe: An HBR Event
3416
Sir Michael Rake, chairman of BT Group, and Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former communications director, sat down with editor in chief Adi Ignatius at the launch of Harvard Business Review's London office.
Oct 04, 2011
267: Francis Ford Coppola on Family, Fulfillment, and Breaking the Rules
1223
Francis Ford Coppola, acclaimed film director.
Sep 29, 2011
266: Coca-Cola's CEO on Doubling the Size of His Company
846
Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola.
Sep 22, 2011
265: The Next Global Talent Pool
813
Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid, authors of "Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women Are the Solution."
Sep 15, 2011
264: All Business Is Green Business
841
Jib Ellison, founder of Blu Skye and coauthor of the HBR article "The Sustainable Economy."
Sep 08, 2011
263: Customer Loyalty in the Twitter Era
829
Fred Reichheld and Rob Markey, authors of "The Ultimate Question 2.0."
Sep 01, 2011
262: Tenacious Leadership on the Mountain and in the Organization
823
Rick Ridgeway, vice president of environmental initiatives at Patagonia.
Aug 25, 2011
261: What Health Care Really Costs
869
Robert S. Kaplan, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of the HBR article "How to Solve the Cost Crisis in Health Care."
Aug 18, 2011
260: Leading in Office, in Crisis, and in Exile
831
Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile, executive director of UN Women.
Aug 11, 2011
259: Key Questions for Leaders
650
Robert Kaplan, Harvard Business School professor and author of "What to Ask the Person in the Mirror."
Aug 05, 2011
258: Pricing Secrets of Ticket Scalpers
824
Rafi Mohammed, pricing strategy consultant and author of "The 1% Windfall: How Successful Companies Use Price to Profit and Grow."
Jul 28, 2011
257: Getting Networking Right
892
Rob Cross, associate professor at the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and coauthor of the HBR article "A Smarter Way to Network."
Jul 21, 2011
256: Idea Watch: Coworkers, Bosses, and Cubicles
584
Dan McGinn and Scott Berinato, HBR senior editors.
Jul 14, 2011
255: The (Next) Financial Crisis
775
Nicholas Dunbar, author of "The Devil's Derivatives: The Untold Story of the Slick Traders and Hapless Regulators Who Almost Blew Up Wall Street ... and Are Ready to Do It Again."
Jul 07, 2011
254: What Leaders Need to Know About Collaboration
822
Morten Hansen, professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and author of "Collaboration."
Jun 30, 2011
253: The Education Bubble, Tenure Envy, and Tuition
770
Justin Fox, editorial director of the HBR Group and author of the article "Disrupting Higher Ed."
Jun 23, 2011
252: Disney's CEO on a More Modern Mouse
1025
Robert Iger, CEO of Disney.
Jun 16, 2011
251: Why Pink May Not Work as a Breast Cancer Brand
854
Stefano Puntoni, professor at the Rotterdam School of Management and author of the HBR article "The Color Pink Is Bad for Fighting Breast Cancer."
Jun 09, 2011
250: Know Your Power Persona
776
Maggie Craddock, author of "Power Genes: Understanding Your Power Persona--and How to Wield It at Work."
Jun 02, 2011
249: The Hidden Demons of High Achievers
692
Tom DeLong, Harvard Business School professor and author of "Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success."
May 26, 2011
248: Rebooting America's Job Engine
964
Henry Nothhaft, serial entrepreneur and author of "Great Again: Revitalizing America's Entrepreneurial Leadership."
May 20, 2011
247: Can You Make Your Team Smarter?
660
Anita Woolley, assistant professor of organizational behavior and theory at Carnegie Mellon University and coauthor of the HBR article "What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women."
May 12, 2011
246: When Competitors Give Away the Store
848
David Bryce, professor of strategy at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management and coauthor of the HBR article "Competing Against Free."
May 05, 2011
245: The Food Crisis, Market Failures, and World 3.0
847
Pankaj Ghemawat, IESE Business School professor and author of "World 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It."
Apr 28, 2011
244: Planning Your Post-Retirement Career
839
Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures and author of "The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife."
Apr 21, 2011
243: Anthony Bourdain on Why Leaders Should Eat with the Locals
867
Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef and host of the Travel Channel's "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations."
Apr 14, 2011
242: Productivity Secrets of a Very Busy Man
715
Bob Pozen, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and author of the HBR article "Extreme Productivity."
Apr 07, 2011
241: Productivity, Multitasking, and the Death of the Phone
956
Sherry Turkle, MIT professor and author of "Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other."
Mar 31, 2011
240: How Great Management Turned Around Baseball's Worst Team
1042
Jonah Keri, sports and stock market writer; author of "The Extra 2%."
Mar 24, 2011
239: Ricky Gervais on Not Having a Real Job
728
Ricky Gervais, creator of the hit television series "The Office."
Mar 17, 2011
238: Who Do You Blame When Things Go Wrong?
639
Ben Dattner, founder of Dattner Consulting and author of "The Blame Game."
Mar 10, 2011
237: Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience
846
Martin Seligman, director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the HBR article "Building Resilience."
Mar 03, 2011
236: Manage Your Organization's Energy
692
Bernd Vogel, assistant professor of leadership and organizational behavior at the Henley Business School and coauthor of "Fully Charged."
Feb 24, 2011
235: Getting Smarter About Mergers and Acquisitions
795
Andrew Waldeck, partner at Innosight and coauthor of the HBR article "The New M&A Playbook."
Feb 17, 2011
234: The Coherence Premium
687
Paul Leinwand, partner in Booz & Company's global consumer, media, and retail practice; coauthor of "The Essential Advantage."
Feb 10, 2011
233: Finding Profit in a World of Free
811
Saul Berman, vice president and global lead partner for Strategy Consulting at IBM Global Business Services and author of "Not for Free."
Feb 03, 2011
232: The Persuasive Power of Uncertainty
830
Zakary Tormala, associate professor of marketing at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Jan 27, 2011
231: eBay's CEO on Growth, Acquisitions, and Going Mobile
991
John Donahoe, CEO of eBay.
Jan 21, 2011
230: The Holy Grail of Continuous Growth
831
Paul Nunes, executive director of research at the Accenture Institute for High Performance and coauthor of "Jumping the S-Curve."
Jan 13, 2011
229: How to Fix Capitalism
932
Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor and coauthor of the HBR article "Creating Shared Value."
Jan 06, 2011
228: HBR's 2011 Agenda
1224
With insights from A.G. Lafley, Dan Ariely, Bob Sutton, Daniel Pink, and more.
Dec 30, 2010
227: The New Global Entrepreneur
935
Anne Habiby and Deirdre Coyle, cofounders of the AllWorld Network and authors of the HBR article "The High-Intensity Entrepreneur."
Dec 23, 2010
226: Guilty People Make Good Managers
741
Frank Flynn, Stanford Business School professor and subject of the HBR article "Guilt-Ridden People Make Great Leaders."
Dec 16, 2010
225: The Glass Cliff Phenomenon
944
Susanne Bruckmüller, research associate at the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and coauthor of the HBR article "How Women End Up on the 'Glass Cliff'."
Dec 09, 2010
224: Build a Better Business Model
895
Rita McGrath, Columbia Business School professor and coauthor of "Discovery-Driven Growth."
Dec 02, 2010
223: Why a Happy Brain Performs Better
913
Shawn Achor, CEO of Aspirant and author of "The Happiness Advantage."
Nov 25, 2010
222: Idea Watch: How We Sell and Why We Buy
873
Dan McGinn and Scott Berinato, HBR editors.
Nov 18, 2010
221: China's Secret Feud with Multinationals
870
Thomas Hout, visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong's School of Business and coauthor of the HBR article "China vs the World: Whose Technology Is It?"
Nov 11, 2010
220: Why Businesses Need to Think Like the Media
736
Larry Kramer, founder of MarketWatch, Inc., and author of "C-Scape: Conquer the Forces Changing Business Today."
Nov 04, 2010
219: Defeat Criticism Before It Goes Viral
734
Leslie Gaines-Ross, chief reputation strategist at Weber Shandwick and author of the HBR article "Reputation Warfare."
Oct 28, 2010
218: The Economics of Mass Collaboration
963
Don Tapscott, chairman of nGenera Insight and coauthor of "Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World."
Oct 21, 2010
217: Leading Through a Major Crisis
989
Adm. Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.)
Oct 14, 2010
216: Oliver Sacks on Empathy as a Path to Insight
508
Dr. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author of "The Mind's Eye."
Oct 07, 2010
215: Remaking Marketing at GE
789
Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer of General Electric and coauthor of the HBR article "Unleashing the Power of Marketing."
Sep 30, 2010
214: Talent Analytics: How Do You Measure Up?
773
Tom Davenport, Babson College professor and coauthor of the HBR article "Competing on Talent Analytics."
Sep 23, 2010
213: When Everyone Can See Your Supply Chain
921
Steve New, head of degree programs at Oxford University's Said Business School and author of the HBR article "The Transparent Supply Chain."
Sep 16, 2010
212: The New Era of Empowered Employees
761
Josh Bernoff, senior vice president of idea development at Forrester Research and coauthor of "Empowered."
Sep 09, 2010
211: Managing Older Workers
916
Peter Cappelli, Wharton School professor and coauthor of "Managing the Older Worker: How to Prepare for the New Organizational Order."
Sep 02, 2010
210: Women Are Over-Mentored (But Under-Sponsored)
692
Herminia Ibarra, professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD and coauthor of the HBR article "Why Men Still Get More Promotions Than Women."
Aug 26, 2010
209: Bringing Judgment Back to Finance
1029
Amar Bhidé, professor at Tufts University's Fletcher School and author of "A Call for Judgment: Sensible Finance for a Dynamic Economy."
Aug 19, 2010
208: The Man Behind the Brands
842
Jeff Cruikshank, coauthor of "The Man Who Sold America: The Amazing (but True!) Story of Albert D. Lasker and the Creation of the Advertising Century."
Aug 13, 2010
207: HBR's Idea Watch: Strange-But-True Research Insights
944
Scott Berinato and Andy O'Connell, editors of the Idea Watch section of Harvard Business Review.
Aug 06, 2010
206: The Art of Leading Well
692
Warren Bennis, professor at the University of Southern California and author of "Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership."
Jul 29, 2010
205: Why Delighting Your Customers Is Overrated
912
Matthew Dixon, managing director of the Corporate Executive Board's Sales and Service Practice.
Jul 23, 2010
204: Avoid These Career-Planning Fallacies
905
Monika Hamori, professor at IE Business School in Madrid and author of the HBR article "Job-Hopping to the Top and Other Career Fallacies."
Jul 16, 2010
203: When the Corporate Ladder Becomes a Lattice
938
Cathleen Benko, vice chairman and chief talent officer for Deloitte LLP and coauthor of "The Corporate Lattice."
Jul 09, 2010
202: The Subtleties of Strategic Swearing
796
Bob Sutton, Stanford University professor and author of "The No Asshole Rule."
Jul 01, 2010
201: Howard Schultz on Starbucks' Turnaround
642
Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks.
Jun 25, 2010
200: Telling the Truth About Power
687
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Stanford Business School professor and author of the HBR article "Power Play."
Jun 18, 2010
199: Positive Deviance and Unlikely Innovators
825
Richard Pascale, associate fellow of Said Business School at Oxford University and coauthor of "The Power of Positive Deviance."
Jun 11, 2010
198: What Copycats Know About Innovation
698
Oded Shenkar, professor at Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business and author of "Copycats."
Jun 03, 2010
197: Managing the Productivity Paradox
915
Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project and author of "The Way We're Working Isn't Working."
May 28, 2010
196: How to Create an Entrepreneurial Economy
856
Daniel Isenberg, professor of management practice at Babson College and author of the HBR article "The Big Idea: How to Start an Entrepreneurial Revolution."
May 21, 2010
195: How Iconoclasts Think
900
Gregory Berns, the Distinguished Chair of Neuroeconomics at Emory University and author of "Iconoclast."
May 14, 2010
194: Keep Your Top Talent from Defecting
868
Jean Martin and Conrad Schmidt, executive directors of the Corporate Executive Board's Corporate Learning Council based in Washington, DC.
May 07, 2010
193: Coping with Social Media
1054
Alexandra Samuel, director of the Social + Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University.
Apr 30, 2010
192: Breaking Free from the Acceleration Trap
718
Heike Bruch, professor of leadership at the University of St. Gallen and coauthor of the HBR article "The Acceleration Trap."
Apr 23, 2010
191: Profiting by the Biosphere Rules
994
Gregory Unruh, director and professor of the Lincoln Center for Ethics in Global Management at the Thunderbird School.
Apr 16, 2010
190: How to Make HR Relevant
669
Susan Cantrell, fellow at the Accenture Institute for High Performance and coauthor of "Workforce of One: Revolutionizing Talent Management Through Customization."
Apr 09, 2010
189: The Leadership Health Care Needs
738
Dr. Thomas Lee, network president of Partners HealthCare System and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Apr 02, 2010
188: The Skills You Need to Lead Overseas
821
Mansour Javidan, dean of research at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and coauthor of the HBR article "Making It Overseas."
Mar 26, 2010
187: Untangling Financial Regulation
692
Justin Fox, editorial director of the HBR Group and author of "The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street."
Mar 18, 2010
186: How Individual Performance Scales Up
1006
Michael Schrage, research fellow at MIT Sloan School's Center for Digital Business and author of "Serious Play."
Mar 12, 2010
185: The Right Way to Collaborate (If You Must)
869
Morten Hansen, professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and author of "Collaboration."
Mar 05, 2010
184: The Secret Origins of Corporate Strategy
559
Walter Kiechel, former managing editor at Fortune magazine and author of "The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World."
Feb 26, 2010
183: What Motivates Us?
969
Daniel Pink, author of "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us."
Feb 18, 2010
182: Rebuilding Trust at Toyota
824
Anna Bernasek, financial journalist and author of "The Economics of Integrity."
Feb 12, 2010
181: Reinventing Invention
894
Nathan Myhrvold, CEO of Intellectual Ventures and author of the HBR article "Funding Eureka."
Feb 05, 2010
180: Better Decisions Through Analytics
691
Tom Davenport, Babson College professor and coauthor of "Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results."
Jan 29, 2010
179: Using Checklists to Prevent Failure
942
Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital and author of "The Checklist Manifesto."
Jan 22, 2010
178: The Most Influential Management Ideas of the Decade
800
Julia Kirby, HBR editor at large.
Jan 15, 2010
177: Ranking the World's Best CEOs
687
Herminia Ibarra, professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD and coauthor of the HBR article "The Best-Performing CEOs in the World."
Jan 08, 2010
176: How Gen X Leads
782
Tammy Erickson, author of "What's Next, Gen X?: Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career You Want."
Dec 28, 2009
175: Copenhagen's Unofficial Cleantech Carnival
670
Nicholas Eisenberger, managing principal of GreenOrder, joins us from Copenhagen.
Dec 17, 2009
174: When Women Ask for Raises
682
Whitney Johnson, founding partner of Rose Park Advisors.
Dec 10, 2009
173: How Enterprise 2.0 Will Reshape Your Business
810
Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at MIT's Center for Digital Business and author of "Enterprise 2.0."
Dec 04, 2009
172: Can Good Journalism Also Be Profitable?
883
Umair Haque, director of the Havas Media Lab.
Nov 19, 2009
171: Applying Design Thinking to Your Business
671
Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management and author of "The Design of Business."
Nov 13, 2009
170: Is Your Business Ready for H1N1?
923
Dr. Robert Blendon, professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Nov 06, 2009
169: Getting Big Things Done in Government
797
William Eggers, global research director at Deloitte and coauthor of "If We Can Put a Man on the Moon."
Oct 30, 2009
168: How GE Does Reverse Innovation
834
Vijay Govindarajan, director of the Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business and coauthor of the HBR article "How GE Is Disrupting Itself."
Oct 23, 2009
167: Wall Street from Buttonwood to Bernie Madoff
1080
Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School historian and editor of "The Story of American Business."
Oct 16, 2009
166: Leading Your Boss (and Following Your Subordinates)
659
John Baldoni, leadership consultant and author of "Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up."
Oct 09, 2009
165: Making Time Off Predictable--and Required
887
Leslie Perlow, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of the HBR article "Making Time Off Predictable--and Required."
Oct 01, 2009
164: How to Cut Costs--Strategically
867
Cesare Mainardi, managing director of Booz & Company and coauthor of "Cut Costs, Grow Stronger."
Sep 24, 2009
163: What We Learned from Lehman
848
Bill Sahlman, Harvard Business School professor and Senior Associate Dean for External Relations.
Sep 17, 2009
162: Leading Clever People
676
Gareth Jones, fellow of the Centre for Management Development at London Business School and coauthor of "Clever."
Sep 10, 2009
161: Boost Resilience, Decrease Stress, and Improve Your Performance
942
Stewart Friedman, Wharton School professor and author of "Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life."
Sep 03, 2009
160: Innovation to Delight (and Surprise) Your Customers
725
Roberto Verganti, professor of management of innovation at Politecnico di Milano and author of "Design Driven Innovation."
Aug 28, 2009
159: Managing Information Overload
705
Paul Hemp, HBR contributing editor and author of the HBR article "Death by Information Overload."
Aug 21, 2009
158: Print Media and the Effects of a Disruptive Web
705
Featuring the ideas of Jeff Stibel, Dan Gillmor, and Tom Davenport.
Aug 13, 2009
157: Restoring American Competitiveness
841
Gary Pisano, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of the HBR article "Restoring American Competitiveness."
Aug 07, 2009
156: Use the Right Incentives for Gen Y, Gen X, and Boomers
551
Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founding president of the Center for Work-Life Policy and coauthor of the HBR article "How Gen Y and Boomers Will Reshape Your Agenda."
Jul 30, 2009
155: Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis
826
Ron Heifetz, founder of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and coauthor of "The Practice of Adaptive Leadership."
Jul 23, 2009
154: Winning in a Turbulent Economy
848
Darrell Rigby, partner at Bain & Company and author of "Winning in Turbulence."
Jul 16, 2009
153: Redesigning Health Care
775
Richard Bohmer, physician, Harvard Business School professor, and author of "Designing Care: Aligning the Nature and Management of Health Care."
Jul 10, 2009
152: The Descent of Finance
792
Niall Ferguson, professor of history at Harvard University and professor of business administration at Harvard Business School.
Jul 02, 2009
151: How to Write Clearly at Work
751
David Silverman, author of "Typo: The Last American Typesetter or How I Made and Lost 4 Million Dollars."
Jun 26, 2009
150: When High Performers Struggle
756
Bob Seelert, chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi and author of "Start with the Answer: And Other Wisdom for Aspiring Leaders."
Jun 19, 2009
149: Is Executive Pay Broken?
1019
Ira Kay and Anne Sheehan, executive compensation debaters.
Jun 12, 2009
148: The 5 Leadership Essentials
912
Dave Ulrich, cofounder of the RBL Group and coauthor of "The Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead By."
Jun 05, 2009
147: Being a Good Boss in a Bad Economy
744
Bob Sutton, professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University and author of the HBR article "How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy."
May 28, 2009
146: The Truth About Middle Managers
525
Paul Osterman, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of "The Truth About Middle Managers."
May 22, 2009
145: Social Entrepreneurship--Its Past and Future
856
Bill Drayton, founder and CEO of Ashoka.
May 14, 2009
144: Recruiting in Good Times and Bad
842
Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, senior adviser at Egon Zehnder International and coauthor of the HBR article "The Definitive Guide to Recruiting in Good Times and Bad."
May 08, 2009
143: Get More from IT--For Less
822
Ann Livermore, executive vice president of Hewlett-Packard's Technology Solutions Group.
Apr 30, 2009
142: How to Be Strategic with Your Workforce
810
Dick Beatty, professor of human resource management at Rutgers University and coauthor of "The Differentiated Workforce."
Apr 24, 2009
141: Use Failure to Grow Your Business
650
Rita McGrath, Columbia Business School professor and coauthor of "Discovery-Driven Growth."
Apr 17, 2009
140: The Zombieconomy
735
Umair Haque, director of the Havas Media Lab.
Apr 09, 2009
139: Is Transparency Always the Best Policy?
588
Paul Levy, president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Apr 02, 2009
138: Rethinking the MBA
766
Henry Mintzberg, professor of management at McGill University.
Mar 27, 2009
137: Consumer Psychology in a Downturn
680
John Quelch, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of the HBR article "How to Market in a Downturn."
Mar 20, 2009
136: In a Recession, Provoke Your B2B Customers
720
Philip Lay and Todd Hewlin, managing directors at TCG Advisors and coauthors of the HBR article "In a Downturn, Provoke Your Customers."
Mar 13, 2009
135: Building a Better Layoff
808
Bronwyn Fryer, HBR senior editor and author of the case study "The Layoff."
Mar 06, 2009
134: Paul Krugman on the Recession
914
Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist and op-ed columnist for The New York Times.
Feb 27, 2009
133: What Business Leaders Can Learn from Today's Military
815
Colonel Tom Kolditz, professor and head of the department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Feb 20, 2009
132: Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions
743
Sydney Finkelstein, Tuck School of Business professor and author of "Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes."
Feb 12, 2009
131: What Charisma Really Is (and Isn't)
639
Barbara Kellerman, lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of "Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders."
Feb 06, 2009
130: Fighting Through the Downturn
877
David Rhodes, global leader of The Boston Consulting Group's Financial Institutions Practice.
Jan 30, 2009
129: Free Market Madness?
830
Peter Ubel, physician and behavioral scientist at the University of Michigan and author of "Free Market Madness."
Jan 22, 2009
128: The Personal (and Presidential) Side of Succession
687
Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach and author of "Succession: Are You Ready?"
Jan 15, 2009
127: Get in the Right Mindset for 2009
889
Annie McKee, founder of the Teleos Leadership Institute and coauthor of "Becoming a Resonant Leader."
Jan 09, 2009
126: Picking the Right Transition Strategy
552
Michael Watkins, cofounder of Genesis Advisers and author of the HBR article "Picking the Right Transition Strategy."
Dec 30, 2008
125: What Can Coaches Do for You?
454
Diane Coutu, HBR senior editor and coauthor of the article "What Can Coaches Do for You?"
Dec 19, 2008
124: Leading Through the Downturn--And Beyond
619
Featuring the ideas of Vineet Nayar, Jeff Stibel, and Stewart Friedman.
Dec 11, 2008
123: A Generational Guide to the Downturn
691
Tammy Erickson, McKinsey Award-winning author.
Dec 04, 2008
122: Reinventing Your Business Model
719
Clay Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of the HBR article "Reinventing Your Business Model."
Nov 26, 2008
121: Finding and Grooming Breakthrough Innovators
681
Jeffrey Cohn, consultant at Spencer Stuart and coauthor of the HBR article "Finding and Grooming Breakthrough Innovators."
Nov 21, 2008
120: Authenticity--What Voters (and Consumers) Really Want
1013
Joseph Pine and James Gilmore, founders of Strategic Horizons LLP and authors of "Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want."
Nov 14, 2008
119: Four Perspectives on the Presidential Race
930
Featuring the ideas of Tom Davenport, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, John Baldoni, and Annie McKee.
Nov 07, 2008
118: A Silver Lining to the Financial Crisis
519
Scott Anthony, president of Innosight.
Oct 30, 2008
117: Competing in the New Global Landscape
922
Hal Sirkin, senior partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group and coauthor of "Globality."
Oct 24, 2008
116: A Financial Crisis Fifty Years in the Making?
984
Walter Kiechel, former managing editor at Fortune magazine.
Oct 17, 2008
115: What Was Privacy?
901
Lew McCreary, HBR senior editor and author of the article "What Was Privacy?"
Oct 10, 2008
114: Speaking Well in Tough Moments
966
Holly Weeks, communication consultant and author of "Failure to Communicate: How Conversations Go Wrong and What You Can Do to Right Them."
Oct 03, 2008
113: The Contribution Revolution
801
Scott Cook, cofounder and chairman of the executive committee at Intuit.
Sep 25, 2008
112: Green Innovation--Wacky Ideas, Wise Results
580
Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies and coauthor of "Green to Gold."
Sep 19, 2008
111: Sustainability--The Only Strategy
597
Adam Werbach, global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi S and author of "Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto."
Sep 12, 2008
110: How to Protect Your Job in a Recession
595
Diane Coutu, HBR senior editor and coauthor of the article "How to Protect Your Job in a Recession."
Sep 04, 2008
109: Pixar and Collective Creativity
844
Ed Catmull, cofounder of Pixar and president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios.
Aug 28, 2008
108: Innovating at Every Level
638
Erich Joachimsthaler, founder and CEO of Vivaldi Partners.
Aug 22, 2008
107: Singapore Airlines' Winning Strategy
647
Rohit Deshpande, Harvard Business School professor.
Aug 15, 2008
106: The Importance of Urgency
659
John Kotter, Harvard Business School professor and author of "A Sense of Urgency."
Aug 07, 2008
105: Hollywood's Innovation Story
928
Scott Kirsner, author of "Inventing the Movies: Hollywood's Epic Battle Between Innovation and the Status Quo, from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs."
Jul 31, 2008
104: When Does Executive Coaching Work?
582
Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach.
Jul 24, 2008
103: The Internet, the Brain, and the Future of Business
692
Jeff Stibel, president of Web.com.
Jul 18, 2008
102: What Kind of Leader Will You Be?
564
Bill Taylor, cofounder of Fast Company magazine.
Jul 11, 2008
101: Are You Spending Your Time the Right Way?
771
Melissa Raffoni, president of Raffoni CEO Consulting.
Jul 03, 2008
100: Innovation at Procter & Gamble
893
A.G. Lafley, chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble.
Jun 26, 2008
99: Retaining Employees When Money Is Tight
549
Christina Bielaszka-DuVernay, editor of Harvard Management Update.
Jun 19, 2008
98: Greener B-Schools, Greener Employees
480
Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies and coauthor of "Green to Gold."
Jun 13, 2008
97: 8 Things We Hate About IT
887
Susan Cramm, founder and president of Valuedance.
Jun 05, 2008
96: Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit
573
Bill Taylor, cofounder of Fast Company magazine.
May 29, 2008
95: Why Gen Xers Are Unhappy at Work
833
Tammy Erickson, McKinsey Award-winning author.
May 23, 2008
94: Lead with Just Enough Anxiety
816
Dr. Robert Rosen, founder and CEO of Healthy Companies International and author of "Just Enough Anxiety: The Hidden Driver of Business Success."
May 15, 2008
93: Where Will We Find Tomorrow's Leaders?
502
Linda Hill, Harvard Business School professor and author of the HBR article "Where Will We Find Tomorrow's Leaders?"
May 08, 2008
92: The MFA Is the New MBA
1161
Katherine Bell, senior editor of hbr.org.
May 03, 2008
91: Be a Social Media Provocateur