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Breaking Bad Habits

by Freek Vermeulen Harvard Business Review Press (October 09, 2018)

Have you ever wondered why most newspapers are so large? Or why management consultants work such long hours? Or why hotels still insist on having check-in desks? Ask anyone in these industries, and their answer...

How I Did It

by Harvard Business Review & Daniel Mcginn Harvard Business Review Press (February 25, 2014)

Powerful stories from the world’s top CEOs to help prepare you for the hard decisions ahead.

The essays in How I Did It teach and inspire. Pulled directly from the pages of one of the most popular columns in...

Finance Basics (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series)

by Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Review Press (February 18, 2014)

Intimidated by corporate finance? The numbers (and the jargon) can feel overwhelming--but you have to understand them to manage effectively. Finance Basics explains the fundamentals simply and quickly, introducing...

HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers (HBR Guide Series)

by Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Review Press (March 13, 2018)

How to use data for better decisions--from gathering the right information to making sense of the numbers to communicating your findings and getting buy-in.

  • Provides practical advice for managers on how to use...


by Cass R. Sunstein & Reid Hastie Harvard Business Review Press (December 02, 2014)

Why are group decisions so hard?

Since the beginning of human history, people have made decisions in groups—first in families and villages, and now as part of companies, governments, school boards, religious...

Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition

by Michael J. Mauboussin Harvard Business Review Press (November 04, 2009)

Leaders in all fields-business, medicine, law, government-make crucial decisions every day. The harsh truth is that they mismanage many of those choices, even though they have the right intentions. These blunders...

Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep it From Happeining to You

by Sydney Finkelstein, Jo Whitehead & Andrew Campbell Harvard Business Review Press (February 03, 2009)

Why do smart and experienced leaders make flawed, even catastrophic, decisions? Why do people keep believing they have made the right choice, even with the disastrous result staring them in the face? And how...

Breaking Bad Habits

by Freek Vermeulen Harvard Business Review Press (October 24, 2017)

It’s very likely that best practices—ideas, processes, and strategies that are commonplace in your industry—are actually hurting your business.

Although best practices can help businesses operate more competitively...

Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Economics I Learned from Online Dating

by Paul Oyer Harvard Business Review Press (December 17, 2013)

Conquering the dating market—from an economist’s point of view

After more than twenty years, economist Paul Oyer found himself back on the dating scene—but what a difference a few years made. Dating was now...

Fail Better

by Anjali Sastry & Kara Penn Harvard Business Review Press (October 14, 2014)

If you’re aiming to innovate, failure along the way is a given. But can you fail better?

Whether you’re rolling out a new product from a city-view office or rolling up your sleeves to deliver a social service...

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition

by W. Chan Kim & Renée A. Mauborgne Harvard Business Review Press (January 20, 2014)

The global phenomenon that has sold 3.5 million copies, is published in a record-breaking 43 languages and is a bestseller across five continents—now updated and expanded with new content. This global bestseller,...


by James H. Gilmore & B. Joseph Pine II Harvard Business Review Press (October 18, 2007)

Contrived. Disingenuous. Phony. Inauthentic. Do your customers use any of these words to describe what you sell—or how you sell it? If so, welcome to the club. Inundated by fakes and sophisticated counterfeits,...

The Innovator's Dilemma

by Clayton M. Christensen Harvard Business Review Press (October 22, 2013)

Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors

An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative...

The HBR?s 10 Must Reads Collection (12 Books) (HBR?s 10 Must Reads)

by Harvard Business Review, Peter F. Drucker, Clayton M. Christensen & Daniel Goleman et al. Harvard Business Review Press (December 16, 2014)

This essential, comprehensive digital collection delivers the entire 12 books of the HBR’s 10 Must Reads series with over 120 Harvard Business Review articles.

With this essential collection from Harvard Business...

You at Work: How to Be Effective with a Bad Boss

by Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Review Press (December 09, 2016)

Ineffective managers sap motivation and kill productivity. So what do you do if you’ve got a manager who’s incompetent, passive, controlling, or all of the above? It can be tough to find straightforward,...

Influence and Persuasion (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

by Harvard Business Review, Nick Morgan, Robert B. Cialdini & Linda A. Hill et al. Harvard Business Review Press (November 14, 2017)

Changing hearts is an important part of changing minds. With research into how appeals to human emotion can help you make your case and earn authority as a leader, this book presents both comprehensive frameworks...

HBR's 10 Must Reads for New Managers (with bonus article “How Managers Become Leaders” by Michael D. Watkins) (HBR's 10 Must Reads)

by Harvard Business Review, Linda A. Hill, Herminia Ibarra & Robert B. Cialdini et al. Harvard Business Review Press (February 07, 2017)

Develop the mindset and presence to successfully manage others for the first time.

If you read nothing else on becoming a new manager, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of Harvard Business...

Creating Great Choices

by Jennifer Riel & Roger L. Martin Harvard Business Review Press (August 29, 2017)

Conventional wisdom—and business school curricula—teaches us that making trade-offs is inevitable when it comes to hard choices. But sometimes, accepting the obvious trade-off just isn’t good enough: the...

Competing on Analytics: Updated, with a New Introduction

by Jeanne Harris, Thomas Davenport & David Abney Harvard Business Review Press (August 29, 2017)

• The first book to describe how analytics are changing the business landscape, updated with new information on predictive analytics, AI, and automation.

• Describes the specific attributes of firms that...

The Little Black Book of Innovation, With a New Preface

by Scott D. Anthony Harvard Business Review Press (March 28, 2017)

Long-time innovation expert Scott D. Anthony draws on stories from his research and field work with companies like Procter & Gamble to demystify innovation. Anthony presents a simple definition of innovation,...

The Medici Effect, With a New Preface and Discussion Guide

by Frans Johansson & Teresa Amabile Harvard Business Review Press (February 14, 2017)

Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained...

The First Mile

by Scott D. Anthony Harvard Business Review Press (April 01, 2014)

You have a great idea, now what?

That first mile—where an innovation moves from an idea on paper to the market—is often plagued by failure. In fact, less than one percent of ideas launched by big companies...

HBR Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter (HBR Guide Series)

by Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Review Press (November 15, 2016)

Make every minute count.

Your calendar is full, and yet your meetings don’t always seem to advance your work. Problems often arise with unrealistic or vague agendas, off-track conversations, tuned-out participants...

Smart Choices

by John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney & Howard Raiffa Harvard Business Review Press (July 21, 2015)

Where should I live? Is it time to get a new job? Which job candidate should I hire? What business strategy should I pursue?

We spend the majority of our lives making decisions, both big and small. Yet, even...

The Analytical Marketer

by Adele Sweetwood & Thomas H. Davenport Harvard Business Review Press (September 13, 2016)

How to lead the change

Analytics are driving big changes, not only in what marketing departments do but in how they are organized, staffed, led, and run. Leaders are grappling with issues that range from building...

Creating Business Plans (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series)

by Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Review Press (May 06, 2014)

A well-crafted business plan generates enthusiasm for your idea and boosts your odds of success—whether you’re proposing a new initiative within your organization or starting an entirely new company. Creating...

Does It Matter?: Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage

by Nicholas G. Carr Harvard Business Review Press (April 07, 2004)

Over the last decade, and even since the bursting of the technology bubble, pundits, consultants, and thought leaders have argued that information technology provides the edge necessary for business success....