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Welcome to Forbes for December 15th, 2014 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, "The 2015 Investment Guide" – The new Forbes guide profiles star do-it-yourself investors and provides tips on retirement, taxes, stocks, bonds, and investing in such alternatives as refinanced student loans and movies…
Cass R. Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, and Reid Hastie, the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, report on behavioral research that suggests some fairly simple ways to achieve "the wisdom of crowds."
"Talent – Why Chief Human Resources Officers Make Great CEOs." "Understanding New Power" by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms. "Making Dumb Groups Smarter" by Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie. "Rethink What You ‘Know’ about High-Achieving Women" by Robert J. Ely, Pamela Stone, and Colleen Ammerman.
Robert J. Ely, a Professor of Business Administration and the senior associate dean for culture and community at Harvard Business School; Pamela Stone, a professor of sociology at Hunter College; and Colleen Ammerman, the assistant director of the Gender Initiative at Harvard Business School; report on how there’s a real gap between what Harvard Business School alumnae expect as they look ahead to their careers and where they ultimately land.
Jeremy Heimans, a cofounder and CEO of Purpose, a social business that builds movement; and Henry Timms, the executive director of 92nd Street Y, write about how power isn’t what it used to be – and how you can harness that new power.
Welcome to Forbes for December 8th, 2014 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, "Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala on Being Shot: 'My Weaknesses Died on That Day'" – Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for going to school. They targeted the wrong girl. Next, "Here's a Plan to Turn Around U-S Education – and Generate $225 Trillion." When you look at massive public spending areas, defense keeps us safe and health care keeps us alive, but only education holds the promise of a numeric return on a collective investment.
This edition features four great business articles. In our first article, we'll find out the difference between having what it takes to be considered for a CEO position, and actually getting it. Also, we'll find out what turns smart, ambitious people into underachievers, as well as how the right autobiographical story can help you in your personal life and your career. Plus, you'll learn how to critically re-assess your priorities before an unforeseen crisis forces you to.
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Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a few. In almost every case, the goal has been to cope with a new, more challenging market by changing the way business is conducted. In this article, John Kotter outlines the eight largest errors that can doom these efforts.
"Practical advice for any leader"
Increasing your energy capacity is the best way to get more work done faster and better. From the October 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.
"Everyone Should Read This!"
Harvard Business Review's managerial wisdom and cutting-edge insights are must-reads in boardrooms and offices around the world. That's why Audible's exclusive audio edition is a must-hear! Each edition offers a great mix of full-length articles selected by Audible in close cooperation with HBR's editorial staff.
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Roger Martin looks beyond the actions of great leaders. He says the lessons we really need to learn come from what goes on in their heads - particularly the way they creatively build on the tensions among conflicting ideas.
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A four-part process for defining problems in a way that invites innovative solutions.
"Must read for professionals"
Daniel Goleman, codirector of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University, writes about how great leaders have learned to focus their attention in three ways: on themselves, on others, and on the wider world.
Best-selling writer and biographer Walter Isaacson deconstructs the late Apple CEO’s business brilliance
"Important Points for Aspiring Business People"
In America, the name Forbes is synonymous with business magazine. Now the hard-hitting journalism that you have come to expect from Forbes is available in audio exclusively at audible.com®. Get the latest issue or subscribe!
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If you want to know why so many organizations sink into chaos, look no further than their leaders' mouths. Over and over, leaders present grand, overarching - yet fuzzy - notions of where they think the company is going. The result is often sloppy behavior and misalignment that can cost a company dearly. Effective communication is a leader's most critical tool for doing the essential job of leadership.
"Great insight, right to the point"
You'll hear why even the largest and most complex teams can work together effectively if the right conditions are in place. From the November 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.
An extensive study of the world's best service companies reveals the principles on which they're built. From the April 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review.
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"Managing Change, One Day at a Time" by Keith Ferrazzi. "The Crisis in Retirement Planning" by Robert Merton. "Sustainability in the Boardroom" by Lynn S. Paine. "Four Paths to Business Model Innovation" by Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine.
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Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is an arduous, albeit rewarding, journey of continuous learning and self-development. The initial test along the path is so fundamental that we often overlook it: becoming a boss for the first time. That's a shame, because the trials involved in this rite of passage have serious consequences for both the individual and the organization. For a decade and a half, the author has studied people making major career transitions to management.
Robert C. Merton, a professor of Finance at MIT, reports on how to make good decisions in order to avoid the trade-offs that are inherent in innovation.