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In this issue: "Can Airbnb Unite the World?": After the attacks in Paris, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is redoubling his efforts to expand his business—and close the cultural gaps between us. "What's Really Going on Inside Tinder?": Sean Rad is wrestling with the future of his dating-app company—and with his polarizing persona. "How Ipsy Founder Michelle Phan Is Using Influencers to Reinvent the Cosmetics Industry": YouTube star Michelle Phan is changing the marketing playbook for makeup.
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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. A few of these endeavors have been very successful.
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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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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.
The CEO and president of IDEO writes that when designers are involved from the very beginning of the innovation process, startling new ideas can result - as a U.S. health care provider, a Japanese bicycle components manufacturer, and a system of Indian eye hospitals learned.
Best-selling writer and biographer Walter Isaacson deconstructs the late Apple CEO’s business brilliance.
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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.
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"Why Google Is Willing to Give Away Its Latest Machine-Learning Software" is from the November 10, 2015 Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Alistair Barr and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
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.
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A new system allows the traditional hierarchy to operate in concert with a companywide “strategy network” that holds the key to nimble change.
In this issue: "How Unicorns Grow" by the Editors of Harvard Business Review. "The Biology of Corporate Survival" by Martin Reeves and George M. Moffett. "The Innovative Power of Criticism" by Roberto Verganti. "Algorithms Need Managers, Too" by Michael Luca, Jon Kleinberg, and Sendhil Mullainathan.
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In an economy driven by ideas and intellectual know-how, top executives recognize the importance of employing smart, highly creative people. But if clever people have one defining characteristic, it's that they do not want to be led. So what is a leader to do?
From the March 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Linda A. Hill, a professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, Greg Brandeau, head of technology at Pixar, Emily Truelove, a researcher and a PhD candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Kent Lineback, a manager and executive with over 25 years of experience, write about how smart leaders of innovation don’t set a vision and motivate others to follow it; they create a community that is both willing and able to innovate.
Roger L. Martin, a professor and the former dean at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, writes about how a detailed plan may be comforting, but it’s not a strategy.