Here's a creative way to make the best use of your morning commute: listen to The Wall Street Journal. Each morning, you'll get the must-hear stories from the Journal's front page, as well as the most popular columns and briefings from Marketplace, Money & Investing, and more. And, every Friday, you'll get a bonus delivery: features, columns, and reviews from the Weekend Journal.
"Pretty Good, but could be Great"
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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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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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.
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. This unique offering brings you the best of every issue, from new investment opportunities, to trends in business and management, to smart ways to cut your taxes, protect your estate, and increase your wealth.
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In this issue: "How to Make the Most of Omnichannel Retailing" by the Editors of Harvard Business Review. "Beyond the Holacracy Hype" by Ethan Bernstein, John Bunch, Niko Canner, and Michael Lee. "How to Pay for Health Care" by Michael E. Porter and Robert S. Kaplan. "The Case for Capitation" by Brent C. James and Gregory P. Poulsen.
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!"
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Increasing your energy capacity is the best way to get more work done faster and better
"Where's the beef"
Perhaps you heard recently about a new algorithm that can drive a car? Or invent a recipe? Or scan a picture and find your face in a crowd? It seems as though every week companies are finding new uses for algorithms that adapt as they encounter new data. Last year Wired quoted an ex-Google employee as saying that “Everything in the company is really driven by machine learning.”
"Google’s Artificial-Intelligence Tool Is Offered for Free" is from the May 12, 2016 Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Daniela Hernandez and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
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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Anita Elberse, the Lincoln Filene Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and Sir Alex Ferguson, recently retired manager of the British football club Manchester United, write about leadership lessons from one of the greatest coaches in sports.
"Sir Alex: Impressive as usual"
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"
Learn how generation gaps are actually just part of a historical pattern - a pattern we can use to forecast market, workplace, and social trends for decades.
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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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A four-part process for defining problems in a way that invites innovative solutions.
"Learn to ask the right question . . ."
Hear why "buying to sell" can generate a much higher return on investment than the public company practice of "buying to keep".
"The title had more juice that the recording"
Michael E. Porter, the Bishop Lawrence University Professor at Harvard University, and Thomas H. Lee, chief medical officer at Press Ganey and the former network president of Partners HealthCare, write about why providers must lead the way in making value the overarching goal.
"The changing of the Landscape of healthcare"
"You get what you get"
"Impartial summary of yesterday's news"
"Thank goodness you've changed the narrator!"