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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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!"
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.
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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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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"
A four-part process for defining problems in a way that invites innovative solutions.
"Learn to ask the right question . . ."
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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The biggest problem with health care isn’t with insurance or politics – it’s that we’re measuring the wrong things the wrong way.
Increasing your energy capacity is the best way to get more work done faster and better
"Where's the beef"
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.
"A waste of time"
For years, Microsoft’s Outlook has been losing ground to Google’s Gmail and to the Email apps integrated into iPhones and other mobile devices. But now the company is trying to inject new life into Outlook, attempting to transform it from a simple Email product into a platform that connects users to a multitude of third-party services such as Uber, Yelp, and Evernote. Whether or not the leap from product to platform works is an immensely important question.
Peter F. Drucker, author of Management Challenges for the 21st Century, explains that success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves - their strengths, their values, and how they best perform.
"An area for a misunderstanding"
Alex Rawson and Ewan Duncan, partners in McKinsey’s Seattle office, and Conor Jones, a partner in its Dublin office, write about why it’s the customer’s end-to-end journey that is most important – not touchpoints.
Mikotaj Jan Piskorski, an associate professor in the strategy unit at Harvard Business School, writes about how businesses that thrive on social platforms don’t just sell stuff – they also help people connect.
You'll hear why the customers who buy the most from you are probably not your best marketers, and how your best marketers may be worth far more to your company than your most enthusiastic consumers. From the October 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Advocates of the lean startup method for creating a business advise entrepreneurs, as well as corporate intrapreneurs, to document, test, and refine their assumptions about a new venture’s business model via customer conversations and experiments. My recent research on 250 teams that participated in an American cleantech accelerator program during the last 10 years found that while the lean approach can be effective, having a strong strategy is more important than conducting a tremendous number of market tests.
"You get what you get"
"Impartial summary of yesterday's news"
"Thank goodness you've changed the narrator!"
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.