The revolutions that have taken place around the world during the last 50 years were fundamentally urban revolutions. They were muscular assertions of new classes of city-dwellers intent on ending their marginalization as they struggled to build their new livelihoods, freedoms, and communities in cities. Brugmann here explains what is unique and important about cities and how they grow, the ways global issues are being solved in individual cities, and how real people are living with urban migration, day in and day out.
This issue includes HBR's annual list of breakout ideas. Then, there are two complete articles about the decisions managers face. In the first, authors Joseph Brower and Clark Gilbert explain "How Manager' Everyday Decisions Create or Destroy Your Company's Strategy." Then, "In Praise of the Incompetent Leader," authors Deborah Ancona, Thomas Malone, Wanda Orlikowski, and Peter Senge say it's OK for leaders to not be perfect in every area.