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Powerful stories from the world's top CEOs to help prepare you for the hard decisions ahead.

The essays in How I Did It teach and inspire. Pulled directly from the pages of one of the most popular columns in Harvard Business Review, these essays offer firsthand accounts of the most difficult management challenges faced by the men and women who occupy the corner office. It's the next best thing to sitting down and talking face to face with these corporate leaders. You'll hear from renowned global leaders including:

  • Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe
  • Mindy Grossman, HSN
  • Kevin Plank, Under Armour
  • Daniel P. Amos, Aflac
  • Pramod Bhasin, Genpact
  • Eric Schmidt, Google
  • Ellen Kullman, DuPont
  • Patrizio Bertelli, Prada
  • Pierre Omidyar, Omidyar Network
  • Jorge Cauz, Encyclopaedia Brittanica
  • Richard Gelfond, IMAX

Let these potent stories of strategic thinking - and often bold and unconventional action - be your guide as you step into your own future as a leader.

©2014 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Variable quality but a must read

The first texts provide essential learning pointers for a future business manager, but text quality and the learning experience tend to decline at mid way.

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  • Zulfiqar H.
  • 09-20-15

Great stories from business leaders

well narrated and interesting with excellent insights and lessons learned from captains of industry. interesting application of strategy in various business situations.