Some of the business books on the planet from a leading publisher and experienced authors – Harvard Business Review is a super-brand in itself. Doitinvest.com is a long-standing review partner of their business books – we started our collaboration in October 2010 (how time flies…). Below our book reviews:
HBR 40 – “When More Is Not Better: Overcoming America’s Obsession With Economic Efficiency” by Roger L. Martin
America’s capitalism model, widely adopted around the world, is at risk. Roger L. Martin takes the classical neo-liberal capitalist philosophy and gives it a spin – where is it heading and what can we do to improve our societies?
Nowadays it is not enough to have a good strategy – the options around it are so large, that you have to focus it somehow. This is where strategic analytics come into play – leveraging the technology, the latest strategic insights and the new data science experts raising around us.
Too much accent on creating a comfortable environment for everybody can deliver great results. But what about being really focused on what really matters? Some leaders do just that – find out with what results.
We are living in a new marketing paradigm – one where the classical advertising is irrelevant and the new one – looking a lot like self-promotion. How do you put your products or services ahead of the competition’s?
You like it or not, you negotiate every day. Harvard Business Review has put together some of their best articles ever published on negotiating, with some very interesting angles covered. My favorite was on negotiating a win-win agreement – something that is rarely achieved in the real-life.
Silicon Valley is not the only place where innovation springs out – and actually some of the emerging markets are taking the lead. How can you overtake the tech giants without their resources? The answer is simple – “out-innovate” them.
In a hyper-defocused society, where everything rotates fast, one should try a different approach. Re-focusing on the moment and on what is valuable to those around us will never get old, so becoming a more balanced society should start with focusing on mindfulness.
AI is not only changing the IT world, but also a lot of business models. Iansiti and Lakhani apply the latest strategic thinking to how the new technologies will revolutionize companies – from operations to market interactions.
Soft vs. formal influence – we are really pushing the limits of persuasion since the beginning of the mankind. Can you leverage insights from various experts? Certainly you can…
We are surrounded by experts and AI systems that tell us what to do, how to do it and when. But is this the right way to go?
To be or not to be… successful? Do you know that colleague that seems always on top of things? Does not work as much as the others but seems to achieve more? He must have read this book…
Most management gurus agree – if there is something a leader should be good at, it is at communicating. Even better – what do you think about the best 10 articles on communication.
HBR 28 – “HBR’s 10 Must Reads – CEOs”
Best articles on the CEO’s priorities and focus points – combed by Harvard Business Review’s editors. Do you want to know why your strategy needs a strategy? How to innovate and elevate in the same time?
The Insights series from HBR take a close look to various hot topics – this one at the blockchain. The technology has still yet to mature – and your organization should keep it on its radar.
Time management was revisited again and again – yet Ashley Whillans manages to bring new perspectives into it. Stop making poor trade-offs and maximize your happiness factor.
A company can hardly win if politics prevail – or if it is unable to address fast the ugly market truths. Honest flowing feedback is key – but how can you encourage it?
Before we are managers we are often part of a family – and we grow into our values. What can you learn from your parenting? How can you better and humanly grow your organization?
One of the best books on the theory and applications of blockchains in business. Powered by Gartner (a leading IT research company) know-how.
Bain and Co. knows it too well – too many companies migrating to the agile methodology end up doing it poorly and with low motivated employees. The authors dare to show a different path.
One of the best books on self-development, especially when it comes to interviews approaches (as a candidate). Also great stuff about advancing your career after…
How will you leave a footprint and a true legacy, without being perceived as over the top? How will your associates remember you? How do you accelerate your leadership?
Two Wharton professors on how to hyper-link your strategy pieces to beat any market competitor. Really interesting economics and competition book.
The common organization’s workplace is filled with myths: we crave feedback, fail to plan is plan to fail etc. The authors did some of the most serious research available on the workplace truths, so give it a shot.
How to future proof a company in the brave new disrupted world.
HBR 16 – “Everyday Chaos – Technology, Complexity and How We’re Thriving in a New World of Possibility ” – by David Weinberger
An exciting story on how the internet got out of hand and yet became an essential part of our lives, by one of its master theorists.
HBR 15 – “Master Your Next Move” – by Michael Watkins – going beyond your first 90 days as a sustainable leader.
HBR 14 – “How Finance Works – an MBA Masterclass” – by Mihir Desai – a crash course on modern finance from a Harvard Business School Professor.
HBR 13 – “Good Charts Workbook” by Scott Berinato – a fascinating journey in the mind, tools and results of a dataviz – and on how to visualize your data.
How to become a convincing Dataviz – and thus a more valued member of any organizational team.
Do you imagine yourself as a brilliant leader, who always delivers despite the adversities? Then you probably are a great leader – and this is not enough – this book shows you how to go beyond.
To paraphrase a famous song – „Are we humans or are we machines“? And how will AI change the future of work? Read on to find out.
These Rotman School of Management professors gave machine learning and AI a new twist – an economical one. Do you want to know how machine learning will really help out your business? Read on then.