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From Harvard Business Review
643: Networking Myths Dispelled
Aug 14 • 18 min
David Burkus, a professor at Oral Roberts University and author of the book “Friend of a Friend,” explains common misconceptions about networking. First, trading business cards at a networking event doesn’t mean you’re a phony. Second, your most valuable…
642: Designing AI to Make Decisions
Aug 10 • 25 min
Kathryn Hume, VP of integrate.ai, discusses the current boundaries between artificially intelligent machines, and humans. While the power of A.I. can conjure up some of our darkest fears, she says the reality is that there is still a whole lot that A.I.…
641: Why Opening Up at Work Is Harder for Minorities
Aug 7 • 22 min
Katherine Phillips, a professor at Columbia Business School, discusses research showing that African-Americans are often reluctant to tell their white colleagues about their personal lives — and that it hurts their careers. She says people should expect…
640: Learning from GE’s Stumbles
Jul 31 • 16 min
Roger Martin, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, offers two main reasons General Electric has lost its competitiveness. GE’s stock has been removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Martin blames pressures from…
639: Turning Purpose Into Performance
Jul 24 • 26 min
Gerry Anderson, the CEO of DTE Energy, and Robert Quinn and Anjan Thakor, professors at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the Olin Business School at Washington University, respectively, discuss how an aspirational mission can…
638: The 2 Types of Respect Leaders Must Show
Jul 17 • 23 min
Kristie Rogers, an assistant professor of management at Marquette University, has identified a free and abundant resource most leaders aren’t giving employees enough of: respect. She explains the two types of workplace respect, how to communicate them,…
637: How Some Companies Beat the Competition… For Centuries
Jul 10 • 20 min
Howard Yu, Lego Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School in Switzerland, discusses how the industrial cluster in the Swiss city of Basel is a unique example of enduring competitive advantage. He explains how early dye makers were able…
636: Architect Daniel Libeskind on Working Unconventionally
Jul 3 • 20 min
Daniel Libeskind, a former academic turned architect and urban designer, discusses his unorthodox career path and repeat success at high-profile, emotionally charged projects. He also talks about his unusual creative process and shares tips for…
635: When India Killed Off Cash Overnight
Jun 27 • 23 min
Bhaskar Chakravorti, the dean of global business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, analyzes the economic impact of India’s unprecedented demonetization move in 2016. With no advance warning, India pulled the two largest banknotes from…
634: Getting People to Help You
Jun 19 • 21 min
Heidi Grant, a social psychologist, explains the right ways and wrong ways to ask colleagues for help. She says people are much more likely to lend us a hand than we think they are; they just want it to be a rewarding experience. Grant is the author of…
633: How to Become More Self-Aware
Jun 12 • 19 min
Tasha Eurich, an organizational psychologist and executive coach, talks about why we all should be working on self-awareness. Few people are truly self-aware, she says, and those who are don’t get there through introspection. She explains how to develop…
632: Bill Clinton and James Patterson on Collaboration and Cybersecurity
Jun 5 • 15 min
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and author James Patterson discuss their new novel, The President is Missing, in which a fictional president fights a cybersecurity attack amid intense political dysfunction. The coauthors share their lessons for…
631: Ask Better Questions
May 29 • 22 min
Leslie K. John and Alison Wood Brooks, professors at Harvard Business School, say people in business can be more successful by asking more and better questions. They talk through what makes for a great question, whether you’re looking to get information…
630: How AI Is Making Prediction Cheaper
May 22 • 22 min
Avi Goldfarb, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, explains the economics of machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence that makes predictions. He says as prediction gets cheaper and better, machines are going…
629: Dual-Career Couples Are Forcing Firms to Rethink Talent Management
May 15 • 25 min
Jennifer Petriglieri, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD, asks company leaders to consider whether they really need to relocate their high-potential employees or make them travel so much. She says moving around is particularly…
628: Choosing a Strategy for Your Startup
May 8 • 20 min
Joshua Gans, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, advises against trying to commercialize a new technology or product before considering all the strategic options. He talks through some questions entrepreneurs should ask…
627: Use Learning to Engage Your Team
May 1 • 24 min
Whitney Johnson, an executive coach, argues that on-the-job learning is the key to keeping people motivated. When managers understand that, and understand where the people they manage are on their individual learning curve — the low end, the sweet spot,…
626: Why Technical Experts Make Great Leaders
Apr 24 • 20 min
Amanda Goodall, a senior lecturer at Cass Business School in London, argues that the best leaders are technical experts, not general managers. She discusses her research findings about doctors who head up hospitals, scholars who lead universities, and…
625: How AI Can Improve How We Work
Apr 17 • 19 min
Paul Daugherty and James Wilson, senior technology leaders at Accenture, argue that robots and smarter computers aren’t coming for our jobs. They talk about companies that are already giving employees access to artificial intelligence to strengthen their…
624: You May Be a Workaholic If
Apr 11 • 22 min
Nancy Rothbard, a professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, draws a distinction between workaholism and working long hours. She explains the health consequences of being addicted to your work. She also gives practical…
623: Make Work Engaging Again
Apr 3 • 22 min
Dan Cable, a professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, explains why people often lose their enthusiasm for their work and how leaders can help them get it back. He says we shouldn’t forget that as humans we all need to explore and…
622: Why CEOs Are Taking a Stand
Mar 27 • 30 min
Professors Michael Toffel, of Harvard Business School, and Aaron Chatterji, of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, discuss the emerging phenomenon of CEO activism. They explain how political polarization in the U.S. and employee expectations around company…
621: Leading with Less Ego
Mar 21 • 19 min
Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter, of the global consulting firm Potential Project, make their case for mindfulness, selflessness, and compassion in leadership. Their survey of 30,000 leaders showed those characteristics are foundational — and often…
620: McKinsey’s Head on Why Corporate Sustainability Efforts Are Falling Short
Mar 13 • 17 min
Dominic Barton, the global managing partner of McKinsey&Company, discusses the firm’s sustainability efforts. He talks about the wake-up call he got about sustainability and how he tries to convince CEOs hesitant to make it part of their business model…
619: Harvard’s President on Leading During a Time of Change
Mar 7 • 29 min
Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard University, talks about leading the institution through a decade of change, from the financial crisis to the Trump era. Faust discusses how communicating as a leader is different from communicating as an expert,…
618: Make Tools Like Slack Work for Your Company
Feb 27 • 33 min
Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, and Paul Leonardi, a management professor at UC Santa Barbara, talk about the potential that applications such as Slack, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams have for strengthening employee collaboration,…
617: The CEO of Merck on Race, Leadership, and High Drug Prices
Feb 19 • 29 min
Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of the pharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of North America, discusses his upbringing and how it influences his leadership as chief executive. He is one of the few African-American CEOs in the Fortune 500, and shot to…
616: The Future of MBA Education
Feb 14 • 21 min
Scott DeRue, the dean of University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, says the old model of business school education is gone. It’s no longer good enough to sequester yourself on campus for two years before heading out into the world of commerce.…
Introducing Dear HBR:
Feb 9 • 35 min
What should you do when you become the boss? HBR’s new advice podcast Dear HBR: has the answers. In this bonus episode, Dear HBR: co-hosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn answer your questions with the help of Harvard Business School professor Alison Wood…
615: Does Your Firm See You as a High Potential?
Feb 6 • 24 min
Jay Conger, a leadership professor at Claremont McKenna College, goes behind the scenes to show how you can get on, and stay on, your company’s fast track. He demystifies how companies (often very secretly) develop and update their list of high-potential…
614: Women at Work: Make Yourself Heard
Jan 30 • 46 min
In this special episode, HBR IdeaCast host Sarah Green Carmichael introduces Harvard Business Review’s new podcast “Women at Work,” about women’s experiences in the workplace. This episode about being heard tackles three aspects of communication: first,…
613: Controlling Your Emotions During a Negotiation
Jan 23 • 25 min
Moshe Cohen, a senior lecturer at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, says you can’t take the emotion out of a negotiation. After all, negotiations revolve around conflict, risk, and reward — which are inherently emotional. Instead of…
612: For Better Customer Service, Offer Options, Not Apologies
Jan 16 • 27 min
Jagdip Singh, a professor of marketing at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, explains his research team’s new findings about customer satisfaction. He says apologizing is often counterproductive and that offering…
611: Why Leaders Should Make a Habit of Teaching
Jan 9 • 19 min
Sydney Finkelstein, a professor of management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, encourages leaders to approach their direct reports like teachers. As Finkelstein explains, being a teacher-leader means continually meeting face to face…
610: Hiring the Best People
Jan 2 • 27 min
Patty McCord, Netflix’s former Chief Talent Officer, sees hiring as constant matchmaking. Building a team of people that gets amazing work done, she says, requires managers to really know what they need, and for HR to actually understand the workings of…
609: Breaking Down the New U.S. Corporate Tax Law
Dec 26, 2017 • 26 min
Mihir Desai, a professor of finance at Harvard Business School, breaks down the brand-new U.S. tax law. He says it will affect everything from how corporate assets are financed to how business are structured. He predicts many individuals will lower their…
608: Making Unlimited Vacation Time Work
Dec 20, 2017 • 22 min
Aron Ain, the CEO of Kronos Incorporated, explains why unlimited vacation can be in the best interests of employees and the organization. He describes how his software company tracks requests for time off and the conversations he’s had with skeptical…
607: How Technology Tests Our Trust
Dec 12, 2017 • 19 min
Rachel Botsman, the author of “Who Can You Trust?”, talks about how trust works, whether in relation to robots, companies, or other people. Technology, she says, speeds up the development of trust and can help us decide who to trust. But when it comes to…
606: Box’s CEO on Pivoting to the Enterprise Market
Dec 5, 2017 • 18 min
Aaron Levie, the CEO of Box, reflects on the cloud storage company’s entry into the enterprise market. He was skeptical about pivoting away from consumers, and it was challenging. But by staying disciplined with the product and deeply understanding market…
605: Why More CEOs Should Be Hired from Within
Nov 28, 2017 • 18 min
Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, a senior adviser at the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder, makes the case for finding a company’s next CEO inside the firm. But to find the best contenders, organizations have to learn what to look for, how to find it, and…
604: Dow Chemical’s CEO on Running an Environmentally Friendly Multinational
Nov 21, 2017 • 16 min
Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical, discusses the 120-year-old company’s ambitious sustainability agenda. He says an environmentally driven business model is good for the earth—and the bottom line. Liveris is one of the CEOs contributing to Harvard…
603: When ‘Best Practices’ Backfire
Nov 14, 2017 • 20 min
Freek Vermeulen, an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the London Business School, argues that too many companies are following so-called best practices that are actually holding them back. They do it because of deep-seated industry…
602: The Hardscrabble Business of Chinese Manufacturing in Africa
Nov 7, 2017 • 25 min
Irene Yuan Sun, a consultant at McKinsey, explains why so many Chinese entrepreneurs are setting up factories in Africa. She describes what it’s like inside these factories, who works there, what they’re making—and how this emerging manufacturing sector…
601: Astronaut Scott Kelly on Working in Space
Oct 31, 2017 • 18 min
Scott Kelly, a retired U.S. astronaut, spent 520 days in space over four missions. Working in outer space is a lot like working on earth, but with different challenges and in closer quarters. Kelly looks back on his 20 years of working for NASA, including…
600: 2017’s Top-Performing CEO on Getting Product Right
Oct 24, 2017 • 18 min
Pablo Isla, the CEO of Inditex, is No. 1 on Harvard Business Review’s list of “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World 2017.” He opens up about his management style and reflects on his tenure leading the Spanish clothing and accessories giant, whose brands…
599: Everyday People Who Led Momentous Change
Oct 19, 2017 • 22 min
Nancy Koehn, a Harvard Business School historian, tells the life stories of three influential leaders: the abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the pacifist Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the ecologist Rachel Carson. They all overcame personal challenges to achieve…
598: So, You Want to Join a Startup
Oct 12, 2017 • 26 min
Jeff Bussgang, a venture capitalist who teaches entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, knows from personal experience and having funded many startups that there’s more than one way into that world. You don’t have to have a technical background.…
597: How Successful Solopreneurs Make Money
Oct 5, 2017 • 22 min
Dorie Clark, a marketing strategy consultant, answers a burning question: how do people make money off of what they know? She outlines the options for experts who want to monetize their knowledge. Clark explains, using herself and other successful…
596: Microsoft’s CEO on Rediscovering the Company’s Soul
Sep 28, 2017 • 24 min
Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s third CEO, opens up about his effort to refresh the culture of the company and renew its focus on the future. He reflects on important life lessons he learned growing up in India, immigrating to the U.S., and working for…
595: Transcending Either-Or Decision Making
Sep 21, 2017 • 18 min
Jennifer Riel, an adjunct professor at the Rotman School of Management, presents a model way to solve problems: integrative thinking. It’s taking the best from two inadequate options to come up with a successful solution. She gives examples from the film…
594: Find Your Happy Place at Work
Sep 14, 2017 • 29 min
Annie McKee, a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book “How to Be Happy at Work,” tells the story of her journey to happiness—starting with her early job as a caregiver for an elderly couple. Even in later, higher-paying…
593: How to Fix “Team Creep”
Sep 7, 2017 • 24 min
Mark Mortensen, an associate professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD, discusses the research on “multiteaming”—when employees work not only across multiple projects, but multiple teams. It has significant benefits at the individual, team, and…
592: Why Everyone Should See Themselves as a Leader
Aug 31, 2017 • 24 min
Sue Ashford, a professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, breaks down her decades of research on leadership—who achieves it, and how a group grants it. She explains that the world isn’t divided into leaders and followers. Instead,…
591: Basic Competence Can Be a Strategy
Aug 24, 2017 • 21 min
Raffaella Sadun, a professor at Harvard Business School, explains why seemingly common-sensical management practices are so hard to implement. After surveying thousands of organizations across the world, she found that only 6% of firms qualified as highly…
590: How the U.S. Navy is Responding to Climate Change
Aug 18, 2017 • 21 min
Forest Reinhardt and Michael Toffel, Harvard Business School professors, talk about how a giant, global enterprise that operates and owns assets at sea level is fighting climate change—and adapting to it. They discuss what the private sector can learn…
589: When to Listen to a Dire Warning
Aug 10, 2017 • 19 min
Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism adviser to U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, has made a career of investigating disaster warnings. The way he sees it, catastrophes can happen at any time, so why should decision makers ignore a…
588: When Startups Scrapped the Business Plan
Aug 3, 2017 • 26 min
Steve Blank, entrepreneurship lecturer at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Columbia, talks about his experience of coming to Silicon Valley and building companies from the ground up. He shares how he learned to apply customer discovery methods to emerging high…
587: Build Your Portfolio Career
Jul 27, 2017 • 25 min
Kabir Sehgal, a corporate strategist, Grammy-winning producer, investment banker, bestselling author, and military reserve officer, talks about building and thriving in a portfolio career. He discusses the benefits of pursuing diverse interests, the…
586: How AI Is Already Changing Business
Jul 20, 2017 • 27 min
Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Sloan School professor, explains how rapid advances in machine learning are presenting new opportunities for businesses. He breaks down how the technology works and what it can and can’t do (yet). He also discusses the potential…
585: Nike’s Co-founder on Innovation, Culture, and Succession
Jul 13, 2017 • 19 min
Phil Knight, former chair and CEO of Nike, tells the story of starting the sports apparel and equipment giant after taking an entrepreneurship class at Stanford and teaming up with his former track coach, Bill Bowerman. Together (and with the help of a…
584: How Authority and Decision-Making Differ Across Cultures
Jul 6, 2017 • 26 min
Erin Meyer, professor at INSEAD, discusses management hierarchy and decision-making across cultures. Turns out, these two things don’t always track together. Sometimes top-down cultures still have strong consensus-driven decision-making styles — and the…
583: Mental Preparation Secrets of Top Athletes, Entertainers, and Surgeons
Jun 29, 2017 • 19 min
Dan McGinn, senior editor at Harvard Business Review, talks about what businesspeople can learn from how top performers and athletes prepare for their big moments. In business, a big sales meeting, presentation, or interview can be pivotal to success. The…
582: The Talent Pool Your Company Probably Overlooks
Jun 22, 2017 • 25 min
Robert Austin, a professor at Ivey Business School, and Gary Pisano, a professor at Harvard Business School, talk about the growing number of pioneering firms that are actively identifying and hiring more employees with autism spectrum disorder and other…
581: Blockchain — What You Need to Know
Jun 15, 2017 • 21 min
Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School professor and co-founder of the HBS Digital Initiative, discusses blockchain, an online record-keeping technology that many believe will revolutionize commerce. Lakhani breaks down how the technology behind bitcoin…
580: Which Type of Entrepreneur Are You?
Jun 8, 2017 • 34 min
Chris Kuenne, entrepreneurship lecturer at Princeton, and John Danner, senior fellow at the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business talk about one of the least understood factors that leads to success at scale: the…
579: Why Finance Needs More Humanity, and Why Humanity Needs Finance
Jun 1, 2017 • 27 min
Mihir Desai, professor at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, argues for re-humanizing finance. He says the practice of finance, with increasing quantification, has lost touch with its foundations. But he says finance can be principled,…
578: 4 Behaviors of Top-Performing CEOs
May 26, 2017 • 29 min
Elena Botelho, partner at leadership advisory firm ghSmart, talks about the disconnect between the stereotype of the CEO and what research shows actually leads to high performance at that level. She says the image of the charismatic, tall male with a top…
577: Why Doesn’t More of the Working Class Move for Jobs?
May 18, 2017 • 27 min
Joan C. Williams, director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, discusses serious misconceptions that the U.S. managerial and professional elite in the United States have about the…
576: How to Survive Being Labeled a Star
May 11, 2017 • 24 min
Jennifer Petriglieri, professor at INSEAD, discusses how talented employees can avoid being crushed by lofty expectations — whether their own, or others’. She has researched how people seen as “high potential” often start to feel trapped and ultimately…
575: Low-Risk, High-Reward Innovation
May 4, 2017 • 23 min
Wharton professor David Robertson discusses a “third way” to innovate besides disruptive and sustaining innovations. He outlines this approach through the examples of companies including LEGO, GoPro, Victoria’s Secret, USAA, and CarMax. It consists of…
574: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Resilience
Apr 27, 2017 • 31 min
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks about returning to work after her husband’s death, and Wharton management and psychology professor Adam Grant discusses what the research says about resilience. In this joint interview, they talk about how to build…
573: Our Delusions About Talent
Apr 20, 2017 • 23 min
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor of business psychology at University College London, dispels some of the myths that have persisted in the 20 years since McKinsey coined the phrase “war for talent.” He argues the science of talent acquisition and…
572: To Reinvent Your Firm, Do Two Things at the Same Time
Apr 13, 2017 • 27 min
Scott D. Anthony, Innosight managing partner, discusses why established corporations should be better at handling disruptive threats. He lays out a practical approach to transform a company’s existing business while creating future business. It hinges on…
571: Dealing with Conflict Avoiders and Seekers
Apr 6, 2017 • 32 min
Amy Gallo, HBR contributing editor, discusses a useful tactic to more effectively deal with conflict in the workplace: understanding whether you generally seek or avoid conflict. Each personality style influences how you approach a particular conflict, as…
570: How Personalities Affect Team Chemistry
Mar 30, 2017 • 26 min
Deloitte national managing director Kim Christfort talks about the different personality styles in an organization and the challenges of bringing them together. Her firm has developed a classification system to help companies better understand personality…
569: The Rise of Corporate Inequality
Mar 23, 2017 • 24 min
Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom discusses the research he’s conducted showing what’s really driving the growth of income inequality: a widening gap between the most successful companies and the rest, across industries. In other words, inequality has…
568: Break Out of Your Managerial Bubble
Mar 16, 2017 • 23 min
Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center at Sloan School of Management, says too many CEOs and executives are in a bubble, one that shields them from the reality of what’s happening in the world and in their businesses. The higher…
567: Making Intel More Diverse
Mar 9, 2017 • 33 min
Danielle Brown, Intel Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, talks about the corporation’s $300 million initiative to increase diversity, the largest such investment yet by a technology company. The goal is to make Intel’s U.S. workforce mirror the talent…
566: Reduce Organizational Drag
Mar 2, 2017 • 31 min
Michael Mankins, Bain & Company partner and head of the firm’s Organization practice, explains how organizations unintentionally fail to manage their employees’ time and energy. He also lays out what managers can do to reduce what he calls organizational…
565: Globalization: Myth and Reality
Feb 23, 2017 • 26 min
Pankaj Ghemawat, professor at NYU Stern and IESE business schools, debunks common misconceptions about the current state and extent of globalization. (Hint: the world is not nearly as globalized as people think.) He also discusses how popular reactions in…
564: Why You Should Buy a Business (and How to Do It)
Feb 16, 2017 • 34 min
Richard S. Ruback and Royce Yudkoff, professors at Harvard Business School, spell out an overlooked career path: buying a business and running it as CEO. Purchasing a small company lets you become your own boss and reap financial rewards without the risks…
563: Escape Your Comfort Zone
Feb 9, 2017 • 22 min
Andy Molinsky, professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis International Business School, discusses practical techniques for getting outside of your comfort zone, and how that can develop new capabilities and experiences that can help your career.…
562: Business Leadership Under President Trump
Feb 2, 2017 • 17 min
Larry Summers, former U.S. treasury secretary, is calling on American business leaders to stand up to President Donald Trump. Summers sharply criticizes the administration’s protectionist agenda, and he says it’s time for executives to call out how those…
561: Generosity Burnout
Jan 27, 2017 • 20 min
Senior leaders Brad Feld, Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Mike Ghaffary, Heidi Roizen, and John Rogers Jr. discuss burning out on giving, the techniques they use to avoid it, and how they recognize it in their employees.
560: Stopping and Starting With Success
Jan 19, 2017 • 18 min
Jerry Seinfeld shares his insights into innovation, self-criticism, and how to know when to quit. The U.S. comedian conquered 1990s television with his sitcom and is now finding a new audience for his online talk show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
559: Voices from the January-February 2017 Issue
Jan 12, 2017 • 34 min
Roger Martin of Rotman School of Management, Paul Zak of Claremont Graduate University, Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and HBR Editor-in-Chief Adi Ignatius respectively discuss customer loyalty, the neuroscience…
558: Collaborating Better Across Silos
Jan 5, 2017 • 18 min
Harvard Law School lecturer Heidi K. Gardner discusses how firms gain a competitive edge when specialists collaborate across functional boundaries. But it’s often difficult, expensive, and messy. The former McKinsey consultant is the author of the new…
557: Restoring Sanity to the Office
Dec 29, 2016 • 31 min
Basecamp CEO Jason Fried says too many people find it difficult to get work done at the workplace. His company enforces quiet offices, fewer meetings, and different collaboration and communication practices. The goal is to give employees bigger blocks of…
556: The Secret to Better Problem Solving
Dec 22, 2016 • 21 min
Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg discusses a nimbler approach to diagnosing problems than existing frameworks: reframing. He’s the author of “Are You Solving the Right Problems?” in the January/February 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
555: What Superconsumers Can Teach You
Dec 15, 2016 • 18 min
Eddie Yoon, author of “Superconsumers” and growth strategy expert at The Cambridge Group, explains how companies can find their most passionate customers and use their invaluable insights to improve products and attract new customers.
554: The “Jobs to be Done” Theory of Innovation
Dec 8, 2016 • 24 min
Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School, builds upon the theory of disruptive innovation for which he is well-known. He speaks about his new book examining how successful companies know how to grow.
553: Handling Stress in the Moment
Dec 1, 2016 • 22 min
HBR contributing editor Amy Gallo discusses the best tactics to recognize, react to, and recover from stressful situations. She’s a contributor to the “HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work.”
552: How Focusing on Content Leads the Media Astray
Nov 23, 2016 • 32 min
Bharat Anand, author of The Content Trap and professor at Harvard Business School, talks about the strategic challenges facing digital businesses, and explains how he and his colleagues wrestled with them when designing HBX, the school’s online learning…
551: Why the White Working Class Voted for Trump
Nov 17, 2016 • 19 min
Joan C. Williams, distinguished professor and director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings, discusses the white working class voters who helped elect Republican Donald Trump as U.S. President, and why Democrat Hillary Clinton did not connect…
550: A Leadership Historian on the U.S. Presidential Election
Nov 10, 2016 • 25 min
Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn talks about the surprising election of businessman Donald Trump as U.S. president, and what leaders throughout history can tell us about bridging divides and leading in times of uncertainty.
549: Re-Orgs Are Emotional
Nov 3, 2016 • 12 min
Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood, authors of “ReOrg: How to Get It Right” explain how good planning and communication can help employees adapt.
548: The 10 People Who Globalized the World
Oct 27, 2016 • 15 min
Jeffrey Garten of Yale School of Management discusses how Genghis Khan, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Margaret Thatcher, and others made the world more integrated. Garten is the author of “From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization through Ten…
547: What the World’s Best CEOs Have in Common
Oct 20, 2016 • 17 min
Long-term thinking, short-term savvy, and relentless focus on employees.
546: Power Corrupts, But It Doesn’t Have To
Oct 13, 2016 • 21 min
Authority changes us all. Berkeley’s Dacher Keltner, author of the HBR article “Don’t Let Power Corrupt You” and the book “The Power Paradox” explains how to avoid succumbing to power’s negative effects.
545: When Not to Trust the Algorithm
Oct 6, 2016 • 22 min
Cathy O’Neil, author of “Weapons of Math Destruction” on how data can lead us astray–from HR to Wall Street.
544: Macromanagement Is Just as Bad as Micromanagement
Sep 29, 2016 • 14 min
Tanya Menon, associate professor at Fisher College of Management, Ohio State University, explains how to recognize if your management style is too hands off. She’s the co-author of “Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits.”
543: Building Emotional Agility
Sep 22, 2016 • 30 min
Susan David, author of “Emotional Agility” and psychologist at Harvard Medical School, on learning to unhook from strong feelings.
542: Excessive Collaboration
Sep 15, 2016 • 19 min
Rob Cross, professor at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, explains how work became an exhausting marathon of group projects. He’s the coauthor of the HBR article “Collaborative Overload.”
541: Making the Toughest Calls
Sep 8, 2016 • 17 min
Joseph Badaracco, Harvard Business School professor, explains what to do when no decision feels like a good decision. He is the author of “Managing in the Gray: Five Timeless Questions for Resolving Your Toughest Problems at Work.”
540: Email: Is It Time to Just Ban It?
Sep 1, 2016 • 15 min
David Burkus, author of “Under New Management”, explains why some companies are taking extreme measures to limit electronic communication. Burkus is also a professor at Oral Roberts University and host of the podcast Radio Free Leader.
539: The Connection Between Speed and Charisma
Aug 25, 2016 • 16 min
Bill von Hippel, professor at the University of Queensland, on how the ability to think and respond quickly makes someone seem more charismatic.
538: How Work Changed Love
Aug 18, 2016 • 22 min
Moira Weigel explains how the changing nature of work has reshaped the way we meet, date, and fall in love. She’s the author of “Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating” and is completing a Ph.D. at Yale University.
537: Negotiating with a Liar
Aug 11, 2016 • 21 min
Leslie John, Harvard Business School professor, explains why you shouldn’t waste time trying to detect your counterpart’s lies; instead, use tactics drawn from psychology to get them to divulge the truth. She’s the author of the HBR article “How to…
536: In Praise of Dissenters and Non-Conformists
Aug 4, 2016 • 20 min
Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author of “Originals”, on the science of standing out.
535: The Zappos Holacracy Experiment
Jul 28, 2016 • 19 min
Ethan Bernstein, Harvard Business School professor, and John Bunch, holacracy implementation lead at Zappos, discuss the online retailer’s transition to a flat, self-managed organization. They are the coauthors of the HBR article “Beyond the Holacracy…
534: The Era of Agile Talent
Jul 21, 2016 • 12 min
More of us are working in organizations employing a mix of freelancers, contractors, consultants, and full-timers, explains Jonathan Younger, coauthor with Norm Smallwood of “Agile Talent: How to Source and Manage Outside Experts.”
533: We Can’t Work All the Time
Jul 14, 2016 • 19 min
Anne-Marie Slaughter on (finally) bringing sanity to the work/life struggle.
532: Teaching Creativity to Leaders
Jul 7, 2016 • 17 min
Tim Brown, CEO and president of IDEO, on breakthrough problem-solving.
531: Brexit and the Leadership Equivalent of Empty Calories
Jun 30, 2016 • 20 min
Mark Blyth of Brown University and Gianpiero Petriglieri of INSEAD discuss Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
530: A Brief History of 21st Century Economics
Jun 23, 2016 • 17 min
Tim Sullivan, co-author with Ray Fisman of “The Inner Lives of Markets,” on how we shape economic theory — and how it shapes us.
529: Greg Louganis on How to Achieve Peak Performance
Jun 16, 2016 • 12 min
The champion diver explains how visualization and ambitious goal-setting helped him achieve double gold medals in back-to-back Olympic Games and why he now serves as a mentor to younger athletes and a spokesman for LGBT causes.
528: Getting Growth Back at Your Company
Jun 9, 2016 • 17 min
Chris Zook of Bain explains the predictable crises of growth and how to overcome them. His new book is “The Founder’s Mentality,” coauthored with James Allen.
527: Asking for Advice Makes People Think You’re Smarter
Jun 2, 2016 • 18 min
The research shows we shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help. Francesca Gino and Alison Wood Brooks, both of Harvard Business School, explain.
526: Yo-Yo Ma on Successful Creative Collaboration
May 26, 2016 • 18 min
The acclaimed cellist explains how he chooses and works with partners and shares advice on honing one’s talent.
525: Be a Work/Life-Friendly Boss
May 19, 2016 • 20 min
Managers play a huge role in their employees’ personal lives, which in turn affects productivity, morale, and turnover at work. Professor Scott Behson, author of “The Working Dad’s Survival Guide,” and professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, gives…
524: Make Better Decisions
May 12, 2016 • 15 min
Therese Huston, Ph.D. and author of “How Women Decide,” offers research-based tips for both men and women on how to make high quality, defensible decisions — and sell them to your team.
523: Let Employees Be People
May 5, 2016 • 19 min
Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, both of Harvard, discuss what they’ve learned from studying radically transparent organizations where people at all levels of the hierarchy get candid feedback, show vulnerability, and grow on the job. Their book is “An…
522: Isabel Allende on Fiction and Feminism
Apr 28, 2016 • 8 min
The bestselling author describes her creative process and explains why she was always determined to have a career.
521: The Condensed May 2016 Issue
Apr 22, 2016 • 10 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
520: Understanding Agile Management
Apr 15, 2016 • 26 min
Darrell Rigby of Bain and Jeff Sutherland of Scrum explain the rise of lean, iterative management tactics, and how to implement them yourself.
519: Smart Managers Don’t Compare People to the “Average”
Apr 7, 2016 • 21 min
Todd Rose, the Director of the Mind, Brain, & Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the author of “The End of Average: How to Succeed in a World That Values Sameness,” explains why we should stop using averages to understand…
518: Life’s Work: Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Mar 31, 2016 • 11 min
Iconic relationship expert Dr. Ruth discusses what she’s learned over a long career.
517: How to Say No to More Work
Mar 24, 2016 • 7 min
Karen Dillon, author of the “HBR Guide to Office Politics”, explains how to gracefully decline excessive projects–and thankless tasks.
516: The Condensed April 2016 Issue
Mar 22, 2016 • 10 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
515: Are Leaders Getting Too Emotional?
Mar 17, 2016 • 28 min
There’s a lot of crying and shouting both in politics and at the office. Gautam Mukunda of Harvard Business School and Gianpiero Petriglieri of INSEAD help us try to make sense of it all.
514: Your Coworkers Should Know Your Salary
Mar 10, 2016 • 17 min
Pay transparency is actually a way better system than pay secrecy. David Burkus, professor at Oral Roberts University and author of “Under New Management,” explains why.
513: Talking About Race at Work
Mar 3, 2016 • 22 min
Kira Hudson Banks, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the department of psychology at Saint Louis University, and a principal at consulting firm the Mouse and the Elephant. We spoke with her about why managers shouldn’t wait for a controversy to start…
512: The Art of the Interview
Feb 25, 2016 • 25 min
Job interviews can feel more like a stylized ritual than a normal conversation. Esquire writer and journalist Cal Fussman, who’s interviewed scores of people from Mikhail Gorbachev to Jeff Bezos to Dr. Dre, gives us his advice, from how to build trust…
511: The Condensed March 2016 Issue
Feb 19, 2016 • 12 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
510: Closing the Strategy-Execution Gap
Feb 18, 2016 • 15 min
Paul Leinwand, co-author of the book “Strategy That Works,” explains how successful companies solve this thorny problem.
509: Be a Superboss
Feb 11, 2016 • 18 min
Lorne Michaels, Bill Walsh, Alice Waters–all have had a disproportionate impact in their respective industries through their knack for collecting and inspiring great talent. We hear how they do it from Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of…
508: How to Give Constructive Feedback
Feb 5, 2016 • 19 min
Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman have administered thousands of 360-degree assessments through their consulting firm, Zenger/Folkman. This has given them a wealth of information about who benefits from criticism, and how to deliver it.
507: Being Happier at Work
Jan 28, 2016 • 15 min
Emma Seppälä, Stanford researcher and author of “The Happiness Track,” explains the proven benefits of a positive outlook; simple ways to increase your sense of well-being; and why it’s not about being ecstatic or excited all the time.
506: Stop Focusing on Your Strengths
Jan 21, 2016 • 15 min
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor at University College London and Columbia University and CEO of Hogan Assessments, explains how the fad for strengths-based coaching may actually be weakening us.
505: Make Peace with Your Inner Critic
Jan 14, 2016 • 14 min
Tara Mohr, author of Playing Big, explains how to deal with self-doubt (or help someone else manage theirs).
504: Achieve Your Goals (Finally)
Jan 8, 2016 • 20 min
Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of “No One Understands You and What to Do About It” and “9 Things Successful People Do Differently,” explains how to actually stick to your resolutions this year.’
503: Marketing Lessons for Companies Big and Small
Dec 30, 2015 • 16 min
Denise Lee Yohn, author of “Extraordinary Experiences” and “What Great Brands Do,” explains what we can learn from retail and restaurant brands
502: The Condensed January-February 2016 Issue
Dec 23, 2015 • 12 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
501: Life’s Work: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Dec 17, 2015 • 17 min
In every issue, we feature a conversation with someone who’s been wildly successful outside the traditional business world. This time, it’s an astrophysicist.
500: Becoming a More Authentic Leader
Dec 10, 2015 • 16 min
Bill George, Harvard Business School professor and author of “Discover Your True North,” gives advice to both new and experienced leaders.
499: Accenture’s CEO on Leading Change
Dec 3, 2015 • 14 min
Pierre Nanterme discusses the forces changing consulting, and other knowledge-intensive industries.
498: 4 Types of Conflict and How to Manage Them
Nov 25, 2015 • 19 min
Amy Gallo, author of the “HBR Guide to Managing Conflict at Work,” explains the options.
497: The Condensed December 2015 Issue
Nov 24, 2015 • 13 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
496: Katie Couric on the Shifting Landscape of News
Nov 19, 2015 • 10 min
The renowned American journalist talks with HBR senior editor Dan McGinn.
495: Slide Deck Presentations Don’t Have to Be Terrible
Nov 13, 2015 • 18 min
Evan Loomis and Evan Baehr, coauthors of “Get Backed,” on how to win someone over with PowerPoint.
494: Simple Rules for Creating Great Places to Work
Nov 5, 2015 • 14 min
Gareth Jones, author of “Why Should Anyone Work Here?”, explains the things managers know, but struggle to do.
493: The Man Behind Siri Explains How to Start a Company
Oct 30, 2015 • 16 min
Norman Winarsky, coauthor of “If You Really Want to Change the World,” on ventures that scale.
492: China and the Biggest Startup You’ve Probably Never Heard of
Oct 22, 2015 • 24 min
Clay Shirky talks about Xiaomi, the subject of his new book, “Little Rice.”
491: What Makes Social Entrepreneurs Successful?
Oct 16, 2015 • 18 min
Sally Osberg, president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation and author of “Getting Beyond Better” with Roger Martin.
490: The Condensed November 2015 Issue
Oct 13, 2015 • 15 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
489: Disrupt Your Career, and Yourself
Oct 7, 2015 • 18 min
Whitney Johnson, author of “Disrupt Yourself,” on taking the big risks we secretly want to.
488: Why the Term “Thought Leader” Isn’t Gross
Oct 1, 2015 • 19 min
Dorie Clark, author of “Stand Out,” on having more influence.
487: Your Office’s Hidden Artists and How to Work with Them
Sep 24, 2015 • 13 min
Kimberly Elsbach, author of the HBR article “Collaborating with Creative Peers,” on collaborating better with a certain type of colleague.
486: Build Your Character (at Least for a Day)
Sep 17, 2015 • 14 min
Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, on why we need more time to develop our inner selves.
485: The Creator of WordPress
Sep 10, 2015 • 16 min
Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of Automattic, on growth, leadership, and mindfulness.
484: The Condensed October 2015 Issue
Sep 9, 2015 • 18 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
483: What’s Your Digital Quotient?
Sep 3, 2015 • 13 min
Kate Smaje of McKinsey explains how it’s about more than being tech-savvy.
482: PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi on Design Thinking
Aug 27, 2015 • 12 min
How PepsiCo is harnessing the power of design.
481: Salman Rushdie on Creativity and Criticism
Aug 20, 2015 • 16 min
The acclaimed writer describes how he develops his novels, what he expects from reviewers, and why business people should still read fiction.
480: Become a Better Listener
Aug 13, 2015 • 20 min
Mark Goulston, psychiatrist and author of “Just Listen,” explains how.
479: The Condensed September 2015 Issue
Aug 12, 2015 • 17 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
478: Building Healthy Teams
Aug 6, 2015 • 21 min
Mary Shapiro, author of the “HBR Guide to Leading Teams” and professor at Simmons, on dealing with conflict and other issues.
477: How Science and Tech Are Changing the Human Body
Jul 30, 2015 • 23 min
Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans explain how we’re “evolving ourselves.”
476: The CEO of YP on Leading Digital Transformation
Jul 23, 2015 • 21 min
David Krantz, the CEO of YP (formerly the Yellow Pages), explains how they’ve reinvented their business.
475: “Social Media-Savvy CEO” Is No Oxymoron
Jul 16, 2015 • 24 min
Charlene Li, author of “The Engaged Leader,” on why and how senior executives are diving into online networks.
474: Test-Taking Comes to the Office
Jul 9, 2015 • 16 min
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of the HBR article “Ace the Assessment,” explores the rising practice of using tests in hiring and promotion decisions.
473: Can HR Be Saved?
Jul 2, 2015 • 18 min
Peter Cappelli, author of the HBR article, “Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It,” on perhaps the least popular function in business.
472: Michael Lynton on Surviving the Biggest Corporate Hack in History
Jun 25, 2015 • 9 min
The CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment discusses the crisis with editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius.
471: The Condensed July-August 2015 Issue
Jun 23, 2015 • 19 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
470: Beating Digital Overload with Digital Tools
Jun 18, 2015 • 22 min
Alexandra Samuel, online engagement expert and author of “Work Smarter with Social Media,” on the tools you should use—and the ones you could be ignoring.
469: Are Robots Really Coming for Our Jobs?
Jun 11, 2015 • 19 min
James Bessen, economist and former software executive, on what we can learn from 19th century mill workers about innovation, wages, and technology.
468: George Mitchell on Effective Negotiation
Jun 4, 2015 • 18 min
The former U.S. Senate majority leader and U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland and the Middle East describes his approach to resolving disputes and fostering bipartisan compromise.
467: Evernote’s CEO on the New Ways We Work
May 28, 2015 • 21 min
Phil Libin discusses the impact of technology—from Microsoft Word to wearables—on our collaboration and productivity.
466: Making Sense of Digital Disruption
May 21, 2015 • 14 min
R. “Ray” Wang, author of “Disrupting Digital Business” on how business is transforming.
465: The Condensed June 2015 Issue
May 19, 2015 • 6 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
464: Consumer Privacy in the Digital Age
May 14, 2015 • 21 min
Timothy Morey and Allison Schoop, both of frog, on designing customer data systems that promote transparency and trust.
463: Why We Pretend to Be Workaholics
May 7, 2015 • 18 min
Erin Reid of Boston University on why men (but not women) feign long working hours.
462: Ethical CEOs Finish First
Apr 30, 2015 • 10 min
Fred Kiel, author of “Return on Character,” explains his research on why being good benefits the bottom line.
461: Brian Grazer on the Power of Curiosity
Apr 23, 2015 • 17 min
The Oscar-winning producer explains why a passion for learning—about other people and pursuits—has been the key to his success.
460: Understand How People See You
Apr 16, 2015 • 23 min
Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of “No One Understands You and What to Do About It,” explains the science of perception.
459: The Condensed May 2015 Issue
Apr 14, 2015 • 15 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
458: Making Health Care More Consumer-Driven
Apr 9, 2015 • 12 min
Regina Herzlinger, Harvard Business School professor, talks about how to dismantle the barriers to innovation in care delivery.
457: Case Study: Reinvent This Retailer
Apr 2, 2015 • 25 min
Hear this story based on real events at J.C. Penney. A discussion with contributor Jill Avery and editor Andy O’Connell follows.
456: Your Brain’s Ideal Schedule
Mar 26, 2015 • 22 min
Ron Friedman, Ph.D., author of “The Best Place to Work,” on how to structure your day to get the most done.
455: Blue Ocean Strategy and Red Ocean Traps
Mar 19, 2015 • 20 min
Renée Mauborgne of INSEAD explains how a landmark idea is evolving. She is coauthor, along with W. Chan Kim, of “Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition (2015).”
454: The Condensed April 2015 Issue
Mar 17, 2015 • 12 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
453: Set Habits You’ll Actually Keep
Mar 12, 2015 • 25 min
Gretchen Rubin, author of “Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives,” explains that you’ve got to know your habit-setting style.
452: Goldie Hawn on Female Leadership
Mar 5, 2015 • 13 min
The Hollywood icon explains why she moved from acting to producing and directing, then launched a foundation that teaches mindfulness to kids.
451: Be Less Reactive and More Proactive
Feb 26, 2015 • 21 min
Peter Bregman, author of “Four Seconds,” on changing the way you lead.
450: Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo
Feb 19, 2015 • 21 min
Nicholas Carlson, author of “Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo,” on the CEO’s management style.
449: Why Leadership Feels Awkward
Feb 12, 2015 • 14 min
Herminia Ibarra, author of “Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader” and professor at INSEAD, on moving forward, even when it’s not comfortable.
448: The Condensed March 2015 Issue
Feb 11, 2015 • 20 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
447: GoDaddy’s CEO on Leading Change
Feb 5, 2015 • 17 min
Blake Irving talks about the company’s renewed focus on small businesses and bringing on a new leadership team.
446: Signs You’re Secretly Annoying Your Colleagues
Jan 29, 2015 • 17 min
Muriel Maignan Wilkins, coauthor of “Own the Room,” on the flaws everyone’s too polite to point out.
445: Innovation Needs a System
Jan 22, 2015 • 15 min
David Duncan, senior partner at Innosight and coauthor of “Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days,” explains how to organize corporate creativity.
444: What Still Stifles Ambitious Women
Jan 15, 2015 • 23 min
Pamela Stone, professor at Hunter College, on the surprising findings from a massive study of MBAs.
443: How to Negotiate Better
Jan 8, 2015 • 18 min
Jeff Weiss, author of the “HBR Guide to Negotiating” and partner at Vantage Partners, explains how to prepare to be persuasive.
442: Skills We Can Learn from Games
Dec 30, 2014 • 12 min
Andrew Innes, game designer, product manager, and author of “What Board Games Can Teach Business.”
441: The Condensed January-February 2015 Issue
Dec 19, 2014 • 15 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
440: What Makes Teams Smart (or Dumb)
Dec 18, 2014 • 18 min
Cass Sunstein, Harvard professor and author of “Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter.”
439: Communicate Better with Your Global Team
Dec 11, 2014 • 17 min
Tsedal Neeley, Harvard Business School professor, explains how globally distributed teams can collaborate better together.
438: Explaining Silicon Valley’s Success
Dec 4, 2014 • 14 min
AnnaLee Saxenian, author of the classic book “Regional Advantage,” still thinks the area’s future is bright.
437: Learning What Wiser Workers Know
Nov 25, 2014 • 18 min
Dorothy Leonard, author of “Critical Knowledge Transfer” ​and Harvard Business School professor, on retaining organizational expertise.
436: Making Good Decisions
Nov 20, 2014 • 17 min
Stanford’s Ron Howard, one of the fathers of decision analysis, explains how it’s done.
435: The Condensed December 2014 Issue
Nov 18, 2014 • 20 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
434: Boris Johnson on Influence and Ambition
Nov 13, 2014 • 11 min
The mayor of London explains why Churchill is a role model and whether his aspirations include the Prime Minister’s office.
433: How to Change Someone’s Behavior with Minimal Effort
Nov 6, 2014 • 16 min
Steve J. Martin, coauthor of “The Small Big: Small Changes That Spark Big Influence,” on the little things that persuade.
432: Is the Corporate Campus Dying?
Oct 30, 2014 • 15 min
Jennifer Magnolfi, Founder & Principal Investigator at Programmable Habitats LLC, on how digital work, and the Internet of Things will fundamentally change the how we use the buildings and neighborhoods we work in.
431: Myths About Entrepreneurship
Oct 23, 2014 • 19 min
Linda Rottenberg, author of “Crazy Is a Compliment,” on what it really takes to start a business.
430: Disrupting TV’s Status Quo
Oct 16, 2014 • 9 min
Famed producer Norman Lear on developing groundbreaking sitcoms, managing creative partnerships and the lessons he wants to pass on to the next generation.
429: The Condensed November 2014 Issue
Oct 14, 2014 • 18 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
428: Focus More on Value Capture
Oct 9, 2014 • 11 min
Stefan Michel, professor at IMD, says your business should rethink how it captures value, not just how it creates it.
427: Does Your Sales Team Know Your Strategy?
Oct 2, 2014 • 19 min
Frank Cespedes, HBS professor and author of “Aligning Strategy and Sales,” explains how to get the front line on board.
426: How Google Manages Talent
Sep 25, 2014 • 17 min
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, and Jonathan Rosenberg, former SVP of products, explain how the company manages their smart, creative team.
425: Fixing the College Grad Hiring Process
Sep 18, 2014 • 23 min
Sanjeev Agrawal, Collegefeed cofounder and CEO, explains what recruiters, new graduates, and college career centers need to do differently.
424: How Silicon Valley Became Uncool
Sep 11, 2014 • 12 min
Walter Frick, HBR editor, explains why we valorize tech heroes from the past, but scoff at today’s entrepreneurs.
423: The Condensed October 2014 Issue
Sep 9, 2014 • 24 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
422: The Fall of the Talent Economy?
Sep 4, 2014 • 19 min
Roger Martin, former dean of the Rotman School of Management, on why talent’s powerful economic position is unsustainable.​
421: Privacy’s Shrinking Future
Aug 28, 2014 • 16 min
Scott Berinato, senior editor at Harvard Business Review, on how companies benefit from transparency about customer data.
420: How to Stop Corporate Inversions
Aug 21, 2014 • 15 min
Bill George and Mihir Desai, professors at Harvard Business School, explain why our corporate tax code is driving American business overseas.
419: Prevent Employees from Leaking Data
Aug 14, 2014 • 15 min
David Upton and Sadie Creese, both of Oxford, explain why the scariest threats are from insiders.
418: The Condensed September 2014 Issue
Aug 12, 2014 • 20 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
417: The Art of Managing Science
Aug 7, 2014 • 13 min
J. Craig Venter, the biologist who led the effort to sequence human DNA, on unlocking the human genome and the importance of building extraordinary teams for long-term results.
416: The Dangers of Confidence
Jul 31, 2014 • 17 min
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor at University College London, on how confidence masks incompetence.
415: The Future of Talent Is Potential
Jul 24, 2014 • 21 min
Linda Hill, Harvard Business School professor, and Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, senior adviser at Egon Zehnder, on the talent strategies that set up a company for long-term success.
414: To Do Things Better, Stop Doing So Much
Jul 17, 2014 • 15 min
Greg McKeown, author of “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,” on the importance of being “absurdly selective” in how we use our time.
413: Marc Andreessen and Jim Barksdale on How to Make Money
Jul 10, 2014 • 15 min
The tech luminaries on bundling and unbundling in the digital age.
412: The Fukushima Meltdown That Didn’t Happen
Jul 3, 2014 • 15 min
Charles Casto, recently retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, on how smart leadership saved the second Fukushima power plant.
411: Yang Yuanqing: The HBR Interview
Jun 26, 2014 • 14 min
Lenovo’s CEO on how the PC leader is poised to win in the “PC plus” world.
410: The Condensed July-August 2014 Issue
Jun 24, 2014 • 15 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
409: When to Go with Your Gut
Jun 19, 2014 • 16 min
Gerd Gigerenzer, director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, on how to know when simple rules and snap decisions will outperform analytical models.
408: Succeeding Quietly in Our Recognition-Obsessed Culture
Jun 12, 2014 • 12 min
David Zweig, author of “Invisibles,” on employees who value good work over self-promotion.
407: The Secret History of White-Collar Offices
Jun 5, 2014 • 15 min
Nikil Saval, editor at n+1, on how gender, politics, and unions have affected the American workplace since the Civil War.
406: Cross-Culture Work in a Global Economy
May 29, 2014 • 14 min
Erin Meyer, affiliate professor at INSEAD and author of “The Culture Map,” on why memorizing a list of etiquette rules doesn’t work.
405: How to Manage Wall Street
May 22, 2014 • 11 min
Sam Palmisano, former CEO of IBM, on striking a balance between running a company for the long term and keeping investors happy.
404: Taking Business Back from Wall Street
May 15, 2014 • 9 min
Gautam Mukunda, HBS professor, on the dangers of managing companies for shareholders.
403: Time Is a Company’s Most Valuable Resource
May 8, 2014 • 11 min
Michael Mankins, partner at Bain & Company, on how to get the most out of meetings.
402: Ruth Reichl on Challenging Career Moves
May 1, 2014 • 14 min
The renowned author and former editor of Gourmet talks about the magazine’s closure and her recent transition to fiction writing.
401: Social Physics Can Change Your Company (and the World)
Apr 24, 2014 • 14 min
Sandy Pentland, MIT professor, on how big data is revealing the science behind how we work together, based on his book “Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread.”
400: Best of the IdeaCast
Apr 17, 2014 • 24 min
Featuring Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, Francis Ford Coppola, Maya Angelou, Nancy Koehn, Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones, Cathy Davidson, and Mark Blyth.
399: How Companies Can Embrace Speed
Apr 10, 2014 • 14 min
John Kotter, author of “Accelerate,” on how slow-footed organizations can get faster.
398: How Unusual CEOs Drive Value
Apr 3, 2014 • 11 min
William Thorndike, investor and author of “The Outsiders,” looks at some less-known but more effective executives.
397: Are You the “Real You” in the Office?
Mar 27, 2014 • 16 min
Harvard’s Robert Kegan on companies that do really personal development.
396: Identify Your Primary Customer
Mar 20, 2014 • 13 min
Robert Simons, Harvard Business School professor, says companies still struggle to choose the right customer.
395: Our Bizarre Fascination with Stories of Doom
Mar 13, 2014 • 13 min
Andrew O’Connell, HBR editor, explains why we find tales of disaster so compelling.
394: Is Work-Family Conflict Reaching a Tipping Point?
Mar 6, 2014 • 15 min
Stewart D. Friedman, Wharton professor and author of “Baby Bust,” presents new research.
393: Why So Many Emerging Giants Flame Out
Feb 27, 2014 • 13 min
John Jullens of Booz & Company says multinationals from China and other emerging markets must learn to innovate and manage quality while remaining nimble.
392: We Need Economic Forecasters Even Though We Can’t Trust Them
Feb 20, 2014 • 13 min
Walter Friedman, director of the Business History Initiative at Harvard Business School, on the pioneers of market prediction.
391: How the U.S. Can Regain its Edge
Feb 13, 2014 • 15 min
Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, says the U.S. can remain a global leader only if it addresses issues at home.
390: John Cleese Has a Serious Side
Feb 6, 2014 • 16 min
The iconic comedian speaks with HBR’s Adi Ignatius about work, life, and, yes, comedy.
389: Getting Excellence to Spread
Jan 30, 2014 • 13 min
Bob Sutton, Stanford University professor, talks about his book, “Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less” (coauthored by Huggy Rao).
388: Building the Agile Workforce
Jan 23, 2014 • 15 min
Jeffrey Joerres, CEO of ManpowerGroup, on finding the talent you need in an unpredictable world.
387: Salman Khan on the Online Learning Revolution
Jan 16, 2014 • 14 min
The founder of the Khan Academy talks with HBR senior editor Alison Beard.
386: The Management Style of Robert Gates
Jan 13, 2014 • 18 min
The former Secretary of Defense talks with HBR editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius about his new book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.”
385: Nomadic Leaders Need Roots
Jan 2, 2014 • 16 min
Gianpiero Petriglieri, professor at INSEAD, on the new global elite.
384: The Condensed January-February 2014 Magazine
Dec 26, 2013 • 26 min
Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.
383: The Management Myths Hurting Your Business
Dec 19, 2013 • 13 min
Freek Vermeulen of London Business School explains how best practices become bad practices.
382: The Economics of Online Dating
Dec 12, 2013 • 13 min
Paul Oyer, Stanford economist and the author of “Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating,” explains the marketplace of online love.
381: Reduce Stress with Mindfulness
Dec 5, 2013 • 16 min
Maria Gonzalez, author of “Mindful Leadership,” explains how to minimize stress — not just manage it. Contains a brief guided breathing exercise.
380: The Big Benefits of a Little Thanks
Nov 27, 2013 • 14 min
Francesca Gino and Adam Grant, of Harvard Business School and Wharton, respectively, discuss their research on gratitude and generosity.
379: Improving Management at Google
Nov 21, 2013 • 15 min
Eric Clayberg, Google software-engineering manager, talks with Harvard Business School professor David Garvin about the feedback and training that he and others at the company receive through Project Oxygen.
378: Get a Dysfunctional Team Back on Track
Nov 14, 2013 • 18 min
Roger Schwarz, author of “Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams,” explains how to build trust and accountability on your team.
377: Editors’ Picks of the Week
Nov 7, 2013 • 16 min
HBR editors read top posts from HBR.org.
376: Feeling Conflicted? Get Out of Your Own Way
Oct 31, 2013 • 15 min
Erica Ariel Fox, who teaches negotiation at Harvard Law School, discusses how to resolve inner conflict to lead wisely and live well.
375: What the Best Decision Makers Do
Oct 24, 2013 • 13 min
Ram Charan, coauthor of “Boards that Lead,” talks about what he’s learned in three decades of helping executives make tough decisions.
374: Scott Adams on Whether Management Really Matters
Oct 17, 2013 • 13 min
The Dilbert creator talks with HBR senior editor Dan McGinn.
373: Christine Lagarde on the World Economy and the IMF’s Future
Oct 10, 2013 • 18 min
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund talks with HBR editor in chief Adi Ignatius.
372: How Goldman Sachs Drifted
Oct 3, 2013 • 13 min
Steven G. Mandis of Columbia Business School discusses his book, “What Happened to Goldman Sachs: An Insider’s Story of Organizational Drift and Its Unintended Consequences.”
371: Lead Authentically, Without Oversharing
Sep 26, 2013 • 12 min
Lisa Rosh, assistant professor of management at the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University, explains how to build trust through skillful self-disclosure.
370: Clay Christensen and Dominic Barton on Consulting’s Disruption
Sep 19, 2013 • 26 min
The HBS sage and McKinsey head discuss how to stay on top in a rapidly changing industry.
369: Leading Across Sectors
Sep 12, 2013 • 16 min
William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan, authors of “The Solution Revolution,” discuss why “triple-strength” leaders are the best problem solvers.
368: How CEOs Are Succeeding in Africa
Sep 5, 2013 • 13 min
Jonathan Berman, author of “Success in Africa,” busts media myths about the continent.
367: Office Politics for the Pros
Aug 29, 2013 • 11 min
Karen Dillon, author of the “HBR Guide to Office Politics,” talks with Dorie Clark, author of “Reinventing You.”
366: The Rise of the Megacorporation
Aug 22, 2013 • 15 min
Richard Adelstein, professor of economics at Wesleyan University and author of “The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1864-1914.”
365: Why We Love to Hate Consultants
Aug 15, 2013 • 12 min
Dan McGinn, HBR senior editor.
364: Working Fathers Need Balance, Too
Aug 8, 2013 • 17 min
Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California and coauthor of the forthcoming book, “What Works for Women at Work.”
363: How to Schedule Time for Meaningful Work
Aug 2, 2013 • 15 min
Julian Birkinshaw and Jordan Cohen, coauthors of the HBR article “Make Time for the Work that Matters.”
362: The Women Who Become Board Members
Jul 25, 2013 • 14 min
Boris Groysberg and Deborah Bell, authors of the HBR article “Dysfunction in the Boardroom.”
361: Big Brain Theory
Jul 18, 2013 • 14 min
Adam Waytz and Malia Mason, authors of the HBR article “Your Brain at Work.”
360: The Booming Business of Craft Cocktails
Jul 11, 2013 • 15 min
Thomas Mooney, co-owner and CEO of House Spirits Distillery.
359: Attacking the Sleep Conspiracy
Jul 2, 2013 • 10 min
Russell Sanna, executive director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
358: IT in the Cloud Era
Jun 27, 2013 • 17 min
Aaron Levie, cofounder and CEO of Box.
357: Read Fiction and Be a Better Leader
Jun 20, 2013 • 17 min
Joseph Badaracco, Harvard Business School professor.
356: Why We Need to Redefine Intelligence
Jun 13, 2013 • 17 min
Scott Barry Kaufman, adjunct assistant professor of psychology at New York University and author of “Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined.”
355: Pricing Strategies People Love
Jun 6, 2013 • 14 min
Sandeep Baliga and Jeff Ely, professors at the Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University.
354: The Science of Sharing (and Oversharing)
May 30, 2013 • 13 min
Jonah Berger, Wharton School professor and author of “Contagious: Why Things Catch On.”
353: Why Some Companies Last and Others Don’t
May 23, 2013 • 6 min
Michael Raynor, director at Deloitte Services LP and coauthor of the HBR article “Three Rules for Making a Company Truly Great.”
352: Talent Strategies for the Post-Loyalty World
May 16, 2013 • 18 min
Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, coauthors of the HBR article “Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact.”
351: The Secret to Effective Motivation
May 9, 2013 • 15 min
Heidi Grant Halvorson and E. Tory Higgins, authors of “Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World to Power Success and Influence.”
350: Maya Angelou on Courage and Creativity
May 2, 2013 • 10 min
Dr. Maya Angelou, renowned author.
349: Yes, Business Relies on Nature
Apr 25, 2013 • 13 min
Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of “Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature.”
348: Building a Company Everyone Loves
Apr 18, 2013 • 15 min
Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones, authors of the HBR article “Creating the Best Workplace on Earth.”
347: Austerity’s Big Bait-and-Switch
Apr 11, 2013 • 17 min
Mark Blyth, professor at Brown University and author of “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea.”
346: The Truth About Creative Teams
Apr 4, 2013 • 17 min
Leigh Thompson, professor at Kellogg School of Management and author of “Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration.”
345: Can You “Manage” Your Family?
Mar 28, 2013 • 15 min
Bruce Feiler, New York Times columnist and author of “The Secrets of Happy Families.”
344: Take Control of Your Time
Mar 21, 2013 • 16 min
Elizabeth Grace Saunders, founder and CEO of Real Life E and author of “The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment.”
343: Sheryl Sandberg: The HBR Interview
Mar 14, 2013 • 25 min
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.”
342: Solving America’s Innovation Crisis
Mar 7, 2013 • 15 min
Bruce Nussbaum, professor at Parsons The New School of Design and author of “Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire.”
341: Improve Your Business Writing
Feb 28, 2013 • 14 min
Bryan Garner, editor in chief of Black’s Law Dictionary and author of the “HBR Guide to Better Business Writing.”
340: Mary Robinson on Influence Without Authority
Feb 21, 2013 • 11 min
Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland.
339: Why We’re All in Sales
Feb 14, 2013 • 21 min
Daniel Pink, author of “To Sell Is Human” and the HBR article “A Radical Prescription for Sales.”
338: Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Transformation
Feb 7, 2013 • 15 min
Jorge Cauz, president of Encyclopaedia Britannica.
337: Manage Up and Across with Your Mentor
Jan 31, 2013 • 12 min
Jeanne Meister, partner at Future Workplace and contributor to the ”HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across.”
336: The High Cost of Rudeness at Work
Jan 24, 2013 • 14 min
Christine Porath, associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and coauthor of the HBR article “The Price of Incivility.”
335: Whole Foods’ John Mackey on Capitalism’s Moral Code
Jan 17, 2013 • 21 min
John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and coauthor of “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business.”
334: Why Organizations Are the Way They Are
Jan 10, 2013 • 17 min
Tim Sullivan, editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press and coauthor of “The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office.”
333: Jeff Bezos on Leading for the Long-Term at Amazon
Jan 3, 2013 • 10 min
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com.
332: Boost Your Productivity With Social Media
Dec 20, 2012 • 20 min
Alexandra Samuel, vice president of social media at Vision Critical.
331: The Rise of the Global Super-Rich
Dec 13, 2012 • 26 min
Chrystia Freeland, editor of Thomson Reuters Digital and author of “Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.”
330: Find the Next Disruptor Before it Finds You
Dec 6, 2012 • 16 min
Maxwell Wessel, fellow at the Forum for Growth and Innovation and coauthor of the HBR article “Surviving Disruption.”
329: The Indispensable, Unlikely Leadership of Abraham Lincoln
Nov 29, 2012 • 28 min
Gautam Mukunda, Harvard Business School assistant professor and author of “Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter.”
328: Why You Should Cannibalize Your Company
Nov 21, 2012 • 17 min
James Allworth, regular contributor to HBR and coauthor of the Nieman Reports article “Breaking News: Mastering the Art of Disruptive Innovation in Journalism.”
327: The Four Fears Blocking You from Great Ideas
Nov 15, 2012 • 13 min
Tom and David Kelley, leaders of IDEO and authors of the forthcoming HBR article “Reclaim Your Creative Confidence.”
326: Ernest Shackleton’s Lessons for Leaders in Harsh Climates
Nov 8, 2012 • 25 min
Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School historian and editor of “The Story of American Business.”
325: How to Get the Right Job
Nov 1, 2012 • 19 min
Jodi Glickman, founder of the communication training firm Great on the Job and contributor to the “HBR Guide to Getting a Job.”
324: Has America Outsourced Too Much?
Oct 25, 2012 • 16 min
Gary Pisano, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of “Producing Prosperity: Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance.”
323: Nate Silver on Predicting the Unpredictable
Oct 18, 2012 • 22 min
Nate Silver, statistician and founder of The New York Times political blog FiveThirtyEight.com.
322: Big Data Solves Big Problems
Oct 11, 2012 • 13 min
Kevin Boudreau, London Business School professor.
321: Campaign for Your Career
Oct 4, 2012 • 17 min
Dorie Clark, strategy consultant and author of the HBR article “A Campaign Strategy for Your Career.”
320: China and India Are an Opportunity, Not a Threat
Sep 27, 2012 • 16 min
Michael Silverstein, cofounder of The Boston Consulting Group’s global consumer practice and coauthor of “The $10 Trillion Prize.”
319: How a Culture of Accountability Can Deteriorate
Sep 20, 2012 • 13 min
Tom Ricks, journalist and author of the HBR article “What Ever Happened to Accountability?”
318: Reinventing Strategy for the Social Era
Sep 13, 2012 • 15 min
Nilofer Merchant, author of “11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era.”
317: How Campaign Finance Reform Could Help Business
Sep 6, 2012 • 14 min
Russ Feingold, former US senator from Wisconsin and founder of Progressives United.
316: What Leaders Can Learn from Jazz
Aug 29, 2012 • 19 min
Frank Barrett, jazz pianist and author of “Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz.”
315: Pressed for Time? Give Some of Yours Away
Aug 23, 2012 • 12 min
Cassie Mogilner, assistant professor of marketing at the Wharton School and author of the HBR article “You’ll Feel Less Rushed If You Give Time Away.”
314: In a Fast World, Think Slowly
Aug 16, 2012 • 22 min
Frank Partnoy, professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego and author of “Wait: The Art and Science of Delay.”
313: What’s Wrong with Today’s Entrepreneurs
Aug 9, 2012 • 12 min
Dan McGinn, HBR senior editor and author of the article “Too Many Pivots, Too Little Passion.”
312: The New Sales Playbook
Aug 2, 2012 • 14 min
Matt Dixon, director at Corporate Executive Board and coauthor of the HBR article “The End of Solutions Sales.”
311: Sally Ride on Breaking Ground in Aerospace and Education
Jul 24, 2012 • 18 min
Sally Ride, former NASA astronaut and founder of Sally Ride Science.
310: The Power of the Introvert in Your Office
Jul 19, 2012 • 13 min
Susan Cain, author of “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.”
309: Resilience Strategies for a Volatile World
Jul 12, 2012 • 14 min
Andrew Zolli, director of PopTech and coauthor of “Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back.”
308: How Effective Leaders Talk (and Listen)
Jul 5, 2012 • 15 min
Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind, authors of “Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organizations.”
307: Saving Banks from the Bankers
Jun 28, 2012 • 15 min
Sallie Krawcheck, former president of Bank of America Global Wealth & Investment Management and author of the HBR article “Four Ways to Fix Banks.”
306: Let Your Employees Bet on the Company
Jun 21, 2012 • 13 min
Don Thompson, economist and author of “Oracles: How Prediction Markets Turn Employees into Visionaries.”
305: Who Your Customers Want to Become
Jun 14, 2012 • 14 min
Michael Schrage, research fellow at MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business and author of the HBR Single “Who Do You Want Your Customers to Become?”
304: Habits: Why We Do What We Do
Jun 7, 2012 • 15 min
Charles Duhigg, reporter for The New York Times and author of “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.”
303: Make Your Own Culturematic
May 31, 2012 • 13 min
Grant McCracken, anthropologist and author of “Culturematic: How Reality TV, John Cheever, a Pie Lab, Julia Child, Fantasy Football … Will Help You Create and Execute Breakthrough Ideas.”
302: Can an Algorithm Teach Leadership?
May 24, 2012 • 14 min
Marcus Buckingham, founder of TMBC and author of “StandOut.”
301: Unilever’s CEO on Making Responsible Business Work
May 17, 2012 • 18 min
Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever.
300: The Myth of American Decline
May 10, 2012 • 16 min
Daniel Gross, columnist and economics editor for Yahoo! Finance and author of “Better, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline … and the Rise of a New Economy.”
299: Welcome to the G-Zero World
May 3, 2012 • 15 min
Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and author of “Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.”
298: Winning in the Intention Economy
Apr 26, 2012 • 15 min
Doc Searls, alumnus fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and author of “The Intention Economy.”
297: Growth Isn’t Rocket Science
Apr 19, 2012 • 13 min
Ken Favaro, senior partner at Booz & Company and coauthor of the HBR article “Creating an Organic Growth Machine.”
296: Christiane Amanpour on Leadership and Ambition
Apr 12, 2012 • 11 min
Christiane Amanpour, renowned war correspondent and news anchor.
295: Boost Your Productivity with Microbreaks
Apr 5, 2012 • 8 min
Charlotte Fritz, assistant professor at Portland State University.
294: Do Women Need Confidence — Or Quotas?
Mar 29, 2012 • 13 min
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO of the consultancy 20-first and author of “How Women Mean Business.”
293: Making Decisions in Groups
Mar 22, 2012 • 17 min
Tom Davenport, Babson College professor and coauthor of “Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right.”
292: Good Strategy’s Non-Negotiables
Mar 15, 2012 • 16 min
Chris Zook, partner at Bain & Company and co-head of the firm’s global strategy practice.
291: Getting a Job in Today’s Market
Mar 8, 2012 • 16 min
John Lees, career strategist and author of “How to Get a Job You’ll Love.”
290: Restoring America’s Innovation Economy
Mar 1, 2012 • 19 min
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and author of the HBR article “Enriching the Ecosystem.”
289: How CEO Pay Became a Massive Bubble
Feb 23, 2012 • 19 min
Mihir Desai, Harvard Business School professor and author of the HBR article “The Incentive Bubble.”
288: When Should You Tell Your Boss You’re Pregnant?
Feb 16, 2012 • 20 min
Tiziana Casciaro and Lotte Bailyn discuss the HBR case study “When to Make Private News Public.”
287: Idea Watch: Harnessing Creativity
Feb 9, 2012 • 9 min
Andy O’Connell and Scott Berinato, editors of the Idea Watch section of HBR and The Daily Stat.
286: The End of Customer Service Heroes
Feb 2, 2012 • 17 min
Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, authors of “Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business.”
285: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Teamwork and Career Transitions
Jan 26, 2012 • 14 min
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend, New York Times best-selling author, and filmmaker.
284: Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration
Jan 19, 2012 • 12 min
Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft, co-directors of the Environments Collaborative at the Stanford University d.school and authors of “Make Space.”
283: The Right Mindset for Success
Jan 12, 2012 • 18 min
Carol Dweck, professor at Stanford University and author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.”
282: How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 5, 2012 • 15 min
Peter Bregman, author of “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done.”
281: Breaking the Work/Family Deadlock
Dec 29, 2011 • 20 min
Stephanie Coontz, professor of history at The Evergreen State College and author of “A Strange Stirring.”
280: Economics for Humans
Dec 22, 2011 • 15 min
Umair Haque, director of the Havas Media Labs and author of “Betterness: Economics for Humans.”
279: Business Jargon Is Not a “Value-Add”
Dec 15, 2011 • 14 min
Dan Pallotta, president of Advertising for Humanity and author of “Uncharitable.”
278: HBR’s 2012 List of Audacious Ideas
Dec 8, 2011 • 14 min
Scott Berinato, HBR senior editor, featuring the ideas of Yale economist Robert Shiller, journalist Gregg Easterbrook, and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman.
277: What Motivates Tomorrow’s Leaders
Dec 1, 2011 • 24 min
John Coleman, coauthor of “Passion and Purpose,” with contributors Patrick Chun, Umaimah Mendhro, and Rye Barcott.
276: The Myth of Monotasking
Nov 23, 2011 • 21 min
Cathy Davidson, Duke University professor and author of “Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn.”
275: Fire All the Managers
Nov 17, 2011 • 22 min
Gary Hamel, director of the Management Innovation eXchange and author of the HBR article “First, Let’s Fire All the Managers.”
274: Social Media’s Untapped Power
Nov 10, 2011 • 19 min
Misiek Piskorski and Anthony J. Bradley, of Harvard Business School and Gartner Research, respectively.
273: What Successful People Do Differently
Nov 3, 2011 • 18 min
Heidi Grant Halvorson, motivational psychologist and author of “Nine Things Successful People Do Differently.”
272: Business Wasn’t Always the Villain
Oct 27, 2011 • 25 min
Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School historian and editor of “The Story of American Business.”
271: Higher Ambition Leadership
Oct 20, 2011 • 13 min
Michael Beer, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of “Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value.”
270: Keeping Employees Engaged in Tough Times
Oct 13, 2011 • 11 min
Douglas Conant, former CEO of Campbell’s Soup Company.
269: Steve Jobs: A Perfect CEO
Oct 6, 2011 • 10 min
Steven Levy, senior writer at Wired and author of “The Perfect Thing” and “Insanely Great.”
268: Debating the Future of Europe: An HBR Event
Oct 4, 2011 • 56 min
Sir Michael Rake, chairman of BT Group, and Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former communications director, sat down with editor in chief Adi Ignatius at the launch of Harvard Business Review’s London office.
267: Francis Ford Coppola on Family, Fulfillment, and Breaking the Rules
Sep 29, 2011 • 20 min
Francis Ford Coppola, acclaimed film director.
266: Coca-Cola’s CEO on Doubling the Size of His Company
Sep 22, 2011 • 14 min
Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola.
265: The Next Global Talent Pool
Sep 15, 2011 • 13 min
Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid, authors of “Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women Are the Solution.”
264: All Business Is Green Business
Sep 8, 2011 • 14 min
Jib Ellison, founder of Blu Skye and coauthor of the HBR article “The Sustainable Economy.”
263: Customer Loyalty in the Twitter Era
Sep 1, 2011 • 13 min
Fred Reichheld and Rob Markey, authors of “The Ultimate Question 2.0.”
262: Tenacious Leadership on the Mountain and in the Organization
Aug 25, 2011 • 13 min
Rick Ridgeway, vice president of environmental initiatives at Patagonia.
261: What Health Care Really Costs
Aug 18, 2011 • 14 min
Robert S. Kaplan, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of the HBR article “How to Solve the Cost Crisis in Health Care.”
260: Leading in Office, in Crisis, and in Exile
Aug 11, 2011 • 13 min
Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile, executive director of UN Women.
259: Key Questions for Leaders
Aug 4, 2011 • 10 min
Robert Kaplan, Harvard Business School professor and author of “What to Ask the Person in the Mirror.”
258: Pricing Secrets of Ticket Scalpers
Jul 28, 2011 • 13 min
Rafi Mohammed, pricing strategy consultant and author of “The 1% Windfall: How Successful Companies Use Price to Profit and Grow.”
257: Getting Networking Right
Jul 21, 2011 • 14 min
Rob Cross, associate professor at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and coauthor of the HBR article “A Smarter Way to Network.”
256: Idea Watch: Coworkers, Bosses, and Cubicles
Jul 14, 2011 • 9 min
Dan McGinn and Scott Berinato, HBR senior editors.
255: The (Next) Financial Crisis
Jul 7, 2011 • 12 min
Nicholas Dunbar, author of “The Devil’s Derivatives: The Untold Story of the Slick Traders and Hapless Regulators Who Almost Blew Up Wall Street … and Are Ready to Do It Again.”
254: What Leaders Need to Know About Collaboration
Jun 30, 2011 • 13 min
Morten Hansen, professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and author of “Collaboration.”
253: The Education Bubble, Tenure Envy, and Tuition
Jun 23, 2011 • 12 min
Justin Fox, editorial director of the HBR Group and author of the article “Disrupting Higher Ed.”
252: Disney’s CEO on a More Modern Mouse
Jun 16, 2011 • 17 min
Robert Iger, CEO of Disney.
251: Why Pink May Not Work as a Breast Cancer Brand
Jun 9, 2011 • 14 min
Stefano Puntoni, professor at the Rotterdam School of Management and author of the HBR article “The Color Pink Is Bad for Fighting Breast Cancer.”
250: Know Your Power Persona
Jun 2, 2011 • 12 min
Maggie Craddock, author of “Power Genes: Understanding Your Power Persona—and How to Wield It at Work.”
249: The Hidden Demons of High Achievers
May 26, 2011 • 11 min
Tom DeLong, Harvard Business School professor and author of “Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success.”
248: Rebooting America’s Job Engine
May 19, 2011 • 16 min
Henry Nothhaft, serial entrepreneur and author of “Great Again: Revitalizing America’s Entrepreneurial Leadership.”
247: Can You Make Your Team Smarter?
May 12, 2011 • 11 min
Anita Woolley, assistant professor of organizational behavior and theory at Carnegie Mellon University and coauthor of the HBR article “What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women.”
246: When Competitors Give Away the Store
May 5, 2011 • 14 min
David Bryce, professor of strategy at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management and coauthor of the HBR article “Competing Against Free.”
245: The Food Crisis, Market Failures, and World 3.0
Apr 28, 2011 • 14 min
Pankaj Ghemawat, IESE Business School professor and author of “World 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It.”
244: Planning Your Post-Retirement Career
Apr 21, 2011 • 13 min
Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures and author of “The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife.”
243: Anthony Bourdain on Why Leaders Should Eat with the Locals
Apr 14, 2011 • 14 min
Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef and host of the Travel Channel’s “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.”
242: Productivity Secrets of a Very Busy Man
Apr 7, 2011 • 11 min
Bob Pozen, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and author of the HBR article “Extreme Productivity.”
241: Productivity, Multitasking, and the Death of the Phone
Mar 31, 2011 • 15 min
Sherry Turkle, MIT professor and author of “Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other.”
240: How Great Management Turned Around Baseball’s Worst Team
Mar 24, 2011 • 17 min
Jonah Keri, sports and stock market writer; author of “The Extra 2%.”
239: Ricky Gervais on Not Having a Real Job
Mar 17, 2011 • 12 min
Ricky Gervais, creator of the hit television series “The Office.”
238: Who Do You Blame When Things Go Wrong?
Mar 10, 2011 • 10 min
Ben Dattner, founder of Dattner Consulting and author of “The Blame Game.”
237: Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience
Mar 3, 2011 • 14 min
Martin Seligman, director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the HBR article “Building Resilience.”
236: Manage Your Organization’s Energy
Feb 24, 2011 • 11 min
Bernd Vogel, assistant professor of leadership and organizational behavior at the Henley Business School and coauthor of “Fully Charged.”
235: Getting Smarter About Mergers and Acquisitions
Feb 17, 2011 • 13 min
Andrew Waldeck, partner at Innosight and coauthor of the HBR article “The New M&A Playbook.”
234: The Coherence Premium
Feb 10, 2011 • 11 min
Paul Leinwand, partner in Booz & Company’s global consumer, media, and retail practice; coauthor of “The Essential Advantage.”
233: Finding Profit in a World of Free
Feb 3, 2011 • 13 min
Saul Berman, vice president and global lead partner for Strategy Consulting at IBM Global Business Services and author of “Not for Free.”
232: The Persuasive Power of Uncertainty
Jan 27, 2011 • 13 min
Zakary Tormala, associate professor of marketing at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
231: eBay’s CEO on Growth, Acquisitions, and Going Mobile
Jan 21, 2011 • 16 min
John Donahoe, CEO of eBay.
230: The Holy Grail of Continuous Growth
Jan 13, 2011 • 13 min
Paul Nunes, executive director of research at the Accenture Institute for High Performance and coauthor of “Jumping the S-Curve.”
229: How to Fix Capitalism
Jan 6, 2011 • 15 min
Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor and coauthor of the HBR article “Creating Shared Value.”
228: HBR’s 2011 Agenda
Dec 30, 2010 • 20 min
With insights from A.G. Lafley, Dan Ariely, Bob Sutton, Daniel Pink, and more.
227: The New Global Entrepreneur
Dec 23, 2010 • 15 min
Anne Habiby and Deirdre Coyle, cofounders of the AllWorld Network and authors of the HBR article “The High-Intensity Entrepreneur.”
226: Guilty People Make Good Managers
Dec 16, 2010 • 12 min
Frank Flynn, Stanford Business School professor and subject of the HBR article “Guilt-Ridden People Make Great Leaders.”
225: The Glass Cliff Phenomenon
Dec 9, 2010 • 15 min
Susanne Bruckmüller, research associate at the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and coauthor of the HBR article “How Women End Up on the ‘Glass Cliff’.”
224: Build a Better Business Model
Dec 2, 2010 • 14 min
Rita McGrath, Columbia Business School professor and coauthor of “Discovery-Driven Growth.”
223: Why a Happy Brain Performs Better
Nov 25, 2010 • 15 min
Shawn Achor, CEO of Aspirant and author of “The Happiness Advantage.”
222: Idea Watch: How We Sell and Why We Buy
Nov 18, 2010 • 14 min
Dan McGinn and Scott Berinato, HBR editors.
221: China’s Secret Feud with Multinationals
Nov 11, 2010 • 14 min
Thomas Hout, visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong’s School of Business and coauthor of the HBR article “China vs the World: Whose Technology Is It?”
220: Why Businesses Need to Think Like the Media
Nov 4, 2010 • 12 min
Larry Kramer, founder of MarketWatch, Inc., and author of “C-Scape: Conquer the Forces Changing Business Today.”
219: Defeat Criticism Before It Goes Viral
Oct 28, 2010 • 12 min
Leslie Gaines-Ross, chief reputation strategist at Weber Shandwick and author of the HBR article “Reputation Warfare.”
218: The Economics of Mass Collaboration
Oct 21, 2010 • 16 min
Don Tapscott, chairman of nGenera Insight and coauthor of “Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World.”
217: Leading Through a Major Crisis
Oct 14, 2010 • 16 min
Adm. Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.)
216: Oliver Sacks on Empathy as a Path to Insight
Oct 7, 2010 • 8 min
Dr. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author of “The Mind’s Eye.”
215: Remaking Marketing at GE
Sep 30, 2010 • 13 min
Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer of General Electric and coauthor of the HBR article “Unleashing the Power of Marketing.”
214: Talent Analytics: How Do You Measure Up?
Sep 23, 2010 • 12 min
Tom Davenport, Babson College professor and coauthor of the HBR article “Competing on Talent Analytics.”
213: When Everyone Can See Your Supply Chain
Sep 16, 2010 • 15 min
Steve New, head of degree programs at Oxford University’s Said Business School and author of the HBR article “The Transparent Supply Chain.”
212: The New Era of Empowered Employees
Sep 9, 2010 • 12 min
Josh Bernoff, senior vice president of idea development at Forrester Research and coauthor of “Empowered.”
211: Managing Older Workers
Sep 2, 2010 • 15 min
Peter Cappelli, Wharton School professor and coauthor of “Managing the Older Worker: How to Prepare for the New Organizational Order.”
210: Women Are Over-Mentored (But Under-Sponsored)
Aug 26, 2010 • 11 min
Herminia Ibarra, professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD and coauthor of the HBR article “Why Men Still Get More Promotions Than Women.”
209: Bringing Judgment Back to Finance
Aug 19, 2010 • 17 min
Amar Bhidé, professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School and author of “A Call for Judgment: Sensible Finance for a Dynamic Economy.”
208: The Man Behind the Brands
Aug 12, 2010 • 14 min
Jeff Cruikshank, coauthor of “The Man Who Sold America: The Amazing (but True!) Story of Albert D. Lasker and the Creation of the Advertising Century.”
207: HBR’s Idea Watch: Strange-But-True Research Insights
Aug 5, 2010 • 15 min
Scott Berinato and Andy O’Connell, editors of the Idea Watch section of Harvard Business Review.
206: The Art of Leading Well
Jul 29, 2010 • 11 min
Warren Bennis, professor at the University of Southern California and author of “Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership.”
205: Why Delighting Your Customers Is Overrated
Jul 22, 2010 • 15 min
Matthew Dixon, managing director of the Corporate Executive Board’s Sales and Service Practice.
204: Avoid These Career-Planning Fallacies
Jul 15, 2010 • 15 min
Monika Hamori, professor at IE Business School in Madrid and author of the HBR article “Job-Hopping to the Top and Other Career Fallacies.”
203: When the Corporate Ladder Becomes a Lattice
Jul 8, 2010 • 15 min
Cathleen Benko, vice chairman and chief talent officer for Deloitte LLP and coauthor of “The Corporate Lattice.”
202: The Subtleties of Strategic Swearing
Jul 1, 2010 • 13 min
Bob Sutton, Stanford University professor and author of “The No Asshole Rule.”
201: Howard Schultz on Starbucks’ Turnaround
Jun 24, 2010 • 10 min
Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks.
200: Telling the Truth About Power
Jun 17, 2010 • 11 min
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Stanford Business School professor and author of the HBR article “Power Play.”
199: Positive Deviance and Unlikely Innovators
Jun 10, 2010 • 13 min
Richard Pascale, associate fellow of Said Business School at Oxford University and coauthor of “The Power of Positive Deviance.”
198: What Copycats Know About Innovation
Jun 3, 2010 • 11 min
Oded Shenkar, professor at Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business and author of “Copycats.”
197: Managing the Productivity Paradox
May 27, 2010 • 15 min
Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project and author of “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working.”
196: How to Create an Entrepreneurial Economy
May 20, 2010 • 14 min
Daniel Isenberg, professor of management practice at Babson College and author of the HBR article “The Big Idea: How to Start an Entrepreneurial Revolution.”
195: How Iconoclasts Think
May 13, 2010 • 15 min
Gregory Berns, the Distinguished Chair of Neuroeconomics at Emory University and author of “Iconoclast.”
194: Keep Your Top Talent from Defecting
May 6, 2010 • 14 min
Jean Martin and Conrad Schmidt, executive directors of the Corporate Executive Board’s Corporate Learning Council based in Washington, DC.
193: Coping with Social Media
Apr 29, 2010 • 17 min
Alexandra Samuel, director of the Social + Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University.
192: Breaking Free from the Acceleration Trap
Apr 22, 2010 • 11 min
Heike Bruch, professor of leadership at the University of St. Gallen and coauthor of the HBR article “The Acceleration Trap.”
191: Profiting by the Biosphere Rules
Apr 15, 2010 • 16 min
Gregory Unruh, director and professor of the Lincoln Center for Ethics in Global Management at the Thunderbird School.
190: How to Make HR Relevant
Apr 8, 2010 • 11 min
Susan Cantrell, fellow at the Accenture Institute for High Performance and coauthor of “Workforce of One: Revolutionizing Talent Management Through Customization.”
189: The Leadership Health Care Needs
Apr 1, 2010 • 12 min
Dr. Thomas Lee, network president of Partners HealthCare System and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
188: The Skills You Need to Lead Overseas
Mar 25, 2010 • 13 min
Mansour Javidan, dean of research at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and coauthor of the HBR article “Making It Overseas.”
187: Untangling Financial Regulation
Mar 18, 2010 • 11 min
Justin Fox, editorial director of the HBR Group and author of “The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street.”
186: How Individual Performance Scales Up
Mar 11, 2010 • 16 min
Michael Schrage, research fellow at MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business and author of “Serious Play.”
185: The Right Way to Collaborate (If You Must)
Mar 4, 2010 • 14 min
Morten Hansen, professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and author of “Collaboration.”
184: The Secret Origins of Corporate Strategy
Feb 25, 2010 • 9 min
Walter Kiechel, former managing editor at Fortune magazine and author of “The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World.”
183: What Motivates Us?
Feb 18, 2010 • 16 min
Daniel Pink, author of “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.”
182: Rebuilding Trust at Toyota
Feb 11, 2010 • 13 min
Anna Bernasek, financial journalist and author of “The Economics of Integrity.”
181: Reinventing Invention
Feb 4, 2010 • 14 min
Nathan Myhrvold, CEO of Intellectual Ventures and author of the HBR article “Funding Eureka.”
180: Better Decisions Through Analytics
Jan 28, 2010 • 11 min
Tom Davenport, Babson College professor and coauthor of “Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results.”
179: Using Checklists to Prevent Failure
Jan 21, 2010 • 15 min
Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and author of “The Checklist Manifesto.”
178: The Most Influential Management Ideas of the Decade
Jan 14, 2010 • 13 min
Julia Kirby, HBR editor at large.
177: Ranking the World’s Best CEOs
Jan 7, 2010 • 11 min
Herminia Ibarra, professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD and coauthor of the HBR article “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World.”
176: How Gen X Leads
Dec 28, 2009 • 13 min
Tammy Erickson, author of “What’s Next, Gen X?: Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career You Want.”
175: Copenhagen’s Unofficial Cleantech Carnival
Dec 17, 2009 • 11 min
Nicholas Eisenberger, managing principal of GreenOrder, joins us from Copenhagen.
174: When Women Ask for Raises
Dec 10, 2009 • 11 min
Whitney Johnson, founding partner of Rose Park Advisors.
173: How Enterprise 2.0 Will Reshape Your Business
Dec 3, 2009 • 13 min
Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at MIT’s Center for Digital Business and author of “Enterprise 2.0.”
172: Can Good Journalism Also Be Profitable?
Nov 19, 2009 • 14 min
Umair Haque, director of the Havas Media Lab.
171: Applying Design Thinking to Your Business
Nov 12, 2009 • 11 min
Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management and author of “The Design of Business.”
170: Is Your Business Ready for H1N1?
Nov 5, 2009 • 15 min
Dr. Robert Blendon, professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
169: Getting Big Things Done in Government
Oct 29, 2009 • 13 min
William Eggers, global research director at Deloitte and coauthor of “If We Can Put a Man on the Moon.”
168: How GE Does Reverse Innovation
Oct 22, 2009 • 13 min
Vijay Govindarajan, director of the Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business and coauthor of the HBR article “How GE Is Disrupting Itself.”
167: Wall Street from Buttonwood to Bernie Madoff
Oct 15, 2009 • 18 min
Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School historian and editor of “The Story of American Business.”
166: Leading Your Boss (and Following Your Subordinates)
Oct 8, 2009 • 10 min
John Baldoni, leadership consultant and author of “Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up.”
165: Making Time Off Predictable—and Required
Oct 1, 2009 • 14 min
Leslie Perlow, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of the HBR article “Making Time Off Predictable—and Required.”
164: How to Cut Costs—Strategically
Sep 24, 2009 • 14 min
Cesare Mainardi, managing director of Booz & Company and coauthor of “Cut Costs, Grow Stronger.”
163: What We Learned from Lehman
Sep 17, 2009 • 14 min
Bill Sahlman, Harvard Business School professor and Senior Associate Dean for External Relations.
162: Leading Clever People
Sep 10, 2009 • 11 min
Gareth Jones, fellow of the Centre for Management Development at London Business School and coauthor of “Clever.”
161: Boost Resilience, Decrease Stress, and Improve Your Performance
Sep 3, 2009 • 15 min
Stewart Friedman, Wharton School professor and author of “Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life.”
160: Innovation to Delight (and Surprise) Your Customers
Aug 27, 2009 • 12 min
Roberto Verganti, professor of management of innovation at Politecnico di Milano and author of “Design Driven Innovation.”
159: Managing Information Overload
Aug 20, 2009 • 11 min
Paul Hemp, HBR contributing editor and author of the HBR article “Death by Information Overload.”
158: Print Media and the Effects of a Disruptive Web
Aug 13, 2009 • 11 min
Featuring the ideas of Jeff Stibel, Dan Gillmor, and Tom Davenport.
157: Restoring American Competitiveness
Aug 6, 2009 • 14 min
Gary Pisano, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of the HBR article “Restoring American Competitiveness.”
156: Use the Right Incentives for Gen Y, Gen X, and Boomers
Jul 30, 2009 • 9 min
Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founding president of the Center for Work-Life Policy and coauthor of the HBR article “How Gen Y and Boomers Will Reshape Your Agenda.”
155: Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis
Jul 23, 2009 • 13 min
Ron Heifetz, founder of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and coauthor of “The Practice of Adaptive Leadership.”
154: Winning in a Turbulent Economy
Jul 16, 2009 • 14 min
Darrell Rigby, partner at Bain & Company and author of “Winning in Turbulence.”
153: Redesigning Health Care
Jul 9, 2009 • 12 min
Richard Bohmer, physician, Harvard Business School professor, and author of “Designing Care: Aligning the Nature and Management of Health Care.”
152: The Descent of Finance
Jul 2, 2009 • 13 min
Niall Ferguson, professor of history at Harvard University and professor of business administration at Harvard Business School.
151: How to Write Clearly at Work
Jun 25, 2009 • 12 min
David Silverman, author of “Typo: The Last American Typesetter or How I Made and Lost 4 Million Dollars.”
150: When High Performers Struggle
Jun 18, 2009 • 12 min
Bob Seelert, chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi and author of “Start with the Answer: And Other Wisdom for Aspiring Leaders.”
149: Is Executive Pay Broken?
Jun 11, 2009 • 16 min
Ira Kay and Anne Sheehan, executive compensation debaters.
148: The 5 Leadership Essentials
Jun 4, 2009 • 15 min
Dave Ulrich, cofounder of the RBL Group and coauthor of “The Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead By.”
147: Being a Good Boss in a Bad Economy
May 28, 2009 • 12 min
Bob Sutton, professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University and author of the HBR article “How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy.”
146: The Truth About Middle Managers
May 21, 2009 • 8 min
Paul Osterman, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of “The Truth About Middle Managers.”
145: Social Entrepreneurship—Its Past and Future
May 14, 2009 • 14 min
Bill Drayton, founder and CEO of Ashoka.