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HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essentials (HBR's 10 Must Reads)

4.05  ·  Rating Details  ·  395 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
Change is the one constant in business, and we must adapt or face obsolescence. Yet certain challenges never go away. That's what makes this book "must read." These are the 10 seminal articles by management's most influential experts, on topics of perennial concern to ambitious managers and leaders hungry for inspiration--and ready to run with big ideas to accelerate their ...more
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Published November 8th 2010 by Harvard Business School Press (first published August 11th 2010)
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Carolina Esteves de Andrade
I just invested in myself with the HBR’S 10 Must Reads Collection by Harvard Business Review Press. This series is really good because each book has 10 of the best articles published by Harvard University on each topic. I think it is a must read for any ambitious manager, new or experienced leader.

It is easy to read, each book has approximately 300 pages. Each chapter is an article from great authors such as Peter F. Drucker, Theodore Levitt, Robert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton and others. One of
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Arjen
Feb 08, 2014 Arjen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My boss invited me to join the firm's "Marketing & Strategy" team. Don't do that to me. I get excited, hit Amazon and order a pile of books on the subject. This is one of the books that came in a Harvard Business Review box set and seamed like a good place to start filling my brain with business related theory.

It's ten essays / articles bundled under the title 'Essentials' and that's exactly what it is. Read this and you'll be able to hold your ground among the wannabe CEO/CTO/CFO/Cwhateverr
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Stephan Pire
Jun 16, 2012 Stephan Pire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
A good way to get a glimpse at Kaplan Norton.

Not a big fan of the 2 first summaries: "Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change" and "Competing on Analytics", they tend to turn out obsolete
Kylewong
May 29, 2012 Kylewong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Anshul Thakur
Oct 08, 2013 Anshul Thakur rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They are definitely a good read if you are looking for guidance. While some articles (mainly collaborations or case studies of how the programs devised by the authors worked wonders) did beat around the bush, it is the veterans like Christensen Clayton, Kaplan and Norton, Kotter, Peter Drucker and many others who moved my heart through beautiful prose in argument. A real story is often more influential than those with ‘A construction company in America’ type of themes and yet some researchers ha ...more
Anil Gudipati
Aug 08, 2015 Anil Gudipati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a compilation of some of the best business articles published by HBR magazine. These are hard to read, dry and involves complex business concepts that are sine qua non for businesspeople or wanna be leaders in their industry. It's hard to say for me which article is better than the other. Every article is essential, comprehensive and intellectually invigorating. I recommend this book for anyone who is interested in learning business concepts and yearning to be successful in their in ...more
Mohamed Shehab
Apr 17, 2015 Mohamed Shehab rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
"The Essentials" is an epic book discusses the best 10 articles published on management, business and marketing in Harvard Business Review (HBR) magazine. I belive that the pillars highlighted in this book are indispensable for very manager needs to improve his career.

These are very hort notes on these articles :
1)How to deal with a disruptive change.
2)The importance of analytics ans statistics in business
3)How to manage oneself
4)Leaders' charactaristics
5)The Balnced Scorecard (BSC)
6)Traps o
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Antariksa Akhmadi
Intended as a reading for business-people in companies, this collection of articles can also be useful for any other people in other organizations. Many articles get overly technical such as "Marketing Myopia" and "Balanced Scorecard", but more are fairly translatable in general organizational discussion.
Seun
Jun 02, 2016 Seun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
HBR is always fun to read. You always learn something new.
Aleksandr
Aug 02, 2016 Aleksandr rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Все статьи не новые, 90-х годов.
Читаются как что-то наивное.
Erdem Anac
Aug 25, 2014 Erdem Anac rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a must-read book for business people.
Mike
Jul 12, 2015 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some of this work is now out of date, and has been superceded, hence it loses a star, however a number of the articles are hugely useful. This book is a must read as a jumping o point into the rest of HBR's series.
Kimberly
Apr 17, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found several of these articles extremely helpful to current projects at work. Most of the articles are available on the internet. I recommend: "Innovation: The Classic Traps" by Rosabeth Moss Kanter, "What Is Strategy?" by Michael E. Porter, and "Managing Oneself" by Peter F. Drucker.
Preston Kutney
Sep 23, 2015 Preston Kutney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
Great collection of articles on 10 enduring management ideas. Very helpful for those like myself with no formal business education, who want to talk the talk. I really enjoyed Peter Drucker's article on Managing Oneself and Daniel Goleman's on What Makes a Leader.
Yanuar Rohim
Walaupun beberapa artikelnya ada yang jadul, tetep masih relevan dlm konteks kekinian. Nah, bagi yang terjun ke dunia bisnis, buku ini saya rekomendasikan karena dapat membentuk mindset yang lebih stratejik.
Al Price
Love this series, although some parts of this book were less relevant to me in the non profit world. However, still got some great perspective from it.
Abdullah Al-Abri
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عمر
Aug 24, 2016 عمر rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 0-biz-list
good reference of best of thinkers in management, but i listened to the audible version which is little bit boring comparing to reading book.
Peter Jiao
note to self: particularly interesting and simple framework on resources, processes, and values. drucker chapter is, expectedly, clear and useful.
Marcos
Mar 11, 2016 Marcos rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Some articles are really ingesting, mind opening and interesting. A truly must read book for everyone that does something related to business.
Vincent Wong
May 06, 2016 Vincent Wong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business, non-fiction
As the title suggests, this book is quintessential for anyone who wants to get right down to business.
Jason Tucker
Jan 02, 2016 Jason Tucker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some sections where great. Some where not worth the time.
Geo Vittoratos
Sep 13, 2014 Geo Vittoratos rated it it was amazing
Shelves: business
Quick reads of essential business concepts.
Venkat
Nov 22, 2013 Venkat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Management books to start with.
Mark Lange
Dec 12, 2013 Mark Lange rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book.
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