How Will You Measure Your Life? (Harvard Business Review Classics)

How Will You Measure Your Life? (Harvard Business Review Classics)

In the spring of 2010, Harvard Business School’s graduating class asked HBS professor Clay Christensen to address them—but not on how to apply his principles and thinking to their post-HBS careers. The students wanted to know how to apply his wisdom to their personal lives. He shared with them a set of guidelines that have helped him find meaning in his own life, which led to this now-classic article. Although Christensen’s thinking is rooted in his deep religious faith, these are strategies anyone can use. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

The Innovator's Dilemma with Award-Winning Harvard Business Review Article ?How Will You Measure Your Life?? (2 Items)

The Innovator's Dilemma with Award-Winning Harvard Business Review Article ?How Will You Measure Your Life?? (2 Items)

Get these bestsellers together: one of the most influential business books of all time—with a bonus HBR article that will inspire you to find meaning and happiness in your life by applying the principles of business The Innovator’s Dilemma His work is cited by the world’s best known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In his bestselling book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen introduced the world to the revolutionary principles of disruptive innovation--new rules for doing business in a rapidly changing environment. This business classic shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership. Every thoughtful business person--no matter your level or industry—should read this book to avoid a similar fate. Offering both the successes and failures of leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma reveals how you can simultaneously do what’s right for the near-term health of your established business, while focusing enough resources on the disruptive technologies that ultimately could lead to its downfall. Ignore the innovator’s dilemma at your peril. “How Will You Measure Your Life?” (BONUS HBR article) At Harvard Business School, Clayton Christensen teaches aspiring MBAs how to apply management and innovation theories to build stronger companies. But he also believes that these models can help people lead better lives. In the award-winning Harvard Business Review article, “How Will You Measure Your Life?,” he explains how, exploring questions everyone needs to ask: How can I be happy in my career? How can I be sure that my relationship with my family is an enduring source of happiness? And how can I live my life with integrity? For the first time, get this article together with the bestselling book that established Clayton Christensen as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers.

HBR Classics Boxed Set (16 Books)

HBR Classics Boxed Set (16 Books)

The classic Harvard Business Review articles every manager and aspiring leader should read--and share with their teams--from such bestselling Harvard Business Review authors as Peter Drucker, Clayton Christensen, John Kotter, Daniel Goleman, Jim Collins, Gary Hamel, W. Chan Kim, Rene Mauborgne, and many more. Each compact book represents the most important ideas on management, leadership, and life. Build your professional library and advance your career with these 16 timeless business classics. The HBR Classics Boxed Set includes: Peter Drucker's bestselling "Managing Oneself," "What Makes an Effective Executive," and "The Theory of the Business"; Clayton Christensen's inspiring "How Will You Measure Your Life?"; Daniel Goleman's articles on emotional intelligence--"Leadership That Gets Results" and "What Makes a Leader?"; author of Good to Great Jim Collins's "Turning Goals into Results"; W. Chan Kim and Rene Mauborgne's "Blue Ocean Leadership" and "Red Ocean Traps"; John Kotter's "Managing Your Boss"; Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith's "The Discipline of Teams"; Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad's "Strategic Intent"; William A. Sahlman's "How to Write a Great Business Plan"; Chris Argyris's "Teaching Smart People How to Learn"; Theodore Levitt's "Marketing Myopia"; Joseph B. Pine's "Do You Want to Keep Your Customers Forever?". The Harvard Business Review Classics series offers you the opportunity to make seminal Harvard Business Review articles a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world--and will have a direct impact on you today and for years to come.

HBR's 10 Must Reads Collection (12 Books)

HBR's 10 Must Reads Collection (12 Books)

This essential, comprehensive digital collection delivers the entire 12 books of the HBR’s 10 Must Reads series with over 120 Harvard Business Review articles. With this essential collection from Harvard Business Review, you’ll have the best management ideas and advice all in one place. Now offered as a comprehensive digital compilation, this set includes the entire library of Harvard Business Review articles (more than 120 of them) found in the HBR 10 Must Reads book series. From leadership and strategy to innovation and marketing, no other collection offers the top thinking from global experts on today’s most essential management topics. The collection includes must-have articles on the following topics: Leadership, Managing Yourself, Strategy, Managing People, Change Management, Communication, Innovation, Making Smart Decisions, Teams, Collaboration, and Strategic Marketing. In addition, you’ll get articles from the foundational HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials, which offers seminal pieces chosen by the editorial team at Harvard Business Review. Each book is packed with enduring advice from the best minds in business such as: Michael Porter, Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, John Kotter, Daniel Goleman, Jim Collins, Ted Levitt, Gary Hamel, W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne and much more. The HBR’s 10 Must Reads Collection includes: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials This book brings together the best thinking from management’s most influential experts. Once you’ve read these definitive articles, you can delve into each core topic the series explores: managing yourself, managing people, leadership, strategy, and change management. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror. Here’s how to stay engaged throughout your 50-year work life, tap into your deepest values, solicit candid feedback, replenish your physical and mental energy, and rebound from tough times. This book includes the bonus article “How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M. Christensen. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People Managing your employees is fraught with challenges, even if you’re a seasoned pro. Boost their performance by tailoring your management styles to their temperaments, motivating with responsibility rather than money, and fostering trust through solicited input. This book includes the bonus article “Leadership That Gets Results,” by Daniel Goleman. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership Are you an extraordinary leader—or just a good manager? Learn how to motivate others to excel, build your team’s confidence, set direction, encourage smart risk-taking, credit others for your success, and draw strength from adversity. This book includes the bonus article “What Makes an Effective Executive,” by Peter F. Drucker. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy Is your company spending too much time on strategy development, with too little to show for it? Discover what it takes to distinguish your company from rivals, clarify what it will (and won’t) do, create blue oceans of uncontested market space, and make your priorities explicit so employees can realize your vision. This book includes the bonus article “What Is Strategy?” by Michael E. Porter. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Change Management Most companies’ change initiatives fail—but yours can beat the odds. Learn how to overcome addiction to the status quo, establish a sense of urgency, mobilize commitment and resources, silence naysayers, minimize the pain of change, and motivate change even when business is good. This book includes the bonus article “Leading Change,” by John P. Kotter. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Innovation To innovate profitably, you need more than just creativity. Learn how to decide which ideas are worth pursuing, innovate through the front lines, tailor your efforts to meet customer’s needs, and avoid classic pitfalls. This book includes the bonus article “The Discipline of Innovation” by Peter F. Drucker. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Communication The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively. From connecting with the audience and establishing credibility to inspiring others to carry out your vision, get the skills you need to express your ideas with clarity and impact—no matter what the situation. This book includes the bonus article “The Necessary Art of Persuasion” by Jay A. Conger. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Collaboration Join forces with others inside and outside your organization to solve your toughest problems. Learn how to forge strong relationships, build a collaborative culture, and manage conflict wisely. This book includes the bonus article “Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership” by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing Reinvent your marketing by putting it—and your customers—at the center of your business. Leading experts provide the insights and advice you need to figure out what business you’re really in, uncover your brand’s strengths and weaknesses, and end the war between sales and marketing. This book includes the bonus article “Marketing Myopia” by Theodore Levitt. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions Discover why bad decisions happen to good managers—and how to make better ones. Get the skills you need to make bold decisions that challenge the status quo, support your decisions with data, and foster and address constructive criticism. This book includes the bonus article “Before You Make that Big Decision …” by Daniel Kahneman, Dan Lovallo, and Olivier Sibony. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds. Learn how to boost team performance through mutual accountability, motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects, and increase your teams’ emotional intelligence. This book includes the bonus article “The Discipline of Teams” by John R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith. About the HBR’s 10 Must Reads Series: HBR's 10 Must Reads series is the definitive collection of ideas and best practices for aspiring and experienced leaders alike. These books offer essential reading selected from the pages of Harvard Business Review on topics critical to the success of every manager. Each book is packed with advice and inspiration from the best minds in business.

Your Future Self Will Thank You

Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science (A Guide for Sinners, Quitters, and Procrastinators)

Your Future Self Will Thank You

Why can’t I control my anger? Or stop overeating? Or wasting time online? Why can't I seem to finish my projects? Or make progress in my spiritual life? Why do I fall for the same stupid temptations over and over again? When we fail, its easy to make excuses or blame our circumstances. But let’s face it: the biggest enemy is usually the one staring back at us from the mirror every morning. We lack self-control. Self-control isn’t very popular these days. We tend to think of it as boring, confining, the cop that shows up and shuts down the party. But the truth is that people who cultivate this vital virtue lead freer, happier, and more meaningful lives. After all, our bad habits—from the slight to the serious—bring a host of painful consequences. Ultimately, they keep us from becoming the people God created us to be. Your Future Self Will Thank You is a compassionate and humorous guide to breaking bad habits and growing your willpower. It explores Scripture’s teachings on how to live a disciplined life while offering practical strategies for growth based on the science of self-control. Whether you want to deepen your spiritual life, conquer an addiction, or kick your nail-biting habit, this book will help you get motivated, stay on track, and achieve your goals. Sure, self-control is hard, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. Get the help you need to be freer, happier, and more productive. Your future self will thank you!

The Innovator's Dilemma

When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

The Innovator's Dilemma

Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors A Wall Street Journal and Businessweek bestseller. Named by Fast Company as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations. The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices. Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. Sharp, cogent, and provocative—and consistently noted as one of the most valuable business ideas of all time—The Innovator’s Dilemma is the book no manager, leader, or entrepreneur should be without.

Innovation Renaissance

Defining, Debunking, and Demystifying Creativity

Innovation Renaissance

Innovation is not easy. Understanding the liability of newness but the potential for greatness is the central theme of this work. Innovation Renaissance explores and debunks the myths that have arisen from the proliferation of misleading and often confusing popular press treatments of creativity and innovation. Examples include the notion that successful entrepreneurs are winners because they are innovative—whereas creativity and business start-up acumen are not the same, and are rarely paired—or the idea of disruptive technology, which has now become the buzzword equivalent to radical new technology products or services, despite the fact that new technologies tend to offer simple, limited-capability products or services to satisfy overlooked customer demand. The popularity of open innovation has spawned assumptions, like the idea that crowdsourcing will increase the number of truly new ideas—but in fact the more novel these ideas, the less likely they are to be adopted by incumbent firms because they are less familiar. Starting by defining innovation and the theories that have arisen surrounding it, Ettlie considers individual creativity and innovativeness, radical innovation, new products, new services, process innovation, and information technology. There is special emphasis on neglected topics such as the dark side of the innovation process—the unintended consequences of new ventures. Finally, the last chapter of the book summarizes a prescriptive model of the innovation process and attempts to answer the question: what causes innovation? Three major constructs are explored: leadership, enhancing capabilities and integration. This informative and unique text is designed as a resource for postgraduate students, academics, and professionals deeply committed to understanding and working through the innovation process. The book includes an introduction to the subject before moving on to an in-depth study of emerging evidence and topics in the field.

The Innovator's Solution

Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

The Innovator's Solution

An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations. A seminal work on disruption—for everyone confronting the growth paradox. For readers of the bestselling The Innovator’s Dilemma—and beyond—this definitive work will help anyone trying to transform their business right now. In The Innovator’s Solution, Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor expand on the idea of disruption, explaining how companies can and should become disruptors themselves. This classic work shows just how timely and relevant these ideas continue to be in today’s hyper-accelerated business environment. Christensen and Raynor give advice on the business decisions crucial to achieving truly disruptive growth and propose guidelines for developing your own disruptive growth engine. The authors identify the forces that cause managers to make bad decisions as they package and shape new ideas—and offer new frameworks to help create the right conditions, at the right time, for a disruption to succeed. This is a must-read for all senior managers and business leaders responsible for innovation and growth, as well as members of their teams. Based on in-depth research and theories tested in hundreds of companies across many industries, The Innovator’s Solution is a necessary addition to any innovation library—and an essential read for entrepreneurs and business builders worldwide.

The Innovator's Dilemma

When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

The Innovator's Dilemma

Examines how companies can create a balance between marketing cutting-edge technology and anticipating customer demand