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Book Description

Five years' worth of management wisdom, all in one place.

Get the latest, most significant thinking from the pages of Harvard Business Review in 5 Years of Must Reads: 2021 Edition. Every year, HBR editors examine the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past twelve months to select the definitive articles that have provoked the most conversation, the most inspiration, and the most change. From how you can lead with authenticity by moving past your comfort zone, to understanding how blockchain will affect your industry, to creating a workplace where gender equity can thrive, the articles in this five-book collection will help you manage your daily challenges and meet the changing competitive landscape head-on.

Books in the HBR 10 Must Reads series 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 leading experts such as Clayton Christensen, Michael Porter, W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne, Herminia Ibarra, Marcus Buckingham, Joan C. Williams, Roger Martin, Adam Grant, and Katrina Lake. Company examples range from Pepsico, DHL, and Deloitte to Alibaba, Adobe, and Stitch Fix. 5 Years of Must Reads: 2021 Edition brings the most current and important business conversations to your fingertips.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2017
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Contents
    4. Editors’ Note
    5. Collaborative Overload
    6. Algorithms Need Managers, Too
    7. Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy
    8. What Is Disruptive Innovation?
    9. How Indra Nooyi Turned Design Thinking into Strategy
    10. Engineering Reverse Innovations
    11. The Employer-Led Health Care Revolution
    12. Getting to Sí, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da
    13. The Limits of Empathy
    14. People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO
    15. Beyond Automation
    16. About the Contributors
    17. Index
  3. HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2018
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Contents
    4. Editors’ Note
    5. Customer Loyalty Is Overrated: by A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin
    6. Noise: How to Overcome the High, Hidden Cost of Inconsistent Decision Making: by Daniel Kahneman, Andrew M. Rosenfield, Linnea Gandhi, and Tom Blaser
    7. Visualizations That Really Work: by Scott Berinato
    8. Right Tech, Wrong Time: by Ron Adner and Rahul Kapoor
    9. How to Pay for Health Care: by Michael E. Porter and Robert S. Kaplan
    10. The Performance Management Revolution: by Peter Cappelli and Anna Tavis
    11. Let Your Workers Rebel: by Francesca Gino
    12. Why Diversity Programs Fail: by Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev
    13. What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class: by Joan C. Williams
    14. The Truth About Blockchain: by Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani
    15. The Edison of Medicine: by Steven Prokesch
    16. About the Contributors
    17. Index
  4. HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2019
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Contents
    4. Editors’ Note
    5. The Overcommitted Organization
    6. Why Do We Undervalue Competent Management?
    7. “Numbers Take Us Only So Far”
    8. The New CEO Activists
    9. Artificial Intelligence for the Real World
    10. Why Every Organization Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy
    11. Thriving in the Gig Economy
    12. Managing Our Hub Economy
    13. The Leader’s Guide to Corporate Culture
    14. The Error at the Heart of Corporate Leadership
    15. Now What?
    16. About the Contributors
    17. Index
  5. HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2020
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Contents
    4. Editors’ Note
    5. The Surprising Power of Questions
    6. Strategy Needs Creativity
    7. What Most People Get Wrong about Men and Women
    8. Collaborative Intelligence: Humans and AI Are Joining Forces
    9. Stitch Fix’s CEO on Selling Personal Style to the Mass Market
    10. Strategy for Start-Ups
    11. Agile at Scale
    12. Operational Transparency
    13. The Dual-Purpose Playbook
    14. How CEOs Manage Time
    15. When No One Retires
    16. About the Contributors
    17. Index
  6. HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2021
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Contents
    4. Editors’ Note
    5. BONUS ARTICLE: The Feedback Fallacy
    6. Cross-Silo Leadership
    7. Toward a Racially Just Workplace
    8. The Age of Continuous Connection
    9. The Hard Truth about Innovative Cultures
    10. Creating a Trans-Inclusive Workplace
    11. When Data Creates Competitive Advantage
    12. Your Approach to Hiring Is All Wrong
    13. How Dual-Career Couples Make It Work
    14. Building the AI-Powered Organization
    15. Leading a New Era of Climate Action
    16. That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
    17. About the Contributors
    18. Index