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Book Description

Are analytics and technology a strategic part of your business?

Artificial intelligence, platforms, algorithms, machine learning. Most business leaders know the value in advanced technologies. But how do you embed them into your business—and make them a key part of your strategy? HBR's 10 Must Reads Technology and Strategy Collection features innovative ideas to help you understand what new technologies offer, decide what business models are best for your business, and move forward with new innovations. Included in this seven-book set are:

  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Business Model Innovation
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Platforms and Ecosystems
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Design Thinking
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy, Vol. 2

The collection includes seventy articles selected by HBR's editors from renowned thought leaders including Clayton M. Christensen, W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne, and Thomas H. Davenport, plus the indispensable article "Why Every Company Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy" by Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann. With HBR's 10 Must Reads Technology and Strategy Collection, you can bridge the divide between your digital and strategic efforts, and ensure your business is on the cutting edge.

HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever‐changing business environment.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Contents
    4. Artificial Intelligence for the Real World
    5. Stitch Fix’s CEO on Selling Personal Style to the Mass Market
    6. Algorithms Need Managers, Too
    7. Marketing in the Age of Alexa
    8. Why Every Organization Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy
    9. Drones Go to Work
    10. The Truth About Blockchain
    11. The 3-D Printing Playbook
    12. Collaborative Intelligence: Humans and AI Are Joining Forces
    13. When Your Boss Wears Metal Pants
    14. Managing Our Hub Economy
    15. About the Contributors
    16. Index
  3. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Business Model Innovation
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Contents
    4. Why Business Models Matter
    5. Reinventing Your Business Model
    6. When Your Business Model Is in Trouble
    7. Four Paths to Business Model Innovation
    8. The Transformative Business Model
    9. Competing Against Free
    10. Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything
    11. Finding the Platform in Your Product
    12. Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy
    13. When One Business Model Isn’t Enough
    14. Reaching the Rich World’s Poorest Consumers
    15. About the Contributors
    16. Index
  4. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Platforms and Ecosystems
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Contents
    4. Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy
    5. Strategies for Two-Sided Markets
    6. Finding the Platform in Your Product
    7. What’s Your Google Strategy?
    8. In the Ecosystem Economy, What’s Your Strategy?
    9. Right Tech, Wrong Time
    10. Managing Our Hub Economy
    11. Why Some Platforms Thrive … and Others Don’t
    12. Spontaneous Deregulation
    13. Alibaba and the Future of Business
    14. Fixing Discrimination in Online Marketplaces
    15. About the Contributors
    16. Index
  5. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Innovation
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Contents
    4. The Innovation Catalysts
    5. Stop the Innovation Wars
    6. How GE Is Disrupting Itself
    7. The Customer-Centered Innovation Map
    8. Is It Real? Can We Win? Is It Worth Doing?
    9. Six Myths of Product Development
    10. Innovation: The Classic Traps
    11. Discovery-Driven Planning
    12. The Discipline of Innovation
    13. Innovation Killers
    14. About the Contributors
    15. Index
    16. Back Cover
  6. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Design Thinking
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Contents
    4. Design Thinking
    5. Why Design Thinking Works
    6. The Right Way to Lead Design Thinking
    7. Design for Action
    8. The Innovation Catalysts
    9. Know Your Customers’ “Jobs to Be Done”
    10. Engineering Reverse Innovations
    11. Strategies for Learning from Failure
    12. How Indra Nooyi Turned Design Thinking into Strategy
    13. Reclaim Your Creative Confidence
    14. About the Contributors
    15. Index
  7. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Contents
    4. What Is Strategy?
    5. The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy
    6. Building Your Company’s Vision
    7. Reinventing Your Business Model
    8. Blue Ocean Strategy
    9. The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution
    10. Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System
    11. Transforming Corner-Office Strategy into Frontline Action
    12. Turning Great Strategy into Great Performance
    13. Who Has the D? How Clear Decision Roles Enhance Organizational Performance
    14. About the Contributors
    15. Index
    16. Back Cover
  8. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy (Vol. 2)
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright
    3. Contents
    4. Your Strategy Needs a Strategy
    5. Transient Advantage
    6. Bringing Science to the Art of Strategy
    7. Managing Risks: A New Framework
    8. Surviving Disruption
    9. The Great Repeatable Business Model
    10. Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy
    11. Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything
    12. Strategy Needs Creativity
    13. Put Purpose at the Core of Your Strategy
    14. BONUS ARTICLE: Creating Shared Value
    15. About the Contributors
    16. Index