New Books from HBR Press in November
November 11, 2012 Editor 0
Check out these new and forthcoming books from HBR Press:
The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing
by Michael J. Mauboussin
“Much of what we experience in life results from a combination of skill and luck,” writes Michael Mauboussin. The trick, of course, is figuring out just how many of our successes (and failures) can be attributed to each, and how we can learn to tell the difference ahead of time. But imagine what we could accomplish if we were able to tease out these two threads, examine them, and use the resulting knowledge to make better decisions. In Success Equation, Michael Mauboussin helps to untangle these intricate strands to offer the structure needed to analyze the relative importance of skill and luck.
Also check out the new paperback edition of Michael Mauboussin’s Think Twice.
Leading Change, With a New Preface by the Author
by John P. Kotter
Millions worldwide have read and embraced John Kotter’s ideas on change management and leadership. Leading Change is widely recognized as his seminal work on leading transformational change, and is an important precursor to his newer ideas on acceleration: effectively managing operations while seizing new opportunity. Freshly designed and with a new preface by Kotter, Leading Change is a true leadership classic.
The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations
by John P. Kotter and Dan S. Cohen
The Heart of Change is your guide to helping people think and feel differently in order to meet your shared goals. According to John Kotter and coauthor Dan Cohen, this focus on connecting with people’s emotions is what will spark the behavior change and actions that lead to success. Now freshly designed, The Heart of Change is the engaging and essential complement to Leading Change.
Managing Global Innovation: Frameworks for Integrating Capabilities around the World
by Yves L. Doz and Keeley Wilson
In today’s global economy, it would be short-sighted to rely solely on local resources for new-product innovations. Instead, knowledge and activity critical to innovation most likely lie outside your company’s home territories — sometimes far outside. And this distance makes it harder than ever to obtain and integrate these resources, eating away at your competitive edge. How to tackle this challenge? In Managing Global Innovation, INSEAD’s Yves L. Doz and Keeley Wilson show you how to build and leverage a global innovation network.
Building a Growth Factory
by Scott Anthony and David Duncan
Even the best-performing companies eventually stall. Sustaining momentum — and remaining a great growth company — takes a system. Scott Anthony and David Duncan call this system a Growth Factory, and in this HBR single they highlight the four main components that make innovation repeatable and reliable with real examples from inside P&G, Citi, and even their own firm, Innosight.
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