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How I Did It: Lessons from the Front Lines of Business

Powerful stories pulled directly from the pages of one of the most popular columns in Harvard Business Review to help prepare you for the hard decisions ahead. There is a lot to learn from chief executives when it comes to tackling challenges. How I Did It brings to life the real challenges faced in some of today's best-known companies.

Why Did Target Fail In Canada?

Target Canada, International expansion, Global expansion, market adaptation, competitive advantage, customer competition

Challenging Conventional Wisdom

The real danger with conventional wisdom is that it shuts down creativity, and it intimidates people from bringing up new ideas. It divides leaders into either-or categories: risk-takers vs. bureaucrats, those with ambition vs. those with humility. Once you understand this, you understand that it often makes sense to challenge conventional wisdom. The most powerful ideas can come from the most unexpected places: the quiet genius buried deep inside the organization, the collective genius that…

Challenging Conventional Wisdom

The real danger with conventional wisdom is that it shuts down creativity, and it intimidates people from bringing up new ideas. It divides leaders into either-or categories: risk-takers vs. bureaucrats, those with ambition vs. those with humility. Once you understand this, you understand that it often makes sense to challenge conventional wisdom. The most powerful ideas can come from the most unexpected places: the quiet genius buried deep inside the organization, the collective genius that…

Why Did Target Fail In Canada?

Target Canada, International expansion, Global expansion, market adaptation, competitive advantage, customer competition

Manipulation, Mind Control, And Priming

Why people manipulate? For some people, manipulation may be a need for control or power over others, a fear of abandonment, or just a part of their normal range of behavioral tactics to prioritize their own feelings and desires over the needs of others, often at another's expense. Manipulators tend to target people and take advantage of those who have the desire to be liked or to please others, people who tend to be dependent upon others, naive or ignorant, greedy and materialistic people…

The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Startup into Your Organization

Published by Harvard Business Review, the new book The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization by Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer is a leader’s guide to validating new ideas, refining them, and bringing them to market. Based on insights from The Secret To Getting On Forbes' Most Innovative Companies List, The Innovator’s Method is rich with stories and case studies from the top start-ups, corporate innovators, and growth companies including Rent the Runway, Amazon…

The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Startup into Your Organization

Published by Harvard Business Review, the new book The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization by Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer is a leader’s guide to validating new ideas, refining them, and bringing them to market. Based on insights from The Secret To Getting On Forbes' Most Innovative Companies List, The Innovator’s Method is rich with stories and case studies from the top start-ups, corporate innovators, and growth companies including Rent the Runway, Amazon…

It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be

How many successful people appear to have had a rational career progression? The truth is, most successful business careers have been based on experimentation and opportunism. Did Richard Branson know he was going to found an airline or a telephone company when he started selling records? Did Bill Gates ever know what products Microsoft was going to offer in a few years’ time? Did they succeed mostly because they had higher IQ’s than anyone else? What made them special and successful were…