Business and Administrative Communication [10th edition]

Business and Administrative Communication [10th edition]

Business and Administrative Communication [10th edition] by Kitty Locker, Donna Kienzler
2012 | PDF | 48.55MB

The tenth edition of Business and Administrative Communication is a true leader in the business communication field. It is described as flexible, specific, interesting, comprehensive, and up-to-date. Unique among business communications textbooks, it focuses on the rhetorical emphases of audience, purpose, and context to allow communicators to shape their messages more appropriately to all channels and for all purposes.

Beyond covering the broad scope of topics in all forms of business communication, this text uses a student-friendly writing style and strong design elements to hold students’ attention. Real-world examples and real business applications underscore the relevance and importance of the material to the business communication students’ academic and career work. The tenth edition also conveys the best possible advice to students through its research base; the author’s reputation as a contributor to this field of study lends an even greater element of “teachability” and relevance to this market-leading title.

The Founder's Dilemmas

The Founder's Dilemmas

The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup by Noam Wasserman
2013 | EPUB | 6.59MB

Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business? More than just financial rewards are at stake. Friendships and relationships can suffer. Bad decisions at the inception of a promising venture lay the foundations for its eventual ruin. The Founder's Dilemmas is the first book to examine the early decisions by entrepreneurs that can make or break a startup and its team.

Drawing on a decade of research, Noam Wasserman reveals the common pitfalls founders face and how to avoid them. He looks at whether it is a good idea to cofound with friends or relatives, how and when to split the equity within the founding team, and how to recognize when a successful founder-CEO should exit or be fired. Wasserman explains how to anticipate, avoid, or recover from disastrous mistakes that can splinter a founding team, strip founders of control, and leave founders without a financial payoff for their hard work and innovative ideas. He highlights the need at each step to strike a careful balance between controlling the startup and attracting the best resources to grow it, and demonstrates why the easy short-term choice is often the most perilous in the long term.

The Founder's Dilemmas draws on the inside stories of founders like Evan Williams of Twitter and Tim Westergren of Pandora, while mining quantitative data on almost ten thousand founders.

People problems are the leading cause of failure in startups. This book offers solutions.



Strategic Management: Concepts

Strategic Management: Concepts

Strategic Management: Concepts by Frank Rothaermel
2012 | AZW3 | 23.17MB

Combining quality and user-friendliness with rigor and relevance, Frank T. Rothaermel synthesizes theory, empirical research, and practical applications in a breakthrough new text designed to prepare students for the types of challenges they will face as managers in the globalized and turbulent business environment of the 21st century.

This new textbook, written with a single, strong voice, weaves together classic and cutting-edge theory with in-chapter cases and strategy highlights, to teach students how companies gain and sustain competitive advantage. OneBook...OneVoice...OneVision

The Lean Entrepreneur

The Lean Entrepreneur
The Lean Entrepreneur: How Visionaries Create Products, Innovate with New Ventures, and Disrupt Markets by Brant Cooper, Patrick Vlaskovits
2013 | EPUB | 9.18MB

You are not a Visionary . . . yet. The Lean Entrepreneur shows you how to become one.

Most of us believe entrepreneurial visionaries are born, not made. Our media glorify business outliers like Bezos, Branson, Gates, and Jobs as heroes with X-ray vision who can look to the future, see clearly what will be, imagine a fully formed product or experience, and then simply make the vision real.

Many in our entrepreneur community still believe that to be visionary, we must merely execute on a seemingly good idea and ignore all doubt. With this mindset, companies build doomed products in a vacuum; enterprises make ill-fated innovation investment decisions; and employees and shareholders come along for an uncomfortable ride.

Falling prey to the Myth of the Visionary confuses talented entrepreneurs, product managers, innovators, and investors. It leads us to heartbreaking, costly, and preventable failures in new product and venture development.

The Lean Entrepreneur moves us beyond this myth. It combines powerful customer insight, rapid experimentation, and easily actionable data from the Lean Startup methodology to empower individuals, companies, and entire teams to evolve their vision, solve problems, and create value at the speed of the Internet.

Anyone can be visionary. The Lean Entrepreneur shows you how to:

  • Apply actionable tips, tricks, and hacks from successful lean entrepreneurs
  • Leverage the Innovation Spectrum to disrupt existing markets and create new ones
  • Drive strategies for efficient market testing with Minimal Viable Products
  • Engage customers with Viability Testing and radically reduce the time and budget for product development
  • Rapidly create cross-functional innovation teams that devour roadblocks and set new benchmarks
  • Bring your organization critical focus on the power of loyal customers and valuable products you can build to serve them

Business Intelligence: A Managerial Approach [2nd Edition]

Business Intelligence: A Managerial Approach [2nd Edition]

Business Intelligence: A Managerial Approach [Second Edition] by Efraim Turban, Ramesh Sharda, Dursun Delen, David King
2010 | PDF | 11.89MB

A managerial approach to understanding business intelligence systems.

To help future managers use and understand analytics, Business Intelligence provides a solid foundation of BI that is reinforced with hands-on practice.

The second edition features updated information on data mining, text and web mining, and implementation and emerging technologies.

HBR's Must Reads Digital Boxed Set (6 Books)

HBR's Must Reads Digital Boxed Set (6 Books)

HBR's Must Reads Digital Boxed Set (6 Books) [HBR's 10 Must Reads]
2011 | EPUB | 4.8MB

You want the most important ideas on management all in one place. Now you can have them—in a boxed set of HBR’s Must Reads.

This six-title collection includes only the most critical articles from the world’s top management experts, curated from Harvard Business Review’s rich archives. We’ve done the work of selecting them so you won’t have to. From leadership and strategy to managing yourself and others, HBR’s Must Reads offer foundational articles on essential business topics to help you maximize your organization’s performance and your own.

The series includes:

HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials

This book brings together the best thinking from management’s most influential experts. Arm yourself with the insights of Michael Porter on competitive advantage, John Kotter on leading change, Daniel Goleman on emotional intelligence, Peter Drucker on managing your career, Clayton Christensen on disruptive innovation, Tom Davenport on analytics, Robert Kaplan and David Norton on measuring strategy with the “balanced scorecard,” Rosabeth Moss Kanter on innovation, Ted Levitt on marketing, and C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel on core competence. 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, fostering trust through solicited input, giving rookie managers the support they need, and building high-performing teams.

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.

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.

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.

HBR's 10 Must Reads: On Leadership

HBR's 10 Must Reads: On Leadership

HBR's 10 Must Reads: On Leadership (with featured article "What Makes an Effective Executive," by Peter F Drucker)
2011 | PDF | 1.77MB

Go from being a good manager to an extraordinary leader.

If you read nothing else on leadership, read these 10 articles (featuring “What Makes an Effective Executive,” by Peter F. Drucker). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance.

HBR's 10 Must Reads On Leadership will inspire you to:

  • Motivate others to excel
  • Build your team's self-confidence in others
  • Provoke positive change
  • Set direction
  • Encourage smart risk-taking
  • Manage with tough empathy
  • Credit others for your success
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Draw strength from adversity

This collection of best-selling articles includes: featured article "What Makes an Effective Executive" by Peter F. Drucker, "What Makes a Leader?" "What Leaders Really Do," "The Work of Leadership," "Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?" "Crucibles of Leadership," "Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve," "Seven Transformations of Leadership," "Discovering Your Authentic Leadership," and "In Praise of the Incomplete Leader."

HBR's 10 Must Reads: On Managing People

HBR's 10 Must Reads: On Managing People

HBR's 10 Must Reads: On Managing People (with featured article "Leadership That Gets Results," by Daniel Goleman)
2011 | PDF | 3.46MB

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. Classic ideas, enduring advice, the best thinkers: HBR's 10 Must Reads.
If you read nothing else on managing people, read these 10 articles. They will help you maximize your employees' performance.

You'll learn how to:

  • Tailor management styles to fit your people.
  • Motivate with more responsibility, not more money.
  • Support first-time managers.
  • Avoid weak performers living down to your expectations.
  • Build trust by soliciting input.
  • Teach smart people how to learn from failure.
  • Build high-performing teams.
  • Manage your boss.

Table of Contents:

  1. Leadership That Gets Results - Daniel Goleman
  2. One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees? - Frederick Herzberg
  3. The Set-Up-to-Fail Syndrome - Manzoni, Jean-Francois and Barsoux, Jean-Louis
  4. Saving Your Rookie Managers from Themselves - Walker, Carol A.
  5. What Great Managers Do - Buckingham, Marcus
  6. Fair Process: Managing in the Knowledge Economy - Kim, W. Chan and Mauborgne, Renée
  7. Teaching Smart People How to Learn - Argyris, Chris
  8. How (Un)ethical Are You? - Banaji, Mahzarin R.; Bazerman, Max H.; and Chugh, Dolly
  9. The Discipline of Teams - Katzenbach, Jon R. and Smith, Douglas K.
  10. Managing Your Boss - John J. Gabarro and John P. Kotter

HBR's 10 Must Reads: On Collaboration

HBR's 10 Must Reads: On Collaboration

HBR's 10 Must Reads: On Collaboration (with featured article "Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership," by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis)
2013 | MOBI | 599.7KB

Join forces with others inside and outside your organization to solve your toughest problems.

If you read nothing else on collaborating effectively, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you work more productively with people on your team, in other departments, and in other organizations.

Leading experts such as Daniel Goleman, Herminia Ibarra, and Morten Hansen provide the insights and advice you need to:

  • Forge strong relationships up, down, and across the organization
  • Build a collaborative culture
  • Bust silos
  • Harness informal knowledge sharing
  • Pick the right type of collaboration for your business
  • Manage conflict wisely
  • Know when not to collaborate

HBR's 10 Must Reads: On Making Smart Decisions

HBR's 10 Must Reads: On Making Smart Decisions

HBR's 10 Must Reads: On Making Smart Decisions (with featured article "Before You Make That Big Decision" by Daniel Kahneman, Dan Lovallo, and Olivier Sibony)
2013 | AZW3 | 517.11KB

NEW from the bestselling HBR’s 10 Must Reads series.
Learn why bad decisions happen to good managers—and how to make better ones.

If you read nothing else on decision making, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you and your organization make better choices and avoid common traps.

Leading experts such as Ram Charan, Michael Mankins, and Thomas Davenport provide the insights and advice you need to:

  • Make bold decisions that challenge the status quo
  • Support your decisions with diverse data
  • Evaluate risks and benefits with equal rigor
  • Check for faulty cause-and-effect reasoning
  • Test your decisions with experiments
  • Foster and address constructive criticism
  • Defeat indecisiveness with clear accountability
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