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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Business School Press (1 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1422157989
  • ISBN-13: 978-1422157985
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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"...this provides a lot of insight, information, and advice that will help readers." -- Free Press Journal

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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.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Robert Morris TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Mar. 2011
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This volume is one of several in a new series of anthologies of articles that initially appeared in the Harvard Business Review, in this instance from 1960 until 2006. Remarkably, none seems dated; on the contrary, if anything, all seem more relevant now than ever before as their authors discuss what are (literally) essential dimensions of formulating and then executing an effective strategy.

My own opinion is that strategies are "hammers" that drive tactics ("nails) and the key is to get a strategy in proper alignment with the ultimate objectives as well as with an organization's various activities. That said, what we have in this volume is a variety of thoughtful perspectives on strategy provide by those who are among the world's most highly-regarded authorities on the subject.

More specifically, the reader learns how to understand what strategy is and isn't as well as what it does and (doesn't) do, and, how to manage/leverage the five competitive forces that shape strategy (Michael E. Porter); also, how to build a company's vision (James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras), how to reinvent a business model (Mark W. Johnson, Clayton M. Christensen, and Henning Kagermann), how to formulate and then execute a "blue ocean strategy" (W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne), how to take full advantage of the "secrets" of effective strategy execution (Gary L. Neilson, Karla L. Martin, and Elizabeth Powers), how to use the Balanced Scorecard as a strategic management system (Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton), how to transform corner-office strategy into frontline action (Orit Gadiesh and James L. Gilbert), how to turn great strategy into great performance (Michael C.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TomKenward on 28 Oct. 2013
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A good range of stuff from some of the key thinkers, in fairly brief form.
It does however stay mainly in the more traditional territory of planned, rational strategising models. You may want to go elsewhere if you want some stronger challenge and critique of this worldview, but it's all good stuff..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. M. Cole on 17 Jun. 2013
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I needed to learn about this topic and this book was very helpful. Written in a clear manner, it gave me the understanding I needed to complete an important project.
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