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HBR: The Essentials

The first set in the HBR's 10 Must Reads Boxed Set with Bonus Emotional Intelligence (7 Books) is “The Essentials” which brings together the best thinking from management's most influential experts.

[1] Meeting the Challenges of Disruptive One of the hallmarks of a great manager is the ability to identify the right person for the right job and to train employees to succeed at their jobs. To succeed consistently, good managers need to be skilled not just in assessing people, but also assessing the abilities and disabilities of the organization. Factors that affect what an organization can and cannot do: resources, processes, and values. Organization values are standards by which employees set priorities. Prioritization are made at every level. In the startup stages, much of what gets done is attributed to resources - people. The departure of few key people can profoundly impact the organization. Over time, locus of organization capabilities shift towards process and values. Cult…

HBR's 10 Must Reads

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HBR Case Studies are one I read a lot during my MBA time, but lately, I miss reading HBR content. This past weekend, I bought “HBR's 10 Must Reads Boxed Set with Bonus Emotional Intelligence (7 Books)”. It’s basically a collection of articles on: HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership: Ways you can transform yourself from a good manager into an extraordinary leaderHBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself: The path to your own professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror and what you see there--your greatest strengths and deepest values--are the foundations you must build onHBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy: Will help galvanize your organization's strategy development and executionHBR's 10 Must Reads on Change: 70% of all change initiatives fail, but the odds turn in your company's favor once you understand that change is a multi-stage process--not an event--and that persuasion is key to establishing a sense of urgency, winning support, and silenc…

Female Founder's Conference 2017 by Y Combinator

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I recently attended Female Founder’s Conference 2017 hosted by Y Combinator, one of the top seed accelerators. I really enjoyed listening to the speakers. Here is a live stream of all the inspirational talks:



I really enjoyed the first talk about unicorns:
Be lucky - timing Right motives Hit a big need Do something basic Be willing to work on dubious idea Not be afraid of big idea (be ambitious) Be driven and resilient Focus: life's work Evolve into a manager