Harvard business review november 2017
Harvard Business Review on Entrepreneurship by Harvard Business ReviewBeginning with the basics of writing a business plan, this wide-ranging resource moves on to cover sophisticated topics such as how to navigate the world of venture capital funding and strategies for turning technological innovations into successful marketplace realities. Harvard Business Review on Entrepreneurship offers valuable insights for all types of business pioneers. The Harvard Business Review Paperback Series is designed to bring todays managers and professionals the fundamental information they need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. Here are the landmark ideas that have established the Harvard Business Review as required reading for ambitious business people in organizations around the globe. Articles include: The Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Answer by Amar V. Bhide; How to Write a Great Business Plan by William A. Sahlman; How Entrepreneurs Craft Strategies That Work by Amar V. Bhide; How Much Money Does Your New Venture Need? by James McNeill Stancill; Milestones for Successful Venture Planning by Zenus Block and Ian C. MacMillan; Strategy vs. Tactics from a Venture Capitalist by Arthur Rock; Bootstrap Finance: The Art of Start-Ups by Amar V. Bhide; and Commercializing Technology: What the Best Companies Do by J. Michael Nevens, Gregory L. Summe, and Bro Uttal.
HBR Augmented Reality Experience by PTC
Some employees who had been banking unused vacation time resented the loss of a bundle of cash when they retired. And some felt that it was unfair for new hires to get as much vacation as they themselves had earned over time. While the physical world is three-dimensional, most data is trapped on two-dimensional pages and screens. This gulf between the real and digital worlds prevents us from fully exploiting the volumes of information now available to us. Augmented reality, a set of technologies that superimposes digital data and images on physical objects and environments, is closing this gap.
Integrative thinking is a form of reasoning which allows you to constructively face the tensions of opposing models. Instead of choosing one at the expense of the other, you generate a creative solution. Your solution contains elements of the individual models, but is superior to each. Organizations need to incorporate the best of design thinking into their ways of working to unleash innovation and creativity. An organization will be able to counter-balance analytical thinking with intuitive thinking — to enable it to both exploit existing knowledge and create new knowledge.
The former senator and secretary of state talks about courage, collaboration, and recovering from setbacks. When he was a law student at Cambridge University, the author sat in a classic British pub one evening wondering whether to have a too-fizzy lager or a too-heavy ale. He longed to create a more balanced beer that would pair well with food, especially the spicy curries from his native India. Something cold and refreshing but also smooth. He started experimenting, mixing brews that were then on the market to find the right blend. While on tour in India with his Cambridge polo team, he saw an opportunity to gain some business experience: He could sell Indian-made polo sticks in the UK. Eventually the Indian brewery could no longer cope with increasing sales, so Cobra moved production to the UK.