The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

Author: Clayton M Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, Karen Dillon

Publisher: HarperBusiness (January 15, 2019)

HBXer–Marvin Hansen ‘s recommendation:

  • When I started reading my copy, I got a deeper understanding that the prosperity paradox explains the phenomena of diminishing return that is so prevalent in modern day capitalism.The solution, while counter-intuitive, also explains the enormous success of very large unicorns like Uber, and Alibaba and as such, the application of the prosperity paradox goes well beyond development aid.

(Book photos source: Amazon)

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Entrepreneurship and Startups (and book discussion online)

This book is recommended by our HBXer – Edward Scanlanrepresenting #PagesOfBusiness Book Club DC and HBX Community Chapter, Washington DC.

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Entrepreneurship and Startups

Author: Steve Blank et al.

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (February 13, 2018)

Topic: strategic planning, competition, small business & entrepreneurship

(Book photo source: Amazon)

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BOOK DISCUSSION

  • Message from Edward:

Kindle version is recommended.

There will be weekly posts in the group with questions for reflection for each article starting October 10th and every following Wednesday.

A video Skype session for 24 people will be on January 12th, 2019 at 1PM EST. 

Chapters are open to everyone, everywhere and it’s free to participate. 

Organizational Behavior (Harvard Extension School) Spring 2018

This reading list, from MGMT E-4000 Organizational Behavior at Harvard Extension School (HES) in Spring 2018, is kindly shared by our HBXer – Marvin Hansen

 Enjoy Reading!

Happy New Year 2018!

Part One: Organizational Behavior Articles

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1. Intro. How Great Companies Think Differently (Harvard Business Review)

2. Attitudes, Diversity & Job Satisfaction. How to Play to Your Strengths (Harvard Business Review)

3. Emotions & Moods. What Makes A Leader (Harvard Business Review)

4. Groups & Teams. Coach K: A Matter of the Heart (Harvard Business School Case Study)

5. Communication. The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why (Harvard Business Review)

6. Organization Change & Structure. Zappos.com 2009: Clothing, Customer Service, and Company Culture (Harvard Business School Case Study)

Part Two: Organizational Behavior Books

 

 

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Author: Simon Sinek

Publisher: Portfolio; Reprint edition (December 27, 2011)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: intro

 

 

Essentials of Organizational Behavior (14th Edition)

Author: Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge

Publisher: Pearson; 14 edition (January 14, 2017)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: class text book

 

 

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Author: Dale Carnegie (Free Copy)

Publisher: Pocket Books (October 1, 1998)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: motivation

 

One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees? (Harvard Business Review Classics)

Author: Frederick Herzberg

Publisher: Harvard Business Press (May 14, 2008)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: motivation

 

 

From Success to Significance: When the Pursuit of Success Isn’t Enough

Author: Lloyd Reeb

Publisher: Zondervan (September 27, 2004)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: attitudes, diversity & job satisfaction

 

 

 

Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work

Author: Michael Lee Stallard

Publisher: Association for Talent Development(July 15, 2017)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: emotions & moods

 

 

 

Personality at Work: The Drivers and Derailers of Leadership

Author: Ronald Warren 

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (February 20, 2017)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: personality & values

 

 

 

Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions

Author: John S. Hammond,‎ Ralph L. Keeney,‎ Howard Raiffa

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (August 25, 2015)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: perception & decision making

 

 

 

The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win

Author: Jeff Haden

Publisher: Portfolio (January 9, 2018)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: motivation

 

 

 

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Author: Michael Bungay Stanier

Publisher: Box of Crayons Press (February 29, 2016)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: groups & teams

 

 

 

Talk Less, Say More: Three Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen

Author: Connie Dieken

Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (September 28, 2009)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: communication

 

 

 

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade

Author: Robert Cialdini

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (September 6, 2016)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: power & influence

 

 

 

 

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Author: Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton

Publisher: Penguin Books (May 3, 2011)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: conflict & negotiation

 

 

 

Right Away and All At Once: 5 Steps to Transform Your Business and Enrich Your Life

Author: Greg Brenneman

Publisher: RosettaBooks (February 9, 2016)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: organization change & structure

 

 

 

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Author: Kim Scott

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (March 14, 2017)

Topic of Organizational Behavior: organizational culture & HR

 

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Optimizing Leadership (Harvard Extension School) Week 11-15

This list of music, video, article, and book is from MGMT E-4178 Optimizing Leadership at Harvard Extension School (HES) in Fall 2017 (Week 11-15), generously shared by our HBXer – Marvin Hansen

Part One: Music

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1. Audiomachine – Existence

2. Epic Score – Liberators (Epic Powerful Hybrid Action)

3. Epic Hybrid | Ivan Torrent – The Bounds of the Universe – Epic Music VN

4. Two Steps From Hell – Heart of Courage (Extended Version)

 

Part Two: Video

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1. MIT Sloan Management Review: Why Business Leaders Need an Augmented Reality Strategy

2. The Next Generation of Smart Glasses for Enterprise

3. Uber’s Electric Flying Taxis | NEW Battery Breakthroughs!

4. Amazon Has 45,000 Robot Employees

 

Part Three: Articles

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1. Tasks & Relationships

2. Culture Values

3. Vision Strategy

Part Four: Books

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Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times

Author: Nancy Koehn

Publisher: Scribner; First Edition edition (October 3, 2017)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: tasks & relationships

 

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First, Fast, Fearless: How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL

Author: Brian “Iron Ed” Hiner

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (September 9, 2015)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership traits

 

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The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

Author: Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; 1 edition (November 19, 2013)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: culture values

 

(Book photos source: Amazon)

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How

Author: Daniel Coyle

Publisher: Bantam; 1 edition (April 28, 2009)

HBXer–Danah Al Majthoub ‘s recommendation:

  • I would like to share with you great book i am reading now , The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Everything Else for Daniel Coyle. 

  • Some theories mentioned in the book I experienced it through HBX platform and teaching approach … what makes it great learning experience. 

  • One true test for few seconds is more useful than hundreds of observations

 

(Book photos source: Amazon)

Optimizing Leadership (Harvard Extension School) Week 1-10

The list of music, videos, articles, and books is recommended from MGMT E-4178 Optimizing Leadership at Harvard Extension School (HES) in Fall 2017, dedicatorily shared by our HBXer – Marvin Hansen

Part One: Music

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1. Stephen Walking – Walkers [Monstercat Release]

2. Heist – Lindsey Stirling

3. Brighter Future – Big Gigantic (ft. Naaz)

4. Skillet – Hero

5. Big Gigantic – The Little Things ft. Angela McCluskey

6. audiomachine – Guardians at the Gate [GRV Extended RMX | Redux]

7. Oscar H Caballero – “Realm Of Infinity” [Epic Hybrid]

8. Ivan Torrent Rêverie Full Album

9. Sons Of Pythagoras – To Leave It All (Epic Powerful Intense Cinematic Action)

10. 2-Hour Epic Music Mix | Audiomachine – Most Beautiful & Powerful Music – Emotional Mix

 

Part Two: Video

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1. Overcoming Laziness from Unconscious Incompetence to Conscious Competence – Mark Divine

2. Listening to Shame – Brené Brown (TED Talk 2012)

3. The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn – Jeremy Howard (TED Talk at TEDxBrussels 2014)

4. Eric Ries, entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School, explains how to find the human causes of technical problems: The 5 Ways (Harvard Business Review)

 

Part Three: Articles

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1. Engaging People Strengths

2. Finding Out Your Strengths

3. Becoming A Leader

4. Talent Engagement

5. Handling Conflict

6. Ethics Artificial Intelligence

7. Leadership Styles

Part Four: Books

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Soar Above: How to Use the Most Profound Part of Your Brain Under Any Kind of Stress

Author: Steven Stosny

Publisher: HCI (April 5, 2016)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: constructive climate

 

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Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation

Author: Linda A. Hil, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, Kent Lineback

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (June 10, 2014)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: engaging people strengths

 

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Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Author: Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace

Publisher: Random House; 1 edition (April 8, 2014)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: engaging people strengths

 

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Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution.

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau; 1 edition (August 25, 2015)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: engaging people strengths

 

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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing; 1 edition (August 27, 2010)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: engaging people strengths

 

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The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded

Author: Michael D. Watkins

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; Revised ed. edition (May 14, 2013)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: becoming a leader

 

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Sensemaking in Organizations (Foundations for Organizational Science)

Author: Karl Weick

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 1 edition (May 31, 1995)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: becoming a leader

 

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Exercising Influence: A Guide For Making Things Happen at Work, at Home, and in Your Community

Author: B. Kim Barnes

Publisher: Pfeiffer; Revised edition (November 17, 2006)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: becoming a leader

 

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Power Is the Great Motivator (Harvard Business Review Classics)

Author: David C. McClell, David H. Burnham

Publisher: Harvard Business Review (August 04, 2008)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: becoming a leader

 

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Leadership Presence

Author: Kathy Lubar, Belle Linda Halpern

Publisher: Avery; Reprint edition (October 14, 2004)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: talent engagement

 

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Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Author: Amy Cuddy

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; First Edition: December 2015 edition (December 22, 2015)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: talent engagement

 

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Xi Jinping: The Governance of China: [English Language Version]

Author: Xi Jinping

Publisher: Shanghai Press (February 17, 2015)

Comments from HBXer – Marvin Hansen

  • If you want to understand where China is going and how it plans to get there, look no further than the official leadership manual from the most powerful man modern China has ever seen.

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership skills

 

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The Leadership Journey: How to Master the Four Critical Areas of Being a Great Leader

Author: Gary Burnison

Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (February 1, 2016)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership skills

 

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Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

Author: Simon Sinek

Publisher: Portfolio; Rep Rev edition (May 23, 2017)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership skills

 

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Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Author: Kim Scott

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (March 14, 2017)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership skills

 

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Humble Consulting: How to Provide Real Help Faster

Author: Edgar H. Schein

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition (April 4, 2016)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership style

 

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Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

Author: Herminia Ibarra

Publisher: Harvard Business School Press; 47739th edition (January 1, 2004)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership style

 

(Book photos source: Amazon, Harvard Business Review)

Artificial Intelligence books & articles (Harvard Extension School)

Here is the Artificial Intelligence (AI) book list from Harvard Extension School (HES), again, generously shared by our HBXer – Marvin Hansen:

Part One: AI Readings

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Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future

Author: Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (June 27, 2017)

 

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Business: A No-Nonsense Guide to Data Driven Technologies

Author: Steven Finlay

Publisher: Relativistic; 2 edition (May 28, 2017)

 

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The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Author: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (January 25, 2016)

 

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Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Author: Nick Bostrom

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (May 1, 2016)

 

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Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization (Leadership for the Common Good)

Author: Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; 1 edition (January 13, 2009)

 

 

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Man’s Search for Meaning

Author: Viktor E. Frankl

Publisher: Beacon Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2006)

 

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Part Two: Tech Learning

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Deep Learning with Python

Author: Francois Chollet

Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (January 30, 2018)

 

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Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series)

Author: Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, Aaron Courville

Publisher: The MIT Press (November 18, 2016)

 

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The Deep Learning Revolution (MIT Press)

Author: Terrence J. Sejnowski

Publisher: The MIT Press (May 25, 2018)

 

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Part Three: AI Articles

 

  1. Reshaping Business With Artificial Intelligence (MIT Sloan Management Review)

  2. AI will redefine the role of manager

  3. A sober view of AI will lead to more effective innovation

  4. How to Deal With the Elephant in the Room

 

(Book photos source: Amazon)

The Americanization of Narcissism

The Americanization of Narcissism

Author: Elizabeth Lunbeck

Publisher: Harvard University Press (March 10, 2014)

HBXer–Jingning Ao’s comment:

  • Narcissism is usually a negative word in psychology, but do you know there is also a healthy narcissism?
  • Professor Elizabeth Lunbeck is a professor in Department of History of Science at Harvard. I had the absolute honor to meet her in person last week, she agreed that healthy narcissism is essential to success. Especially in academia, she said, if you don’t have strong trust in yourself, a belief in your research, you cannot make great work. Professor Lunbeck’s book brings new knowledge to the biased narcissism that “healthy narcissism fuels creativity and ambition”.
  • Here is a link for the video of Professor Lunbeck introducing her book:

Leadership Books (MGMT-4178, Harvard Extension School)

Here is the leadership book list from MGMT-4178 in Fall 2017 at Harvard Extension School (HES), generously shared by our HBXer – Marvin Hansen:

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Multipliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Author: Liz Wiseman

Publisher: HarperBusiness; Revised, Updated ed. edition (May 16, 2017)

HES review:

  • Multipliers remains the all time leadership classic.
  • If you ever wondered how to get the most of your smart team, this may help you.

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The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs 

Author: Marcia Reynolds

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition (October 13, 2014)

HES review:

  • Discomfort Zone helps the most when hard conversation are due and a practical pocket guide is needed to confront and navigate the ugly.

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The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Author: Michael Bungay Stanier

Publisher: Box of Crayons Press (February 29, 2016)

HES review:

  • The coaching habit is pretty honest about the fact that senior leadership is more about coaching than delegating and as such it shares some wisdom.

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Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders

Author: L. David Marquet

Publisher: Portfolio; 1 edition (May 16, 2013)

HES review:

  • Leadership at the military is different, although full of invaluable practical insights.
  • Turn the ship around stands out as a reference whenever distributed leadership needs to be implemented but no field guide is at hand.

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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

Author: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; First Edition edition (October 20, 2015)

HES review:

  • Extreme Ownership defies corporate management by establishing a counter culture of personal responsibility for the team – taken to the extreme level. Nothing for the faint hearted.

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Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Author: General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, Chris Fussell

Publisher: Portfolio; 1 edition (May 12, 2015)

HES review:

  • Team of Teams takes the idea of extreme ownership to the next level and looks how a distributed and networking centered organization maximizes its effectiveness.

Comment from HBXer – Jim Dubela:

  • Leadership is perhaps my favorite subject–after baseball. There’s so much to learn–and practice. But the most important aspect of leadership I’ve discovered is being yourself and going with what your instinct says is right.
  • Saw your book list and wanted to share a briefing by one of the authors on the list. My favorite, btw.

 

(Book photos source: Amazon)

The Party & Asia’s Reckoning

The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers

Author: Richard McGregor

Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (July 31, 2012)

HBXer–Martin Ko’s review:

  • I really enjoyed reading Richard McGregor’s book The Party (which is the funniest most informative account I have ever read about China’s Communist Party, and I’ve read them all, believe me)

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Asia’s Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century

Author: Richard McGregor

Publisher: Viking (September 5, 2017)

HBXer–Martin Ko’s review:

  • I just started reading his follow up book entitled Asia’s Reckoning. It confirms what I have long posted and discussed about, that the Middle East and Russia are but immaterial distractions from the REAL WAR, which will be with China. Evil and darkness are descending from the Far East in the form of authoritarianism and it’s time we acknowledged what should be our priority and #1 threat.

(Book photos source: Amazon)