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)



  • 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. 

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


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


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


1. Tasks & Relationships

2. Culture Values

3. Vision Strategy

Part Four: Books


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



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



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 Content Trap: A Strategist’s Guide to Digital Change

The Content Trap: A Strategist’s Guide to Digital Change

Author: Bharat Anand

Publisher: Random House (October 18, 2016)

HBX ConneXt Mannequin video at #HBXConnext 2017 (Using the Content trap book by Bharat Anand):


HBXers’ Comments:

  • LP: How much did @Bharat Anand bribe you for this shameless promo?
  • Morgan Ballou: Nothing, we surpised him with it 🙂
  • Bharat Anand: Things that make others feel good can also come from the heart, @LP!
  • LP: @Bharat Anand. Definitely.
(Book photo source: Amazon)