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


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. 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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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


Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future

Author: Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson

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



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)



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)



Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Author: Nick Bostrom

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



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)




Man’s Search for Meaning

Author: Viktor E. Frankl

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



Part Two: Tech Learning


Deep Learning with Python

Author: Francois Chollet

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



Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series)

Author: Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, Aaron Courville

Publisher: The MIT Press (November 18, 2016)




The Deep Learning Revolution (MIT Press)

Author: Terrence J. Sejnowski

Publisher: The MIT Press (May 25, 2018)



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


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The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change)

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change)

Author: Clayton M. Christensen

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; Reprint edition (January 5, 2016)


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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.
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