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Machine Intelligence Will Let Us All Work Like CEOs

When I started my career I was astounded by how superhuman some Fortune 500 executives were. It seemed they were magicians. Every time they answered an impromptu question, the response was refined. Every email they sent was worded perfectly, every decision they made based on deep market knowledge …

How Companies Are Using Simulations, Competitions, and Analytics to Hire

As the NFL draft gets underway this week, teams will assess the “fit” of a player by examining the raw data of their ability to perform—based not on the ranking of their college or on how they would describe their skills, but on hard data including their performance on drills at the recently …

What Low Oil Prices Really Mean

Since the start of 2016, oil prices have swung between $27 and $42 per barrel, about a quarter of the 2008 peak crude oil price of $145. On February 16, oil ministers from Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, and Venezuela agreed to a tentative deal to freeze their production in an attempt to boost prices. …

Fending Off a Colleague Who Keeps Wasting Your Time

No one intends for their communication to be a burden; it’s not like people leave voicemails with the express purpose of distracting you from your most important work. And yet far too often that’s the result. You receive their missives with dread because each one entails more time expended and new …

99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time

Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely determine the opportunities that are available to us. As venture capitalist and entrepreneur Rich …

Why Bad Projects Are So Hard to Kill

You can still find them on eBay, sleek and gleaming videodisc players with LP-sized discs. The product: RCA’s SelectaVision—one of the biggest consumer electronics flops of all time.<p>But it isn’t simply the monumental failure in the marketplace that makes the SelectaVision story worth remembering. …

5 Tips for Managing Successful Overseas Assignments

HBR STAFF<p>Sending talented employees overseas can be a promising way to leverage the benefits of a global economy. But expatriate assignments can be extremely expensive: up to three times the cost of a person’s typical annual salary, according to some statistics. And despite the investment, many …

Work in the Future Will Fall into These 4 Categories

From The New York Public Library<p>Organizations are more boundary-less, agile, global, and transparent — and will be even more so in the future. Work and workers (yes, humans) will always be essential to organizations, but organizations themselves will be more diverse, and work will be organized, …

What Everyone Should Know About Office Politics

Nobody really likes office politics. In fact, most of us try to avoid it all costs. But the reality is that companies are, by nature, political organizations, which means that if you want to survive <i>and</i> thrive at work, you can’t just sit out on the sidelines. If you want to make an impact in your …

7 Rules for Job Interview Questions That Result in Great Hires

Some of the long-held ideas about how to conduct interviews are no longer accurate. For example, there’s no such thing as a surprise interview question anymore. With sites like Glassdoor.com, candidates can identify each of your likely interview questions and expected answers ahead of time. With …

The US is headed for a natural gas price war with Russia

The market for natural gas is not a global one in the same way that it is for crude oil. So while supply and demand fluctuations will reverberate around the world, the full effects of sudden shifts in fundamentals are usually confined to regional markets.<p>A global surge in natural gas export …

The 18 Best Analytics Tools Every Business Manager Should Know

The goal of any business analytic tool is to analyze data and extract actionable and commercially relevant information that you can use to increase results or performance. But with so many tools available it can be difficult to know what to use and when.<p>I thought it might be useful to look at some …

Big Data

How to Interview and Assess a Serial Job Hopper

No manager wants to hire someone who is going to turn around and quit after a year on the job. But how can you tell if a candidate is going to stick around, especially if he has a history of job hopping?<p><b>Take a closer look.</b> Resumes can be misleading, so don’t immediately discount a candidate who’s …

OIL SPIKES, STOCKS RALLY: Here's what you need to know

Oil entered a bull market - defined as a 20% rally from recent lows —on Friday while stocks bounced back to finish the week higher for the first time this year.<p>First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 16,093, +210, (+1.3%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 1,906, +38, (+2%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,591, +119, (+2.7%)• <b><br>WTI crude oil:</b> $32, +8.5%<p>And now, the …

How Successful People Network with Each Other

As you advance in your career, you have more experience and more connections to draw on for networking. But chances are you’ve also become a lot busier — as have the really successful people you’re now trying to meet. How do you get the attention of people who get dozens of invitations per week and …

To Connect Across Cultures, Find Out What You Have in Common

jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR<p>The first thing most of us do when working with people from a new culture is to learn about differences. And there are very sensible reasons to do so. It helps you avoid cultural faux pas. For example, if your Korean employee will likely be embarrassed if you praise him …

The dean of London Business School shares 4 skills you need to become a global leader

Why? Because the higher your function, the more opportunities you have to make a difference in your community.<p>That was one of the main findings of the World Economic Forum's Annual Global Shapers Community Survey, in which more than 1,000 millennials from 125 countries participated.<p>But what if we …

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

<i>Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way.<p><i>Maybe I should order them all . . .</i><p>Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food, then …

When Your Boss Isn't So Bright

There are a lot of bad bosses out there.<p>"As I like to say, there are different <i>flavors</i> of bad bosses," adds Amy Gallo, an editor at the Harvard Business Review. When the flavor is "dumber than you," it's hard to know how to proceed. You don't want to be disrespectful, but you don't want to sit …

Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life

Artwork detail: Liliana Porter, Man with String, 2009, string and pencil lines on paper, 12 3/4″ x 15 3/4″<p>Work/life balance is at best an elusive ideal and at worst a complete myth, today’s senior executives will tell you. But by making deliberate choices about which opportunities they’ll pursue …

What Climate Change Means for Business Before and After Paris

The international agreement reached in Paris on climate change is the most far-reaching in many years. We checked in with HBS professor Forest Reinhardt, co-chair of the school’s Global Energy Seminar, for a backgrounder on how business people are thinking about sustainability. What follows is an …

The 27 best apps of 2015 for doing your job

But with millions of apps available, which ones are worth trying? We scanned the "best of 2015 apps" lists put out by Apple and Google to come up with this list of apps for work, plus we added a whole bunch of our own recommendations, from our recently published App 100 list.<p>Our picks span the …

6 Mistakes people make in the first week at a new job

Follow these top tips to start your new job off on the right foot.<p>Of course you’re nervous. The first day at a new job is like the first day of …

Wall Street is searching for a bottom in the oil price ― and getting ready to pile in

And it may get worse.<p>Some of Wall Street's top names are trying to figure out how low the oil price could go.<p>Speaking on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report" on Friday, billionaire investor Carl Icahn said that the oil price could fall further because it started to pick up again.<p>"I don't think …

How to Run a Meeting of People from Different Cultures

When you’re running a meeting with people from different cultures, you need to consider your colleagues’ different needs and approaches. How do you brainstorm ideas, make decisions, and address conflict in a way that is comfortable for everyone? Which culture’s preferences should be the default? …

Why People Are Drawn to Narcissists Like Donald Trump

Donald Trump is an official phenomenon. The real estate tycoon and TV celebrity’s ongoing success as a presidential candidate shows that he has clearly struck a chord with many voters. It has also confounded many citizens and pundits who predicted that Trump’s arrogant putdowns and grandiose claims …

Wealth Inequality Boosts Power Of Oligarchs

The world we live in is experiencing extreme wealth inequality. The top 10% earn the same as the bottom 50%, and the gap is getting wider. Power is also concentrated in a very few hands. For example, 90% of the media is owned by six U.S. corporations, five hundred corporations control over half the …

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

What Kind of Thinker Are You?

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>We all aspire to work better together. Technology is making some of that effort easier. But digital tools are only part of the answer. It’s people who ultimately make the difference.<p>The problem is that technologies for collaboration are improving faster than people’s ability to learn to …

How to Make Sure You’re Heard in a Difficult Conversation

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>A difficult conversation has to be a two-way street. You’re unlikely to come to a resolution if you don’t hear the other person out. But equally important when addressing a conflict is getting your message across. So after you’ve thoroughly listened to your counterpart, increase the …