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Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

Google's genius futurist takes 100 pills a day to help him live forever — here's what some of them do

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil takes 100 pills a day to help him reach "singularity," the point at which he believes …

Why Starbucks’ Order And Pay Is More Than Milk Froth

Tim Banks Contributor<p>Tim Banks is managing director of giant, a U.K.-based mobile apps and technology marketing firm.<p>There was a time when mobile content was king. Consumers sought ringtones and java games, despite their appalling user experience. Then came smartphones and apps, and, in terms of …

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Burrata With Blood Orange: Make One of Yotam Ottolenghi’s Most Popular Dishes

Chef Yotam Ottolenghi, famous for his London restaurants, is also known the world over for his best-selling cookbooks, like the vegetarian <i>Plenty</i> and <i>Plenty More</i>, and for his approachable Middle Eastern–influenced recipes that yield deliciously complex flavors. For his latest title, <i>Nopi: The …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Do You Have a Manager’s Mindset?

Julie Long, a senior developer at a software company, was identified by her manager as a high performer. When she was asked to coordinate a team of three junior developers on a project, Julie was excited about the opportunity to finally move into a management role. However she quickly became …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

What Leaders Really Do

The article reprinted here stands on its own, of course, but it can also be seen as a crucial contribution to a debate that began in 1977, when Harvard Business School professor Abraham Zaleznik published an HBR article with the deceptively mild title “Managers and Leaders: Are They Different?” The …

A 6-Part Structure for Giving Clear and Actionable Feedback

Robert was the head of an East Coast insurance company. His greatest asset was his large, extroverted personality. He was the classic glad-handing, backslapping, high-energy salesman. His problem was a familiar one, too: a great salesman – even one with charisma — doesn’t necessarily make a great …

What Only the CEO Can Do

I became Procter & Gamble’s CEO in June 2000, in the midst of a crisis. On March 7 of that year the company had announced that it would not meet its projected third-quarter earnings, and the stock price plummeted from $86 to $60 in one day, leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a 374-point …

How To Run a Meeting

Why have a meeting anyway? Why indeed? A great many important matters are quite satisfactorily conducted by a single individual who consults nobody. A great many more are resolved by a letter, a memo, a phone call, or a simple conversation between two people. Sometimes five minutes spent with six …

Will There Really Be An Uber For Everything?

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Brian Ascher joined Venrock in 1998 as a Kauffman Fellow and is currently a Partner based in Venrock’s Palo Alto office.</i><p>Though people have turned on them lately, I love using Uber.<p>From the very first time (September 28, 2010 to be exact) I saw the little town car icon crawling across …

What 60 Minutes got right and wrong in its story on the “cleantech crash”

As soon as 60 Minutes aired its story on “the cleantech crash,” on Sunday night, my Twitter feed immediately erupted in hand wringing and complaints …

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

It’s always tempting at this time of year to try to make a definitive list of the best ideas from the past 12 months. But then we end up debating what counts as best — important? useful? original? all three? — and compiling extremely long lists, struggling to shorten them, and over-thinking it all, …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

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