Many people are unaware that among the invaluable resources that Harvard Business Review makes available at no cost online are several hundred videos — each about five minutes in length — that have been excerpted from conversations during which eminent thought leaders share their insights. Here’s a partial list.
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The Power of Progress
Teresa Amabile, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of The Progress Principle, explains the importance of small wins at work.
The Future of Work 2.0
Tom Malone, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of the HBR article The Age of Hyperspecialization, explains why breaking jobs into tiny pieces yields better, faster, cheaper work—and greater flexibility for employees.
Better Protection for U.S. Consumers
Peter Tufano, dean of the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, offers advice for financial services regulators
Think Like an Innovator
Jeff Dyer, professor at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management and coauthor of The Innovator’s DNA, outlines the four ways leaders come up with their great ideas
Inside P&G’s Growth Factory
Scott Anthony, managing director of Innosight and author of the HBR article How P&G Tripled Its Innovation Success Rate, outlines a proven model for new business creation.
Hirotaka Takeuchi, Harvard Business School professor, and Ikujiro Nonaka, professor emeritus at Hitotsubashi University, explain how the best executives strive for the common good. They are the authors of the HBR article The Wise Leader.
Dancing into a Turnaround
Jack Meyer, chairman of the Boston Ballet, on bringing financial discipline to a creative organization.
The Secret Weapon of Great Leaders
Melba Duncan, author of the HBR article “The Case for Executive Assistants,” explains why technology can’t replace personal support
What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL
Roger Martin, author of Fixing the Game and dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, explains why linking CEO compensation to share price performance is like letting quarterbacks bet on their own teams.
Productivity Tips from Bob Pozen
Bob Pozen, author of the May HBR article “Extreme Productivity,” has worked as a top mutual fund executive, an attorney, a government official, a law school professor, a business school professor and a prolific author—often doing several jobs at once. Here he presents a few practical tips for getting more done.
How Top CEOs Cope with Constant Stress
Justin Menkes, author of Better Under Pressure, explains why today’s leaders need realistic optimism, subservience to purpose, and the ability to find order in chaos.
Ellen Seidler on Piracy in the Digital Age
The future of creativity will only be bright if independent artists are rewarded for the immense intellectual and financial investment they make in their work. Unfortunately, in the digital age, many are struggling to do this because of increasingly sophisticated online piracy. Ellen Seidler, a California-based film maker and journalist, invested three years and $250,000 in an independent comic movie called And Then Came Lola. Although the movie was critically well received and shown.
The Business of Humor
Ben Huh, CEO of Cheezburger Network, explains how his crowd-sourced websites stay agile and creative.
Lessons from New Product Launches—Cell Zone to iPad
Joan Schneider and Julie Hall of Schneider Associates, coauthors of the HBR article “Why Most Product Launches Fail,” explain how to attract and maintain consumers’ attention.
Boost Power Through Body Language
Amy Cuddy, assistant professor at Harvard Business School, describes a simple way to raise confidence and reduce stress.
To repeat, these and other video excerpts — each about five minutes in length — can be viewed by clicking here.
They can also be viewed at HBR’s YouTube channel.