The New Yorker's blend of reporting, commentary, criticism, fiction, and cartoons has garnered 36 National Magazine Awards since its debut in 1925 - more than any other publication. Edited by Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, the magazine has had only five editors in its 80-year history. Each week, Audible and the editorial staff of The New Yorker work together to select a variety of the issue's best articles from The Talk of the Town, Fiction, The Critics, and more. Each article is read in its entirety. The New Yorker is available in audio exclusively at audible.com.
Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is an arduous, albeit rewarding, journey of continuous learning and self-development. The initial test along the path is so fundamental that we often overlook it: becoming a boss for the first time. That's a shame, because the trials involved in this rite of passage have serious consequences for both the individual and the organization. For a decade and a half, the author has studied people making major career transitions to management.
It's such a savage thing to lose your memory, but the crazy thing is it doesn't hurt one bit. A blackout doesn't sting or stab or leave a scar when it robs you. Close your eyes and open them again. That's what a blackout feels like. For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was 'the gasoline of all adventure'. She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened 21st-century woman.
This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline. It clearly explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Peter Drucker, the most influential and widely-read thinker and writer on modern organizations, gives us a superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures have to know, have to learn, and have to do in today's economy and marketplace.
"Solid innovation management"
When some managers take over a new job, they hit the ground running. They learn the ropes, get along with their bosses and subordinates, gain credibility, and ultimately master the situation. Others, however, don't do so well. What accounts for the difference? In this article, first published in 1985, Harvard Business School professor John J. Gabarro relates the findings of two sets of field studies he conducted, covering 14 management successions.
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Guhan Subramanian, the Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business at Harvard Law School, writes about how we need to return to first principles rather than meander toward "best practices."
"Interesting ideas but needs more depth"
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.
"Kent Haruf's Last Chapter" is from the May 15,2015 Arts & Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Jennifer Maloney and narrated by Ken Borgers.
Stefan Michel, a professor of marketing and service management at IMD, in Lausanne, Switzerland, writes about how a new framework can help businesses spot missed opportunities.
If you want to know why so many organizations sink into chaos, look no further than their leaders' mouths. Over and over, leaders present grand, overarching - yet fuzzy - notions of where they think the company is going. The result is often sloppy behavior and misalignment that can cost a company dearly. Effective communication is a leader's most critical tool for doing the essential job of leadership.
Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a few. In almost every case, the goal has been to cope with a new, more challenging market by changing the way business is conducted. In this article, John Kotter outlines the eight largest errors that can doom these efforts.
Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki are both concerned. Their concern is that the rich are getting richer, but America is getting poorer. The entitlement mentality is epidemic, creating people who expect their country, employer, or family to take care of them. And like the polar ice caps, the middle class is disappearing. America is becoming a two-class society, and soon you will be either rich or poor. Trump and Kiyosaki want you to be rich.
Employers can choose from lots of tools when they want to encourage employees to work together toward a new corporate goal. One of the rarest managerial skills is the ability to understand which tools will work in a given situation and which will misfire.
When commercializing scientific discoveries, inventors and firms face several potentially fatal traps. Here's how to avoid falling into them.
Jeremy Heimans, a cofounder and CEO of Purpose, a social business that builds movement; and Henry Timms, the executive director of 92nd Street Y, write about how power isn't what it used to be - and how you can harness that new power.
In America, the name Forbes is synonymous with business magazine. Now the hard-hitting journalism that you have come to expect from Forbes is available in audio exclusively at audible.com. This unique offering brings you the best of every issue, from new investment opportunities, to trends in business and management, to smart ways to cut your taxes, protect your estate, and increase your wealth.
Seth Godin, one of today's most influential business thinkers, writes best-selling books like Purple Cow and All Marketers Are Liars. And in between those annual books, he delivers a daily stream of ideas on one of the world's most popular blogs.
"Perfect when you need to boost your creativity"
In 1976, Genentech, the first biotechnology company, was founded by a young venture capitalist and a university professor to exploit recombinant DNA technology. Thirty years and more than $300 billion in investments later, only a handful of biotech firms have matched Genentech's success or even shown a profit. This disappointing performance raises a question: Can organizations motivated by the need to make profits and please shareholders successfully conduct basic scientific research as a core activity?
"Big Solar's Subsidy Bubble" is from the August 31, 2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Fed Appears to Hold Line on Rate Plan" is from the August 31, 2015 Business section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Jon Hilsenrath and Ben Leubsdorf and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Headlines from What's News" is from the August 31, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Meet the Private Watchdogs Who Police Financial Institutions" is from the August 31, 2015 Politics section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Rachel Louise Ensign and Max Colchester and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
Here's a creative way to make the best use of your morning commute: listen to The Wall Street Journal. Each morning, you'll get the must-hear stories from the Journal's front page, as well as the most popular columns and briefings from Marketplace, Money & Investing, and more. And, every Friday, you'll get a bonus delivery: features, columns, and reviews from the Weekend Journal.
"Rocky Markets Could Be Good for These Stocks" is from the August 31, 2015 Market section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Bradley Hope and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Germany Versus Science" is from the August 29, 2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Men in Blazers: Soccer's Outlier Sportscasters" is from the August 29, 2015 Arts and Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by John Jurgensen and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"The Quest for Reasonably Priced Domestic Pinot Noir" is from the August 29, 2015 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Lettie Teague and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"U.S. Stock Swings Don't Shake Investors" is from the August 29, 2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Saumya Vaishampayan and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Who Knows Where Almost Every Flight Is Right Now?" is from the August 29, 2015 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Scott McCartney and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"'Z for Zachariah' Review: Love in the Time of Apocalypse" is from the August 29, 2015 Arts and Entertainment section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Joe Morgenstern and narrated by Paul Ryden.