BOSTON--(Harvard Business Review Press is pleased to announce an addition to its publishing portfolio with the launch of the Harvard Business Review Guides. This new series of books features practical content aimed at busy managers looking for answers to common workplace challenges.)--
Originally sold as PDFs on HBR.org, the Guides have been a successful initiative for the Press, selling over 80,000 copies worldwide as digital, PDF, and print-on-demand collections. Based on the strong need in the market, the Guides have been updated and expanded and are now sold at retail as books.
The HBR Guides launch this month with three titles:
- HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations, by Nancy Duarte: The first HBR Guide to be acquired and developed as a single-authored book – Duarte explains how to create and deliver a talk that will resonate with people and move them to adopt and execute ideas.
- HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done: A collection of adapted articles, book chapters, blog posts, and other material from our archives from authors like Linda Hill/, Tony Schwartz, Peter Bregman, Heidi Grant Halvorson, and Teresa Amabile, this Guide provides expert advice on being more productive by prioritizing work, organizing time, and renewing energy.
- HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers: Many managers—even those at very high levels—find finance intimidating, but need to understand the fundamentals to make the right decisions. This Guide demystifies finance through articles from John Case, Karen Berman, Joe Knight, John Mullins, Randy Komisar, and Andrew Likierman who explain how to navigate and interpret financial statements and use that data to make smarter management decisions.
Three additional Guides are scheduled to be published in January, 2013: HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Brian A. Garner; the HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across; and the HBR Guide to Project Management.
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