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    A Better Framework for Solving Tough Problems

    A Better Framework for Solving Tough Problems

    When it comes to solving complicated problems, the default for many organizational leaders is to take their time to work through the issues at hand. Unfortunately, that often leads to patchwork solutions or problems not truly getting resolved.

    But Anne Morriss offers a different framework. In this episode, she outlines a five-step process for solving any problem and explains why starting with trust and ending with speed is so important for effective change leadership. As she says, “Let’s get into dialogue with the people who are also impacted by the problem before we start running down the path of solving it.”

    Morriss is an entrepreneur and leadership coach. She’s also the coauthor of the book, Move Fast and Fix Things: The Trusted Leader’s Guide to Solving Hard Problems.

    Key episode topics include: strategy, decision making and problem solving, strategy execution, managing people, collaboration and teams, trustworthiness, organizational culture, change leadership, problem solving, leadership.

    HBR On Strategy curates the best case studies and conversations with the world’s top business and management experts, to help you unlock new ways of doing business. New episodes every week.

    · Listen to the full HBR IdeaCast episode: How to Solve Tough Problems Better and Faster (2023)
    · Find more episodes of HBR IdeaCast
    · Discover 100 years of Harvard Business Review articles, case studies, podcasts, and more at HBR.org
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    Ask These Questions Before Choosing a Manufacturing Location

    Ask These Questions Before Choosing a Manufacturing Location

    In today's global economy, what are the factors that go into choosing a production location?

    In this episode, Harvard Business School professor Willy Shih draws on his case study about China-based automotive glass maker Fuyao to discuss this core strategic question. The company must decide between two options to fulfill its upcoming contracts: its new Ohio factory or its factory based out of Tianjin, China. Unlike the Ohio factory, the Chinese factory produces below the cost target, but it also incurs extensive shipping costs and requires a far greater amount of inventory holding.

    Shih explains how to account for product life cycles and the length of your inventory pipelines when selecting a manufacturing location. He also discusses how to assess other possible risks that could cause delays or increase production costs—like customs delays and labor strikes.

    Key episode topics include: strategy, cross-cultural management, global strategy, operations and supply chain management, China, shipping, production planning, inventory pipeline.

    HBR On Strategy curates the best case studies and conversations with the world’s top business and management experts, to help you unlock new ways of doing business. New episodes every week.

    · Listen to the original HBR Cold Call episode: China-based Fuyao Glass Considers Manufacturing in the U.S. (2020)
    · Find more episodes of Cold Call
    · Discover 100 years of Harvard Business Review articles, case studies, podcasts, and more at HBR.org
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    What’s Behind the Success of Some Tech Start-Ups?

    What’s Behind the Success of Some Tech Start-Ups?

    The secret to success for many Silicon Valley tech companies isn’t necessarily that they’re ultra-nimble startups, or that they’re led by tech-savvy geniuses. Andy McAfee says their success often has more to do with a specific type of corporate culture that focuses on finding unconventional solutions to hard business problems.

    McAfee is a principal research scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and he’s the author of The Geek Way: The Radical Mindset That Drives Extraordinary Results.

    In this episode, he explains why business leaders need to think more like geeks and explains why it’s important to center your culture on company norms, rather than organizational structure. He also offers tips for finding that delicate balance between human judgement and data-driven insights.

    Key episode topics include: strategy, technology, start-ups, innovation, competitive strategy, Silicon Valley.

    HBR On Strategy curates the best case studies and conversations with the world’s top business and management experts, to help you unlock new ways of doing business. New episodes every week.

    · Watch the original HBR New World of Work episode: How the Geeks Rewrote the Rules of Management (2023)
    · Find more episodes of the New World of Work series on YouTube
    · Discover 100 years of Harvard Business Review articles, case studies, podcasts, and more at HBR.org

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    • 32 min
    Fortnite: Turning a Meteoric Rise into Sustained Growth

    Fortnite: Turning a Meteoric Rise into Sustained Growth

    In the 1990s and 2000s, video game developer Epic Games had a string of mid-size successes. But the release of Fortnite Battle Royale in 2017 changed the company’s path forever.

    The game was a blockbuster. By 2019, Fortnite had registered more than 250 million users, with 10 million concurrent users. But Fortnite’s phenomenal success raised a new question for Epic: How could they turn this singular hit into a series of growth opportunities?

    In this episode, Harvard Business School associate professor Andy Wu explains why Epic monetized Fortnite through micro-transactions within the game, rather than charging a fee for the game itself. He also discusses how Epic’s creation of a platform, the Epic store, and a premium subscription service built on Fortnite’s success and helped to distinguish their brand from other free-play games.

    Key episode topics include: strategy, growth strategy, R&D, strategy execution, video games, fortnite, epic games.

    HBR On Strategy curates the best case studies and conversations with the world’s top business and management experts, to help you unlock new ways of doing business. New episodes every week.

    · Listen to the original Cold Call episode: Fortnite Was a Blockbuster for Epic Games, What’s the Encore? (2020)
    · Find more episodes of Cold Call
    · Discover 100 years of Harvard Business Review articles, case studies, podcasts, and more at HBR.org
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    Lessons from Amazon’s Early Growth Strategy

    Lessons from Amazon’s Early Growth Strategy

    So much has been written about Amazon’s outsized growth. But Harvard Business School professor Sunil Gupta says it’s the company’s unusual approach to strategy that has captured his scholarly attention. Gupta has spent years studying Amazon’s strategy and its founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos.

    In this episode, Gupta shares how Amazon upended traditional corporate strategy by diversifying into multiple products serving many end users, instead of having a narrow focus.

    He argues that some of Amazon’s simplest business strategies — like their obsession with customers and insistence on long-term thinking — are approaches that companies, big and small, can emulate.

    Key episode topics include: strategy, innovation, leadership, scaling, Jeff Bezos, long-term thinking, customer focus.

    HBR On Strategy curates the best case studies and conversations with the world’s top business and management experts, to help you unlock new ways of doing business. New episodes every week.

    · Listen to the full HBR IdeaCast episode: How Jeff Bezos Built One of the World’s Most Valuable Companies (2020)
    · Find more episodes of HBR IdeaCast
    · Discover 100 years of Harvard Business Review articles, case studies, podcasts, and more at HBR.org
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    • 28 min
    Disruptive Innovation in the Era of Big Tech

    Disruptive Innovation in the Era of Big Tech

    In 1995, the late and legendary Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen introduced his theory of “disruptive innovation” right here in the pages of the Harvard Business Review. The idea inspired a generation of entrepreneurs and businesses, ranging from small start-ups to global corporations.

    Three decades later, debates have emerged around how the theory should be applied — especially within technology start-ups that have driven so much economic growth since 2000.

    In this episode, Harvard Business Review editor Amy Bernstein and a panel of expert scholars discuss the legacy of disruptive innovation, and how the common perception of disruption has drifted away from its original meaning.

    Expert guests include:
    · Harvard Business School senior lecturer and director of the Forum for Growth and Innovation Derek van Bever
    · Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath
    · Harvard Business School professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee

    Key episode topics include: strategy, competitive strategy, business history, disruptive innovation, Clay Christensen, innovator’s dilemma.

    HBR On Strategy curates the best case studies and conversations with the world’s top business and management experts, to help you unlock new ways of doing business. New episodes every week.

    · Listen to the full HBR IdeaCast episode: 4 Business Ideas That Changed the World: Disruptive Innovation (2022)
    · Find more episodes of HBR IdeaCast
    · Discover 100 years of Harvard Business Review articles, case studies, podcasts, and more at HBR.org
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