Editors’ Note

It’s never easy to whittle down a year’s worth of Harvard Business Review’s research, ideas, and advice to the few articles gathered in this volume, but this past year was particularly tough. In addition to staple HBR topics such as leadership and strategy, the complex and difficult issues we were turning over in our minds and discussing in boardrooms and on social media also filled the pages of HBR. Recurring themes included machine learning, the place of business in society, and the implications of intersectionality—where harassment and discrimination can affect any one of the multiple layers of our identity. The standout articles of the year covered an array of topics, from integrating cognitive technology with human work to ...

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