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Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy by Joan Magretta

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About the Author

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Joan Magretta’s collaboration with Michael Porter began almost two decades ago, when she was the strategy editor at Harvard Business Review. She has worked closely with Porter on many publications, including two of his most influential articles: “What Is Strategy?” and “The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy.” She is currently a Senior Associate at Porter’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School.

Magretta is known for her writing about strategy and general management. In 1998 she won the McKinsey Award, given each year for the best article to appear in HBR. Her most recent book, What Management ...

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