Over the past month, I had the pleasure to work closely with the HBR team, it is an amazing group, extremely professional. Interestingly, a few times already they told me that they “thought project management was an unattractive topic“, yet when they listen to some of the concepts and challenges we address in our profession, they become positively surprised on how much it relates to current challenges that leaders and organizations around the world are facing! Their perception and understanding are changing rapidly!
The other important learning is that the combination between HBR and project management is a big success so far. They hardly publish books on the topic; the sales expectations for my book, the Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook, were around 1.000 the first month, like other books in their series, yet, they have sold close to 5.000. Their global webinars have about 700 registrations, yet, the one I invite you with this letter has already close to 2.000 registrations.
It is great to show the power of the project management community and to discover this unchartered territory so that some of you can continue building this journey.
With regards to projects and project management discussions, we had a lot of insightful comments, and sometimes heated debates ;-), in some of the recent LinkedIn newsletters. Here is an overview of the topics, feel free to join any of them, your views are much welcome!