Fri 13 Feb, 2009 08:23 pm
So I'm in Barnes and Noble yesterday and I'm looking through the news mags and I come across the HBR. I've seen this mag before and had read a few articles in the store and liked what I read.
Anyway, I noticed that there is a $18 cover price on this particular magazine and NOW I'm wondering if there are some pearls of wisdom that I've been missing. The subscription price is $99 for 12 issues, so that's a little better.
Does anyone here read that magazine regularly and if so, do you recommend it?
My old boss at the title company, the CFO, used to subscribe to it and read it judiciously even though he was a Standford grad. He also subscribed to the Wall Street Journal. He'd scan the Journal on a daily basis but would often distribute copies of articles from the Review with annotated notes to board members and other management types in the company.
I read it years ago when my company paid for the subscription. Some of it is very dull, but informative. You can read a lot of it on-line:
perhaps you can satisfy your curiosity with the online site first before you
commit to the subscription, maporsche. Their website is interesting.
I read it because it proposes some really nifty connectivities among disparate things. However, I read Barrons for good solid economic advice , thus keeping me from making very dumb mistakes.
It's a damn funny thing, but I just happen to have a copy right next to me. I 'borrowed' it from a colleague at work who is off on sick-leave big time. A good quality publication that lacks ads in the last section encouraging you to find out about catholicism or join the rosicrucians.
Point one: If you work in a largish office or a big organisation, they will probably have a corporate subscription you can access.
Point two: Your public library will have it.
Point three: I don't know so much about the US tax code, but in Oz any materials bought that relate to your work are tax-deductable (subscriptions to trade magazines, membership of industry groups and self-education)
If you feel that it has some relevance to your situation, go ahead and subscribe.