From Harvard Business Review Press: The Work Smarter Series

Work Smarter with Social Media

From managing email to building a social media presence, making smart use of technology is essential to professional success in a digital world. But using all these tools can quickly lead to digital overload. In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find out how to use the social web to achieve your professional goals—without letting it overwhelm you.

Work Smarter,  Rule Your Email

If you’re looking for a way to more effectively manage your inbox, your email program’s built-in filtering tools can do a lot of the heavy lifting—and this short book shows you how to set them up.  By reducing the amount of time you spend on email, you’ll be able to focus your time and attention on the work that matters most to you.

Work Smarter with Evernote

Whether you’ve always wanted to try Evernote or have only dabbled with it in the past, you can take your professional life to the next level by making this tool one of your go-to systems for staying organized. Evernote can help you become more focused and effective on the job—and get ahead in your career. This short, practical book shows you how.

Work Smarter with LinkedIn

If you think LinkedIn is just for job hunting, you’re missing out on the many ways you can take advantage of this social network to build the professional relationships you need to advance in your career. LinkedIn can help you initiate, strengthen, and use the very real human connections that make you effective on the job—and help you get ahead. This short, practical book shows you how.

HBR Guides and Tools


  • Say Yes to Saying No
  • Reward Yourself for Doing Dreaded Tasks
  • 8 E-mail Overload Experiments
  • Sustaining Your Productivity System
Toolkit handbook + tools:
  • Annual Prioritization Workbook
  • Task List Triage
  • Daily Review Workbook
  • Instant E-mail Templates
  • Software Selection Matrix
  • Productivity Software and Web Recommendations