I love HBR articles – Harvard Business Review Web site is great, and full with interesting readings,
but I can’t afford buying them for 5$ each,
still they can be easily accessed with an easy to use pdf search engine,
here is a simple example:
Lets say I’ve stumbled over this nice article I wish to read:
“How Leaders Create and Use Networks” by Herminia Ibarra, Mark Hunter.
It looks nice enough and I want to go over it, but I don’t want to pay the 6.95$ HBR are asking for it,
a very simple way to find it would be to search for it in any given PDF search engine available, or even google engine itself.
Go to http://www.pdfsearchengine.org
and search for:
hbr How Leaders Create and Use Networks
The First result will send you to:
which includes the entire article in a PDF version ready for reading
just write in the search panel the name of the article you are looking for and “filetype:pdf”
For example, in our case I will search for:
How Leaders Create and Use Networks filetype:pdf
from the results I got,
one option lead to http://www.sail.co.in/Growth_April_June_2007.pdf#page=101
which included a nice reading Article Digest for this HBR article
another option lead to http://www.brittenassociates.com/documents_articles/Leaders%20Creating%20Using%20Networks.pdf
which also included the full article in PDF ready for reading and typing.