Good Reads

Personal Development

Leadership

  • On Leadership – John W. Gardner
  • On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis
  • The Leadership Moment by Michael Useem
  • The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
  • Leadership Is an Art by Max De Pree
  • Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will by Tichy and Sherman
  • Leading Change by John P. Kotter
  • The Story Factor by Annette Simmons
  • Never Give In! Speeches by Winston Churchill

Marketing

  • Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Raving Fans: A revolutionary approach to Customer service – Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles
  • Paradox of choice: Why more is less – Barry Schwartz
  • Influence by Robert B. Cialdini, PhD
  • Positioning: the battle for your mind by Al Ries and Jack Trout
  • A New Brand World by Scott Bedbury with Stephen Fenichell
  • Selling the Invisible by Harry Beckwith
  • Zag by Marty Neumeier
  • Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
  • Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar
  • How to Become a Rainmaker by Jeffrey J. Fox
  • Why We Buy by Paco Underhill
  • The Experience Economy by B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore
  • Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Strategy

  • Five future strategies you need right now
  • The McKinsey Mind – Ethan Raseil, Paul Friga
  • The Mind of Strategist: The Art of Japanese Business -Kenichi Ohmae
  • In Search of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
  • Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove
  • Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance? by Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
  • Discovering the Soul of Service by Leonard Berry
  • Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
  • Competing for the Future by Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad

Management

  • Build to Last: SuccessfulHabits o Visionary Companies – Jim Collings ad Jerry I. Porras
  • Five Frogs on a Log – Mark Feldman
  • Trusted Advisor – David Maister
  • The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker
  • Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming
  • Toyota Production System by Taiichi Ohno
  • Reengineering the Corporation by Michael Hammer and James Champy
  • The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox
  • The Great Game of Business by Jack Stack with Bo Burlingham
  • First, Break all the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
  • Now, Discover Your Strengths by Buckingham and Clifton
  • The Knowing-Doing Gap by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  • Six Thinking Hats by Edward De Bono

Innovation

  • The Culture Code – Clotaire Rapaille
  • Open Innovation – Henry William
  • Democratizing Innovation – Eric Von Hippel
  • The Future of Competition – C K Prahalad
  • The Wisdon of Crowds – James Surowiecki
  • Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie
  • The Art of Innovation by Tom Kelley with Jonathan Littman
  • Jump Start Your Business Brain by Doug Hall
  • A Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger Von Oech
  • The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
  • The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

Biographies

  • Titan by Ron Chernow
  • My Years with General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.
  • The HP Way by David Packard
  • Personal History by Katharine Graham
  • Moments of Truth by Jan Carlzon
  • Sam Walton: Made in America by Sam Walton with John Huey
  • Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson

Global View

Sustainable Enterprises

  • The end of poverty – Jeffrey Sachs
  • Cannibals with Forks – John Elinkgton
  • The Fortune at the bottom of the Pyramid – CK Prahalad
  • Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature – Janine M. Benyus
  • Dumping in Dixie – Robert D. Bullard

Finance & Economics

  • Freakonomics – Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J Dubner
  • Real Options: Managing Strategic Options in uncertain world – Martha Amram, Nalin Kulatilak
  • Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan
  • Financial Intelligence by Karen Berman and Joe Knight
  • The Balanced Scorecard by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
  • INFORMATION RULES by Al Varian and Carl Shapiro
  • The Money Game by Adam Smith
  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Bruton Malkiel
  • Zero Coupon by Paul Erdmann
  • The Wealthy World by John C Edmunds
  • Liars Poker by Michael Lewis