Jul 26, 2015

My list of desert island books

Recently a friend asked me to list a set of management books I would want to read again and again. It is probably the influence of these books that it did not take me much time to make up this list. Here is a list of  must read and reread' books..in no particular order. Do note that my work as a consultant and business leader probably influenced these choices a lot

Name of Book Author Publisher Year
THE PROFIT ZONE Adrian J. Slywotzky & David J. Morrison Crown Business  1997
MICROSOFT SECRETS Michael A. Cusumano & Richard W. Selby HarperColins 1998
HOPE IS NOT A STRATEGY Rick Page McGraw-Hill Companies 2003
LEAN THINKING James P. Womack & Daniel T. Jones Free Press 2003
POWERFUL PROPOSALS David G. Pugh & Terry R. Bacon AMACOM Books 2005
THINKING FOR A LIVING Thomas H. Davenport Harvard Business Review Press  2005
STRATEGY SAFARI Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand & Joseph Lampel Free Press 2005
INFLUENCE WITHOUT AUTHORITY Allan R. Cohen & David L. Bradford John Wiley & Sons  2005
ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE AS STRATEGY Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill & David C. Robertson Harvard Business Review Press 2006
BUILDING AGREEMENT Roger Fisher & Daniel Shapiro Random House Business  2007
THE OPPOSABLE MIND Roger Martin Harvard Business Review Press  2007
THE LORDS OF STRATEGY Walter Kiechel Harvard Business Press 2010
BUY*IN John P. Kotter & Lorne A. Whitehead Harvard Business Review Press  2010
BE EXCELLENT AT ANYTHING Tony Schwartz Simon & Schuster UK 2010
ESCAPE VELOCITY Geoffrey A. Moore Harper Business 2011
SLIDE:OLOGY Nancy Duarte O'Reilly Media 2011
PLAYING TO WIN A.G. Lafley & Roger L. Martin Harvard Business Review Press  2013
SIDETRACKED Francesca Gino Harvard Business Review Press  2013
THE HARD THING ABOUT HARD THINGS Ben Horowitz Harper Business 2014
THE INNOVATORS  Walter Isaacson  Simon and Schuster  2014

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