Best business management books

List of books to read you should read to help you run and manage your business better

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    Competing by Design: The Power of Organizational Architecture

    The search for competitive advantage, write management consultants and educators David Nadler and Michael Tushman, is "the defining goal of modern-day business." Competing by Design: The Power of Organizational Architecture, is their guide to reaching that goal through total integration of corporate structure, workplace culture, and employee motivation.

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    Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

    Built to Last became an instant business classic. This audio abridgement is read by the authors, who alternate chapters. Collins is a bit breathlessly enthusiastic, but clear and interesting; Porras, unfortunately, is poorly inflected and wooden.

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    Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

    Fortune Three overarching game plans that work in one industry after another explain how thousands of real-world competitors come out on top. The New York Times American executives are grasping for a logic to global competition. Mr. Porter...has given them one. Choice Few books warrant the too-common publisher's blurb "landmark."

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    Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

    Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?" In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets.

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    The One Minute Manager

    Spencer Johnson, M.D., is one of the world's most respected thinkers and beloved authors. His eleven international bestselling books include the #1 titles Who Moved My Cheese?® An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change, the most widely read book on change, and The One Minute Manager®, the world's most popular management method for over two decades, coauthored with Kenneth Blanchard.Dr. Johnson is often referred to as "the best there is at taking complex subjects and presenting simple solutions that work."He recieved a B.A.

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    What Got You Here Won't Get You There

    Goldsmith, an executive coach to the corporate elite, pinpoints 20 bad habits that stifle already successful careers as well as personal goals like succeeding in marriage or as a parent. Most are common behavioral problems, such as speaking when angry, which even the author is prone to do when dealing with a teenage daughter's belly ring.

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    3 Off the Tee: Make It Happen: A Healthy, Competitive Approach to Achieving Personal Success

    "3 Off the Tee: Make it Happen is a positive and much recommended read for those who want great things for their career." - The Midwest Book Review"Golf enthusiast Myers uses golf analogies to urge readers to stay focused, make decisions, and take their best shots.

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    Speed of Trust, The - Live Performance

    Trust is so integral to our relationships that we often take it for granted, yet in an era marked by business scandals and a desire for accountability this book by leadership expert Covey is a welcome guide to nurturing trust in our professional and personal lives.

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    The Fifth Wave: A Strategic Vision for Mobile Internet Innovation, Investment and Return

    Robert Marcus Robert Marcus is the Chairman and CEO of QuantumWave Capital, a boutique investment bank specializing in the mobile internet. The architect of Microsoft's early mobile internet strategy and solutions, he spent nearly a decade as a senior manager at the company's Redmond headquarters, most recently as a director on the M&A team.

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    The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You

    John C. Maxwell is an internationally respected leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold more than 19 million books. He is the founder of EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 126 countries. Read his blog at

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    The Wit and Wisdom of Steve Jobs

    Praise for Steve Jobs "The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come." --Bill Gates "He was a historical figure on the scale of a Thomas Edison or Henry Ford, and set the mold for many other corporate leaders in many other industries."

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    Who Moved My Cheese

    Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives. Who Moved My Cheese?

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