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CEO Library - Best Executive Books

1. The Art Of War, By Sun Tzu, Translated By Samuel B. Griffith (Oxford University Press, 1931)
2. The Competitive Advantage Of Nations, By Michael E. Porter
3. Built To Last: Successful Habits Of Visionary Companies, By James C. Collins And Jerry I. Porras (Harpercollins Publishers, Harperbusiness, 1994)
4. Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make The Leap… And Others Don’t, By Jim Collins (Harpercollins Publishers, Harperbusiness, 2001).
5. The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms To Fail, By Clayton M. Christensen (Harvard Business School Press, 1997).
6. Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, By Peter F. Drucker (Harper & Row, 1974).
7. The Patton Mind: The Professional Development Of An Extraordinary Leader, By Roger H. Nye (Avery Publishing Group, 1992).
8. The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive In The New Business Environment, By Robert S. Kaplan And David P. Norton (Harvard Business School Press, 2001).
9. Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through The Wilds Of Strategic Management, By Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand, And Joseph Lampel (Simon & Schuster Inc., Free Press, 1998).
10. Liar’s Poker: Rising Through The Wreckage On Wall Street, By Michael Lewis
11. One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market, By Peter Lynch With John Rothchild
12. Rude Awakening: The Rise, Fall, And Struggle For Recovery Of General Motors, By Maryann Keller
13. The Debt And The Deficit: False Alarms/Real Possibilities, By Robert Heilbroner And Peter Bernstein
14. The Enigma Of Japanese Power, By Karel Van Wolferen
15. The New Competitors: How Foreign Investors Are Changing The U.S. Economy, By Douglas P. Woodward And Norman J. Glickman
16. The New Realities: In Government And Politics/In Economics And Business/In Society And World View, By Peter F. Drucker
17. West Of Eden: The End Of Innocence At Apple Computer, By Frank Rose
18. When The Machine Stopped: A Cautionary Tale From Industrial America, By Max Holland
19. A Law Unto Itself, By David Burnham
20. Barbarians At The Gate, By Bryan Burrough And John Helyar
21. Clausewitz On Strategy: Inspiration And Insight From A Master Strategist, Edited By Tiha Von Ghyczy, Bolko Von Oetinger, And Christopher Bassford John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2001)..
22. Corporate Strategy: An Analytic Approach To Business Policy For Growth And Expansion, By H. Igor Ansoff (Mcgraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1965; Out Of Print).
23. Creative Destruction: Why Companies That Are Built To Last Underperform The Market – And How To Successfully Transform Them, By Richard N. Foster And Sarah Kaplan (Random House Inc., Currency, 2001).
24. Reengineering The Corporation, By Michael Hammer And James Champy
25. In All His Glory, By Sally Bedell Smith
26. Scale And Scope, By Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
27. The Age Of Diminished Expectations, By Paul Krugman
28. The Greatest-Ever Bank Robbery, By Martin Mayer
29. Wonder Boy, By Daniel Akst
30. Working For The Japanese, By Joseph J. Fucini And Suzy Fucini
31. Bear Hunting With The Politburo, By A. Craig Copetas
32. Bulls In The China Shop, By Randall E. Stross
33. Den Of Thieves, By James B. Stewart
34. Going For Broke, By John Rothchild
35. In Search Of Excess, By Graef S. Crystal
36. The Great White Lie, By Walt Bogdanich
37. The Patriarch, By Susan E. Tifft And Alex S. Jones
38. The Prize, By Daniel Yergin
39. The Leadership Engine: How Winning Companies Build Leaders At Every Level, By Noel M. Tichy With Eli Cohen (Harpercollins Publishers, Harperbusiness, 1997).
40. Leadership Without Easy Answers, By Ronald A. Heifetz (Harvard University Press, 1994).
41. On Becoming A Leader, By Warren Bennis (Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1989).
42. Boards At Work: How Corporate Boards Create Competitive Advantage, By Ram Charan (Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers, 1998).
Corporate Boards: New Strategies For Adding Value At The Top, By Jay A. Conger, Edward E. Lawler III, And David L. Finegold (John Wiley & Sons Inc., Jossey-Bass, 2001).
43. The End Of Shareholder Value: Corporations At The Crossroads, By Allan A. Kennedy (Perseus Publishing, 2000).
44. Pawns Or Potentates: The Reality Of America’s Corporate Boards, By Jay W. Lorsch With Elizabeth Maclver (Harvard Business School Press, 1989).
45. The Age Of Unreason, By Charles Handy (Harvard Business School Press, 1989)
46. The Knowledge-Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create The Dynamics Of Innovation, By Ikujiro Nonaka And Hirotaka Takeuchi (Oxford University Press, 1995).
47. Three Blind Mice, By Ken Auletta
48. Which Side Are You On?, By Thomas Geoghegan
49. Baseball And Billions, By Andrew Zimbalist
50. Homestead, By William Serrin
51. Merchants Of Debt, By George Anders
52. Money Of The Mind, By James Grant
53. The New Palgrave Dictionary Of Money And Finance, Edited By Peter Newman, Murray Milgate, And John Eatwell
54. The Overworked American, By Juliet B. Schor
55. Thinking For A Living, By Ray Marshall And Marc Tucker
56. To The End Of Time, By Richard Clurman
57. Collision, By Maryann Keller
58. Computer Wars, By Charles H. Ferguson And Charles R. Morris
59. Murdoch, By William Shawcross
60. The Outlaw Bank, By Jonathan Beaty And S.C. Gwynne
61. S&L Hell, By Kathleen Day
62. The Virtual Community, By Howard Rheingold
63. The Warburgs, By Ron Chernow
64. The Wisdom Of Teams, By Jon R. Katzenbach And Douglas K. Smith
65. The Billion-Dollar Molecule, By Barry Werth
66. The Choice, By Russell D. Roberts
67. Comeback, By Paul Ingrassia And Joseph B. White
68. Competing For The Future, By Gary Hamel And C.K. Prahalad
69. The Force, By David Dorsey
70. Master Of The Game, By Connie Bruck
71. A Piece Of The Action, By Joseph Nocera
72. Stocks For The Long Run, By Jeremy J. Siegel
73. Tainted Truth, By Cynthia Crossen
74. Working Under Different Rules, By Edited By Richard B. Freeman
75. Blindside : Why Japan Is Still On Track To Overtake The U.S. By The Year 2000 , By Eamonn Fingleton
76. Buffett : The Making Of An American Capitalist , By Roger Lowenstein
77. The Confidence Game : How Unelected Central Bankers Are Governing The Changed World Economy , By Steven Solomon
78. Edison: Inventing The Century, By By Neil Baldwin
79. Reengineering Management : The Mandate For New Leadership , By By James Champy
80. Serpent On The Rock, By Kurt Eichenwald
81. Silicon Snake Oil : Second Thoughts On The Information Highway , By By Clifford Stoll
82. Startup : A Silicon Valley Adventure, By By Jerry Kaplan
83. Trust : The Social Virtues And The Creation Of Prosperity , By By Francis Fukuyama
84. The Winner-Take-All Society : By Robert H. Frank And Philip J. Cook , By Hardy Green
85. The Good Life And Its Discontents: The American Dream In The Age Of Entitlement, By Robert J. Samuelson (Times Books)
86. The Weight Of The Yen: How Denial Imperils America’s Future And Ruins An Alliance, By R. Taggart Murphy’s (Norton)
87. Hit & Run: How Jon Peters And Peter Guber Took Sony For A Ride In Hollywood, By Kim Masters (Simon & Schuster)
88. The Car That Could: The Inside Story Of GM’s Revolutionary Electric Vehicle , By Michael Shnayerson’ (Random House).
89. The Dilbert Principle, By Scott Adams (Harperbusiness).
90. The Leadership Engine: How Winning Companies Build Leaders At Every Level (Harperbusiness)
91. Titan: The Life Of John D. Rockefeller Sr., By Ron Chernow (Random House).
92. I’d Like The World To Buy A Coke: The Life And Leadership Of Roberto Goizueta, By David Greising (Wiley).
93. The Profit Zone By Adrian J. Slywotzky And David J. Morrison, With Bob Andelman (Times Business)
94. The Corrosion Of Character: Personal Consequences Of Work In The New Capitalism, Richard Sennett (Norton)
95. Burn Rate: How I Survived The Gold Rush Years On The Internet, By Michael Wolff (Simon & Schuster).
96. Competing On Internet Time: Lessons From Netscape And Its Battle With Microsoft, By Michael A. Cusumano And David B. Yoffie. (Free Press)
97. Prosperity: The Coming 20-Year Boom And What It Means To You , By Bob Davis And David Wessel (Times Business),
98. The Weightless World: Strategies For Managing The Digital Economy, By Diane Coyle (MIT Press).
99. Jim Collins’ Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make The Leap…And Others Don’t (Harperbusiness).
100. Jack: Straight From The Gut,, By Jack Welsh (Warner)
101. Colossus: How The Corporation Changed America , By Jack Beatty (Broadway Books).
102. Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results With Ordinary People, By Charles A. O’Reilly III And Jeffrey Pfeffer (Harvard Business School Press, 2000).
103. The Individualized Corporation: A Fundamentally New Approach To Management, By Sumantra Ghoshal And Christopher A. Bartlett (Harpercollins Publishers, Harperbusiness, 1997).
104. Leadership A To Z: A Guide For The Appropriately Ambitious, By James O’Toole (Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers, 1999).
105. The Leadership Challenge: How To Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done In Organizations, By James M. Kouzes And Barry Z. Posner (Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers, 1987).
106. The Social Life Of Information, By John Seely Brown And Paul Duguid (Harvard Business School Press 2000).
107. Sources Of Power: How People Make Decisions, By Gary Klein (MIT Press, 1998).
108. Information Rules: A Strategic Guide To The Network Economy, By Carl Shapiro And Hal R. Varian (Harvard Business School Press, 1999).
109. Unchained Value: The New Logic Of Digital Business, By Mary J. Cronin (Harvard Business School Press, 2000).
110. From Worst To First: Behind The Scenes Of Continental’s Remarkable Comeback, By Gordon Bethune With Scott Huler (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1998).
111. The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett And I Built Our Company, By David Packard, Edited By David Kirby With Karen Lewis (Harpercollins Publishers Harperbusiness, 19951).
112. Moments Of Truth: New Strategies For Today’s Customer-Driven Economy, By Jan Carlzon (Ballinger Publishing Co., 1987).
113. My Years With General Motors, By Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., Edited By John Mcdonald With Catharine Stevens (Macfadden-Bartell Books, 1963).
114. Plain Talk: Lessons From A Business Maverick, By Ken Iverson With Tom Varian (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1997).
115. Up The Organization: How To Stop The Corporation From Stifling People And Strangling Profits, By Robert Townsend (Alfred A. Knopf Inc., 1970)
116. Guns, Germs And Steel: The Fates Of Human Societies, By Jared Diamond (W.W. Norton & Co., 1997).
117. Inventing The Electronic Century: The Epic Story Of The Consumer Electronics And Computer Industries, By Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (Simon & Schuster Inc., Free Press, 2001).
118. The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution In American Business, By Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (P.B. Belknap Press, 1977).
119. The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers, By Robert L. Heilbroner (Simon & Schuster Inc., 1953).
120. A Future Perfect: The Challenge And Hidden Promise Of Globalization, By John Micklethwait And Adrian Wooldridge (Crown Business, 2000).

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