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Posted May 27, 2009 4:49 a.m. by dylan
In 100 Best - 800 CEO Read Blog
Channel Insider recently posted a slide show of 21 Must Read Books for Business Success. It was compiled by asking "successful solution providers what books have both inspired them and shaped their approach to making their businesses a success." You can get detailed descriptions of the books by viewing the slide show, but the list itself, with links, below. If you're interested in knowing which books are also in The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, they are starred.
- In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies* by Tom Peters & Robert Waterman
- Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity* by David Allen
- The Power of Process: Unleashing the Source of Competitive Advantage by Kiran K. Garimella
- How to Castrate a Bull: Unexpected Lessons on Risk, Growth, and Success in Business by Dave Hitz
- Balanced Scorecard Strategy for Dummies by Chuck Hannabarger, Rick Buchman & Peter Economy
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins
- Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne
- How to Win Friends and Influence People* by Dale Carnegie
- The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google by Nicholas Carr
- The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business* by Clayton M. Christensen (They throw in The Innovator's Solution here as well.)
- The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference* by Malcolm Gladwell (They cheat a little here, too, adding Gladwell's subsequent books, Blink and Outliers to this.)
- The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson
- Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers* by Geoffrey A. Moore
- The E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It* by Michael E. Gerber
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change* by Stephen R. Covey
- The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker
- Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li & Josh Bernoff
- Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done* by Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan Ram Charan
- The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg & John David Mann
- Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy
- The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The Daily Drucker ** CONTEST ALERT **
Posted Feb. 9, 2009 8:56 a.m. by the-roy
In Uncategorized - 800 CEO Read Blog
CONTEST IS OVER! CONGRATS PAUL IN OREGON!
Once in awhile it happens... someone cancels an order for some books and we wind up with a very cool book that I just know would do better for someone than sit on my desk collecting dust. In this case, it's a copy of The Daily Drucker - - but how do I get it to someone that really wants it??
Well, I had a bit of a think and since it's February and all I am going to ask this simple question about the book - - -- The subtitle says: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done. Now does this mean Drucker put in 29 'insights' in his February chapter to cover Leap Years or do you think he put an extra 'insight' at the end of the book as a *bonus*?
The first one to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the right answer gets the copy of The Daily Drucker!
Posted June 9, 2006 5:34 a.m. by todd-sattersten
In Start-ups - 800 CEO Read Blog
I have been getting on a kick lately to get people to read more classic business books. I classify these as books which are just as relevant as ever and can be read over and over.
I have been asking people lately if they have read anything by Peter Drucker and I am shocked by the number of people you have never read anything written by the Father of Modern Management. While I was getting my MBA, we were never assigned to read anything by him. I sit here shaking my head wondering how this can be.
I decided to do some more research. Last week, we asked the inBubbleWrap crowd two questions having to do with Drucker.
First, we asked if they knew who Peter Drucker was. It was hard to give you an exact answer by I would say 15% of the people did not know he is was. I don't consider that too bad considering the often reported polls showing people's lack of knowledge on current events and world geography.
The second question we asked was "Have you read any books by Drucker?". The following is a list of all the books that people listed and the number of times they were mentioned in the answers.
The Daily Drucker - 28
Temption To Do Good - 3
Classic Drucker - 2
It was good to see one of Drucker's complete works beat the two "best-of" books. For my money, I would recommend The Effective Executive and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (both of which I am going back and reading again).
We have some plans for bringing back some of the classics. Stay tuned for that...
Daily Drucker for January 12th - Practice Comes First
Posted Jan. 12, 2006 2:16 a.m. by todd-sattersten
In Strategy - 800 CEO Read Blog
Decision makes need to factor into their present decisions the "future has already happened."
Decision makers--in government, in universities, in business, in the labor unions, in churches--need to factor into their present decisions the future has already happened. For this they need to know what events have already occurred that do not fit into their present-day assumptions, and thereby create new realities.
Intellectuals and scholars tend to believe that ideas come first, which then lead to new political, social, economic, psychological realities. This does happen, but it is the exception. As the rule, theory does not precede practice. Its role is to structure and codify already proven practice. Its role is to convert the isolated and "atypical" from exception to "rule" and "system," and therefore into something that can be learned and taught and, above all into something that can be generally applied.
ACTION POINT: Are the premises that you base your decisions on obsolete? DO you need a new intellectual framework to win in the market, as it exists today?
From The Daily Drucker by Peter Drucker wth Joseph Maciariello
Robert May on Peter Drucker
Posted Nov. 18, 2005 3:32 a.m. by kate
In Current Events - 800 CEO Read Blog
I read a lot of books, particularly business books. What I dislike about many of them is that the authors have tunnel-vision. Business is complex, and a one-size-fits-all approach is rarely successful. Authors that present their business ideas as a panacea ignore the importance of context in business decision making.
Peter Drucker had no tunnel-vision. His writings, when taken in small excerpts, can often seem confusing and contradictory, but a wide survey of Drucker writings reveal that is not the case. Drucker simply realized that there is never an absolute answer that business is about tradeoffs, and that context is important when making business decisions.
So why read Drucker? Because it is the best way to learn how to think about business. His books give you insights into his mind and thought process. Instead of teaching you to apply the same approach across a variety of problems, Drucker shows you how to analyze a business problem and make good solid decisions that take all the major factors into account. He points out the counterintuitive nature of many business solutions, and he is a master at balancing the needs of the various stakeholders involved.
If you have never read Peter Drucker, I would suggest beginning with The Daily Drucker, The Effective Executive, or The Essential Drucker. To close, I will leave you with a few of major favorite Peter Drucker quotes.
Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven't.
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately generate into hard work.
So much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Thank you Peter Drucker, for you contributions. Your examples of disciplined thought and lifelong learning are something to which we should all aspire.
May has an MBA from the University of Kentucky. He is a consultant and entrepreneur.
You can read his blog at www.businesspundit.com.