Recommended Business Books  for Every Executive                                                                             

A Book I Recommend for Leaders in All Organizations: A general reader on how to Make everyone's life meaningful:

If Aristotle Ran General Motors: The New Soul of Business by Tom Morris   (read my review)

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And a thoughtful book on general business strategy—forces you to scan and project the marketplace developments to anticipate where customers’ ValueSpace will be in the future.

The Profit Zone: How Strategic Business Design Will Lead You to Tomorrow's Profits, by Adrian J. Slywotzky and David J Morrison

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And for a no-nonsense, CEO-authored book, I recommend:

Free, Perfect, and Now by Robert Rodin



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   Good to Great by Jim Collins, a book for CEO’s, an incredible guide to understanding and transforming your “corporate DNA.”



   The Agenda  by Michael Hammer

Nine pointers to corporate fitness—you may not agree with a point here or there, but you can’t afford to ignore Hammer.                             


   ValueSpace by Banwari Mittal and Jagdish N. Sheth

(Comprehensive Framework for creating enduring customer value – need we say more?)



Three Books for Women Executives.

 Sifting through some dozen books, I have identified three that should be of immense value to women executives


In the Company of Women

Turning Workplace Conflict into Powerful Alliances,

by Pat Heim and Susan Murphy, Putnam, 2001. (Read my review)


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Same Game, Different Rules

How to Get Ahead Without Being a Bully Broad, Ice Queen, or Ms. Understood, by Jean Hollands, McGraw-Hill, 2002. 

                                                                              (Read my review)


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An AOL Insider Cracks the Code to Outrageous Success for Women

Mary Foley, AMACOM, 2002.


                                                    (Read my review)

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