Best Business Books of All Time

Added by John Biggs on 2020-11-27 18:27:28

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Best Business Books of All Time
Based on a Twitter thread by Mike Maples.
  • Competitive Strategy}

    Competitive Strategy

    Description
    The ideas in the book address the underlying fundamentals of competition in a way that is independent of the specifics of the ways companies go about competing. Competitive Strategy has filled a void in management thinking.
  • Competing for the Future}

    Competing for the Future

    Description
    In this book, they develop a coherent model for how today's executives can identify and accomplish no less than heroic goals in tomorrow's marketplace.
  • The Star Principle}

    The Star Principle

    Description
    Stars are rare. But with the help of this book and a little patience, you can find one, or create one yourself. THE STAR PRINCIPLE is a vital book for any budding entrepreneur or investor (of grand or modest means).
  • The Practice of Management}

    The Practice of Management

    Description
    This classic volume achieves a remarkable width of appeal without sacrificing scientific accuracy or depth of analysis.
  • The Psychology of Money}

    The Psychology of Money

    Description
    This fascinating book examines such diverse and compelling subjects as: money and power, gender differences, morality and tax, the very rich, the poor, lottery and pools winners, how possessions and wealth affect self-image and esteem, why ...
  • Only the Paranoid Survive}

    Only the Paranoid Survive

    Description
    The work of a lifetime, Only the Paranoid Survive is a classic of managerial and leadership skills.
  • Creativity, Inc.}

    Creativity, Inc.

    Description
    Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie.
  • The Man Without a Planet}

    The Man Without a Planet

    Description
    WHOEVER HOLDS THIS NEBULA CAN SWAY THE GALACTIC IMPERIUM When Raul Linton, Commander of Space Navy, returned from the bloody Third Imperial War in 3468 A.D. he was a disillusioned hero.
  • The Great Game of Business}

    The Great Game of Business

    Description
    In this expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of the book that started a business revolution, a successful businessman shares his philosophy of management that puts the concerns of the employees first and creates a company that will provide ...
  • No Man's Land}

    No Man's Land

    Description
    A guide for medium-sized businesses in the tradition of Small Giants addresses concerns specific to companies who have grown past the small size but have not yet reached the capacities of major competitors, counseling entrepreneurial ...
  • Small Giants}

    Small Giants

    Description
    In his new afterward, Burlingham reflects on the similarities and learning lessons from the small giants he covers in the book. From the Hardcover edition.
  • The Innovator's Solution}

    The Innovator's Solution

    Description
    This is a must-read for all senior managers and business leaders responsible for innovation and growth, as well as members of their teams.
  • The Dao of Capital}

    The Dao of Capital

    Description
    As today's preeminent doomsday investor Mark Spitznagel describes his Daoist and roundabout investment approach, “one gains by losing and loses by gaining.” This is Austrian Investing, an archetypal, counterintuitive, and proven ...
  • Financier: The Biography of Andre Meyer}

    Financier: The Biography of Andre Meyer

    Description
    " --The Wall Street Journal. "This book is fun to read. Mr. Reich, while prudently avoiding heavy legal and accounting exegesis, has a talent for the clear explanation of essential technical detail." --New York Times Book Review.
  • Competitive Strategy}

    Competitive Strategy

    Description
    The ideas in the book address the underlying fundamentals of competition in a way that is independent of the specifics of the ways companies go about competing. Competitive Strategy has filled a void in management thinking.
  • The Man Without a Planet}

    The Man Without a Planet

    Description
    WHOEVER HOLDS THIS NEBULA CAN SWAY THE GALACTIC IMPERIUM When Raul Linton, Commander of Space Navy, returned from the bloody Third Imperial War in 3468 A.D. he was a disillusioned hero.
  • Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande}

    Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande

    Description
    Edward Evans-Pritchard’s seminal 1937 Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic Among the Azande is a model contribution to anthropology’s grand interpretative project, and one whose success is based largely on its author’s thinking skills.
  • Economics in One Lesson}

    Economics in One Lesson

    Description
    He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946.
  • High Output Management}

    High Output Management

    Description
    In this legendary business book and Silicon Valley staple, the former chairman and CEO of Intel shares his perspective on how to build and run a company.
  • The Intelligent Investor}

    The Intelligent Investor

    Description
    Analyzes the principles of stock selection and various approaches to investing, and compares the patterns and behavior of specific securities under diverse economic conditions
  • The Advantage}

    The Advantage

    Description
    " This is the promise of The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni's bold manifesto about the most unexploited opportunity in modern business.
  • Business @ the Speed of Thought}

    Business @ the Speed of Thought

    Description
    In his new book, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates discusses how technology can help run businesses better today and how it will transform the nature of business in the near future.
  • The Lean Startup}

    The Lean Startup

    Description
    Outlines a revisionist approach to management while arguing against common perceptions about the inevitability of startup failures, explaining the importance of providing genuinely needed products and services as well as organizing a ...
  • Fritzy Finds a Hat}

    Fritzy Finds a Hat

    Description
    Proceeds from the book will benefit vital cancer research through the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation and at Moffitt Cancer Center as well as Moffitt's Families First Program.
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John Biggs - 1 year ago
This list came from a Twitter thread of top business books. I'd love to hear what you think.

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