The list author says: "If you are a CEO, new to business consulting or a designer wanting to understand your clients then know more about business strategy will help. A little jargon will also help, as will a lot of practical reading on business problems and solutions that have worked.
This list provides a mix of innovation, business strategy and finance. Once you've read these books you'll have a balanced knowledge of business strategy (in practice and in theory).
I've focused mainly on primary texts an/or those that started a new era in business thinking. These are sometimes harder reading but more rewarding because you've made it to the source. A worthy goal."
"Heavy analysis and deep insights but a hard read. This book explains where management consultants get their obsession with graphs from.. they never want to have to read again once they've endured this book."