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A Listmania! list by Eric Ko "ash-housewares" (Mountain View, CA)
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The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action
1.  The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action by Robert S. Kaplan
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  "Good basis for using metrics to create continuity in an org"
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Keeping Score: Using the Right Metrics to Drive World-Class Performance
2.  Keeping Score: Using the Right Metrics to Drive World-Class Performance by Mark Graham Brown
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  "A good primer for metrics"
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Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers
3.  Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore
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  "An interesting psychographical look at marget segments"
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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
4.  Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins
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  "This gives an unfortunate view to the cavalier leader"
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Disney War
5.  Disney War by James B. Stewart
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  "An interesting look into disney and corp politics"
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Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service
6.  Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service by Theodore B. Kinni
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  "Customer service by Disney... who does it better than Disney?"
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Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior: A Commando's Guide to Success
7.  Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior: A Commando's Guide to Success by Richard Marcinko
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  "Don't be a chump manager, lead by example"
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
8.  Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
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  "Health has no relation to cost effectiveness"
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Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution (Collins Business Essentials)
9.  Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution (Collins Business Essentials) by Michael Hammer
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  "Case teams and progress for screwed up companies"
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Competition Demystified : A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy
10.  Competition Demystified : A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy by Bruce C. N. Greenwald
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  "A great book that breaks down components and case studies of competitive methods and blunders.  Everything from Intel v AMD to Nintendo."
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The War for Talent
11.  The War for Talent by Ed Michaels
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  "How difference companies leverage and inject talent into their organizations."
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The Nordstrom Way: The Inside Story of America's #1 Customer Service Company
12.  The Nordstrom Way: The Inside Story of America's #1 Customer Service Company by Robert Spector
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  "What differentiates Nordstroms from everyone else out there."
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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
13.  The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
The list author says:
  "Theory of Constraints is basically an understanding of where your bottlenecks are, slow points, or where you are capacity limited and working to optimize that.  Well told in a story format, but slightly outdated in that it uses a manufactureing setting vs. today's tech-focused setting."
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The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization (Collins Business Essentials)
14.  The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization (Collins Business Essentials) by Jon R. Katzenbach
The list author says:
  "A better in-depth review of what makes teams strong, weak, how to encourage growth, and work around obstacles.  A good short read."
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The Six Sigma Way: How GE, Motorola, and Other Top Companies are Honing Their Performance
15.  The Six Sigma Way: How GE, Motorola, and Other Top Companies are Honing Their Performance by Roland R. Cavanagh
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  "A good intro to six sigma...  again, not necessarily as applicable for business process as manufacturing, but still a good read."
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Leading Change
16.  Leading Change by John P. Kotter
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  "A good structure at creating change in small steps."
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Dealing with Darwin : How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution
17.  Dealing with Darwin : How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution by Geoffrey A. Moore
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  "Yet another good Geoffrey Moore book.  Read through the rest of the Moore books as well"
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Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding under Any Conditions
18.  Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding under Any Conditions by John P. Kotter
The list author says:
  "The bulk of this books was basically a story, stepping through a crisis, the things that were done to see a changing event through to the end.  In reality, I wasn't a huge fan of this as if you view it as a case study, it is a single case study with limited inputs and thus a bit abstract from reality."
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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
19.  Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
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  "Helps with your time management."
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First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
20.  First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham
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  "Understanding and working towards your teams strengths is a good idea, but rounding people out is necessary as well.   It's a good first set of steps."
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Finding Time: How Corporations, Individuals, and Families Can Benefit from New Work Practices (Collection on Technology and Work)
21.  Finding Time: How Corporations, Individuals, and Families Can Benefit from New Work Practices (Collection on Technology and Work) by Leslie A. Perlow
The list author says:
  "More of a characterization of how some people work, and a small experiment on how to structure that.  Not a great read, but not a bad one either given the brevity of the book.  If you can find it cheap, otherwise, this should be somewhat lower on your list of priority reads"
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The McKinsey Way
22.  The McKinsey Way by Ethan M. Rasiel
The list author says:
  "An interesting book.... not as many great nuggets of information as one might think, but a quick and easy read with some interesting case/contexts"
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
23.  The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
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  "A really quick, easy, and good read that stories its way through efforts in creating a team."
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The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)
24.  The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials) by Peter F. Drucker
The list author says:
  "A shockingly good view of what is commonly known and taught today as "modern management."  Something more people I know, than not, should read."
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Micromessaging: Why Great Leadership is Beyond Words
25.  Micromessaging: Why Great Leadership is Beyond Words by Stephen Young
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  "A good look into the unspoken language and messages that are conveyed, either intentionally or not."
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The Five Temptations of a CEO,  Anniversary Edition: A Leadership Fable
26.  The Five Temptations of a CEO, Anniversary Edition: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
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  "After reading the Dysfunctions, I thought I'd give this book a read.  Again, in story format.  I guess after I've read as many as I have now, there isn't a lot new, but this one felt like a recap.  However, concise and to the point, short and sweet for leaders with not a lot of time."
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Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors
27.  Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors by Patrick Lencioni
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  "If your company doesn't understand the application of metrics, KPIs, and overall objectives as a way to drive performance, this is a nice soft introduction while explaining some of the underlying behaviours"
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Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business
28.  Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business by Patrick Lencioni
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  "Don't have meetings just to have meetings.  Understand the application and usefulness of the participators and be efficient with the utilization of their time."
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The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow
29.  The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow by John C. Maxwell
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  "Brief but to the point."
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The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)
30.  The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition) by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
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  "Older, but still relevant."
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Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work
31.  Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work by David Rock
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  "A bit more of a anatomy driven view to change and leadership."
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Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life
32.  Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life by Stuart Diamond
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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
33.  Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath
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Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
34.  Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders by David Marquet
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  "Be a leader, not a boss"
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Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond
35.  Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond by Max H. Bazerman
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Slicing Pie: Funding Your Company Without Funds
36.  Slicing Pie: Funding Your Company Without Funds by Mike Moyer
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Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life
37.  Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life by Grant Cardone
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The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
38.  The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
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Last updated: 8/6/14
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