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The list author says: "David advises boards of directors and business unit executives on IT performance, budgets, benchmarks, organization design, quality and sourcing of computing products and services.

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The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment
1.  The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment by Robert S. Kaplan
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  "Case studies to motiviate this advanced form of balanced scorecards."
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Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes
2.  Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes by Robert S. Kaplan
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  "A number of good examples.  Especially useful for showing the linkage to specific initiatives."
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Learning from the Future: Competitive Foresight Scenarios
3.  Learning from the Future: Competitive Foresight Scenarios by Liam Fahey
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  "A great collection of examples and guidance on scenario planning."
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Scenario Planning Handbook: Developing Strategies in Uncertain Times
4.  Scenario Planning Handbook: Developing Strategies in Uncertain Times by Bill Ralston
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  "Practical activities to generate and apply scenarios for ongoing management of strategic risks."
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Financial Analysis Tools and Techniques: A Guide for Managers
5.  Financial Analysis Tools and Techniques: A Guide for Managers by Erich A. Helfert
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  "Handy guide for understanding the fundamental business model of an enterprise.  Knowing how money is generated and consumed can inform a wide range of decisions."
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Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning
6.  Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Thomas H. Davenport
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  "These are the stories to motivate an interest in fact-based decision-making."
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Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results
7.  Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results by Thomas H. Davenport
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  "This is the roadmap to improved business intelligence and business analytics."
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Working Knowledge
8.  Working Knowledge by Thomas H. Davenport
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Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers
9.  Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers by Thomas H. Davenport
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  "I'm a big fan of Tom Davenport and his long record of insights into effective work by individuals and teams."
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The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action (Arena)
10.  The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action (Arena) by Donald A. Schon
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  "Business intelligence is actually a subset of the broader topic of knowledge management.  This is a strong foundation for understanding how professionals acquire, organize and apply knowledge (concepts and skills) to the facts at hand."
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Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data
11.  Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data by Stephen Few
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  "The two books on this list by Stephen Few provide current leading practices for practical, computer generated graphics.  Other authors on this subject include methods that include hand-drawn, artistic (hard to automate) representations."
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Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis
12.  Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis by Stephen Few
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