The best 98 Strategy books

$100M Offers

$100M Offers

Alex Hormozi
How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No
4.3 (68 ratings)

What's $100M Offers about?

$100M Offers (2021) is a guide to creating Grand Slam Offers – big-ticket products or services that sell themselves. By breaking down the psychology of pricing and perceived value, Alex Hormozi teaches readers how to differentiate and optimize their offer until it’s irresistible. 

Who should read $100M Offers?

  • Those launching their first business 
  • Serial entrepreneurs 
  • People working in sales or marketing 

Unreasonable Hospitality

Unreasonable Hospitality

Will Guidara
The Remarkable Power of Giving People More Than They Expect
4.4 (230 ratings)

What's Unreasonable Hospitality about?

Unreasonable Hospitality (2022) illustrates how surpassing expectations can take your service-based business to the next level. Through a collection of anecdotes and firsthand experiences, it imparts valuable insights into customer service, as well as employee management.

Who should read Unreasonable Hospitality?

  • Hospitality professionals
  • Anyone in the service industry
  • Business owners and leaders

The 1-Page Marketing Plan

The 1-Page Marketing Plan

Allan Dib
Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd
4.5 (146 ratings)

What's The 1-Page Marketing Plan about?

The 1-Page Marketing Plan (2018) is a streamlined, step-by-step framework for developing your own customized marketing strategy. With only one page, businesses can build and implement a marketing plan that attracts new customers and drives growth.

Who should read The 1-Page Marketing Plan?

  • Online marketing newbies
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Disorganized business owners

How the Future Works

How the Future Works

Brian Elliott
Leading Flexible Teams To Do The Best Work of Their Lives

What's How the Future Works about?

How the Future Works (2022) provides a blueprint that company leaders can use to implement flexible work policies. It offers a step-by-step guide detailing how to manage this transition effectively so that organizations can benefit from this new way of working.

Who should read How the Future Works?

  • Leaders wanting to make flexible work strategies the norm
  • Executives who are skeptical about flexible working models
  • Managers who want their teams to transition successfully to flexible work arrangements

The 80/20 Principle

The 80/20 Principle

Richard Koch
The Secret to Achieving More with Less
4.4 (814 ratings)

What's The 80/20 Principle about?

The 80/20 Principle (1997) was named one of GQ's Top 25 Business Books of the Twentieth Century. It's about the 80/20 principle, which says that 80 percent of results are generated by just 20 percent of effort. This phenomenon has huge implications for every area of life, as it helps single out the most important factors in any situation.

Who should read The 80/20 Principle?

  • Anyone who wants to get better results without expending more time
  • Anyone who wants to free up more of their time and lead a happier life
  • Anyone who wants to increase the profitability of their business

Start With Why (New Version)

Start With Why (New Version)

Simon Sinek
How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
4.7 (675 ratings)

What's Start With Why (New Version) about?

Start With Why (2009) tackles a fundamental question: What makes some organizations and people more innovative, influential, and profitable than others? Based on best-selling author Simon Sinek’s hugely influential lecture of the same name, the third most-watched TED talk of all time, these blinks unpack the answer to that conundrum. As Sinek’s examples show, it’s all about asking why rather than what.

Who should read Start With Why (New Version)?

  • Managers and team leaders 
  • Entrepreneurs building their brand 
  • Self-starters in need of a bit of inspiration

How Big Things Get Done

How Big Things Get Done

Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner
The Surprising Factors Behind Every Successful Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration
4.0 (105 ratings)

What's How Big Things Get Done about?

How Big Things Get Done (2023) explores what it takes to make large-scale projects work. It tackles tough questions like why so many big projects fail, and what makes the ones that succeed stand out from the rest. With real-life success stories as well as cautionary tales, its lessons can be applied to projects of any size, shape, or form. 

Who should read How Big Things Get Done?

  • Project managers looking to hone in their skills
  • Anyone about to embark on a new project or start a new business
  • Fans of Elon Musk wanting to learn how he works his magic

The Leader In You

The Leader In You

Dale Carnegie
How to Win Friends, Influence People & Succeed in a Changing World
4.8 (395 ratings)

What's The Leader In You about?

The Leader in You (1993) reveals how tapping into your enthusiasm and creativity can help you connect more effectively and work more productively. Drawing on insights from leaders across a wide range of fields, this practical guide includes strategies to hone your leadership strengths, boost your self-confidence, and achieve your personal and professional goals.

Who should read The Leader In You?

  • Managers or employees striving to become effective leaders
  • People craving better relationships with friends and colleagues
  • Perennial worriers who want to reenergize their outlook on life

The Art of War (New Version)

The Art of War (New Version)

Sun Tzu
Classic military strategy for politics, business, and everyday life
4.1 (766 ratings)

What's The Art of War (New Version) about?

The Art of War (fifth century BCE) is a Chinese military treatise that many global figures, including Mao Zedong and Douglas MacArthur, have used to inform their leadership strategies. Along with military tactics that can be applied to culture, politics, business, and sports, it highlights the skills good leaders need to have. 

Who should read The Art of War (New Version)?

  • Anyone interested in the foundations of good leadership
  • Those who want to gain a competitive advantage 
  • People who find themselves in confrontational situations

The 33 Strategies of War

The 33 Strategies of War

Robert Greene
A Comprehensive Guide to the Subtle Social Game of Everyday Life
4.1 (155 ratings)

What's The 33 Strategies of War about?

The 33 Strategies of War (2006) distills the essential lessons of military strategy into a series of memorable vignettes. Drawing on ancient and modern sources, this wide-ranging study of tactical masterstrokes and follies offers fascinating insights into human psychology and motivation.

Who should read The 33 Strategies of War?

  • Thinkers and doers
  • History buffs
  • Psychologists

The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings

Miyamoto Musashi
A Classic Text on the Japanese Way of the Sword
4.6 (301 ratings)

What's The Book of Five Rings about?

The Book of Five Rings (1643) is one of the most insightful texts to have ever been written about the nature of confrontation. Penned by a wandering samurai in seventeenth-century Japan, it’s a timeless study of the mindset of the warrior – literal and figurative.

Who should read The Book of Five Rings?

  • Martial artists
  • Strategists  
  • Leaders

Start with Why

Start with Why

Simon Sinek
How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
4.5 (1,098 ratings)

What's Start with Why about?

Start With Why (2011) tackles a fundamental question: What makes some organizations and people more innovative, influential, and profitable than others? Based on best-selling author Simon Sinek’s hugely influential lecture of the same name, the third most-watched TED talk of all time, these blinks unpack the answer to that conundrum. As Sinek’s examples from the business world, politics, and technology show, it’s all about asking “Why?” rather than “What?”

Who should read Start with Why?

  • Managers and team leaders 
  • Entrepreneurs building their brand 
  • Self-starters in need of a bit of inspiration

Good to Great (New Version)

Good to Great (New Version)

Jim Collins
Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't
4.6 (373 ratings)

What's Good to Great (New Version) about?

Good to Great (2011) presents the findings of a five-year study by Jim Collins and his research team. They identified public companies that had achieved enduring success after years of mediocre performance and isolated the factors that differentiated those companies from their lackluster competitors. These factors have been distilled into key concepts regarding leadership, culture, and strategic management.

Who should read Good to Great (New Version)?

  • Managers, founders, and executives who want to take their business to the next level
  • Leaders seeking to simplify their business strategy 
  • Anyone interested in leading a great corporate culture

The Goal

The Goal

Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox
A Process of Ongoing Improvement
3.6 (172 ratings)

What's The Goal about?

The Goal (1984) is a trailblazing example of the “business novel” genre, seamlessly blending fictional storytelling with practical business advice in a revolutionary manner. Experience the corporate journey of Alex Rogo as he endeavors to rescue his struggling company from going bust. Through Alex’s perspective, uncover valuable insights into topics like streamlining manufacturing operations and enhancing team productivity.

Who should read The Goal?

  • The ‘newbie’ manager
  • The experienced pro seeking a new perspective
  • General learners curious about the manufacturing world

Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy

W. Chan Kim
How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant
4.2 (355 ratings)

What's Blue Ocean Strategy about?

Blue Ocean Strategy (2004) is a business classic that revolutionized the way companies think about market competition. It explains why some businesses can grow uncontested, while the rest tear each other to bits in a hypercompetitive environment.

Who should read Blue Ocean Strategy?

  • entrepreneurs eager to get ahead of their competition
  • investors deciding which companies to back
  • business students who want to better understand market forces

Leadership Strategy and Tactics

Leadership Strategy and Tactics

Jocko Willink
Field Manual
4.6 (339 ratings)

What's Leadership Strategy and Tactics about?

Leadership Strategy and Tactics (2020) teaches you how to take the skills of a high-functioning Navy SEAL team and apply them to your workplace. You’ll learn about practices such as Extreme Ownership, and find out why humility is better than arrogance. These tips will help you to leave your ego at the door and to remember that your team’s success should always come before personal success.

Who should read Leadership Strategy and Tactics?

  • CEOs, managers, and team leaders who need some guidance
  • Employees hoping to get promoted to a supervisor position
  • People who work in human resources



Mike Michalowicz
Design Your Business to Run Itself
4.7 (120 ratings)

What's Clockwork about?

Clockwork (2018) explains how entrepreneurs can grow their enterprises without sacrificing their sanity. The trick is implementing smart systems and standard operating procedures that allow your business to run like clockwork without your constant input, freeing you up to tackle the challenges or embrace the opportunities that come your way.

Who should read Clockwork?

  • Anyone dreaming of starting a small business
  • Solopreneurs who are ready to scale in an intelligent way
  • Entrepreneurs who can’t exactly remember the last time they took a vacation



Henry Kissinger
Six Studies in World Strategy
4.3 (304 ratings)

What's Leadership about?

Leadership (2022) is a detailed analysis of six monumental twentieth-century leaders. By examining both the circumstances that formed these leaders and the strategies they used to shepherd their respective nations through periods of turmoil, it presents invaluable lessons for anyone working to shape the world’s future. From Charles de Gaulle’s strategy of will to Anwar Sadat’s strategy of transcendence and beyond, it serves as a historical debriefing on some of the defining leadership strategies of the last century.

Who should read Leadership?

  • History and politics geeks
  • Aspiring politicians
  • Biography lovers



Nir Eyal
How to Build Habit-Forming Products
4.6 (452 ratings)

What's Hooked about?

Hooked (2014) explains, through anecdotes and scientific studies, how and why we integrate certain products into our daily routines, and why such products are the Holy Grail for any consumer-oriented company. Hooked gives concrete advice on how companies can make their products habit-forming, while simultaneously exploring the moral issues that entails.

Who should read Hooked?

  • Anyone who wants to understand how habits are formed
  • Anyone who wants to design a hugely successful product or enhance an existing one
  • Anyone who wants to understand how some products take advantage of our tendency to form habits

The Art of War

The Art of War

Sun Tzu
Classic military strategy for politics, business, and everyday life
4.4 (647 ratings)

What's The Art of War about?

Thousands of years old, The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that is considered the definitive work of military tactics and strategy. It has greatly influenced military tactics as well as business and legal strategy in both the East and West. Leaders such as general Douglas MacArthur and Mao Zedong have drawn inspiration from it.

Who should read The Art of War?

  • Anyone interested in the foundation of many military, business and legal tactics
  • Anyone who wants to understand how warfare was conducted thousands of years ago

The Innovator’s Dilemma

The Innovator’s Dilemma

Clayton Christensen
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
4.4 (332 ratings)

What's The Innovator’s Dilemma about?

The Innovator’s Dilemma explains why so many well-established companies fail dismally when faced with the emerging markets they create. This Blink focuses on one of the book’s central themes: disruptive innovation.

Who should read The Innovator’s Dilemma?

  • Anyone interested in why big companies are so vulnerable to disruptive technologies
  • Business executives
  • Anyone who wants to take advantage of technological innovations

On War

On War

Carl von Clausewitz
Observations on the Nature, Theory and Strategy of War and Combat
4.3 (315 ratings)

What's On War about?

On War (1832) is widely considered to be a landmark book on the subject of war. In its serious and thoughtful consideration of why and how states engage in warfare, it continues to be an influential piece of writing centuries later.

Who should read On War?

  • History buffs
  • Those interested in the politics and morality of war
  • Anyone curious about military strategy

The First 90 Days

The First 90 Days

Michael D. Watkins
Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
3.0 (172 ratings)

What's The First 90 Days about?

The First 90 Days (2006) maps out the critical transition period for any business leader taking on a new role. It offers comprehensive and practical strategies for surviving – and thriving – past the first three months.

Who should read The First 90 Days?

  • Business leaders tackling a new role
  • Aspiring leaders preparing for their next move
  • Anyone looking to reduce their vulnerabilities as a leader

Built to Last

Built to Last

Jim Collins
Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
4.5 (237 ratings)

What's Built to Last about?

Built to Last (1994) examines 18 extraordinary and venerable companies to discover what has made them prosper for decades, in some cases for nearly two centuries. This groundbreaking study reveals the simple but inspiring differences that set these visionary companies apart from their less successful competitors.

Built to Last is meant for every level of every organization, from CEOs to regular employees, and from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and charitable foundations. The timeless advice uncovered in this book will help readers discover the importance of adhering to a core ideology while relentlessly stimulating progress.

Who should read Built to Last?

  • Anyone interested in how visionary companies have stayed successful for over a century
  • Anyone who wants to make their company, organization, department or team more purposeful
  • Anyone who wants to find tangible tools to drive progress, foster innovation or communicate values with their organization

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Ben Horowitz
Building A Business When There Are No Easy Answers
4.4 (356 ratings)

What's The Hard Thing About Hard Things about?

These blinks explain why the job of a CEO is among the toughest and loneliest in the world, and how you can survive all the stress and heartache involved.

Who should read The Hard Thing About Hard Things?

  • Present or future CEOs and founders
  • Anyone who wants to understand how businesses are run successfully
  • Anyone who is ever in a position where they have to hire or fire someone

Continuous Discovery Habits

Continuous Discovery Habits

Teresa Torres
Discover Products that Create Customer Value and Business Value
4.2 (225 ratings)

What's Continuous Discovery Habits about?

Continuous Discovery Habits (2021) explores how product managers and designers can keep making a positive impact on their customers’ lives. It explores an optimal decision-making process for product teams, so that they can continue to improve their offerings. 

Who should read Continuous Discovery Habits ?

  • Product managers looking for a new way of working
  • Entrepreneurs seeking a fresh perspective on creativity
  • Product designers

Good to Great

Good to Great

Jim Collins
Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
4.4 (581 ratings)

What's Good to Great about?

Good to Great (2001) presents the findings of a five-year study by the author and his research team. The team identified public companies that had achieved enduring success after years of mediocre performance and isolated the factors which differentiated those companies from their lackluster competitors.

These factors have been distilled into key concepts regarding leadership, culture and strategic management.

Who should read Good to Great?

  • Executives, investors and managers interested in taking their company from mediocrity to greatness
  • Entrepreneurs who want to make their start-up great from the very beginning
  • Anyone interested in what makes for great leadership, great corporate culture and great strategic planning

Talk Triggers

Talk Triggers

Jay Baer and Daniel Lemin
The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth
4.5 (49 ratings)

What's Talk Triggers about?

Talk Triggers (2018) reminds us of a truth so obvious it’s often forgotten: nothing drives customers through your doors as effectively as word-of-mouth recommendations. The trick is to strategically steer the conversation your way with carefully crafted talking points that set you apart from the competition. In these blinks, you’ll learn how to do this.

Who should read Talk Triggers?

  • Entrepreneurs looking to spread the word about their business
  • Salespeople interested in strategy
  • People working in marketing

Building a StoryBrand

Building a StoryBrand

Donald Miller
Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
4.7 (311 ratings)

What's Building a StoryBrand about?

Building a StoryBrand (2017) is a practical guide to effectively marketing your company or product. By showing the power of a seven-part story-telling framework, these blinks help you and your company create a clear message that no customer will ignore.

Who should read Building a StoryBrand?

  • Marketing people
  • Storytellers
  • Leaders and executives

Good Strategy, Bad Strategy

Good Strategy, Bad Strategy

Richard Rumelt
The Difference and Why It Matters
4.2 (310 ratings)

What's Good Strategy, Bad Strategy about?

Good Strategy, Bad Strategy dissects good strategies by using historical examples from a variety of fields, and offers insight into developing our own effective strategies through practical advice and a solid blueprint.

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Who should read Good Strategy, Bad Strategy?

  • Anyone interested in the different ways in which strategy can be applied to different fields
  • Anyone who has to make solid strategic decisions
  • Anyone interested in the history of business strategy

Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Scott Kupor
Venture Capital and How to Get It
4.4 (138 ratings)

What's Secrets of Sand Hill Road about?

Secrets of Sand Hill Road (2019) unveils the inner workings of one of Silicon Valley’s most iconic streets. Many of the area’s top venture capital firms are located here and have played a part in funding some of the biggest names in tech today. VC insider Scott Kupor has worked with many of them, and these blinks share their secrets – allowing the rest of us to decipher the mystery of venture capital, how to get it and why it can make or break a company.

Who should read Secrets of Sand Hill Road?

  • Founders and CEOs seeking advice on how to navigate the world of venture capital
  • Beginner venture capitalists looking for wisdom from an industry veteran
  • Tech enthusiasts curious about how their favorite apps came to fruition

Blue Ocean Shift

Blue Ocean Shift

W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
Beyond Competing – Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth
4.4 (163 ratings)

What's Blue Ocean Shift about?

Blue Ocean Shift (2017) is a step-by-step guide to moving past competition in an overcrowded industry. These blinks, based on decades of the authors’ practical experience, explain why you should endeavor to make competition obsolete and how you can open up whole new worlds of opportunity.

Who should read Blue Ocean Shift?

  • Entrepreneurs, managers, CEOs and business leaders
  • Small business owners
  • Business scholars and theorists of competition and market strategy

The New Strategist

The New Strategist

Günter Müller-Stewens
Shape Your Organization and Stay Ahead of Change
4.1 (132 ratings)

What's The New Strategist about?

The New Strategist (2020) is a practical guide on how to do strategy for business leaders. It explains what strategy work looks like in the day-to-day life of a company, shows the competencies that strategic leaders need, and lays out the tools that help strategists in their craft. It also explores the ways that strategists need to adapt to a changing world and provides the principles they can use to be successful leaders.

Who should read The New Strategist?

  • Managers who want to sharpen their strategic skills
  • Anyone who would like to be a strategic leader
  • Everyone curious about how successful businesses are led

Everybody Matters

Everybody Matters

Bob Chapman & Raj Sisodia
The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family
4.2 (71 ratings)

What's Everybody Matters about?

Everybody Matters (2015) chronicles Bob Chapman’s quest to find the best approach to business and leadership style. Traditional approaches to management often treat employees like cogs in the machine. The authors explain that by caring for employees as if they were family, you can not only experience unprecedented success but inspire company loyalty and allow all employees to reach their full potential as well.

Who should read Everybody Matters?

  • Anyone seeking to better their company or business
  • Managers wanting to improve employee relations
  • Small business owners or CEOs looking to inspire their employees

The Sales Advantage

The Sales Advantage

Dale Carnegie
How to Get It, Keep It, & Sell More Than Ever
4.5 (96 ratings)

What's The Sales Advantage about?

The Sales Advantage (2003) is a practical guide to closing more sales. Based on a popular corporate training program, it offers a step-by-step framework of the sales process, with tools and principles for identifying new prospects and converting them into returning customers.

Who should read The Sales Advantage?

  • Salespeople
  • Anyone who wants to improve client rapport
  • Entrepreneurs seeking new opportunities

How the Mighty Fall

How the Mighty Fall

Jim Collins
And Why Some Companies Never Give In
4.5 (92 ratings)

What's How the Mighty Fall about?

In How the Mighty Fall, influential business expert Jim Collins explores how even successful companies can suddenly collapse, especially if they make the wrong decisions. He also offers leaders advice to prevent them from making the same mistakes.

Who should read How the Mighty Fall?

  • Students majoring in business
  • Anyone unsure which businesses to invest in
  • Start-up CEOs looking to grow their business long term

Make Change Work for You

Make Change Work for You

Scott Steinberg
Ten Ways to Future-Proof Yourself, Innovate Fearlessly and Succeed Despite Uncertainty
4.1 (65 ratings)

What's Make Change Work for You about?

Make Change Work for You offers a searching exploration of why we resist change and why we should instead see it as an opportunity. In examining some of America’s most successful companies and entrepreneurs, the book offers several case studies on how to successfully adapt to change – as an employee, team leader, or even CEO.

Who should read Make Change Work for You?

  • Anyone who wants to improve their situation at work
  • Anyone who isn’t perfectly happy with their company’s trajectory
  • Anyone interested in learning how to embrace change

Masters of Scale

Masters of Scale

Reid Hoffman
Surprising Truths from the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs
4.3 (456 ratings)

What's Masters of Scale about?

Masters of Scale (2021) is part fascinating anecdote, part how-to guide for entrepreneurs who are preparing to launch their product or scale up their company. With case studies and stories behind some of the world’s biggest companies, it isolates the principles behind successfully scaling up.

Who should read Masters of Scale?

  • Serial entrepreneurs
  • Investors looking to scale a startup
  • Executives seeking to grow their companies

Crossing the Chasm

Crossing the Chasm

Geoffrey A. Moore
Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers
4.6 (213 ratings)

What's Crossing the Chasm about?

Crossing the Chasm (1991) examines the market dynamics faced by innovative new products, particularly the daunting chasm that lies between early to mainstream markets.

The book provides tangible advice on how to make this difficult transition and offers real-world examples of companies that have struggled in the chasm.

Who should read Crossing the Chasm?

  • Anyone working within the high tech industry
  • Anyone trying to enter a market with an innovative product
  • Anyone interested in how high tech products are adopted

Super Founders

Super Founders

Ali Tamaseb
What Data Reveals About Billion-Dollar Startups
4.5 (226 ratings)

What's Super Founders about?

Super Founders (2021) offers an in-depth analysis behind the success of billion-dollar startups. After crunching over 30,000 data points, it unravels the multitude of false notions surrounding tech unicorns and reveals what it really takes to make it in Silicon Valley. 

Who should read Super Founders?

  • Investors seeking to sharpen their eye for opportunities
  • Entrepreneurs looking for actionable advice
  • Startup veterans hoping to learn from their mistakes

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Chris McChesney
Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
4.4 (209 ratings)

What's The 4 Disciplines of Execution about?

The 4 Disciplines of Execution (2012) is a manual for CEOs and managers, showing leaders how to execute their strategic goals by getting their staff to behave differently. By introducing the four disciplines of execution, you’ll help motivate your team to achieve broader company goals.

Who should read The 4 Disciplines of Execution?

  • CEOs, managers and company leaders who want to execute their strategic goals
  • Students of economics and management
  • Anyone who wants to see their organization achieve its goals

Start-up of You

Start-up of You

Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha
Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
4.4 (133 ratings)

What's Start-up of You about?

The Start-Up of You (2012) is a guide to how you can leverage strategies used by start-ups in your own career: being adaptable, building relationships and pursuing breakout opportunities.

In a world where entire industries are being ravaged by global competition and traditional career paths are fast becoming dead-ends, everyone needs to hustle like an entrepreneur.

Who should read Start-up of You?

  • Anyone who wants to understand what the right career is for them and how to achieve it
  • Professionals who are considering a career or industry change
  • Professionals who want to leverage their network more effectively

I Know How She Does It

I Know How She Does It

Laura Vanderkam
How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time
3.8 (45 ratings)

What's I Know How She Does It about?

I Know How She Does It (2015) reveals how career-minded women balance work, family and time for themselves. Based on extensive research covering time logs to interviews, these blinks provide practical advice on time management for the modern working mother.

Who should read I Know How She Does It?

  • New mothers seeking advice on how to resume their professional life
  • Working mothers who want to rebuild their careers
  • Managers and employees seeking insight into the juggling act required of their female colleagues

Unprepared to Entrepreneur

Unprepared to Entrepreneur

Sonya Barlow
A Method to the Madness of Starting Your Own Business
4.2 (190 ratings)

What's Unprepared to Entrepreneur about?

Unprepared to Entrepreneur (2021) is a frank, lively guide to starting a business for those who fear they don’t have the requisite knowledge, worry they’ll fail, or aren’t sure how to begin. Packed with practical tips and personal anecdotes, it shows you that to be successful in the business world, you don’t need a perfect plan or an expensive degree. You just need a vision, the motivation –⁠ or madness –⁠ to make it happen, and the resilience to always get back up on your feet.

Who should read Unprepared to Entrepreneur?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs who identify as women or minorities
  • Young people wondering what it takes to run a business
  • Anyone struggling with imposter syndrome

The Automation Advantage

The Automation Advantage

Bhaskar Ghosh
Embrace the Future of Productivity and Improve Speed, Quality, and Customer Experience Through AI
3.9 (120 ratings)

What's The Automation Advantage about?

The Automation Advantage (2021) provides a roadmap for building automation and AI in a modern organization. From the different stages a business must go through on its automation journey to the best ways to reassure employees worried about job destruction, it shows leaders how to prosper in a future world.

Who should read The Automation Advantage?

  • Business leaders looking to automate
  • Employees at companies set to flirt with AI
  • Anyone interested in how tech will transform the world

The 12 Week Year

The 12 Week Year

Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington
Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 months
4.6 (243 ratings)

What's The 12 Week Year about?

The 12 Week Year (2013) provides a blueprint for revolutionizing your planning, delivery and productivity. Many individuals, organizations and businesses plan around an annual cycle, but it’s near impossible to make accurate plans for an entire year, and it’s just as hard to muster a year’s worth of focus. This book offers an alternative, explaining how to plan around a 12-week period, execute critical tasks and radically improve results.

Who should read The 12 Week Year?

  • Workers who feel they could be doing more in less time
  • Business leaders striving for higher productivity and faster execution
  • People struggling to put their great ideas into practice

Transforming Project Management

Transforming Project Management

Duane Petersen
An Essential Paradigm for Turning Your Strategic Planning Into Action
3.9 (90 ratings)

What's Transforming Project Management about?

Transforming Project Management (2021) sets out to address a number of problems in the world of project management. From strategic planning to scheduling and budgeting, it points in the direction of smoother and more successful projects.

Who should read Transforming Project Management?

  • Experienced project managers looking to up their game
  • Anyone skeptical about the usefulness of project management
  • Executives eager to hire better management consultants

Testing Business Ideas

Testing Business Ideas

David J. Bland and Alexander Osterwalder
A Field Guide for Rapid Experimentation
4.4 (86 ratings)

What's Testing Business Ideas about?

Testing Business Ideas (2021) explores how entrepreneurs can use experimentation to give their new venture the best chance of success. It outlines the rationale behind testing, and describes a framework for deciding how to proceed. 

Who should read Testing Business Ideas?

  • Anyone working at a small company or start-up
  • Entrepreneurs hoping to turn their big idea into a profitable venture 
  • Business students looking for fresh insights

Scale for Success

Scale for Success

Jan Cavelle
Expert Insights into Growing Your Business
4.2 (160 ratings)

What's Scale for Success about?

Scale for Success (2021) is a guide to turning your small business into a far bigger and more successful enterprise than it is today. From crowdfunding to job descriptions, it covers the ins and outs – and highs and lows – of scaling up any firm.

Who should read Scale for Success?

  • Entrepreneurs trying to break into the big league
  • Anyone working at a small business or early-stage start-up
  • Veteran businesspeople interested in mentoring small business owners



Marty Cagan with Chris Jones
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products
4.0 (51 ratings)

What's Empowered about?

Empowered (2020) is a written master class that guides ordinary people to create extraordinary products. Discover how to create profitable products that consumers love!

Who should read Empowered?

  • Tech product owners looking to lead with purpose
  • Lovers of influential product designs
  • Anyone curious about how great tech gets made

Scaling Up

Scaling Up

Verne Harnish
How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don’t (Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0)
4.4 (122 ratings)

What's Scaling Up about?

You had the idea, you drafted the business plan, you raised the cash, you launched your new venture and you became a success. But now you need to grow. Scaling Up (2014) reveals the most useful tools for doing just that. Use the Scaling Up system of checklists, levers and priorities to establish a strong company culture as your business expands through the right strategic and financial decisions.

Who should read Scaling Up?

  • Those working in the executive and middle management of expanding firms
  • Managers who want to streamline decision-making in their organization
  • Anyone wondering why some companies grow and others don’t

Strategy Safari

Strategy Safari

Henry Mintzberg
A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Strategic Management
3.8 (63 ratings)

What's Strategy Safari about?

Strategy Safari is a comprehensive guidebook to strategy formation, complete with a thorough run-down of all its major schools of thought. By explaining the primary strengths and limitations of each school, Strategy Safari gives you the tools to form the strategy that is right for your business.

Who should read Strategy Safari?

  • Anyone interested in strategic management and strategy formation
  • CEOs, MBA students, managers and entrepreneurs
  • Anyone working as a consultant or teacher in management

Radical Outcomes

Radical Outcomes

Juliana Stancampiano
How to Create Extraordinary Teams that Get Tangible Results
3.8 (25 ratings)

What's Radical Outcomes about?

Radical Outcomes (2019) explores ways to translate top-level strategies into great results for your business. Revealing the common disconnect between decision-making executives and front-line staff, it explores how all levels of an organization can work better together to drive radically improved outcomes. 

Who should read Radical Outcomes?

  • Team leaders looking for a fresh perspective
  • Executives poised to invest in new business technologies
  • Learning and development managers seeking new insight

Competitive Strategy

Competitive Strategy

Michael E. Porter
Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors
4.2 (75 ratings)

What's Competitive Strategy about?

Competitive Strategy presents a thorough examination of the nature of industry competition as well as the common strategies that successful businesses employ to get ahead. It not only offers valuable insights into how to compete in the market, but also reveals how companies can use their competitors’ information to best them at their own game.

Who should read Competitive Strategy?

  • Anyone who wants to lead in their industry
  • CEOs, investors and entrepreneurs

Get Different

Get Different

Mike Michalowicz
Marketing That Can't Be Ignored!
4.3 (258 ratings)

What's Get Different about?

Get Different (2021) is a practical guide for entrepreneurs who want to leverage their market strategies and set themselves apart from the competition. Using an established framework, it offers step-by-step guidance on how to turn a marketing experiment into a strategic plan that gets you noticed and generates leads.

Who should read Get Different?

  • Business owners seeking new leads
  • Marketing professionals and enthusiasts 
  • New entrepreneurs

Zillow Talk

Zillow Talk

Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries
The New Rules of Real Estate
3.7 (75 ratings)

What's Zillow Talk about?

Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate (2015) gives the reader all the tools they need to buy, sell or rent a home. From the conundrum of whether to rent or buy, to when to sell and how to boost the value of your property, these blinks shed light on the perennially important dilemmas of real estate – the biggest investment of your life.

Who should read Zillow Talk?

  • First-time buyers trying to get a handle on the market
  • Seasoned investors who want to learn the new rules of real estate
  • Renters who are unsure if buying a home is right for them

Practically Radical

Practically Radical

William C. Taylor
Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry and Challenge Yourself
4.4 (49 ratings)

What's Practically Radical about?

Practically Radical (2011) is a strategic guide to navigating today’s fast-moving world of business for leaders keen to set themselves apart from the crowd. Full of clever tips and insights from today’s most innovative companies, it argues for the need to rethink tried and tested methods and learn to think outside the box.

Who should read Practically Radical?

  • CEOs and leaders
  • Entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Anyone looking to boost their business

The Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project

Gene Kim
A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
4.5 (158 ratings)

What's The Phoenix Project about?

The Phoenix Project (2013) explores how integrating the Development and IT Operations teams of a company’s IT department can improve communication, accelerate workflow, and increase value. It uses a fictional lens to unpack a common real-life scenario – demonstrating how the DevOps approach enables organizations to deftly adapt to sudden changes, updates, or market pressures.

Who should read The Phoenix Project?

  • Business leaders looking to increase value through their IT department 
  • IT managers seeking to streamline their teams’ workflow
  • Tech employees wondering how different parts of a business interrelate

Great by Choice

Great by Choice

Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
4.5 (123 ratings)

What's Great by Choice about?

The world is an uncertain place, constantly changing and often chaotic. While many companies are unable to survive in this chaos, some companies are not only able to survive in these shifting conditions but even thrive in them. Great by Choice analyses why these companies succeed while most others fail. 

Great By Choice is the result of exhaustive, in-depth research into the business environment. It argues that success is not the result of a company being more innovative, bold or open to taking risks, nor is it a result of mere luck or chance. Success in fact comes from a mixture of discipline, evidence-based innovation and a fear of failure that borders on paranoia. It is this recipe, rather than luck, which enables certain companies to become great.

Who should read Great by Choice?

  • Anyone looking for the secrets of long-term success in business
  • Anyone wanting to know the role that luck or chance plays in achieving success
  • Anyone wanting to know how great companies thrive even in turbulent environments 

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got

Jay Abraham
21 Ways You Can Out-think, Out-perform, and Out-earn the Competition
4.0 (43 ratings)

What's Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got about?

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got (2000) is a guide to spotting new opportunities, securing new clients and succeeding, no matter what your area of business. These blinks explain how to make more out of what you already have and how best to use it to your business’s advantage.

Who should read Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got?

  • Business leaders who want a leg up in their market
  • Entrepreneurs looking for new ways to get ahead of the competition
  • Any reader with an interest in business and marketing

Finish Big

Finish Big

Bo Burlingham
How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top
4.1 (28 ratings)

What's Finish Big about?

Finish Big (2014) is a guide for how to exit an organization in a way that's healthy and positive for both a business owner and the company. Leaders often overlook this aspect of their career, mistakenly thinking that leaving will be simple, when instead it requires long-term planning to truly finish in a way that benefits everyone.

Who should read Finish Big?

  • Entrepreneurs or anyone interested in business strategy
  • CEOs or leaders looking to leave their organization soon
  • Anyone interested in the politics and philosophies of exit strategies

Strategy Rules

Strategy Rules

David B. Yoffie and Michael A. Cusumano
Five Timeless Lessons From Bill Gates, Andy Grove and Steve Jobs
4.1 (88 ratings)

What's Strategy Rules about?

Strategy Rules (2015) explores the business strategies and leadership styles of three hyper-successful tech CEOs: Bill Gates of Microsoft, Andy Grove of Intel and Steve Jobs of Apple. These blinks break down the strategic expertise necessary to build a competitive business and ensure long-term success.

Who should read Strategy Rules?

  • Businesspeople who want to learn from the success of Microsoft, Intel and Apple
  • CEOs looking for a strategic boost
  • New entrepreneurs looking to develop a vision for their ideas

The Scrum Fieldbook

The Scrum Fieldbook

J.J. Sutherland
A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future
4.5 (118 ratings)

What's The Scrum Fieldbook about?

The Scrum Fieldbook (2019) is a practical, hands-on guide to the scrum organizational framework within the Agile mindset. This concise manual recaps how scrum works to increase work velocity and to ensure any team delivers the right impact for the business. It also explains how to implement Scrum in any organization across all industries from software to home renovation and even to the military.

Who should read The Scrum Fieldbook?

  • Small companies looking for big results
  • Managers aiming to streamline their team
  • Anyone interested in cutting-edge organizational techniques

The Runaway Species

The Runaway Species

Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman
How Human Creativity Remakes the World
4.3 (49 ratings)

What's The Runaway Species about?

The Runaway Species (2017) is a gripping account of human creativity. Examining the principles that underlie our inventiveness, as well as real-world examples of creative breakthroughs, it offers a novel account of the abilities that make our species unique.

Who should read The Runaway Species?

  • Artistic types wondering how creativity works
  • Entrepreneurs trying to develop the next big thing
  • Anyone who wants to become a bit more inventive

Startup Growth Engines

Startup Growth Engines

Sean Ellis
Case Studies of How Today's Most Successful Startups Unlock Extraordinary Growth
4.0 (74 ratings)

What's Startup Growth Engines about?

We’ve all heard success stories of start-ups attracting millions of users and earning billions of dollars virtually overnight. Startup Growth Engines (2014) shows us what all these companies have in common: a new approach called “growth hacking”. These blinks reveal how your business can use viral marketing techniques, freemium business models and other growth engines to rapidly achieve business success.

Who should read Startup Growth Engines?

  • Business students eager to learn more about start-ups
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs looking for inspiration
  • Business owners hoping to boost growth

Big Bang Disruption

Big Bang Disruption

Larry Downes and Paul Nunes
Business Survival in the Age of Constant Innovation
4.1 (35 ratings)

What's Big Bang Disruption about?

Big Bang Disruption (2014) explains how disruptive innovations are endangering many of today’s businesses, and how to keep your business alive despite these disruptions. It describes the four stages of market disruption and provides 12 rules that’ll help you get through them.

Who should read Big Bang Disruption?

  • Executives and managers
  • Investors and entrepreneurs
  • Economists and strategists

Never Get a “Real” Job

Never Get a “Real” Job

Scott Gerber
How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business and Not Go Broke
3.9 (76 ratings)

What's Never Get a “Real” Job about?

Never Get a “Real” Job (2011) encourages young entrepreneurs to swear off “real” jobs, foregoing the nine-to-five life in favor of taking control of their own lives. Based on real-world experience and observation, it provides a nuts-and-bolts guide to getting it together and starting up.

Who should read Never Get a “Real” Job?

  • Young entrepreneurs looking to launch a start-up
  • People wondering what to do with a great idea
  • Longtime employees looking for something new

The Common Path to Uncommon Success

The Common Path to Uncommon Success

John Lee Dumas
A Roadmap to Financial Freedom and Fulfillment
4.2 (163 ratings)

What's The Common Path to Uncommon Success about?

The Common Path to Uncommon Success (2021) arms you with the tools to create valuable content and turn it into financial independence. Drawing on more than 3,000 interviews with successful entrepreneurs, it lays bare the path to transforming your big idea into a profitable business.

Who should read The Common Path to Uncommon Success?

  • Entrepreneurs looking to make their big idea a reality
  • Career professionals seeking an escape from the daily grind
  • Content creators eager to up their game

High-Impact Tools for Teams

High-Impact Tools for Teams

Stefano Mastrogiacomo and Alexander Osterwalder
5 Tools to Align Team Members, Build Trust, and Get Results Fast
4.1 (162 ratings)

What's High-Impact Tools for Teams about?

High Impact Tools for Teams (2021) offers flexible tools for project planning, assessment, and creating an empowering environment for your team members. At the center is the Team Alignment Map, a simple chart that will transform the way you conduct meetings, track progress, and identify problems before they occur.

Who should read High-Impact Tools for Teams?

  • Leaders and project managers looking for better results
  • Anyone trying to get an ambitious project off the ground
  • Team members who long for a better work environment

The Loop Approach

The Loop Approach

Sebastian Klein
How to Transform Your Organization from the Inside Out
3.9 (72 ratings)

What's The Loop Approach about?

The Loop Approach (2019) presents a systematic approach to the transformation of organizations. Its toolkit of ideas and methods is designed to help even the largest organization change its bad habits, thus enabling it to adapt to the challenges of the future. 

Who should read The Loop Approach?

  • Business leaders looking for ways to update their company structures
  • Teams aiming to work more effectively as a group
  • Entrepreneurs wishing to establish organizations that are forward-looking

Unleashing the Ideavirus

Unleashing the Ideavirus

Seth Godin
Stop Marketing AT People! Turn Your Ideas into Epidemics by Helping Your Customers Do the Marketing for You
4.4 (77 ratings)

What's Unleashing the Ideavirus about?

Unleashing the Ideavirus (2000) provides a map for charting a successful marketing campaign on the modern media landscape. It argues that the rise of the internet and the decline of advertising as an effective way of reaching people dictate that we need to rethink radically the way we approach marketing. And this new approach should embrace the potential for ideas to go viral via peer-to-peer communication.

Who should read Unleashing the Ideavirus?

  • Marketers looking for alternatives to advertising 
  • Entrepreneurs seeking to tap into the internet’s marketing potential 
  • Anyone wanting a better understanding of how things “go viral”

Self-Made Boss

Self-Made Boss

Jackie Reses and Lauren Weinberg
Advice, Hacks, and Lessons from Small Business Owners
4.4 (156 ratings)

What's Self-Made Boss about?

Self-Made Boss (2022) is a practical starter kit for anyone looking to start a small business. It’s packed with advice and case studies looking at small businesses from across the United States, with step-by-step instructions for turning your great idea into a successful business. 

Who should read Self-Made Boss?

  • Small business owners
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Anyone curious about how brands are built from the ground up

See You on the Internet

See You on the Internet

Avery Swartz
Building Your Small Business with Digital Marketing
4.0 (111 ratings)

What's See You on the Internet about?

See You on the Internet (2020) is a simple guide to navigating the world of digital marketing. If you’ve ever felt intimidated by the thought of building a website or running an email marketing campaign, See You on the Internet will walk you through planning, implementing, and measuring your digital marketing efforts.

Who should read See You on the Internet?

  • Small business owners interested in digital marketing
  • Digital and social media managers
  • People interested in marketing strategy

Content Rules

Content Rules

Ann Handley & C.C. Chapman
How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and more) that Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business
3.9 (72 ratings)

What's Content Rules about?

Content Rules (2012) is a guide to content publishing that’ll help you implement effective and sustainable strategies. Regardless of whether you’re a social-media novice or a web-savvy pro, these blinks will guide you through the ins and outs of web-based content tools and social media sites, while offering plenty of helpful content tips along the way.

Who should read Content Rules?

  • Business owners looking to integrate content publishing into their marketing strategy
  • People hoping to harness the power of social media to reach huge groups
  • Creative professionals in any media who want to complement their skills with a flair for sales and marketing

The Innovation Stack

The Innovation Stack

Jim McKelvey
Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time
4.6 (124 ratings)

What's The Innovation Stack about?

The Innovation Stack (2020) explores what it takes to be a true entrepreneur – that is, to find a problem no one else has solved, and do everything you can to solve it. It reveals how two friends built a billion-dollar financial-services company from the ground up through courage, ingenuity, and a touch of humor. 

Who should read The Innovation Stack?

  • Would-be entrepreneurs looking to build their first company
  • Established entrepreneurs seeking fresh inspiration
  • Anyone interested in the evolution of a multibillion-dollar company

Radical Product Thinking

Radical Product Thinking

R. Dutt
The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter
4.1 (310 ratings)

What's Radical Product Thinking about?

Radical Product Thinking (2021) lays out a step-by-step approach to developing game-changing products. Taking aim at the iteration-led approaches to product development that have become popular in recent years, it provides an inspiring, vision-driven alternative. 

Who should read Radical Product Thinking?

  • Product developers 
  • Entrepreneurs 
  • Change-makers

Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0

Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0

Jim Collins and Bill Lazier
Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company
4.5 (125 ratings)

What's Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0 about?

Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0 (2020) updates Jim Collins and Bill Lazier’s essential 1992 business handbook, Beyond Entrepreneurship for the entrepreneurs, visionaries, and innovators of today. This new edition combines the timeless business advice and strategy of the original text, supplemented with cutting-edge insights and case studies pertinent to today’s business world.

Who should read Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0?

  • Office drones who want to break out of their nine-to-five
  • Fledgling start-up founders wondering where to, well, start
  • Successful entrepreneurs looking to scale up to the big time

Clay Water Brick

Clay Water Brick

Jessica Jackley
Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least
4.2 (22 ratings)

What's Clay Water Brick about?

Clay Water Brick (2015) explores the author’s unusual business career in connection with stories of successful micro-entrepreneurs all over the globe. These blinks reveal the strategies of entrepreneurs who make something out of nothing while making a difference in struggling communities.

Who should read Clay Water Brick?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs worried that a lack of resources will hold them back
  • Activists interested in sustainable approaches to changing the world
  • Those who want to see global issues from an optimistic perspective



Joi Ito and Jeff Howe
How to Survive Our Faster Future
4.0 (47 ratings)

What's Whiplash about?

Whiplash (2016) explains the new rules of our fast-changing world. The current moment is defined by emergent technologies and innovative ideas, and the only way to stay afloat is to adapt. Forget the principles of yesterday and start developing strategies that work today.

Who should read Whiplash?

  • People with an interest in technology and digital developments
  • Entrepreneurs and start-up owners
  • Anyone who wants to learn about business strategies

Staring Down the Wolf

Staring Down the Wolf

Mark Divine
7 Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams
4.4 (287 ratings)

What's Staring Down the Wolf about?

Staring Down the Wolf (2020) is a leadership guide to forging great teams in the face of adversity. Drawing upon the teachings of the Navy SEALs, one of the world’s most elite military units, it shows what it takes to command an elite team.

Who should read Staring Down the Wolf?

  • Leaders seeking to align and strengthen their teams
  • Military aficionados
  • Anyone who needs inspiration to push past their plateau

You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake!

You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake!

Olivier Sibony
How Biases Distort Decision-Making – and What You Can Do To Fight Them
4.3 (106 ratings)

What's You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake! about?

You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake! (2020) deals with the negative but often predictable effects that cognitive biases have on high-stakes decisions. Far from claiming that biases can be eliminated altogether, it demonstrates how every decision is colored by bias and outlines specific techniques that’ll help you make more rational, fact-based business decisions.

Who should read You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake! ?

  • Businesspeople who have to make frequent decisions
  • Anyone interested in business strategy and behavioral economics
  • Fans of Daniel Kahneman or Malcolm Gladwell

How Google Works

How Google Works

Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg
An insider's guide to one of the biggest companies in the world
4.4 (98 ratings)

What's How Google Works about?

How Google Works shares business insights from one of the most successful technology start-ups in history. Written by the former top executives at the company, the book lays out, step by step, Google’s path to success; a roadmap that your company can follow, too.

Who should read How Google Works?

  • CEOs or managers at start-up companies
  • Anyone with a start-up idea looking for the fast path to success
  • Anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes look at Google

Creativity, Inc.

Creativity, Inc.

Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
4.3 (174 ratings)

What's Creativity, Inc. about?

Creativity, Inc. explores the peaks and troughs in the history of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios along with Ed Catmull’s personal journey towards becoming the successful manager he is today. In doing so, he explains the management beliefs he has acquired along the way, and offers actionable advice on how to turn your team members into creative superstars.

Who should read Creativity, Inc.?

  • Anyone interested in successful managerial habits and leadership styles
  • Anyone managing a staff whose work requires creativity
  • Anyone truly committed to building a sustainable creative culture

The Change Masters

The Change Masters

Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the American Corporation
4.0 (27 ratings)

What's The Change Masters about?

The Change Masters (1983) is about Rosabeth Moss Kanter's findings from her extensive research on American corporations in the 1980s. She identifies the key factors that bring about change and innovation, and explains how you can structure your organization to adapt to change more effectively.

Who should read The Change Masters?

  • Change managers and business consultants
  • Managers and team leaders
  • Ambitious entrepreneurs and anyone interested in innovation

Driving Performance Through Learning

Driving Performance Through Learning

Andy Lancaster
Using L&D to Improve Performance, Productivity and Profits
4.2 (175 ratings)

What's Driving Performance Through Learning about?

Driving Performance Through Learning (2019) is a guide to help learning and development professionals understand the full breadth of possibilities for learning in the modern workplace. It explains the benefits of learning during the natural flow of work, encouraging a wide range of innovative methods.

Who should read Driving Performance Through Learning?

  • Learning and development professionals expanding their horizons
  • Managers who want to understand L&D better
  • Workers who love learning new professional skills

Leadership and Self-Deception

Leadership and Self-Deception

The Arbinger Institute
Getting Out of the Box
4.3 (100 ratings)

What's Leadership and Self-Deception about?

This book will show you how and why most people are in a state of self-deception where they view their needs as more important than those of people around them. It demonstrates the negative impact this self-deception has on our lives, but also shows a way out of this state, benefiting both our private and professional lives.

Who should read Leadership and Self-Deception?

  • Anyone who wants his or her company to have a more positive and effective working attitude
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to become an inspiring leader
  • Anyone who feels they sometimes mistreat people who are important to them



Seth Godin
We Need You to Lead Us
4.6 (150 ratings)

What's Tribes about?

In this book, author Seth Godin reveals the most powerful unit of social organization: the “tribe,” or a group of people connected to a cause, a leader and each other, who together drive change in society. It shows us how we can harness the power of the internet to form and lead our own tribes. Tribes also advocates the universal need for change and leadership, so we can grow as a company or as a society.

Who should read Tribes?

  • Anyone who wants to create a movement to change the status quo
  • Anyone interested in the latest marketing concepts
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to be a great leader

Reinventing the Product

Reinventing the Product

Eric Schaeffer and David Sovie
How to Transform your Business and Create Value in the Digital Age
4.3 (150 ratings)

What's Reinventing the Product about?

Reinventing the Product (2019) takes an in-depth look at what it takes to compete in today’s increasingly digitized marketplace, outlining all the steps a company needs to take to pull itself out of the past and into a future where the marketplace is ruled by smart, digitally connected products.

Who should read Reinventing the Product?

  • CEOs, CIOs, and entrepreneurs
  • Business managers who want to stay on the cutting edge
  • People curious about the future of business

Business Execution for RESULTS

Business Execution for RESULTS

Stephen Lynch
A Practical Guide for Leaders of Small to Mid-Sized Firms
4.4 (55 ratings)

What's Business Execution for RESULTS about?

Business Execution for RESULTS (2013) is a guide to building a better business. These blinks offer a practical plan for setting appropriate goals and performing the necessary analyses to create a winning business strategy that will lead your company straight to the top.

Who should read Business Execution for RESULTS?

  • Business owners and new entrepreneurs
  • Leaders and executives in small to mid-sized companies

Rapid Growth, Done Right

Rapid Growth, Done Right

Val Wright
Lead, Influence and Innovate for Success
4.1 (53 ratings)

What's Rapid Growth, Done Right about?

Rapid Growth, Done Right (2020) sets out a blueprint for leading an organization focused on growth. It explains how a symbiotic relationship among creative, technical, and business minds is a prerequisite for success. To achieve this success as a leader, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with each of these different areas, communicate fluently, and inspire innovation. 

Who should read Rapid Growth, Done Right?

  • Leaders looking to kick-start a growth revolution
  • Struggling companies in need of fresh ideas
  • Those interested in improving their influence within their company

Only the Paranoid Survive

Only the Paranoid Survive

Andrew S. Grove
Transform apocalypse into opportunity
4.4 (60 ratings)

What's Only the Paranoid Survive about?

Only The Paranoid Survive (1999) presents the experiences and invaluable advice of one of the most admired and successful CEOs of recent times: Andrew S. Grove. In this book, Grove suggests many strategies that companies can adopt to survive – and even exploit – what he terms Strategic Inflection Points: those sink-or-swim moments in a company’s existence. The book provides the reader with a deeper understanding of the ways in which strategic decisions are made, and, specifically, of what’s involved in directing a leading tech company.


Who should read Only the Paranoid Survive?

  • Anybody who owns or runs a business
  • Anyone interested in the decision-making of a large company
  • People who want to learn how to overcome the critical moments in a company’s life



Noah Fleming
Cultivate the Enduring Customer Loyalty That Keeps Your Business Thriving
4.4 (26 ratings)

What's Evergreen about?

Evergreen (2015) is about keeping your business fresh and staving off stagnation that threatens its survival. Fleming outlines a philosophy that puts customers at the center of a company’s strategy, challenges conventional business wisdom and offers concrete advice for building long-term profitability.

Who should read Evergreen?

  • CEOs and marketing executives at small- and medium-sized businesses who want to rethink their customer relationships
  • Sales directors seeking new ideas
  • Start-up founders who want to build their business right

Hacking Growth

Hacking Growth

Sean Ellis & Morgan Brown
How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success
4.5 (135 ratings)

What's Hacking Growth about?

Hacking Growth (2017) provides online business owners with a game plan for taking their company to the next level. Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown give readers a step-by-step guide through a dynamic and endlessly repeatable process that will spark growth and transform any sluggish business into a vibrant, growing enterprise teeming with loyal customers.

Who should read Hacking Growth?

  • Entrepreneurs and CEOs
  • Business students
  • Anyone hoping to grow a business

The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization

The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization

Peter F. Drucker
Revitalize your business with these five questions
4.4 (99 ratings)

What's The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization about?

The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization (2008) presents readers with five simple yet highly effective questions that any manager, owner or stakeholder should ask in order to increase their organization’s chances of success. While these questions are focused on non-profit organizations, the lessons are applicable to any organization seeking to make a difference.

Who should read The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization?

  • Business owners, managers and other stakeholders
  • Students of business and management
  • Readers interested in improving leadership skills

The Entrepreneur's Weekly Nietzsche

The Entrepreneur's Weekly Nietzsche

Dave Jilk and Brad Feld
A Book for Disruptors
4.0 (88 ratings)

What's The Entrepreneur's Weekly Nietzsche about?

The Entrepreneur's Weekly Nietzsche (2021) is a how-to guide for disruptors, examining the surprising ways in which this nineteenth-century philosopher can instruct and inspire twenty-first-century entrepreneurs. From business pitches to pride, and from victory to progress, it offers food for thought from an unfamiliar but stimulating perspective.

Who should read The Entrepreneur's Weekly Nietzsche?

  • Entrepreneurs hoping to expand their conceptual toolkits
  • Businesspeople looking for a fresh perspective on innovation
  • All those interested in making practical use of philosophy

Red Team

Red Team

Micah Zenko
How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy
4.1 (48 ratings)

What's Red Team about?

Red Team (2015) gives insight into the military and security strategies that try to anticipate the adversary’s next move. Covering events from the capture of Osama bin Laden to mysterious break-ins operated through warehouse skylights, this book is a reminder of everyday vulnerability and what to do about it.

Who should read Red Team?

  • Anyone interested in military tactics or history
  • People who want to learn how to think like their enemies in order to defeat them
  • Company leaders who want strong arguments for increasing cyber and facility security

Beautiful Game Theory

Beautiful Game Theory

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta
How Soccer Can Help Economics
4.0 (61 ratings)

What's Beautiful Game Theory about?

Beautiful Game Theory (2014) shows us how applicable economics is to our daily lives by looking at the fascinating world of professional soccer. By examining compelling statistics and studies on shoot-outs, referee calls, and ticket sales, Beautiful Game Theory offers some interesting insights into the psychology of behavioral economics.

Who should read Beautiful Game Theory?

  • Soccer fans all over the world
  • Anyone who is interested in economics
  • Anyone who has ever felt like the referee was biased against his or her team

UX for Lean Startups

UX for Lean Startups

Laura Klein
Faster, Smarter User Experience Research and Design
4.5 (125 ratings)

What's UX for Lean Startups about?

UX for Lean Startups (2013) provides an innovative, cost-effective approach to researching and designing products and services. Geared toward start-ups and companies that want to act like them, it shows that you can provide your customers with an excellent user experience while keeping your time and money expenditures as lean as possible.

Who should read UX for Lean Startups?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Product designers, managers, and engineers
  • Start-up workers and founders

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