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November 29, 2004

News & Opinion: Executive Book Summaries - Best of 2004

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 5:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Soundview Executive Book Summaries has been building their list of the best business books of 2004. Our friend Andrea Learned had blurb in her email signature about it. Her book Don't Think Pink is one that was chosen for the list (it was a JCS in July).

Here are the other 29 recommended reads:

  1. Life Matters: Creating Positive Momentum Through a Dynamic Balance of Work, Family, Time, and Money by A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca Merrill
  2. Generating Buy-In: Mastering the Language of Leadership by Mark Walton
  3. Growing Your Company's Leaders: How Great Organizations Use Succession Management to Sustain Competitive Advantage by Robert M. Fulmer and Jay A. Conger
  4. Career Warfare: 10 Rules for Building a Successful Personal Brand and Fighting to Keep It by David F. D'Alessandro
  5. Conquering Consumerspace: Marketing Strategies for a Branded World by Michael Solomon
  6. The Future of Competition: Co-Creating Unique Value With Customers by C.K. Prahalad and Venkat Ramaswamy
  7. Play to Your Strengths: Managing Your Company's Internal Labor Markets for Lasting Competitive Advantage by Haig Nalbantian, Richard Guzzo, Dave Kieffer, and Jay Doherty
  8. What Really Works: The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Success by Nitin Nohria, William Joyce, and Bruce Roberson
  9. Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
  10. First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael Watkins
  11. True to Our Roots: Fermenting a Business Revolutionby Paul Dolan and Thom Elkjer
  12. Beyond the Core: Expand Your Market Without Abandoning Your Roots by Chris Zook
  13. Scoring Points: How Tesco Is Winning Customer Loyalty by Clive Humby, Terry Hunt, and Tim Phillips
  14. Into the Unknown: Leadership Lessons from Lewis & Clark's Daring Westward Adventure by Jack Uldrich
  15. CustomerCentric Selling by Michael Bosworth and John Holland
  16. A Bias for Action: How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower, Achieve Results, and Stop Wasting Time by Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal
  17. Heads Up: How to Anticipate Business Surprises and Seize Opportunities First by Kenneth McGee
  18. Compassionate Capitalism: How Corporations Can Make Doing Good an Integral Part of Doing Well by Marc Benioff and Karen Southwick
  19. Optimizing the Power of Action Learning: Solving Problems and Building Leaders in Real Time by Michael J. Marquardt
  20. The Underdog Advantage: Using the Power of Insurgent Strategy to Put Your Business on Top by David Morey and Scott Miller
  21. Off the Cuff: What to Say at a Moment's Notice by Anne Cooper Ready
  22. Who Really Matters: The Core Theory of Power, Privilege and Success by Art Kleiner
  23. Does IT Matter?: Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage by Nicholas G. Carr
  24. The Power of Impossible Thinking: Transform the Business of Your Life and the Life of Your Business by Yoram Wind, Colin Crook, and Robert E. Gunther
  25. Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
  26. Ideas Are Free: How the Idea Revolution Is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations by Alan Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder
  27. Strategic Partnerships: An Entrepreneurs Guide to Joint Ventures and Alliances by Robert Wallace
  28. Managers Not MBAs: A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development by Henry Mintzberg
  29. The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles From The World's Greatest Manufacturer by Jeffrey Liker