October 28, 2008

News & Opinion: Two Lists

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Arizona Republic printed a list of recommended finance and business titles from Jeffrey L. Coles'--finance department chair at Arizona State University. They are:
  • Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein, John Wiley & Sons, 1998
  • Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies by Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart & David Wessels, John Wiley & Sons, 2005
  • Irrational Exuberance by Robert Schiller, Currency, 2006
  • Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by Michael Porter, Free Press, 1998
  • Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China by John Pomfret, Holt Rinehart and Winston, 2007
  • Coles sneaks in a sixth suggestion "for humor and cheer in our turbulent times," Scott Adams' Still Pumped From Using the Mouse. CIO Insight has picked ten leadership books they feel "capture what it takes to lead." They are:
  • Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value by Bill George, Jossey-Bass, 2004
  • Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls by Noel Tichy & Warren Bennis, Portfolio, 2007
  • Leading Change by John Kotter, Harvard Business School Press, 1996
  • The Leadership Moment: Nine True Stories of Triumph and Disaster and Their Lessons for Us All by Michael Useem, Three River Press, 1999
  • What Were They Thinking?: Unconventional Wisdom about Management by Jeffrey Pfeffer, Harvard Business School Press, 2007
  • Leadership Passages: The Personal and Professional Transitions That Make or Break a Leader by David L. Dotlich, James L. Noel & Norman Walker, Jossey-Bass, 2004
  • Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution by Michael Hammer & James Champy, HarperBusiness, 2004
  • The Practice of Management by Peter Drucker, HarperCollins, 2006
  • Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators by Patrick Lencioni, Jossey-Bass, 2005
  • A Leader's Legacy by James Kouzes & Barry Posner, Jossey-Bass, 2006

  • About Dylan Schleicher

    Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.