May 8, 2006
News & Opinion: WSJ Recommended Reading: Build and Expand Your Business
In today's special section of the Wall Street Journal, the topic is small business. Writer Sarah Needleman asks Container Store CEO Kip Tindell what he would recommend for your reading list.
Tindell says that Co-Opetition is:
"probably the best business book I've ever read. It talks about not being typical, paranoid business people, but rather looking for ways that your competitors and you can cooperate to strengthen both your businesses. We've followed some of the principals in this book by putting our stores right next to some of our competitors. It makes the shopping center a stronger draw."
Here is his complete list:
- Minding The Store: A Memoir by Stenley Marcus
- Co-Opetition: 1. A Revolutionary Mindset That Combines Competition and Cooperation 2. The Game Theory Strategy That's Changing the Game of Business by Adam Brandenburger and Barry Nalebuff
- Focus: The Future of Your Company Depends On It by Al Ries
- Discovering The Soul of Service: The Nine Drivers of Sustainable Business Success by Leonard Berry
- A Thousand Barrels a Second: The Coming Oil Break Point and the Challenges Facing an Energy Dependent World by Peter Tertzakian
- Churchill on Leadership: Executive Success in the Face of Adversity by Steven F. Hayward
- Appetite for Life: A Biography of Julia Child by Noel Riley Fitch
- It's a Wonderful Life directed by Frank Capra