Top 10 reads to kick-start your business thinking…

I am determined to ensure that at Accelerate we always provide high quality, credible information to companies who are considering strategic alternatives for their company. Having an absolute passion for learning myself, I will often pull content from the gurus of Harvard and Stanford, and even some of the many great academics I got to work with as part of my MBA at UC, so to kick start here are ten books any Manager must read. They won’t solve your problems for you, but will definitely give you a lot to think about in the middle of the night!

  1. “Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change,” by Clayton M. Christensen and Michael Overdorf
  2. “Competing on Analytics,” by Thomas H. Davenport
  3. “Managing Oneself,” by Peter F. Drucker
  4. “What Makes a Leader?”  Daniel Goleman,
  5. “Putting the Balanced Scorecard to Work,” by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton,
  6. “Innovation: The Classic Traps,” by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  7. “Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail,” by John P. Kotter
  8. “Marketing Myopia,” by Theodore Levitt
  9. “What Is Strategy?” by Michael E. Porter
  10. “The Core Competence of the Corporation,” by C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel
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