Adding to the 100 Best Business Books of All Time

I highly recommend buying the book “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time”, with condensed versions of 100 very important business books. I might also refer you to the beast that “Business: The Ultimate Resource” is (>2000 pages, with lots of 1-page book summaries).

The recomendation isnt in full though, since some books arent included which I find really relevant for each category. So here are a few additions, some of them which are more of a personal nature:

YOU

Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto

The Virtue of Selfishness

LEADERSHIP

Statecraft

Real Power: Business Lessons from the Tao Te Ching

STRATEGY

Blue Ocean Strategy

Entrepreneurship as Strategy

SALES AND MARKETING

Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits

The 86 percent solution: How to Succeed in the Biggest Market Opportunity of the Next 50 Years

The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

RULES AND SCOREKEEPING

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

Economics in One Lesson

MANAGEMENT

Management Challenges for the 21st Century

The Future of Management

BIOGRAPHIES

Howard Hughes – His Life and Madness

The Accidental Zillionaire: Demystifying Paul Allen

Accidental Millionaire: The Rise and Fall of Steve Jobs at Apple Computer

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles

High Tech Start-up: Creating Successful New High Tech Companies

EDIT: The New Business Road Test: What Entrepeneurs and Executives Should Do Before Writing a Business Plan

NARRATIVES

Barbarians at the Gate

Maverick!: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace

INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY

Seeing What’s Next: Using Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change

The Eureka Effect: The Art and Logic of Breakthrough Thinking

BIG IDEAS

Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World

The Age of Spiritual Machines

The Long Boom: A Future History of the World, 1980-2020

TAKEAWAYS

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

One comment

  1. Thanks for the post of The 100 Best. These are good choices.

    You can never get enough Drucker. We included two of his books, Effective Executive and the greatest hits The Essential Drucker.

    We only had room for one Christensen book and Innovator’s Solution may be the best of the three.

    And The Goal was in the book in the management section.

    Also check out http://myfavoritebizbook.com, where you can add your favorite book and tell the story of why you like it.