The 100 Best Business Books of All Time!?

The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, and How They Can Help You

Well I saw this book on a couple of other blogs that I read which sparked my interest that it might have some substance. Looking down the list I recognize several books and I have even read a few of them. I am hoping that this book won't be a let down. At the very least it will turn me on to some different books to read that I otherwise would have never thought of reading.


Red-I have read it.
Green- I have heard of it.
  1. Flow by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi
  2. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  3. The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
  4. How to Be a Star at Work by Robert E. Kelley
  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  6. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  7. Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey B. Mackay
  8. The Power of Intuition by Gary Klein
  9. What Should I Do with My Life? by Po Bronson
  10. Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss/Theodore Geisel
  11. Chasing Daylight by Eugene O’Kell
  12. On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis
  13. The Leadership Moment by Michael Useem
  14. The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
  15. Leadership Is an Art by Max De Pree
  16. The Radical Leap by Steve Farber
  17. Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will by Tichy and Sherman
  18. Leading Change by John P. Kotter
  19. Questions of Character by Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr.
  20. The Story Factor by Annette Simmons
  21. Never Give In! Speeches by Winston Churchill
  22. In Search of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.
  23. Good to Great by Jim Collins
  24. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
  25. Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove
  26. Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance? by Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
  27. Discovering the Soul of Service by Leonard Berry
  28. Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
  29. Competing for the Future by Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad
  30. Influence by Robert B. Cialdini, PhD
  31. Positioning by Al Ries and Jack Trout
  32. A New Brand World by Scott Bedbury with Stephen Fenichell
  33. Selling the Invisible by Harry Beckwith
  34. Zag by Marty Neumeier
  35. Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
  36. Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar
  37. How to Become a Rainmaker by Jeffrey J. Fox
  38. Why We Buy by Paco Underhill
  39. The Experience Economy by B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore
  40. Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  41. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  42. Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan
  43. Financial Intelligence by Karen Berman and Joe Knight
  44. The Balanced Scorecard by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
  45. The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker
  46. Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming
  47. Toyota Production System by Taiichi Ohno
  48. Reengineering the Corporation by Michael Hammer and James Champy
  49. The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox
  50. The Great Game of Business by Jack Stack with Bo Burlingham
  51. First, Break all the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
  52. Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald CliftonThe
  53. Knowing-Doing Gap by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton
  54. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  55. Six Thinking Hats by Edward De Bono
  56. Titan by Ron Chernow
  57. My Years with General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.
  58. The HP Way by David Packard
  59. Personal History by Katharine Graham
  60. Moments of Truth by Jan Carlzon
  61. Sam Walton: Made in America by Sam Walton with John Huey
  62. Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
  63. The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
  64. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
  65. The Republic of Tea by Mel Ziegler, Patricia Ziegler, and Bill Rosenzweig
  66. The Partnership Charter by David Gage
  67. Growing a Business by Paul Hawken
  68. Guerrilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson
  69. The Monk and the Riddle Randy Komisar with Kent Lineback
  70. McDonald’s: Behind the Arches by John F. Love
  71. American Steel by Richard Preston
  72. The Force by David Dorsey
  73. The Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind
  74. When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein
  75. Moneyball by Michael Lewis
  76. Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie
  77. The Art of Innovation by Tom Kelley with Jonathan Littman
  78. Jump Start Your Business Brain by Doug Hall
  79. A Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger Von Oech
  80. The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
  81. The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
  82. The Age of Unreason by Charles Handy
  83. Out of Control by Kevin Kelly
  84. The Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Florida
  85. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  86. Driven by Paul R. Lawrence and Nitin Nohria
  87. To Engineer is Human by Henry Petroski
  88. The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
  89. Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  90. The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins
  91. Up the Organization by Robert Townsend
  92. Beyond the Core by Chris Zook
  93. Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer
  94. What the CEO Wants You to Know by Ram Charan
  95. The Team Handbook by Peter Scholtes, Brian Joiner, and Barbara Streibel
  96. A Business and Its Belief by Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
  97. Lucky or Smart? by Bo Peabody
  98. The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman
  99. Thinkertoys by Michael Michalko
  100. More Than You Know by Michael J. Mauboussin

In a comment below list any of these books you have read and tell what you think about them.


Sylvia said...

So what books from this list do you want?

Jake said...

@sylvia... to start all of the books in green. xoxox