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The Business Owner's Bookshelf

April 04, 2009
http://www.inc.com/magazine/20090401/the-business-owners-bookshelf.html
30 books you should read and put to use

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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
Buy Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk from Amazon  By Bernstein, Peter Amazon's customers rating

A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to...

Ranking at Amazon 9747
 John Wiley & Sons
 August 1998 - Paperback
 Risk Management
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The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up
Buy The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up from Amazon  By Brodsky, Norm Amazon's customers rating

Two of Inc. magazine?s hugely popular columnists show how small-business people can deal with all kinds of tricky situations . People starting out in business tend to seek step-by-step formulas

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 Portfolio
 October 2008 - Hardcover
 Entrepreneurship
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Let My People Go Surfing : The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
Buy Let My People Go Surfing : The Education of a Reluctant Businessman from Amazon  By Chouinard, Yvon Amazon's customers rating

The personal stories of the founder of Patagonia, Inc. describes his underprivileged childhood as an immigrant in southern California, early fame as a successful mountain climber, and company's...

Ranking at Amazon 209180
 Penguin Books
 October 2005 - Hardcover
 Business History & Biography
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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The instant classic about why some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to improve your idea’s chances—essential reading in the “fake news” era.  ...

Ranking at Amazon 4674
 Random House
 January 2007 - Hardcover
 Innovation & Creativity
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The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story
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As American capitalism undergoes a seismic shift, Michael Lewis , author of the bestselling Liar's Poker , sets out on a Silicon Valley safari to find the true representative of the coming economic...

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 Penguin Books
 January 2001 - Paperback
 Information Technology & Telecom Industries
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Nuts!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success
Buy Nuts!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success from Amazon  By Peters, Tom Amazon's customers rating

Twenty-five years ago, Herb Kelleher reinvented air travel when he founded Southwest Airlines, where the planes are painted like killer whales, a typical company maxim is "Hire people with a sense of...

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 Broadway Books
 February 1998 - Paperback
 Aviation, Aerospace & Airline Industries
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Ogilvy on Advertising
Buy Ogilvy on Advertising from Amazon  By Ogilvy, David Amazon's customers rating

A candid and indispensable primer on all aspects of advertising from the man Time has called "the most sought after wizard in the business." Told with brutal candor and prodigal generosity,...

Ranking at Amazon 10689
 Vintage Books
 March 1985 - Paperback
 Advertising
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On Competition, Updated and Expanded Edition
Buy On Competition, Updated and Expanded Edition from Amazon  By Porter, Peter Amazon's customers rating

For the past two decades, Michael Porter's work has towered over the field of competitive strategy. On Competition, Updated and Expanded Edition brings together more than a dozen of Porter's...

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 Harvard Business School Press
 September 2008 - Hardcover
 Competition
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Personal History
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As seen in the new movie The Post, here is the  captivating, inside story of the woman who helmed the Washington Post during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of...

Ranking at Amazon 6611
 Vintage Books
 February 1998 - Paperback
 Business Leaders
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Pour Your Heart into It : How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time
Buy Pour Your Heart into It : How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time from Amazon  By Schultz, Howard Amazon's customers rating

In Pour Your Heart Into It, CEO Howard Schultz illustrates the principles that have shaped the Starbucks phenomenon, sharing the wisdom he has gained from his quest to make great coffee part...

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 Hyperion
 January 1999 - Paperback
 Food, Beverage & Tobacco Industries
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Small Giants : Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big
Buy Small Giants : Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big from Amazon  By Burlingham, Bo Amazon's customers rating

How maverick companies have passed up the growth treadmill — and focused on greatness instead. It’s an axiom of business that great companies grow their revenues and profits year after year. Yet...

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 Portfolio
 December 2005 - Hardcover
 Business Growth
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The Soul Of A New Machine
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Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder memorably records the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. Computers have changed since 1981, when The...

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 Back Bay Books
 June 2000 - Paperback
 Information Technology & Telecom Industries
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The Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith ; Introduction by Alan B. Krueger ; Edited, With Notes and Marginal Summary, by Edwin Cannan
Buy The Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith ; Introduction by Alan B. Krueger ; Edited, With Notes and Marginal Summary, by Edwin Cannan from Amazon  By Smith, Adam Amazon's customers rating

The Wealth of Nations by Adam SmithIt is symbolic that Adam Smith’s masterpiece of economic analysis, The Wealth of Nations , was first published in 1776, the same year as the Declaration of...

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 Bantam Books
 March 2003 - Mass Market Pap
 Macroeconomics
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What Management Is: How It Works and Why It's Everyone's Business
Buy What Management Is: How It Works and Why It's Everyone's Business from Amazon  By Magretta, Joan Amazon's customers rating

"This book will help managers in any type of organization, including nonprofits and the public sector, do their jobs better." -- Michael E. Porter Harvard Business School Whether you're new...

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 Free Press
 May 2002 - Hardcover
 General Management
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Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations
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Visionary in scope, Intellectual Capital is the first book that shows how to turn the untapped knowledge of an organization into its greatest competitive weapon.Thomas A. Stewart demonstrates how...

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 Bantam Books
 December 1998 - Paperback
 Intellectual Capital
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The Innovator's Dilemma
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“Absolutely brilliant. Clayton Christensen provides an insightful analysis of changing technology and its importance to a company’s future success.”—Michael R. Bloomberg “This book ought to

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 HarperCollins
 December 2003 - Paperback
 Innovation & Creativity
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The Art Of The Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide For Anyone Starting Anything
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A new product, a new service, a new company, a new division, a new organization, a new anything where there s a will, here's the way.

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 Portfolio
 September 2004 - Hardcover
 Entrepreneurship
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The Box : How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
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In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in

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 Princeton Univ Pr
 April 2006 - Hardcover
 International Trade
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Brand New : How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers' Trust from Wedgwood to Dell
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This work contains mini-biographies of six entrepreneurs: Josiah Wedgewood, Henry Heinz, Marshall Field, Estee Lauder, Howard Schultz and Michael Dell, bringing to life how they constructed enduring...

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 Harvard Business School Press
 March 2001 - Hardcover
 Entrepreneurship
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The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions
Buy The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions from Amazon  By Adams, Scott Amazon's customers rating

The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy. Lavishly illustrated with...

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 HarperCollins
 April 1997 - Paperback
 Business Humor
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