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 / Fourth Quarter 2001 / Issue 25(originally published by Booz & Company)


Best Business Books: Index

Books published in 2000 or 2001

The Art of War
by Sun Tzu, translated by Samuel B. Griffith
(Oxford University Press, 1963)

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras
(HarperCollins Publishers, HarperBusiness, 1994)

Clausewitz on Strategy: Inspiration and Insight from a Master Strategist
edited by Tiha von Ghyczy, Bolko von Oetinger, and Christopher Bassford
(John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2001)

Corporate Strategy: An Analytic Approach to Business Policy for Growth and Expansion
by H. Igor Ansoff
(McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1965; out of print)

Creative Destruction: Why Companies That Are Built to Last Underperform the Market — and How to Successfully Transform Them
by Richard N. Foster and Sarah Kaplan
(Random House Inc., Currency, 2001)

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don’t
by Jim Collins
(HarperCollins Publishers, HarperBusiness, 2001)

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
by Clayton M. Christensen
(Harvard Business School Press,1997)

Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices
by Peter F. Drucker
(Harper & Row, 1974)

The Patton Mind: The Professional Development of an Extraordinary Leader
by Roger H. Nye
(Avery Publishing Group, 1992)

The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment
by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
(Harvard Business School Press, 2001)

Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Strategic Management
by Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand, and Joseph Lampel
(Simon & Schuster Inc., Free Press, 1998)

Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People
by Charles A. O’Reilly III and Jeffrey Pfeffer
(Harvard Business School Press, 2000)

The Individualized Corporation: A Fundamentally New Approach to Management
by Sumantra Ghoshal and Christopher A. Bartlett
(HarperCollins Publishers, HarperBusiness, 1997)

Leadership A to Z: A Guide for the Appropriately Ambitious
by James O’Toole
(Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers, 1999)

The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations
by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
(Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers, 1987)

The Leadership Engine: How Winning Companies Build Leaders at Every Level
by Noel M. Tichy with Eli Cohen
(HarperCollins Publishers, HarperBusiness, 1997)

Leadership without Easy Answers
by Ronald A. Heifetz
(Harvard University Press, 1994)

On Becoming a Leader
by Warren Bennis
(Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1989)

A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalization
by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
(Crown Business, 2000)

The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
by Thomas L. Friedman
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999)

The Long Boom: A Vision for the Coming Age of Prosperity
by Peter Schwartz, Peter Leyden, and Joel Hyatt
(Perseus Publishing, 1999)

The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy
by Noreena Hertz
(Heinemann Publishing, 2001)

American Pastoral
by Philip Roth
(Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997)

by Sinclair Lewis
(Harcourt Brace & Company, 1922)

Biography of a Buick (aka Motor City)
by Bill Morris
(Granta Books, 1992)

by Po Bronson
(Random House Inc., 1995)

The Bonfire of the Vanities
by Tom Wolfe
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux,1987)

The Embezzler
by Louis Auchincloss
(Houghton Mifflin Co., 1966)

England, England
by Julian Barnes
(Random House U.K., Ltd., Cape, 1998)

The Financier
by Theodore Dreiser
(Harper & Brothers, 1912)

by Richard Powers
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998)

House of All Nations
by Christina Stead
(Simon & Schuster Inc., 1938; out of print)

The Hucksters
by Frederic Wakeman
(Rinehart & Co., 1946; out of print)

The Ladies’ Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames)
by Emile Zola, translated by Brian Nelson
(Librairie Charpentier, 1883)

A Man in Full
by Tom Wolfe
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998)

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