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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)

Babbitt
by Sinclair Lewis
(Harcourt Brace & Company, 1922)

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

Bombardiers
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)

Gain
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)

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
by Sloan Wilson
(Simon & Schuster Inc., 1955)

Microserfs
by Douglas Coupland
(ReganBooks, 1995)

Money: A Suicide Note
by Martin Amis
(Penguin Books Ltd., 1984)

Nice Work
by David Lodge
(Penguin Books Ltd., 1988)

Oil!
by Upton Sinclair
(Albert and Charles Boni, 1927)

The Representation of Business in English Literature
edited by Arthur Pollard
(Institute of Economic Affairs, 2000)

Room at the Top
by John Braine
(Houghton Mifflin Co., 1957)

The Stoic
by Theodore Dreiser
(Crowell, 1947; out of print)

The Titan
by Theodore Dreiser
(John Lane Co., 1914)

Tono-Bungay
by H.G. Wells
(Duffield & Co., 1908)

Turn of the Century
by Kurt Andersen
(Random House Inc., 1999)

The Way We Live Now
by Anthony Trollope
(Chapman and Hall, 1875)

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
(W.W. Norton & Co., 1997)

Inventing the Electronic Century: The Epic Story of the Consumer Electronics and Computer Industries
by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
(Simon & Schuster Inc., Free Press, 2001)

The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business
by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
(P.B. Belknap Press, 1977)

The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers
by Robert L. Heilbroner
(Simon & Schuster Inc., 1953)

Boards at Work: How Corporate Boards Create Competitive Advantage
by Ram Charan
(Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers, 1998)

Corporate Boards: New Strategies for Adding Value at the Top
by Jay A. Conger, Edward E. Lawler III, and David L. Finegold
(John Wiley & Sons Inc., Jossey-Bass, 2001)

The End of Shareholder Value: Corporations at the Crossroads
by Allan A. Kennedy
(Perseus Publishing, 2000)

Pawns or Potentates: The Reality of America’s Corporate Boards
by Jay W. Lorsch with Elizabeth MacIver
(Harvard Business School Press, 1989)

From Worst to First: Behind the Scenes of Continental’s Remarkable Comeback
by Gordon Bethune with Scott Huler
(John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1998)

The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company
by David Packard, edited by David Kirby with Karen Lewis
(HarperCollins Publishers, HarperBusiness, 1995)

Leadership Is an Art
by Max DePree
(Doubleday & Co., 1989)

Moments of Truth: New Strategies for Today’s Customer-Driven Economy
by Jan Carlzon
(Ballinger Publishing Co., 1987)

My Years with General Motors
by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., edited by John McDonald with Catharine Stevens
(Macfadden-Bartell Books, 1963)

A New View of Society
by Robert Owen
(Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1813)

Personal History
by Katharine Graham
(Alfred A. Knopf Inc., 1997)

Plain Talk: Lessons from a Business Maverick
by Ken Iverson with Tom Varian
(John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1997)

Up the Organization: How to Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits
by Robert Townsend
(Alfred A. Knopf Inc., 1970; out of print)

Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War
by Sebastian Faulks
(Hutchinson, 1993)

The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
by Richard Dawkins
(W.W. Norton & Co., 1986)

The Communist Manifesto
by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
(The Communist League, 1848)

Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos
by M. Mitchell Waldrop
(Touchstone Books, 1992)

Death of a Salesman
by Arthur Miller
(The Viking Press, 1949)

Democracy in America
by Alexis de Tocqueville
(Saunders and Otley, 1835)

John Donne: A Selection of His Poetry
edited by John Hayward
(Penguin Books Ltd., 1950)

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
by Nelson Mandela
(Little, Brown & Co., 1994)

The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
by Hernando de Soto
(Basic Books, 2000)

No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies
by Naomi Klein
(Picador USA, 1999)

Player Piano
by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
(Delacorte Press, 1952)

Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942–1943
by Antony Beevor
(Penguin Putnam Inc., Viking Adult, 1998)

 

The Age of Unreason
by Charles Handy
(Harvard Business School Press, 1989)

The Knowledge-Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation
by Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi
(Oxford University Press, 1995)

The Social Life of Information
by John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid
(Harvard Business School Press, 2000)

Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions
by Gary Klein
(MIT Press, 1998)

Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy
by Carl Shapiro and Hal R. Varian
(Harvard Business School Press, 1999)

Unchained Value: The New Logic of Digital Business
by Mary J. Cronin
(Harvard Business School Press, 2000)

 
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