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Best Business Books 2004: Index

Strategy


Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right
by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
(Crown Business, 2004)
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The Future of Competition: Co-Creating Unique Value with Customers
by C.K. Prahalad and Venkat Ramaswamy
(Harvard Business School Press, 2004)
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Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes
by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
(Harvard Business School Press, 2004)
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Management


A Bias for Action: How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower, Achieve Results, and Stop Wasting Time
by Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal
(Harvard Business School Press, 2004)
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Managers Not MBAs: A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development
by Henry Mintzberg
(Berrett-Koehler, 2004)
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Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming, and How to Prevent Them
by Max H. Bazerman and Michael D. Watkins
(Harvard Business School Press, 2004)
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The Real Thing: Truth and Power at the Coca-Cola Company
by Constance L. Hays
(Random House, 2004)
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The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works
by Ricardo Semler
(Portfolio, 2004)
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The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer
by Jeffrey K. Liker
(McGraw-Hill, 2004)
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The U.S. Army Leadership Field Manual: Battle-Tested Wisdom for Leaders in Any Organization
by the Center for Army Leadership
(McGraw-Hill, 2004)
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IT & Innovation


The Business of Software: What Every Manager, Programmer, and Entrepreneur Must Know to Thrive and Survive in Good Times and Bad
by Michael A. Cusumano
(Free Press, 2004)
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Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage
by Nicholas G. Carr
(Harvard Business School Press, 2004)
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Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity
by Lawrence Lessig
(Penguin Press, 2004)
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The Keystone Advantage: What the New Dynamics of Business Ecosystems Mean for Strategy, Innovation, and Sustainability
by Marco Iansiti and Roy Levien
(Harvard Business School Press, 2004)
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Leadership


Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow
(Penguin Press, 2004)
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Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value
by Bill George
(Jossey-Bass, 2003)
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The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill
by Ron Suskind
(Simon & Schuster, 2004)
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Ready to Lead? A Story for Leaders and Their Mentors
by Alan Price
(Jossey-Bass, 2004)
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Testosterone Inc.: Tales of CEOs Gone Wild
by Christopher Byron
(John Wiley & Sons, 2004)
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Why CEOs Fail: The 11 Behaviors That Can Derail Your Climb to the Top — and How to Manage Them
by David L. Dotlich and Peter C. Cairo
(Jossey-Bass, 2003)
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Governance


Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value
by Bill George
(Jossey-Bass, 2003)
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Back to the Drawing Board: Designing Corporate Boards for a Complex World
by Colin B. Carter and Jay W. Lorsch
(Harvard Business School Press, 2004)
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Corporate Governance and Chairmanship: A Personal View
by Adrian Cadbury
(Oxford University Press, 2002)
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The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency Will Revolutionize Business
by Don Tapscott and David Ticoll
(Free Press, 2003)
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The Recurrent Crisis in Corporate Governance
by Paul W. MacAvoy and Ira M. Millstein
(Palgrave MacMillan, 2003)
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Change Management


Building the Bridge as You Walk on It: A Guide for Leading Change
by Robert E. Quinn
(Jossey-Bass, 2004)
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Change Without Pain: How Managers Can Overcome Initiative Overload, Organizational Chaos, and Employee Burnout
by Eric Abrahamson
(Harvard Business School Press, 2004)
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Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other People’s Minds
by Howard Gardner
(Harvard Business School Press, 2004)
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The Bubble


Origins of the Crash: The Great Bubble and Its Undoing
by Roger Lowenstein
(Penguin Press, 2004)
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Rational Exuberance: Silencing the Enemies of Growth and Why the Future Is Better Than You Think
by Michael J. Mandel
(HarperBusiness, 2004)
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Behavioral Economics


The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life
by Paul Seabright
(Princeton University Press, 2004)
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The Economy of Esteem: An Essay on Civil and Political Society
by Geoffrey Brennan and Philip Pettit
(Oxford University Press, 2004)
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The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
by Barry Schwartz
(Ecco, 2004)
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The New Consumer


Call of the Mall: The Geography of Shopping
by Paco Underhill
(Simon & Schuster, 2004)
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On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense
by David Brooks
(Simon & Schuster, 2004)
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The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness
by Virginia Postrel
(HarperCollins, 2003)
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