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Best Books on Strategic Thinking

Recommendations from 16 articles, Steve Jobs, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Branson and 104 others.
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Good Strategy Bad Strategy
The Difference and Why It Matters
Richard Rumelt - 2011-07-19
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Clears out the mumbo jumbo and muddled thinking underlying too many strategies and provides a clear way to create and implement a powerful action-oriented strategy for the real world Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of a leader, whether the CEO at a Fortune 100 company, an entrepreneur, a church pastor, the head of a schoo...
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Blue Ocean Strategy
How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant
W. Chan Kim - 2015-01-20 (first published in 1994)
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A global phenomenon now published in a record 43 languages. Over 3.5 million copies sold. A bestseller across five continents.Since the dawn of the industrial age, companies have engaged in head-to-head competition in search of sustained, profitable growth. They have fought for competitive advantage, battled over market share, and struggled for dif...
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The Art of Strategy
A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life
Avinash K. Dixit - 2010-01-04
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“I am hard pressed to think of another book that can match the combination of practical insights and reading enjoyment.”—Steven LevittGame theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It’s the art of anticipating your opponent’s next moves, knowing full well that your rival is trying to do the same thing to you. Though parts of game theory involve sim...
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Good To Great
Why Some Companies Make The Leap and Others Don't
Jim Collins - 2001-10-17
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To find the keys to greatness, Collins's 21-person research team read and coded 6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer data in a five-year project. The findings will surprise many readers and, quite frankly, upset others.The ChallengeBuilt to Last, the defining management study...
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The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
Chris McChesney - 2016-04-12 (first published in 2011)
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“The 4 Disciplines of Execution is a book every leader should read.” —Clayton Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School, and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma For fans of Good to Great and The First 90 Days, The Four Disciplines of Execution is the foundational text for creating lasting organizational change. A #1 Wall Street Journal bestsell...
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The Decision Book
Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking (Fully Revised Edition)
Mikael Krogerus - 2018-05-08 (first published in 2008)
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Every day, we face the same questions: How do I make the right decision? How can I work more efficiently? And, on a more personal level, what do I want?This updated edition of the international bestseller distills into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models used in MBA courses, and elsewhere, that will help you tackle these important...
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The Innovator's Dilemma
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
Clayton M. Christensen - 2016-01-05 (first published in 1997)
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The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding com...
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - 2011-10-25
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
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Competitive Strategy
Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors
Michael E. Porter - 1998-06-01 (first published in 1980)
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Now nearing its 60th printing in English and translated into nineteen languages, Michael E. Porter's Competitive Strategy has transformed the theory, practice, and teaching of business strategy throughout the world. Electrifying in its simplicity -- like all great breakthroughs -- Porter's analysis of industries captures the complexity of industry ...
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The Art of War
Sun Tzu - 2005-01-11 NaN
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Twenty-Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought. Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on Sun Tzu to warfare and civilization have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and everyday life. The Art of War is a book which should b...
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The Economist
Jeremy Kourdi - 2015-03-26
The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
Leadership Strategy and Tactics by Jocko Willink
The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
No Filter by Sarah Frier
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Boyd by Robert Coram
The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
Playing to Win by A. G. Lafley
Strategy by B. H. Liddell Hart
Competing in the Age of AI by Marco Iansiti
Lead from the Future by Mark W. Johnson
Your Strategy Needs a Strategy by Martin Reeves
Strategy Safari by Henry Mintzberg
HBR Guide to Thinking Strategically by Harvard Business Review
Key Performance IndicatorsePub eBook by Bernard Marr
The Whole Brain Business Book, Second Edition by Ned Herrmann
Elevate by Rich Horwath
The Strategy-Focused Organization by Robert S. Kaplan
The Strategy Paradox by Michael E. Raynor
The Lords of Strategy by Walter Kiechel
Rules for Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky
Billion Dollar Lessons by Paul B. Carroll
Learning to Think Strategically by Julia Sloan