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Jeffrey Bezos is an American internet and aerospace entrepreneur, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, chief executive officer, and president of Amazon.
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The Goal
A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Eliyahu M. Goldratt - Jun 01, 2014 (first published in 1984)
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Written in a fast-paced thriller style, 'The Goal' contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas which underline the Theory of Constraints developed by the author....
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The Innovator's Solution
Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
Clayton M. Christensen - Nov 19, 2013 (first published in 2003)
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A seminal work by bestselling author Clayton M. Christensen, now updated with fresh examples.In the international bestseller The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton Christensen exposed the Achilles’ heel of many companies: by ignoring the disruptive technologies that evolve to displace them, they help initiate their own demise. In The Innovator’s Solution...
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The Effective Executive
The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)
Peter F. Drucker - Jan 03, 2006 (first published in 1966)
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What makes an effective executive?The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits...
Dune
Deluxe Edition
Frank Herbert - Oct 01, 2019 (first published in 1965)
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A deluxe hardcover edition of Frank Herbert's epic masterpiece--a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time. This deluxe hardcover edition of Dune includes: - An iconic new cover- Stained edges and fully illustrated endpapers- A beautifully designed poster on the interior of the jacket- A redesigned wo...
Jeff Bezos
Jan 31, 2001
Nonfiction narrative, let’s see. Hmm. I’m a big science-fiction fan. I love Dune. That’s not a nonfiction narrative, of course, but it would be cool if it was!     source
The Innovator's Dilemma
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
Clayton M. Christensen - Jan 05, 2016 (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...
The Black Swan
Second Edition
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - May 11, 2010 (first published in 2007)
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A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay,...
Data-Driven Marketing
The 15 Metrics Everyone in Marketing Should Know
Mark Jeffery - Feb 08, 2010
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NAMED BEST MARKETING BOOK OF 2011 BY THE AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION How organizations can deliver significant performance gains through strategic investment in marketingIn the new era of tight marketing budgets, no organization can continue to spend on marketing without knowing what's working and what's wasted. Data-driven marketing improves ef...
Lean Thinking
Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated
James P. Womack - Jun 10, 2003 (first published in 1996)
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Expanded, updated, and more relevant than ever, this bestselling business classic by two internationally renowned management analysts describes a business system for the twenty-first century that supersedes the mass production system of Ford, the financial control system of Sloan, and the strategic system of Welch and GE. It is based on the Toyota ...
Creation
Life and How to Make It
Steve Grand - May 29, 2003 (first published in 2000)
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Working mostly alone, almost single-handedly writing 250,000 lines of computer code, Steve Grand produced Creatures(R), a revolutionary computer game that allowed players to create living beings complete with brains, genes, and hormonal systems--creatures that would live and breathe and breed in real time on an ordinary desktop computer. Enormously...
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Built to Last
Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Good to Great)
Jim Collins - Oct 26, 1994
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Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-up...
Jeff Bezos
Jan 31, 2001
My favorite business book is Built to Last.     source
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The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro - Sep 12, 1990 (first published in 1989)
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An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here.The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world postwar England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure himsel...
Jeff Bezos
Jan 31, 2001
What are your three favorite books? My favorite novel is The Remains of the Day.     source
Memos from the Chairman by Alan C. Greenberg
Rework by Jason Fried
The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Sam Walton by Sam Walton