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Lista da “Forbes”

La lista dei 20 libri che hanno più influenzano la cultura del management negli ultimi venti anni, votati da un panel di esperti raccolti dalla rivista Forbes:

  • In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies – Thomas Peters, Robert H. Waterman – Harper & Row, 1982
  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies – James C. Collins, Jerry I. Porras – HarperCollins, 1994
  • Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution – Michael Hammer, James A. Champy – HarperCollins, 1993
  • Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco – Bryan Burrough, John Helyar – HarperCollins, 1990
  • Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance – Michael E. Porter – Free Press, 1998
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference – Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, 2000
  • Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Products to Mainstream Customers – Geoffrey A. Moore – HarperBusiness, 1999
  • The House of Morgan – Ron Chernow, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990
  • The Six Sigma Way – Peter S. Pande et al, Robert P. Neuman, Roland R. Cavanagh – McGraw-Hill, 200
  •  Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change – Stephen R. Covey – Simon & Schuster, 1990
  • Liar’s Poker – Michael Lewis – W.W. Norton, 1989
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail – Clayton M. Christensen – Harvard Business School Press, 1997
  • Japan Inc. – Shotaro Ishinomori – University of California Press, 1988
  • Den of Thieves – James B. Stewart – Simon & Schuster, 1991
  • The Essential Drucker – Peter F. Drucker – HarperBusiness, 2001
  • Competing for the Future Gary Hamel, C. K. Prahalad – Harvard Business School Press, 1994
  • The Buffett Way: Investment Strategies of the World’s Greatest Investor – Robert G. Hagstrom – John Wiley & Sons, 1991
  • Jack: Straight from the Gut – Jack Welch, John A. Byrne – Warner, 2001
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t – James Collins – HarperCollins, 2001 
  • The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story – Michael Lewis – W.W. Norton, 2000

Per la maggior parte dei libri esistono edizioni tradotte anche in italiano.

I classici della Harvard Business Review

NYT – Paperback Business Best Seller

  1. THE TIPPING POINT, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown, $14.95.) How and why certain products and ideas become fads.)
  2. TOO BIG TO FAIL, by Andrew Ross Sorkin. (Penguin, $18.) The 2008 financial implosion on Wall Street and in Washington, by a New York Times business columnist.
  3. FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. (Harper Perennial, $15.99.) A maverick scholar and a journalist apply economic theory to everything from cheating sumo wrestlers to the falling crime rate.
  4. THE BLACK SWAN, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. (Random House, $17.) The hubris of predictions – and our perpetual surprise when the not-predicted happens.
  5. THE NO —– RULE, by Robert I. Sutton. (Business Plus, $14.99.) How to build a civilized workplace and survive one that isn’t.
  6. PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL, by Dan Ariely. (Harper Perennial, $15.99.) The hidden forces that shape our decisions.
  7. LIAR’S POKER, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $15.95.) Wall Street’s tumultuous 1980s, as witnessed by a young bond trader.
  8. LORDS OF FINANCE, by Liaquat Ahamed. (Penguin, $18.) How four central bankers pushed the global economy into the Great Depression.
  9. THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES, by Ben Mezrich. (Anchor, $15.95.) How two Harvard undergraduates created Facebook.
  10. THE BLIND SIDE, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $13.95.) The evolving business of football, viewed through the rise of the left tackle Michael Oher.

NYT – Hardcover Business Best Sellers

  1. DELIVERING HAPPINESS, by Tony Hsieh. (Grand Central, $23.99.) Lessons from business (pizza place, worm farm, Zappos) and life.
  2. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed – it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent – from the author of “Blink” and “The Tipping Point.”
  3. THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $27.95.) The people who saw the real estate crash coming and made billions from their foresight.
  4. SWITCH, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. (Broadway Business, $26.) How everyday people can effect transformative change at work and in life.
  5. THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER, by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson, $24.99.) Debt reduction and fiscal fitness for families, by the radio talk-show host.
  6. GOOD BOSS, BAD BOSS, by Robert I. Sutton. (Business Plus, $23.99.) How great bosses differ from the just so-so, or worse.
  7. THE MENTOR LEADER, by Tony Dungy. (Tyndale House, $24.99.) The former head coach of the Indianapolis Colts football team offers tips for helping to inspire growth.
  8. THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss. (Crown, $22.) Reconstructing your life so that it’s not all about work.
  9. THE ORANGE REVOLUTION, by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. (Free Press, $25.) A guide to building high-performance teams capable of transforming organizations.
  10. STRENGTHS BASED LEADERSHIP, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. (Gallup, $24.95.) Three keys to being a more effective leader.
  11. AFTERSHOCK, by Robert B. Reich. (Knopf, $25.) Looking at the future of the United States economy, the Clinton-era labor secretary fears that inevitable national belt-tightening could trigger a political convulsion.
  12. REWORK, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. (Crown Business, $22.) Counterintuitive rules for small-business success, like “Ignore the details early on” and “Good enough is fine.”
  13. DRIVE, by Daniel H. Pink. (Riverhead, $26.95.) What really motivates people is the quest for autonomy, mastery and purpose, not external rewards.
  14. SUPERFREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. (Morrow/HarperCollins, $29.99.) A scholar and a journalist apply economic thinking to everything: the sequel.
  15. THE ONE MINUTE NEGOTIATOR, by Don Hutson and George Lucas. (Berrett-Koehler, $21.95.) Simple steps for reaching better agreements.