52 Business Books the Fortune 500 CEOs Think You Should Read

I have found this list of books worth to read – now I need to start to read them. I am always looking for books in English, because I really enjoy developing my vocabulary while learning new things and ways of thinking.

Right now I am in the middle of ” the 80/20 principle” by Richard Koch. http://richardkoch.net/2012/11/the-8020-principle-2/

Top 52 books (in order of number of recommendations):

  1. Good to Great by Jim Collins
  2. Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
  3. Great by Choice by Jim Collins
  4. The Outsiders by William Thorndike
  5. Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter
  6. Built to Last by Jim Collins
  7. The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
  8. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  9. The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey
  10. The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni
  11. The Bible by Multiple
  12. Moneyball by Michael Lewis
  13. The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
  14. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  15. In Search of Excellence by Tom Peters
  16. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  17. The Leadership Pipeline by Ram Charan
  18. Management by Peter Drucker
  19. Leadership Is an Art by Max DePree
  20. Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance by Louis Gerstner
  21. Leadership by John Wooden
  22. Our Iceberg Is Melting by John Kotter
  23. Leading Changeby John Kotter
  24. The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni
  25. True North by Bill George
  26. American Icon by Bryce Hoffman
  27. Lincoln on Leadership by Donald Phillips
  28. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
  29. StrengthsFinder by Tom Rath
  30. Titan by Ron Chernow
  31. Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury
  32. Global Tilt by Ram Charan
  33. Abundance by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  34. Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  35. The Strategist CEO by Michel Robert
  36. The Big Short by Michael Lewis
  37. The Will to Manage by Marvin Bower
  38. Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi
  39. Business Adventures by John Brooks
  40. How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins
  41. Winning by Jack Welch
  42. The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt
  43. The Power of Many by Margaret C. Whitman
  44. Taking People With You by David Novak
  45. Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
  46. Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath
  47. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  48. Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough
  49. Only the Paranoid Survive by Andy Grove
  50. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
  51. Give and Take by Adam Grant
  52. Playing to Win by A.G. Lafley

source: http://www.inc.com/grant-hensel-julia-wittrock/52-business-books-the-fortune-500-ceos-think-you-should-read.html


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