Business Books

Drive Book


by Daniel Pink

A great book about what motivates and what demotivates people.

Porter Book

Understanding Michael Porter

by Joan Magretta

Porter can be difficult to read and his body of work is huge. Joan Magretta provides a comprehensive and valuable summary of the work that is easy to use and apply.

The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup

by Eric Ries

A very clear and easy to follow book about entrepreneurship and finding a product/market match.

Outsiders Book

The Outsiders

by William Thorndike

A good overview of a number of highly successful CEOs.

Innovation Book

Innovation Prowess

by George Day

A good look at innovation and the way companies do and should deal with it.

Next Level Book

The Next Level

by Scott Eblin

It is true that the skills and attitudes that get you to the top are the same ones that will kill you once you get there. This book does a good job of describing the transformation that any new executive needs to make once they arrive.

Technology Books

EA Strategy Book

Enterprise Architecture as Strategy

by Jeanne Ross, et al.

Enterprise Architecture is a complex subject as is IT Strategy. This book does a very good job of aligning the core concepts of Enterprise Architecture to the differing goals of IT Strategy. It is a great book for learning as well as for reference.

The World Is Flat

The World Is Flat

by Thomas Friedman

An in depth look at the forces behind global sourcing and the economic realities that go with it.

Anthropology Books

Language Instinct

The Language Instinct

by Steven Pinker

A very interesting book discussing language and the evidence for modules in the brain that are dedicated to using it.

Guns Germs Steel

Guns, Germs, and Steel

by Jared Diamond

If you've ever wondered about how civilization developed and how man moved from being a stone age hunter gatherer to develop modern societies, this is a book you're going to want to read.