From Michael Porter to Lazslo Bock, from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team to Creativity Inc., here are the 50 most important titles on organizational and personal success. 50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General Motors and Michael Gerber's The E-Myth Revisited to contemporary business ideas such as the rise of the tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon. It contains revealing biographies of luminaries like Steve Jobs and Katherine Graham as well as lesser-known stories including creation of publishing giant Penguin and Chinese behemoth Alibaba. Here you'll find the texts and ideas that matter in:* Entrepreneurship* Leadership* Management* Strategy* Business history* Personal development* Technology and innovation Summarising the smartest thinking for today's professional success this book will provide inspiration and insights for entrepreneurs, executives and students of business and management alike.
A tremendous resource. -- Stephen R Covey, author of 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People', on '50 Self-Help Classics' Become acquainted with a dazzling array of the key works in psychological literature almost overnight. -- Dr Raj Persaud, Gresham Professor for Public Understanding of Psychiatry, on '50 Psychology Classics' About as good an introduction to the broad range of modern economic writing as one is likely to find. -- Professor James K. Galbraith on '50 Economics CLassics' Something of a modern classic in its own right. * E&T magazine on 50 Economics Classics * PRAISE FOR THE 50 CLASSICS SERIES -- : 50 Business Classics provides an excellent base of management history, mission and goal development, and ethics. Highly recommended as a tool for business and personal growth. -- Lawrence J. Danks, Assistant Professor of Business, Camden County College, New Jersey, author of 'Your Unfinished Life' Nobody explains the gist of books better than Tom Butler-Bowdon, as he demonstrates to great effect in 50 Business Classics. The revelations about the creation of wealth, the changing nature of work and employment and the impact of technological advancements are timely, practical and relevant. -- Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor, Leader to Leader; Author, 'Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way'
Tom Butler-Bowdon is recognised as an expert on personal development literature. His 50 Classics series has been hailed as the definitive guide to the literature of possibility, and has won numerous awards including the Benjamin Franklin Self-Help Award and Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives and works in both the Oxford, UK and Australia. www.butler-bowdon.com