These books can make a difference

We read lots of books.  These are the ones that we use over and over for reference, that we read repeatedly, or that have had an impact on us somehow. 


Belasco, James A., and Ralph C. Stayer. Flight of the Buffalo: Soaring to Excellence, Learning to Let Employees Lead. New York: Warner Books, 1993.

Kim, W. Chan, and Renée Mauborgne.  Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant.  Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2005.

Feldman, Mark L., and Michael F. Spratt.  Five Frogs on a Log: A CEO's Field Guide to Accelerating the Transition in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Gut Wrenching Change.  New York: HarperBusiness, 1999.

Senge, Peter, et al.  The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations.  New York: Doubleday/Currency, 1999.

Rummler, Geary A., and Alan P. Brache.  Improving Performance: How to Manage the White Space on the Organization Chart.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1995.

Kelley, Tom, with Jonathan Littman.  The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm.  New York: Doubleday/Currency, 2001.

Redding, John C., and Ralph F. Catalanello.  Strategic Readiness: The Making of the Learning Organization.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1994.



Business parables

We also like business parables, short books that tell a story with an important message.  At least we think it is important, like these:

Bracey, Hyler, et al.  Managing form the Heart.  New York: Delacorte Press, 1991.

Kostner, Jaclyn.  Knights of the Tele-Round Table: Insights for every executive - especially those who must manager from afar.  New York: Warner Books, 1994.

Blanchard, Ken, and Sheldon Bowles.  Gung Ho!  Turn On the People in Any Organization.  New York: William Morrow and Company,1998.