Books Slideshow: 10 Kindle Books for CIOs

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 08-12-2009

10 Kindle Books for CIOs

1. CIO Best Practices: Enabling Strategic Value with Information Technology

by Joe Stenzel, Gary Cokins, Bill Flemming, Anthony Hill, Michael Hugos, Paul R. Niven, Karl D. Schubert and Alan Stratton

Wiley , February 2007

The bible of technology leadership, this one might already be on your shelf but may be worth another purchase in digital form.

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2. CIO Survival Guide: The Roles and Responsibilities of the Chief Information Officer

by Karl D. Schubert

Wiley, April 2004

Another IT leadership classic, this is an especially good read for newly minted CIOs.

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3. Adventures of an IT Leader

by Robert D. Austin , Richard L. Nolan and Shannon O'Donnell

Harvard Business School Press, April 2009

A hip take on IT leadership through the eyes of a fictional CIO in his first days on the job.

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4. IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain

by Peter Weill, Jeanne W. Ross

Harvard Business School Press, July 2009

You'll glean helpful nuggets on how to better improve operational efficiencies through IT in this latest missive from the prolific Peter Weill.

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5. Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership

by Steve Farber

Broadway Business, March 2009

Bone up on leadership basics with a thoughtful read through this new book that has already garnered rave reviews in the business community

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6. Alignment: Using the Balanced Scorecard to Create Corporate Synergies

by Robert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton

Harvard Business School Press, April 2006

Alignment tackles the holy grail of IT service delivery in a clear and straightforward manner.

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7. Mastering the Hype Cycle: How to Choose the Right Innovation at the Right Time

by Jackie Fenn, Mark Raskino

Harvard Business School Press, October 2008

Penned by two Gartner Fellows, this book outlines how to make informed implementation decisions based on the firm's ubiquitous hype cycle curve.

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8. IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results

by Peter Weill, Jeanne W. Ross

Harvard Business School Press , May 2004

Any leader who wishes for a higher level of IT maturity should seek this tome out for governance pointers.

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9. IT Portfolio Management Step-by-Step: Unlocking the Business Value of Technology

by Bryan Maizlish, Robert Handler

Wiley , April 2005

An informative text on managing all of the strings necessary to be an effective portfolio manager.

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10 The Business-Oriented CIO: A Guide to Market-Driven Management

by George Tillmann

Wiley, June 2008

Written by a former Booz Allen Hamilton partner, this book gives the straight dope on delivering business value through IT.

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