Books Slideshow: 15 Must-Read Winter Books for IT Pros

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 01-12-2009

15 Must-Read Winter Books for IT Pros

IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to GainBy Peter Weill and Jeanne W. RossThe heads of MIT's Center for Information Systems Research offer a roadmap for business executives to better understand IT strategy and investments.

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Discovery-Driven Growth: A Breakthrough Process to Reduce Risk and Seize Opportunity By Rita Gunther McGrath and Ian C. MacMillanMcGrath, a Columbia management professor, and MacMillan, a Wharton professor, team up to deliver a treatise on delivering growth while mitigating risks

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What Would Google Do? By Jeff Jarvis The BuzzMachine.com blogger uses Google to describe the new worldview of the Internet, with insights into how businesses must involve to succeed in it.

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The Next Leap in Productivity: What Top Managers Really Need to Know About Information TechnologyBy Adam Kowala A blueprint for CIOs for improving their organization's productivity while reducing operating costs, and urges business executives to emulate their CIOs.

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Strategic Innovation: New Game Strategies for Competitive AdvantageBy Allan Afuah The Michigan strategy professor offers reviews of traditional innovation strategies and case studies along with a framework for evaluating innovation opportunities.

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How to Manage in a Flat World: 10 Strategies to Get Connected to Your Team WhereverBy Philip Whiteley and Susan Bloch Whiteley, a columnist, teams with Bloch, a leadership coach, use interviews and surveys to explain how business leaders can make the most of their multinational teams.

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Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep It from Happening to YouBy Sydney Finkelstein, Jo Whitehead and Andrew Campbell The business professors explore why talented managers make the wrong decisions, and deconstructs those decision-making models to help managers avoid them.

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Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage Generation YBy Bruce TulganIn a time where recruiting and retaining top talent trumps all, this book debunks myths about the Millennial generation and explains their true value.

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Transnational Leadership Development: Preparing the Next Generation for the Borderless Business WorldBy Beth Fisher-Yoshida and Kathy D. GellerTwo consultants offer a guide for understanding the motivations of workers from different geographies and backgrounds to capitalize on global growth.

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The Innovation Zone: How Great Companies Re-Innovate for Amazing SuccessBy Thomas M. KoulopoulosThe president of Delphi Group uses cases from prominent companies to illustrate the power of effective innovation strategies.

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Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership By Steve Farber A look at three key ways leaders can develop their own competencies, both during office hours and in their personal lives.

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Getting China and India Right: Strategies for Leveraging the World's Fastest Growing Economies For Global Advantage By Anil K. Gupta & Haiyan Wang Two business strategists examine the realities of globalization and how big-name companies like GE, IBM and Accenture have grappled with them.

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Barack, Inc.: Winning Business Lessons of the Obama CampaignBy Barry Libert and Rick FaulkA quick look at how personality, technology and marketing helped Obama reach the White House, with lessons for business executives on how to mimic those strategies.

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The Catalyst: You Can Crack the Code and Become an Extraordinary Growth LeaderBy Jeanne Liedtka, Robert Rosen and Robert WiltbankThe authors use a groundbreaking, three-year study to identify 50 successful leaders and illustrate the skills that led to their success.

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The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, and How They Can Help YouBy Jack Covert and Todd SatterstenTwo book-retailing executives put into context the best business tomes and explain the lessons leaders can take from them today.

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