Books Slideshow: The Best IT-Business Books of 2009

By Brian P. Watson  |  Posted 12-10-2009

The Best IT-Business Books of 2009

The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value

By Richard Hunter and George Westerman

Harvard Business Press

A Gartner VP teams with an MIT researcher to offer a roadmap for converting the perception of IT from cost center to value generator.

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The Adventures of An IT Leader

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

Harvard Business Press

Harvard Business School gurus team with a Cutter consultant to describe a fictional CIO's first year on the job.

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World-Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When Technology Triumphs

By Peter A. High

Jossey-Bass

The consultant uses examples from CIOs and executives to show effective alignment of business and IT strategies.

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Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges

By Andrew McAfee

Harvard Business Press

The Harvard professor continues his groundbreaking work with this C-level study of collaborative technologies.

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

By Peter Weill and Jeanne Ross

Harvard Business Press

MIT experts explain how non-IT executives can harness the power of IT to drive their businesses forward.

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The IT Value Network: From IT Investment to Stakeholder Value

By Tony Read

Wiley

The consultant and former CIO urges closer alignment of IT spending with overall business strategy.

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7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis

By Bill George

Jossey-Bass

The former Medtronic CEO on managing through an economic downturn.

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High Commitment, High Performance: How to Build a Resilient Organization for Sustained Advantage

By Michael Beer

Wiley

The Harvard professor and TruePoint chairman on the elements of organizational success.

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Derailed: Five Lessons Learned From Catastrophic Failures in Leadership

By Tim Irwin

Thomas Nelson

A look at the former CEOs of Home Depot, Lehman Brothers and others, with lessons on how not to follow their examples.

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The Invisible Edge: Taking Your Strategy to the Next Level Using Intellectual Property

By Mark Blaxill and Ralph Eckardt

Portfolio Hardcover

Intellectual property experts tell how to understand your assets and build competitive businesses around them.

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The Laws of Disruption: Harnessing the New Forces That Govern Life and Business in the Digital Age

By Larry Downes

Basic Books

The Stanford Internet law expert explores nine areas where technology is reshaping the way we do business and live our lives.

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Wired for Thought: How the Brain is Shaping the Future of the Internet

By Jeffrey M. Stribel

Harvard Business Press

A brain scientist and entrepreneur examines how the Internet replicated the human brain, and what that means for business in the future.

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The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times

By Scott Anthony

Harvard Business Press

The consultant and author on innovation during tough times and building a successful creative strategy.

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Your Next Move: The Leader's Guide to Successfully Navigated Career Transitions

By Michael Watkins

Harvard Business Press

Guidelines for making various job transitions after promotions, career changes or international moves.

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Built to Win: Creating a World-Class Negotiating Organization

By Lawrence Susskind and Hallam Movius

Harvard Business Press

Two Harvard Law School experts argue that negotiating agreements can be a competitive advantage.

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Inspire: Why Customers Come Back

By James Champy

FT Press

The Perot Systems exec offers a new manifesto on how business can build and strengthen customer loyalty.

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Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Build Common Ground, and Reap Big Results

By Morten T. Hansen

Harvard Business Press

The Berkeley and INSEAD professor explores the barriers to instilling a collaborative culture, and includes tips for breaking through them.

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Discovery-Driven Growth: A Breakthrough Process to Reduce Risk and Seize Opportunity

By Rita Gunther McGrath and Ian C. MacMillan

Harvard Business Press

Two management professors offer a treatise on delivering business growth while mitigating risks.

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Keeping the Millennials: Why Companies Are Losing Billions in Turnover to This Generation-And What to Do About It

By Joanne Sujansky and Jan Ferri-Reed

Wiley

Two executive coaches investigate high turnover among Generation Y workers, and look at ways to prevent it.

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Management Rewired: Why Feedback Doesn't Work and Other Surprising Lessons from the Latest Brain Science

By Charles S. Jacobs

Portfolio

A consultant explains how making decisions emotionally rather than rationally hinders workforce management.

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