Books Slideshow: Top 10 Business-Tech Books of 2008

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 01-16-2009

Top 10 Business-Tech Books of 2008

The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to GoogleBy Nicholas CarrThe controversial author and IT pundit argues that innovations like cloud computing will leave IT stuck in utility mode forever.

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Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies By Charlene Li and Josh BernoffTwo Forrester analysts pose crucial questions to help IT leaders decide which social technologies can work for their organizations.

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Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn From the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years By Paul B. Carroll and Chunka MuiA journalist and a former consultant investigate the root of project failure, with a spotlight on one particular IT SNAFU.

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The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of LifeBy Alice SchroederA former Wall Streeter takes a deep look into the lifestyle and workstyle of the Oracle of Omaha.

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The Execution Premium: Linking Strategy to Operations for Competitive Advantage By Robert S. Kaplan and David P. NortonThe Balanced Scorecard authors investigate why aligning IT with business strategy-a top CIO priority for years-has been so difficult to achieve.

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A Sense of UrgencyBy John P. KotterThe Harvard professor, consultant and author of Leading Change outlines the tactics businesses need to overcome complacency.

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Globality: Competing With Everyone From Everywhere for EverythingBy Harold Sirkin, James W. Hemerling and Arindam K. Bhattacharya Three Boston Consulting Group consultants describe the latest shift in globalization, where former third-world nations are spawning global competitors.

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Innovation to the Core: A Blueprint for Transforming the Way Your Company Innovates By Peter Skarzynski and Rowan GibsonThe duo of business strategy experts offers a fresh, inclusive strategy to boosting corporate innovation.

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Outsmart! How to Do What Your Competitors Can't By James ChampyThe groundbreaking author and consultant chronicles the success of companies that reengineered their business models to transform both their organizations and their industries.

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Mastering the Hype Cycle: How to Choose the Right Innovation at the Right Time By Jackie Fenn and Mark RaskinoTwo Gartner fellows explain ways businesses can capitalize on innovation without getting caught up in the usual hype surrounding emerging technologies.

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