Management Books & Gurus

Takeaway: Increase your managing know-how and boost your leadership skills with a little power reading. These five books will help to jump-start your managing efforts, and help make you the leader you are driven to be.

. Here are the top must-read titles: 1. The Leadership Lessons of the Navy SEALs: Battle-tested Strategies for Creating Successful Organizations and Inspiring Extraordinary Results 2. 3. 4. 5. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently Execution: The Discipline Of Getting Things Done The Five Patterns of Extraordinary Careers: The Guide for Achieving Success and Satisfaction

Book description
Built around inspiring real-life stories from both the military and business worlds, this no-nonsense book outlines a step-by-step approach for boosting morale and increasing productivity. Leaders from every business environment will discover techniques to: Communicate objectives simply and forcefully Build flexible, dynamic organizational structures Acquire and keep important team members Gain the trust and loyalty of team members Prevent bureaucracy within chains of command Effectively train their eventual replacements Plan and prepare for crises Make training relevant

Editorial review:
Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?" In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets. Collins and his team of researchers began their quest by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11—including Fannie Mae, Gillette, Walgreens, and Wells Fargo—and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success. Making the transition from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology, innovative change management, or even a fine-tuned business strategy. At the heart of those rare and truly great companies was a corporate culture that rigorously found and promoted disciplined people to think and act in a disciplined manner. Peppered with dozens of stories and examples from the great and not so great, the book offers a well-reasoned road map to excellence that any organization would do well to consider. Like Built to Last, Good to Great is one of those books that managers and CEOs will be reading and rereading for years to come. —Harry C. Edwards

Editorial review:
Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman expose the fallacies of standard management thinking in First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently. In seven chapters, the two consultants for the Gallup Organization debunk some dearly held notions about management, such as "treat people as you like to be treated," "people are capable of almost anything," and "a manager's role is diminishing in today's economy." "Great managers are revolutionaries," the authors write. "This book will take you inside the minds of these managers to explain why they have toppled conventional wisdom and reveal the new truths they have forged in its place." The authors have culled their observations from more than 80,000 interviews conducted by Gallup during the past 25 years. Quoting leaders such as basketball coach Phil Jackson, Buckingham and Coffman outline "four keys" to becoming an excellent manager: Finding the right fit for employees, focusing on strengths of employees, defining the right results, and selecting staff for talent—not just knowledge and skills. First, Break All the Rules offers specific techniques for helping people perform better on the job. For instance, the authors show ways to structure a trial period for a new worker and how to create a pay plan that rewards people for their expertise instead of how fast they climb the company ladder. "The point is to focus people toward performance," they write. "The manager is, and should be, totally responsible for this." Written in plain English and well organized, this book tells you exactly how to improve as a supervisor.—Dan Ring

Editorial review:
Disciplines like strategy, leadership development, and innovation are the sexier aspects of being at the helm of a successful business; actually getting things done never seems quite as glamorous. But as Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan demonstrate in Execution, the ultimate difference between a company and its competitor is, in fact, the ability to execute. Execution is "the missing link between aspirations and results," and as such, making it happen is the business leader's most important job. While failure in today's business environment is often attributed to other causes, Bossidy and Charan argue that the biggest obstacle to success is the absence of execution. They point out that without execution, breakthrough thinking on managing change breaks down, and they emphasize the fact that execution is a discipline to learn, not merely the tactical side of business.

Supporting this with stories of the "execution difference" being won (EDS) and lost (Xerox and Lucent), the authors describe the building blocks—leaders with the right behaviors, a culture that rewards execution, and a reliable system for having the right people in the right jobs—that need to be in place to manage the three core business processes of people, strategy, and operations. Bossidy is CEO of Honeywell International, Inc., and Charan advises corporate executives and is the author of such books as What the CEO Wants You to Know and Boards That Work. They present experience-tested insight into how the smooth linking of these three processes can differentiate one company from the rest. Developing the discipline of execution isn't made out to be simple, nor is this book a quick, easy read. Bossidy and Charan do, however, offer good advice on a neglected topic, making Execution a smart business leader's guide to enacting success rather than permitting demise.—S. Ketchum

Book description:
What is different about the careers of people like Lou Gerstner, the acclaimed, recently retired chairman and CEO of IBM; Senator Elizabeth Dole; Yahoo! COO Dan Rosensweig; and Tom Freston, chairman and CEO of MTV Networks? Why did they ascend to the top and prosper—why did they have extraordinary careers—while others, equally talented, never reach their potential or aspirations? Jim Citrin and Rick Smith of Spencer Stuart, the world’s most influential executive search firm, set out to explore this question. The result—based on in-depth, original research—is sure to be the most important and useful book for anyone seeking to crack the code of how to build a rewarding, personally satisfying career. Like weather systems and financial markets, careers contain patterns. What Citrin and Smith found from their research and extensive experience is that people with extraordinary careers are guided by five straightforward patterns that can be harnessed and used by everyone. These individuals: Translate their knowledge and experience into action, building their personal value over each phase of their career. Practice benevolent leadership by not clawing their way to the top but by being carried there.

Solve the permission paradox—the dilemma of not being able to get a job without experience and not getting the experience without the job. Differentiate themselves by using the 20/80 principle of performance by storming past their defined jobs to create breakthrough ideas and deliver unexpected impact. Do not micromanage their careers, but macromanage them by gravitating toward the things they are best at and have a passion for, and working with people they like and respect.

No one manages your career for you. But with Citrin and Smith as your guide, you’ll be able to understand—and act on—the root causes of success. And what better source for strategic career advice than Spencer Stuart, the firm that over the past ten years has conducted more than 60 percent of the searches for Fortune 1000 CEOs? SOME OTHER USEFUL BOOKS:

1. Business: The Ultimate Resource This book is the most detailed business resource you can imagine. It includes more than 150 original best practice essays, a management library, management checklists, and profiles of top management thinkers. It covers every significant intellectual, practical, and factual area of management. A management book that may need its own book shelf in your Human Resources book case, but it is worth its weight-2172 pages-in information. Best practice articles for every aspect of business including HR, action check lists, a recommended management library, the current thinking of business gurus, and resources form the core of this tome. Best allaround reference I've seen. (Perseus Publishing) 2. Now Discover Your Strengths Another great book by Marcus Buckingham (and Donald Clifton). Use the insights of this book to help you understand your own strengths (and weaknesses) better. Then stretch and use it to help you understand your people better. 3. New Yorker Book of Business Cartoons Enjoy New Yorker cartoons because they make both laugh and think. This collection of cartoons about business is an enjoyable read, especially away from the office. 4. Communicate with Confidence! Each year, Dianna Booher teaches thousands of people how to communicate more effectively, at work, at home, in any situation. This book distills her tips into a single source that you can use to increase your ability to think on your feet and verbally communicate with confidence.

5. Executive Thinking The full title of the book is "Executive Thinking: The Dream, The Vision, The Mission Achieved". Author, Leslie Kossoff, It usually refer to it as "Dare to Dream", because most of us are afraid to do just that. 6. The 16 Personality Types, Descriptions for Self-Discovery This book is an interesting twist on the 16 personality types of Myers Briggs. It got me thinking about the differences between management styles and communications styles - is there really any difference? Isn't the KEY management skill the ability to communicate effectively? 7. One-Minute Manager by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth H. Blanchard Originally published in 1986, the message of this book is universal and timeless. To get more out of life and more out of your people, this is the guidebook to read. Brief and to the point lessons in the day-to-day application of fundamental management principles. 8. Leading Change When an organization needs change, it needs leadership. In this book, John Kotter lays out his eight-step process to create the sense of urgency that will make the changes successful. Remember these eight simple steps the next time you are the one responsible for making change happen.

Top 07 Management Books for the Human Resources Book Shelf
1. Why Employees Don't Do What They're Supposed to Do: And What to Do...! Do some of the employees in your organization have trouble doing what they are supposed to do? Ferdinand Fournies provides a simple, yet masterful, look at the specific reasons people are failing at work. He provides clear, straightforward recommendations for what you can do about it. Start with clear expectations. Understand employee motivation. Great book for sharing. (McGraw-Hill) 2. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity Looking to improve your personal productivity and get more accomplished during your work day? This business management book, by David Allen, is the most helpful I've found. His flow chart for processing your inbox is worth the price of the book alone. His planning model that helps you focus is a close second. (Viking) 3. Flight of the Buffalo: Soaring to Excellence ... A professor and a business owner write out the lessons needed to understand why and how your organization can soar - if you just enable your employees to lead. One of the best

books on employee empowerment I've read. Filled with common sense and practical, doable wisdom and examples, plus the must do's for success. James A. Belasco and Ralph C. Stayer are electric. (Warner Books, Inc.) 4. Coaching for Improved Work Performance, Revised Edition If you've read Ferdinand Fournies' other books, his simple, straight-forward, common-sense approach to teaching in a brief management book is familiar to you. Want to know how a supervisor can coach employees in such a way that work performance actually improves? This is your book. It starts with clear expectations and includes much more. (Fournies Associates) 5. The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work Peter Block is a master organization development consultant. He understands deeply what people need at work. He is also a master at getting his points across. Want to accomplish your mission at work? Empower and enable others to accomplish theirs in an adult setting? This management book belongs on every Human Resources book shelf. You'll loan it out again and again. (John Wiley and Sons) 6. New Pioneers: Man and Women Who Are Transforming the Workplace ... Thomas Petzinger studied companies from thirty states to distill the best new approaches creating business success in organizations. His story-telling will hook you as much as the ideas he shares on such topics as radical new compensation and motivation strategies, how the ethos of business is returning to fundamental human values, and how nobody is as smart as everybody. (Simon and Schuster) 7. 1001 Ways to Reward Employees Okay, so some of these ideas are too cute! Others are right on. The beauty of the book is that it gets you thinking about the hundreds of opportunities you have every day to reward and thank employees. It helps expand your thinking about all the types of opportunities available to you. Check out Bob Nelson's management book for reward and recognition ideas. (Workman Publishing Company)

Some other titles
The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter M.

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt The Gold Mine: A Novel of Lean Turnaround by Freddy Balle Practical Lean Accounting: A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise by Brian H. Maskell Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by
Michael E. Porter



The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell


Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell (Author)


How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In
by Jim Collins (Author)


StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths
by Tom Rath (Author)


Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
by Jim Collins (Author)


A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
by Daniel H. Pink (Author)


The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Author)


Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
by Richard H. Thaler (Author), Cass R. Sunstein (Author)


Crash Proof: How to Profit From the Coming Economic Collapse (Lynn Sonberg Books)
by Peter D. Schiff (Author), John Downes (Author)


Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip Heath (Author), Dan Heath (Author)


The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
by Patrick M. Lencioni (Author)


The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
by Patrick M. Lencioni


The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
by Michael E. Gerber (Author)


Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
by Robert T. Kiyosaki


How We Decide
by Jonah Lehrer (Author)


The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide: Protect Your Savings, Boost Your Income, and Grow Wealthy Even in the Worst of Times
by Martin D. Weiss (Author)


A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: (Pmbok Guide)
by Project Management Institute (Corporate Author)


Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
by John Medina (Author)


The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing and Online Media to Reach Buyers Directly
by David Meerman Scott (Author)


Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
by Seth Godin (Author)


Now, Discover Your Strengths
by Marcus Buckingham (Author), Donald O. Clifton (Author)


The Ride of a Lifetime: Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way
by Paul Teutul (Author)


10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea
by Suzy Welch (Author)


NLP: The New Technology of Achievement
by NLP Comprehensive (Author), Steve Andreas (Editor), Charles Faulkner (Editor)


The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam (Author) The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything
by Stephen M.R. Covey (Author), Stephen R. Covey (Foreword), Rebecca R. Merrill (Contributor)



The One Minute Manager
by Kenneth H. Blanchard (Author), Spencer Johnson (Author)


Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box
by Arbinger Institute (Author, Creator), The Arbinger Institute (Author)


The Back of the Napkin
by Dan Roam


Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
by Jim Collins (Author), Jerry I. Porras (Author)


The Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash Following the Greatest Boom

in History
by Harry S. Dent (Author)


What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
by Marshall Goldsmith (Author), Mark Reiter (Author)


Leadership and Self-Deception
by The Arbinger Institute


First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
by Marcus Buckingham (Author), Curt Coffman (Author)


Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
by W. Chan Kim (Author), Renée Mauborgne (Author)


The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
by John C. Maxwell (Author)


Blue Ocean Strategy: How To Create Uncontested Market Space And Make The Competition Irrelevant
by W. Chan Kim


Jim Cramer's Real Money
by James J. Cramer


Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies
by Charlene Li (Author), Josh Bernoff (Author)


Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies
by Charlene Li


Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
by Keith Ferrazzi (Author), Tahl Raz (Author)


Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
by Robert T. Kiyosaki (Author), Sharon L. Lechter (Author)


Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
by Roger Fisher (Author), William L. Ury (Author), Bruce Patton (Editor)


The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success
by Nicholas Lore (Author)


Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
by Michael Lewis (Author)


Power of Less, The: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Business and in Life
by Leo Babauta (Author)


Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
by Anthony Robbins (Author)


Your First Year in Network Marketing: Overcome Your Fears, Experience Success, and Achieve Your Dreams!
by Mark Yarnell (Author), Rene Reid Yarnell (Author)


Awaken the Giant Within
by Anthony Robbins


The Toyota Way
by Jeffrey Liker (Author)


Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
by Stephen C. Lundin (Author), Harry Paul (Author), John Christensen (Author), Ken Blanchard (Foreword)


The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
by Eliyahu M. Goldratt (Author), Jeff Cox (Author)


The Toyota Way
by Jeffrey K. Liker


The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
by Michael Watkins (Author)


Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
by T. Harv Eker (Author)


Leadership: Theory and Practice
by Dr. Peter G. (Guy) Northouse (Editor)


Strengths-Based Leadership
by Tom Rath (Author), Barry Conchie (Author)


The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
by Michael Watkins


The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life (J-B Warren Bennis Series)
by Steve Zaffron (Author), Dave Logan (Author)


Planet Water: Investing in the World's Most Valuable Resource
by Steve Hoffmann (Author)


Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
by Jim Collins (Author)


The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life
by Dave Logan


The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business (Collins Business Essentials)
by Clayton M. Christensen (Author)


Leading Change
by John P. Kotter (Author)


A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The TimeTested Strategy for Successful Investing (Revised and Updated)
by Burton Malkiel Ph.D. (Author)


Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership (JOSSEY-BASS BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT SERIES)
by Lee G. Bolman (Author), Terrence E. Deal (Author)


The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
by Clayton M. Christensen


Leading Change
by John P. Kotter


Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership
by Lee G. Bolman


The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition
by James M. Kouzes (Author), Barry Z. Posner (Author)


Covert Persuasion: Psychological Tactics and Tricks to Win the Game
by Kevin Hogan (Author), James Speakman (Author)


Influence: Science and Practice (5th Edition)
by Robert B. Cialdini (Author)


The Leadership Challenge
by James M. Kouzes


The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets
by Mebane T. Faber (Author), Eric W. Richardson (Author)


Robert's Rules Of Order Newly Revised In Brief (Roberts Rules of Order (in Brief))
by Henry M. III Robert (Author), William J. Evans (Author), Daniel H. Honemann (Author), Thomas J. Balch (Author)


The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing
by Jason Kelly (Author)


Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
by Larry Bossidy (Author), Ram Charan (Author), Charles Burck (Author)


The Great Crash of 1929
by John Kenneth Galbraith (Author)


The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities, 2nd Edition
by Bernard Baumohl (Author)


Robert's Rules Of Order Newly Revised In Brief
by Henry M. III Robert


Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment
by David F. Swensen (Author)


The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)
by Peter F. Drucker (Author)


The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care
by Clayton M. Christensen (Author), Jerome H. Grossman M.D. (Author), Jason Hwang M.D. (Author)


Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Author)


The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow
by John C. Maxwell (Author)


Unconventional Success
by David F. Swensen


Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions
by John Kotter (Author), Holger Rathgeber (Author), Peter Mueller (Illustrator), Spenser Johnson (Author)


Crossing the Chasm
by Geoffrey A. Moore (Author)


Rich Dad's Advisors: Guide to Investing In Gold and Silver: Everything You Need to Know to Profit from Precious Metals Now
by Michael Maloney


Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell (Author)


Management Rewired: Why Feedback Doesn't Work and Other Surprising Lessons from the Latest Brain Science
by Charles S. Jacobs (Author)


Influencer: The Power to Change Anything
by Kerry Patterson (Author), Joseph Grenny (Author), David Maxfield (Author), Ron McMillan (Author), Al Switzler (Author)


Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised
by Napoleon Hill (Author)


Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills
by Tony Stoltzfus (Author)


Stock Investing For Dummies
by Paul Mladjenovic (Author)


Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions that Will Help You See It and Seize It
by John C. Maxwell (Author)


Developing the Leader Within You
by John C. Maxwell (Author)


The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life
by Rosamund Stone Zander (Author), Benjamin Zander (Author)


How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
by John C. Maxwell (Author)


The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength
by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler (Author)

Top 50 Management Guru Listing

1. Michael E. Porter 2. Tom Peters 3. Robert Reich 4. Peter Drucker 5. Peter Senge 6. Gary S. Becker 7. Gary Hamel 8. Alvin Toffler 9. Hal Varian 10. Daniel Goleman 11. Rosabeth Moss Kanter 12. Ronald Coase 13. Lester Thurow 14. Charles Handy

15. Henry Mintzberg 16. Michael Hammer 17. Stephen Covey 18. Warren Bennis 19. Bill Gates 20. Jeffrey Pfeffer 21. Philip Kotler 22. Robert C. Merton 23. C. K. Prahalad 24. Thomas H. Davenport 25. Don Tapscott 26. John Seely Brown 27. George Gilder 28. Kevin Kelly 29. Chris Argyris 30. Robert Kaplan 31. Esther Dyson 32. Edward de Bono 33. Jack Welch 34. John Kotter 35. Ken Blanchard 36. Edward Tufte 37. Kenichi Ohmae 38. Alfred Chandler 39. James MacGregor Burns 40. Sumantra Ghoshal 41. Edgar Schein 42. Myron S. Scholes 43. James March 44. Richard Branson 45. Anthony Robbins 46. Clay(ton) Christensen 47. Michael Dell 48. John Naisbitt 49. David Teece 50. Don Peppers

Top 25 Management Guru Information.
1. Michael Porter
- Harvard Business School professor and strategy expert. - Author of Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

2. Tom Peters
- Management consultant and author of In Search of Excellence.

3. Robert Reich
- Former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, a social and economic policy professor at Brandeis University, author of several books, including The Future of Success , and Democratic candidate for Governor of Massachusetts.

4. Peter Drucker
- Business philosopher and consultant for over 50 years.

5. Peter Senge
- MIT professor and author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization.

6. Gary S Becker
- 1992 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on human capital, and an Economics and Sociology professor at the University of Chicago.

7. Gary Hamel
- Chairman of consulting firm Strategos, and author of Leading the Revolution.

8. Alvin Toffler

- Author of Future Shock and The Third Wave

9. Hal Varian
- Dean of the School of Information Management & Systems at the University of California at Berkeley, and author of Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy

10. Daniel Goleman
- Journalist and author of the best seller Emotional Intelligence.

11. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
- a professor at Harvard university - former editor of the Harvard Business Review - expert on organizational change.

12. Ronald Coase
- received the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1991 for his discovery and clarification of the significance of transaction costs and property rights for the institutional structure and functioning of the economy. - currently Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago Law School.

13. Lester Thurow
- professor of economics and management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has been the Dean of the Sloan School of Business at MIT.

14. Charles Handy
- Author of The Age of Unreason and Age of Paradox.

15. Henry Mintzberg
- Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal. - Visiting Scholar at INSEAD in Fontainbleau, France

16. Michael Hammer
- Co-author of Reengineering the Corporation.

17. Stephen Covey
- Author of The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People

18. Warren Bennis
- University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California and the founding chairman of USC's Leadership Institute.

19. Bill Gates
- Microsoft founder and Chairman

20. Jeffrey Pfeffer
- Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University - Research Interest - Social psychological and institutional barriers to the implementation of high-commitment work practices organizational human resource practices, power and influence in leadership.

21. Philip Kotler
- S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Chicago. - Leading author in the field of marketing management.

22. Robert C. Merton
-Won the 1997 Nobel Prize together with Myron Scholes for their derivative pricing formula.

23. C. K. Prahalad
- Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business at University of Michigan Business School.

24. Thomas H. Davenport
- Author, magazine writer and business school professor.

25. Don Tapscott
- Internationally sought consultant, entrepreneur, author and speaker on the topic of business strategy.


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