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The New How by Nilofer Merchant

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Appendix B. Resources

In this appendix, I share with you some favorite resources for your library. These were chosen because they have shaped my thinking and perspectives and benefited my clients greatly. I’ve categorized them as follows:

  • Strategy

  • Collaboration trends and tools

  • Leadership

  • Tough conversations

  • Creativity

  • Facilitation

  • Decision making

  • Change management

  • Listening

Strategy

Chan, Kim and Renée Mauborgne. Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant. Harvard Business School Press, 2005. [Good for identifying new market opportunities.]

Christensen, Clayton. The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business. Collins Business Essentials, 2003. [Good for Global Giants to understand how markets often move out from under them.]

Collis, David J. and Michael G. Rukstad. Can You Say What Your Strategy Is. Harvard Business Review, April 2008.

Matteson, David and Jim Mattheson. The Smart Organization: Creating Value through Strategic R&D. Harvard Business School Press, 1998. [Excellent way of knowing how to build wisdom and intelligence through systems.]

Mintzberg, Henry, Bruce Ahlstrand, and Joseph Lampel. Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour through the Wilds of Strategic Management. Free Press, 1998. [One of the best books with a comprehensive view of strategic frameworks.]

Various authors. Harvard Business Review on Corporate Strategy. Harvard Business School Press, 1999. [Landmark reading across a 20-year horizon.] ...

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