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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. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't

3. First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently

4. Execution: The Discipline Of Getting Things Done

5. 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

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

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?


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 all-
around 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

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

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

1. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big

by Malcolm Gladwell

2. Blink: The Power of Thinking

Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell (Author)

3. How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies

Never Give In
by Jim Collins (Author)

4. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of

the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your
by Tom Rath (Author)

5. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...

and Others Don't
by Jim Collins (Author)

6. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the

by Daniel H. Pink (Author)

7. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Author)

8. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth,

and Happiness
by Richard H. Thaler (Author), Cass R. Sunstein

9. Crash Proof: How to Profit From the Coming

Economic Collapse (Lynn Sonberg Books)
by Peter D. Schiff (Author), John Downes (Author)
10. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others
by Chip Heath (Author), Dan Heath (Author)

11. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

by Patrick M. Lencioni (Author)

12. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

by Patrick M. Lencioni

13. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses

Don't Work and What to Do About It
by Michael E. Gerber (Author)

14. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids
About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do
by Robert T. Kiyosaki

15. How We Decide

by Jonah Lehrer (Author)

16. 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)

17. A Guide to the Project Management Body of

Knowledge: (Pmbok Guide)
by Project Management Institute (Corporate Author)

18. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving

at Work, Home, and School
by John Medina (Author)

19. 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)
20. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
by Seth Godin (Author)

21. Now, Discover Your Strengths

by Marcus Buckingham (Author), Donald O. Clifton

22. The Ride of a Lifetime: Doing Business the Orange

County Choppers Way
by Paul Teutul (Author)

23. 10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea

by Suzy Welch (Author)

24. NLP: The New Technology of Achievement

by NLP Comprehensive (Author), Steve Andreas
(Editor), Charles Faulkner (Editor)

25. The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas
with Pictures by Dan Roam (Author)

26. The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything
by Stephen M.R. Covey (Author), Stephen R. Covey (Foreword), Rebecca R. Merrill

27. The One Minute Manager

by Kenneth H. Blanchard (Author), Spencer Johnson (Author)

28. Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box

by Arbinger Institute (Author, Creator), The Arbinger Institute (Author)

29. The Back of the Napkin

by Dan Roam

30. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

by Jim Collins (Author), Jerry I. Porras (Author)

31. The Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash Following the Greatest Boom
in History
by Harry S. Dent (Author)

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

33. Leadership and Self-Deception

by The Arbinger Institute

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

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

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

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

38. Jim Cramer's Real Money

by James J. Cramer

39. Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

by Charlene Li (Author), Josh Bernoff (Author)

40. Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

by Charlene Li

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

42. 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)
43. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
by Roger Fisher (Author), William L. Ury (Author), Bruce Patton (Editor)

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

45. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

by Michael Lewis (Author)

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

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

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

49. Awaken the Giant Within

by Anthony Robbins

50. The Toyota Way

by Jeffrey Liker (Author)

51. Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and

Improve Results
by Stephen C. Lundin (Author), Harry Paul
(Author), John Christensen (Author), Ken
Blanchard (Foreword)

52. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

by Eliyahu M. Goldratt (Author), Jeff Cox (Author)

53. The Toyota Way

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

55. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the

Inner Game of Wealth
by T. Harv Eker (Author)

56. Leadership: Theory and Practice

by Dr. Peter G. (Guy) Northouse (Editor)

57. Strengths-Based Leadership

by Tom Rath (Author), Barry Conchie (Author)

58. The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for

New Leaders at All Levels
by Michael Watkins

59. 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)

60. Planet Water: Investing in the World's Most

Valuable Resource
by Steve Hoffmann (Author)

61. Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A

Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
by Jim Collins (Author)

62. The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the

Future of Your Organization and Your Life
by Dave Logan

63. The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary

Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business
(Collins Business Essentials)
by Clayton M. Christensen (Author)
64. Leading Change
by John P. Kotter (Author)

65. A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-

Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (Revised
and Updated)
by Burton Malkiel Ph.D. (Author)

66. Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and

by Lee G. Bolman (Author), Terrence E. Deal

67. The Innovator's Dilemma: When New

Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
by Clayton M. Christensen

68. Leading Change

by John P. Kotter

69. Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and

by Lee G. Bolman

70. The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition

by James M. Kouzes (Author), Barry Z. Posner

71. Covert Persuasion: Psychological Tactics and

Tricks to Win the Game
by Kevin Hogan (Author), James Speakman

72. Influence: Science and Practice (5th Edition)

by Robert B. Cialdini (Author)

73. The Leadership Challenge

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

75. 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)

76. The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing

by Jason Kelly (Author)

77. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

by Larry Bossidy (Author), Ram Charan (Author), Charles Burck

78. The Great Crash of 1929

by John Kenneth Galbraith (Author)

79. The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future

Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities, 2nd Edition
by Bernard Baumohl (Author)

80. Robert's Rules Of Order Newly Revised In Brief

by Henry M. III Robert

81. Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal

by David F. Swensen (Author)

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

83. 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)
84. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Author)

85. The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person

Others Will Want to Follow
by John C. Maxwell (Author)

86. Unconventional Success

by David F. Swensen

87. Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any

by John Kotter (Author), Holger Rathgeber (Author), Peter Mueller
(Illustrator), Spenser Johnson (Author)

88. Crossing the Chasm

by Geoffrey A. Moore (Author)

89. 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

90. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

by Malcolm Gladwell (Author)

91. Management Rewired: Why Feedback Doesn't Work and Other

Surprising Lessons from the Latest Brain Science
by Charles S. Jacobs (Author)

92. Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

by Kerry Patterson (Author), Joseph Grenny (Author), David Maxfield
(Author), Ron McMillan (Author), Al Switzler (Author)

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

94. Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills

by Tony Stoltzfus (Author)
95. Stock Investing For Dummies
by Paul Mladjenovic (Author)

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

97. Developing the Leader Within You

by John C. Maxwell (Author)

98. The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

by Rosamund Stone Zander (Author), Benjamin Zander (Author)

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

100. 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

- 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.