The Ultimate Strategy Library: The 50 Most Influential Strategic Ideas of All Time

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Despite the widespread use of universal tonics such as totalquality management and business process reengineering, strategy isstill at the centre of management debate. Strategy is one of themost frequently referred to subject in business. It continues toexcite, frustrate and intrigue us.

From Peter Drucker and Henry Mintzberg to Nicolo Machiavelli andKenichi Ohmae, John Middleton brings together the greatest and mostinfluential thinkers and experts on strategy in one place. ...

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Overview

Despite the widespread use of universal tonics such as totalquality management and business process reengineering, strategy isstill at the centre of management debate. Strategy is one of themost frequently referred to subject in business. It continues toexcite, frustrate and intrigue us.

From Peter Drucker and Henry Mintzberg to Nicolo Machiavelli andKenichi Ohmae, John Middleton brings together the greatest and mostinfluential thinkers and experts on strategy in one place. TheUltimate Book of Strategy contains a unique summary of 50 books,articles and thinkers that have had the most significant impact onthe subject of 'strategy' together with an assessment of theirimpact and lasting value for today's business.

For ease of reference, the books featured are presented inalphabetical order by author. In addition, there is an extensiveannotated bibliography of another 50 books at the back of the book,as well as a glossary of key strategy terms, and a guide to furthersources of information for those wishing to delve deeper.

Thousands of new books, reports, theories and consultancy productspour into the market. So how do you keep up with what works andwhat doesn't? With who's hot and who's not? The ideas and peoplethat are going to help you drive your business forward? Thecompletely updated and revised Ultimates from Capstone are part ofthe new Capstone Reference series and have proved indispensable byproviding time-poor executives with authoritative and up-to-dateinformation in a completely accessible style.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841121802
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/24/2003
  • Series: Ultimate Series, #11
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN MIDDLETON is the founder of the Bristol Management ResearchCentre Recognized as a leading expert in personal and systemsthinking technologies, he works as a coach and consultant withindividuals and organizations who are determined to make best useof their personal and corporate futures. From 1996 to 2001, hepublished and edited Future Filter, a bi-monthly businessnewsletter.

The Ultimate Strategy Library is his seventh book. Previous booksinclude Writing the New Economy (Capstone, 2000) and Smart Thingsto Know about Your Career (Capstone, 2001). He also contributedfour titles to Capstone's innovative Express Exec series.

He is working towards a PhD at the University of Bristol. Hise-mail address is: john@microcareers.com

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.
Introduction.
A Brief History of Strategy.
The Ultimate Strategy Library 50.
1 Igor Ansoff, Corporate Strategy (1965).
2 Robert Baldock, The Last Days of the Giants? (2000).
3 Shona Brown & Kathleen Eisenhardt, Competing on the Edge(1998).
4 Frances Cairncross, The Death of Distance (1997).
5 Manuel Castells, The Information Age: Economy, Society andCulture (1996, 1997, 1998).
6 Alfred Chandler, Strategy and Structure (1962).
7 James Collins & Jerry Porras, Built to Last (1994).
8 Stan Davis & Christopher Meyer, Blur (1998).
9 Larry Downes & Chunka Mui, Unleashing the Killer App(1998).
10 Peter Drucker, The Age of Discontinuity (1969).
11 Philip Evans & Thomas S Wurster, Blown to Bits (2000).
12 Charles Ferguson, High Stakes, No Prisoners (1999).
13 Sumantra Ghoshal & Christopher Bartlett, The IndividualizedCorporation (1998).
14 Arie de Geus, The Living Company (1997).
15 Michael Goold, Andrew Campbell & Marcus Alexander,Corporate-Level Strategy (1994).
16 Andrew Grove, Only the Paranoid Survive (1996).
17 Gary Hamel & C K Prahalad, Competing for the Future(1994).
18 Michael Hammer & James Champy, Reengineering the Corporation(1993).
19 Charles Handy, The Age of Unreason (1989).
20 Paul Hawken, Amory B Lovins & L Hunter Lovins, NaturalCapitalism (1999).
21 Robert Kaplan & David Norton, The Balanced Scorecard(1996).
22 John Kay, Foundations of Corporate Success (1993).
23 Kevin Kelly, New Rules for the New Economy (1998).
24 Nicoló Machiavelli, The Prince (1513).
25 Regis McKenna, Real Time (1997).
26 Henry Mintzberg, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning(1994).
27 Mary Modahl, Now or Never (2000).
28 Geoffrey Moore, Crossing the Chasm (1991).
29 Kenichi Ohmae, The Mind of the Strategist (1982).
30 Richard Pascale & Anthony Athos, The Art of JapaneseManagement (1981).
31 Richard Pascale, Managing on the Edge (1990).
32 Tom Peters & Robert Waterman, In Search of Excellence(1982).
33 Tom Petzinger, The New Pioneers (1999).
34 B Joseph Pine II & James H Gilmore, The Experience Economy(1999).
35 Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy (1980).
36 Frederick Reichheld, The Loyalty Effect (1996).
37 Jonas Ridderstråle & Kjell Nordström, FunkyBusiness (2000).
38 Peter Schwartz, The Art of the Long View (1991).
39 Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline (1990).
40 Carl Shapiro & Hal R Varian, Information Rules (1998).
41 David Siegel, Futurize your Enterprise (1999).
42 Thomas Stewart, Intellectual Capital (1997).
43 Don Tapscott, Digital Capital (2000).
44 Noel Tichy, Managing Strategic Change (1983).
45 Alvin Toffl er, The Third Wave (1980).
46 Sun Tzu, The Art of War (500 BC).
47 Watts Wacker & Jim Taylor, with Howard Means, The 500 YearDelta (1997).
48 Michael J Wolf, The Entertainment Economy (1999).
49 Walt Wriston, The Twilight of Sovereignty (1992).
50 Shoshana Zuboff, In the Age of the Smart Machine (1988).
Coda: The Future of Strategy.
Annotated Bibliography
Glossary of Strategy Terms
About the Author
Index

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