All of the books recommended by Manager’s Resource Handbook have been read by members of the MRH staff. These books have helped us improve our management and business skills. There are countless books out there to choose from, and finding those that are truly helpful is not very easy. We wanted to provide you with a consolidated list of some of those that were really helpful to us in our managerial careers. We have more on the way and will continue to add to this list. If you have any suggestions, we’d love to hear about them! -MRH Team
Robert Grant’s Contemporary Strategy Analysis is an excellent resource for business strategy. Though it is often used as a textbook for business schools and universities, it serves as a good source of theory, examples and real case studies in business strategy. The historical examples of famous corporations are particularly useful.
Although first published over 20 years ago, The Borderless World by Kenichi Ohmae is a good read for managers who lead technology and development teams. Ohmae highlights numerous examples of mistakes firms made in their product development strategy, and how rethinking their approach put them back on course for prosperity. He also provides an in-depth discussion about the benefit of partnerships when dealing with new markets.
Also by Kenichi Ohmae, The Mind of the Strategist is an excellent guide and resource for managers who deal with business strategy and global business . Ohmae’s writing provides numerous comparisons between Western business techniques and alternate approaches used in his native Japan. His examples and information are applicable to a variety of business environments and situations on the world stage, regardless of which country you happen to be in.