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Nice start to the year - Directors’ publication recommends Discovery Driven Growth

A good friend and very successful publicist, Mark Fortier was kind enough to pass along the information that Discovery Driven Growth has been recommended by the editors of "Agenda" magazine, a magazine aimed at corporate directors.  If you read the post below, you'll see that we are in very good company!

Directors' Recommended Reading

By Eduardo Llull January 3, 2011

Directors are turning to a wide array of reading materials to give them an edge in their oversight duties. In fact, out of 101 directors who responded to Agenda’s most recent Directors and Officers Outlook survey with a book or other reading material to help corporate directors with their board duties, only two respondents gave the same response: Atlas Shrugged,Ayn Rand’s most critically acclaimed novel. The rest of the recommendations are dominated by business books, many of which were published in the last year. Below is a list of those recommendations.

Atlas Shrugged

By Ayn Rand

Paperback: 1,200 pages

Publisher: Plume (August 1, 1999)

List Price: $25.00

Director’s Comment: “It reinforces the importance of playing and investing to win in a capitalist,
global economy.”

The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization

By Stephen Roach

Paperback: 414 pages

Publisher: Random House (1957)

List Price: $16.95

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

By Dan Ariely

Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: Harper Perennial; revised and expanded edition (April 27, 2010)

List Price: $15.99

The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations

That Win

By Dave Ulrich and Wendy Ulrich

Hardcover: 304 pages

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies (June 6, 2010)

List Price: $27.95

Well Made in America: Lessons from Harley-Davidson on Being

the Best

By Peter C. Reid

Paperback: 226 pages

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies (April 1991)

List Price: Out of print (available from used booksellers)

Director’s Comment: “The turnaround of Harley-Davidson can be an [important] lesson for us all.”

Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company

By Andrew S. Grove

Paperback: 240 pages

Publisher: Crown Business (March 16, 1999)

List Price: $16.95

The Strategy Paradox: Why Committing to Success Leads to Failure (And What to do About It)

By Michael E. Raynor

Hardcover: 320 pages

Publisher: Crown Business (February 20, 2007)

List Price: $27.50

Director’s Comment: “It offers a way to think critically about strategic risk.”

Discovery-Driven Growth: A Breakthrough Process to Reduce Risk and Seize Opportunity

By Rita Gunther McGrath and Ian C. Macmillan

Hardcover: 200 pages

Publisher: Harvard Business School Press (March 16, 2009)

List Price: $27.95

Decide and Deliver: Five Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization

By Marcia Blenko, Michael C. Mankins and Paul Rogers

Hardcover: 192 pages

Publisher: Harvard Business Press (September 27, 2010)

List Price: $29.95

Director’s Comment: “Excellent book on improving organizational performance.”

Owning Up: The 14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask

By Ram Charan

Hardcover: 224 pages

Publisher: Jossey-Bass (April 13, 2009)

List Price: $29.95

Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies

By McKinsey & Company, Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart, David Wessels

Hardcover: 811 pages

Publisher: Wiley; Fifth edition (July 26, 2010)

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