Strategy+Business, the blog for consulting firm Booz & Company, recently announced the winners of its annual best business books competition. Unlike other lists, these books aren't selected based on sales or by popular vote; instead experts in the chosen category choose the winners. The categories themselves vary from year to year depending on what's timely or particularly good.
Among the winners this year are:
Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith, Random House
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, Simon & Schuster
Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man by Mark Kurlansky, Doubleday
The New Emerging Market Multinationals: Four Strategies for Disrupting Markets and Building Brands by Amitava Chattopadhyay & Rajeev Batra, with Aysegul Ozsomer, McGraw-Hill
Pragmatic Strategy: Eastern Wisdom, Global Success by Ikujiro Nonaka & Zhichang Zhu, Cambridge University Press
Competitive Strategy: Options and Games by Benoit Chevalier-Roignant & Lenos Trigeorgis, MIT Press
Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies by Jim Stengel, Crown Business
Brand Real: How Smart Companies Live Their Brand Promise and Inspire Fierce Customer Loyalty by Laurence Vincent, Amacom
The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge by Doc Searls, Harvard Business Review Press
The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation by Ron Adner, Portfolio
Reverse Innovation: Create Far from Home, Win Everywhere by Vijay Govindarajan & Chris Trimble, Harvard Business Review Press
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