Thursday, April 24, 2014

Another Day in the Boardroom

The Poem:

The art of war
Three moves ahead
War in the boardroom

The Books:

The Art of War by Sun Tzu; 355.02 S958a
This book was written over 2,000 years ago to describe preparations for military operations. Yet, modern business people extrapolate the ideas outlined in it and apply those concepts to the corporate world. 

Rice details how the decision-making skills learned while playing chess can help executives make decisions and stay abreast of trends in the market. 

War in the Boardroom by Al and Laura Ries; 658 R559w
The authors use examples of real companies and their marketing campaigns to show how the success or failure of those campaigns can be affected by the clash in the way people think. 

Winning by Jack and Suzy Welch; 658.4 W439w
The former CEO of GE shares practical advice on how to be successful in a format that workers on the line or in the executive suite can appreciate. 

The power of effective communication and its role in the success of people such as Steve Wynn, Larry Bird, and Michael Bloomberg is discussed in this book by author and pollster, Dr. Frank Luntz. 

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