Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Current list of books in my queue

As usual, I buy too many books and inevitably have too many things going on or, just plain forget I even own them. I am going to try and change that habit by spending at least 1 - 2 hours per night reading vs. watching tv, surfing the web, etc. To that end, the present list of books I have started or recently acquired (in no particular order) to read are:
TitleAuthor(s)Brief purpose (pre-reading)Status
Six Disciplines Execution RevolutionGary HarpstGain insight and improve skills around operational execution and leadership100% Read
The Forgotten ManAmity ShalesReceived as a gift in '07. Learn about the great depression and problems created by Hoover and Roosevelt50% Read
Blue Ocean StrategyW.Chan Kim
Rene'e Mauborgne
Understand how to increase differentiation in existing markets and create new markets25% Read
Selling is DeadMarc Miller
Jason Sinkovitz
Different approach for selling, enabling cultural shift in business approach to sales15% Read
Lean Six Sigma for ServiceMichael L GeorgeLooking for ways to improve my department's operations, reduce waste and improve quality25% Read
FreakonomicsSteven D. Levitt
Stephen J. Dubner
Suggested by a friend as an interesting read and twist on economics50% Read
The Intelligent InvestorBenjamin GrahmLooking for interesting insight and ideas on value investing and the thoughts from the father of long-term investing25% Read
The Balanced ScorecardRobert S. Kaplan
David P. Norton
Trying to improve visibility into current operations and understand how scorecards can help.0% Read
Alignment: Using the Balanced Scorecard to Create Corporate SynergiesRobert S. Kaplan
David P. Norton
Coupled with 'The Balanced Scorecard' believe this book might provide insight into the creation and execution of 'balanced scorecards' in our organization.0% Read


  1. I'm finishing up "Gang Leader for a Day", of which excerpts appear in "Freakonomics".

  2. Hey there Bruce....thanks for the comments. I'll have to check-in to that book / suggestion. Hope you are doing well.