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TIME Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Business Management Books

  1. The Age of Unreason by Charles Handy
  2. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins; Jerry I. Porras
  3. Competing for the Future by Gary Hamel; C. K. Prahalad
  4. Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by Michael E. Porter
  5. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  6. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
  7. Essential Drucker: Selections from the Management Works of Peter F. Drucker by Peter F. Drucker
  8. The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge
  9. First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham; Curt Coffman
  10. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt; Jeff Cox
  11. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
  12. Guerrilla Marketing: Secrets for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business by Jay Conrad Levinson
  13. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  14. The Human Side of Enterprise by Douglas McGregor
  15. The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen
  16. Leading Change by John P. Kotter
  17. On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis
  18. Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming
  19. My Years with General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan
  20. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard; Spencer Johnson; Constance Johnson
  21. Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution by Michael Hammer; James Champy
  22. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic by Stephen R. Covey
  23. The Six Sigma Way: How GE, Motorola, and Other Top Companies are Honing Their Performance byPeter S. Pande; Robert P. Neuman; Roland R. Cavanagh
  24. Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production by Taiichi Ohno; Norman Bodek (Introduction by)
  25. Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life bySpencer Johnson; Kenneth Blanchard (Foreword by)