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Faculty reading list


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A review of the latest business thinking from London Business School faculty.

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Faculty reading list

  1. 1. READING LIST A review of the latest thinking from London Business School faculty. © Copyright 2014 London Business School
  2. 2. Becoming a Better Boss: Why Good Management is So Difficult Author: Julian Birkinshaw Publisher: Jossey-Bass Management is universal and timeless, but it receives an endlessly bad press. Birkinshaw has led the intellectual charge on management’s behalf, first by co-founding the Management Innovation Lab with Gary Hamel, and now with this new book which charts the realities of managing in today’s global organisations. Notable are the range and compellingly real nature of Birkinshaw’s examples: managers wrestling with familiar organisational demons, and sometimes winning. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 1
  3. 3. The Proactive Leader: How to Overcome Procrastination and be a Bold Decision Maker Author: David De Cremer Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Not a book to linger by in the bookshop, this demands a quick decision. It asks fundamental and familiar questions: Why do leaders delay decisions? Are they aware of their own tendency to procrastinate? Are they able and willing to prevent it? David De Cremer provides insights and tools to identify the psychological and situational factors that cause procrastination in leaders. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 2
  4. 4. Brand Breakout: How Emerging Market Brands will go Global Author: Nirmalya Kumar and Jan-Benedict Steenkamp Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan The one piece missing from the jigsaw of the economic rejuvenation of nations, such as China, is their ability to create global brands. Kumar and Steenkamp analyse the reality behind the excitement and chart the rise of brands which have managed to make the leap from emerging markets to the world stage. It can and will be done. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 3
  5. 5. The New Business Road Test Author: John Mullins Publisher: FT/Prentice Hall The fourth edition of John Mullins’ essential reading for would-be entrepreneurs. Mullins identifies seven domains for the assessment of any market opportunity and guides you through how to test and improve your idea. It offers a practical route to discovering whether your brilliant idea is worth a business plan and likely to make for a successful enterprise. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 4
  6. 6. The I of Leadership: Strategies for Seeing, Being and Doing Author: Nigel Nicholson Publisher: Jossey-Bass “From the leader’s point of view, true effectiveness comes from self-management, the ‘I’ of leadership. On the leadership journey it is necessary to have conversations. Some of the most important are with oneself,” writes Nigel Nicholson, offering a uniquely wide-ranging take on leadership. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 5
  7. 7. China’s Growth Author: Linda Yueh Publisher: Oxford University Press Over the last 30 years, China has not only doubled its GDP and income every seven to eight years, it has also lifted 660 million people (or one-tenth of the world’s population) out of abject poverty. With its 1.3 billion people accounting for one-fifth of the global population, China’s economic growth has begun to shape the world and yet the determinants of its successful development are far from established or wellunderstood. Linda Yueh explains them. BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW 6
  8. 8. This was first published in Business Strategy Review Volume 24 Issue 3 – 2013 Visit our website BUSINESS STRATEGY REVIEW