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Ansoff, H. Igor. Corporate Strategy: An Analytic Approach to Business Policy for Growth and Expansion. New York: McGraw Hill. 1965

Beasley, Mark S. and Mark L. Frigo, “Strategic Risk Management: Creating and Protecting Value” Strategic Finance, 2007

Bell, C. Gordon and John E. McNamara. High-Tech Ventures: The Guide for Entrepreneurial Success. Reading: Perseus Books, 1991

Bossidy, Larry and Ram Charan, Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done. New York: Crown Business, 2002

Bruce, Brian R. and Mark T. Bradshaw Analysts, Lies and Statistics. New York: Institutional Investor Books, 2004

Cialdini, Robert B. Influence: Science and Practice. Needham Heights: Allyn and Bacon, 2001

Christensen, Clayton M. and Michael E. Raynor. The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2003

Davenport, Thomas H. and Jeanne G. Harris, Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2007

Downes, Larry and Chunka Mui. Unleashing the Killer App. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1998

Drucker, Peter F. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles. London: William Heinemann. 1985

Drucker, Peter F. Managing for the Future: The 1990s and Beyond. New York: Truman Talley Books, Dutton, 1992

Drucker, Peter F. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles. London: William Heinemann, 1985

Epstein, Barry J., Ralph Nach and Steven M. Bragg. Wiley GAAP 2006.Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2005

Epstein, Marc J. Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate, Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, 2008

Foster, Richard and Sarah Kaplan. Creative Distruction. New York: Doubleday, 2001

Friedman, Milton Capitalism and Freedom. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1962

Friedman, Milton and Rose Friedman Free To Choose. New York: Harvest, Harcourt Inc., 1990

Frigo, Mark L and Joel Litman “Give My Regrets to Wall Street” Harvard Business Review, 2004

Frigo, Mark L. “What is Mission Driven Strategy?” Strategic Finance, 2003

Gladwell, Malcolm. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. New York: Little Brown & Company, 2000

Goldratt, Eliyahu M. Theory of Constraints. Great Barrington: North River Press, 1990

Goldratt, Eliyahu M. and Jeff Cox The Goal. A Process of Ongoing Improvement. Great Barrington: The North River Press, 1992

Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam Books, 1997

Goleman, Daniel. Working with Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam Books, 2000

Humes, James C. Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln. Roseville: Prima Publishing, 2002

Kaplan, Robert S., and David P. Norton. Alignment: Using the Balanced Scorecard to Create Corporate Synergies. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2006

Kaplan, Robert S., and David P. Norton. “The Balanced Scorecard – Measures that Drive Performance.” Harvard Business Review, 1992

Kirby, Julia, “Toward a Theory of High Performance” Harvard Business Review, 2005

Kotter, John P. and James L. Heskett. Corporate Culture and Performance. New York: Free Press, 1992

Levitt, Theodore. “Marketing Myopia.” Harvard Business Review, 1975

Litman, Joel and Mark L. Frigo “When Strategy and Valuation Meet: Five Lessons from Return Driven Strategy” Strategic Finance, 2004

Lowe, Janet. Warren Buffet Speaks – Wit and Wisdom from the World’s Greatest Investor. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997

Madden, Bartley J. CFROI Valuation A Total System Approach to Valuing the Firm. Woburn: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999

Madden, Bartley J. Maximizing Shareholder Value And The Greater Good. Naperville: LearningWhatWorks, 2005

Mitchell, Jack, Hug Your Customers: The Proven Way to Personalize Sales and Achieve Astounding Results, New York: Hyperion, 2003

Peters, Thomas J. and Robert H. Waterman. In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies. New York: Harper & Row, 1982

Porter, Michael E. "The Importance of Being Strategic" Balanced Scorecard Report, Harvard Business School Press, 2002

Porter, Michael E. “What is Strategy?” Harvard Business Review, 1996

Porter, Michael E. Competitive Advantage-Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance. New York: The Free Press, 1985

Porter, Michael E. Competitive Strategy Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors. New York: The Free Press, 1980

Reichheld, Fred. The Ultimate Question Driving Good Profits and True Growth. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2006

Reid, Peter C. Well Made in America: Lessons from Harley-Davidson on Being the Best. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing, 1990

Ries, Al and Laura Ries. The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding. New York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 1998

Salovey, Peter, Marc A. Brackett and John D. Mayer. Emotional Intelligence: Key Readings on the Mayer and Salovey Model Port Chester: Dude Publishing, 2004

Schumpeter, Joseph A. The Theory of Economic Development. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1934

Schumpeter, Joseph A. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. New York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 1975 (originally published 1942)

Surowiecki, James. The Wisdom of Crowds. New York: Doubleday, 2004

Slywotzky, Adrian J. The Upside: The 7 Strategies for Turning Big Threats Into Growth Breakthroughs. New York: Crown Business, 2007

Ulrich, Dave and Norm Smallwood, Leadership Brand: Developing Customer-Focused Leaders to Drive Performance and Build Lasting Value. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2007

Walton, Mary. The Deming Management Method. New York: Perigee Books, 1986

Welch, Jack. Jack: Straight from the Gut. New York: Warner 2001

Zook, Chris and James Allen, Profit from the Core: Growth Strategies in an Era of Turbulence. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2001

Zyman, Sergio. The End of Advertising As We Know It. Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2002


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