Best Management Books

My startup grew from 10 to 50 employees in just a year, and I needed to quickly learn how to manage this growth. With limited time and no room for error, I turned to reading several management books. These are some of the best management books that helped me adapt to this rapid growth while avoid painful management mistakes. My book, Explosive Growth, incorporates the managements lessons learned from many of these incredible books on management, and is frequently cited as one of the best growth books for entrepreneurs.

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Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing To 100 Million Users - And Losing $78 Million

By Cliff Lerner (Full Disclosure: This Is My Book)

The Ultimate Playbook For Startups To Grow To 1 Million Users & More. Explosive Growth is a business book like no other. This compelling & inspiring narrative combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, proven tactics, and numerous case-studies to help your business achieve explosive growth.

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

By Ben Horowitz

Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog.

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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

By Patrick Lencioni

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are.

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

By Patrick Lencioni

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.

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Good to Great

By Jim Collins

The Challenge: Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

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The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

By Clayton M. Christensen

A bestselling classic on disruptive innovation.. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership.

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The Culture Secret: How to Empower People and Companies No Matter What You Sell

By Dr. David Vik

Why is a great company culture so rare? How can you make sure your organization has one? The good news is that creating an inspiring and sustainable culture is not as hard as you might think. Dr. David ''Doc'' Vik reveals the keys to success in The Culture Secret.

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Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

By Verne Harnish

What are the underlying handful of fundamentals that haven't changed for over a hundred years? From Harnish's famous One-Page Strategic Plan to his concise outline of eight practical actions you can take to strengthen your culture, this book is a compilation of best practices adapted from some of the best-run firms on the planet.

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The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

By Grant Cardone

While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you're after big goals, you don't want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.

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The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

By Gary Keller

People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives.

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