Summary: In Traction, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too.
Summary: Drawing upon a six-year research project, Collins and Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day. Throughout, the authors asked: “What makes the truly exceptional companies different from the comparison companies? What were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?”
Summary: Innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right, yet still lose market leadership. A successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices. This book gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation.
Summary: The measure of an executive is the ability to “get the right things done.” Being productive, not just busy. In one of the best business books on productivity, Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned by executives.
Summary: This book contrasts two sets of companies. One set makes the leap from good to great by generating cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years. The other group fails to make that leap. Collins pulls back the curtain for all to see why some failed and some made the leap.