Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant

Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant

A insightful strategy book all Product Managers and MBAs should read. The authors have conducted indepth research and provided practical analytical tools and frameworks for immediate use. Essential resource for Turnarounds, New Product development, and Startups.

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

The author provides a short introduction on the value of understanding the psychology and sociology of your customers when it comes to Branding, Consumer Insights, and Product Management. Most Marketing and MBA students are already familiar with the concepts as they are discussed in depth in their respective programs. An excellent segway into Branding, Marketing, Consumer Insights, and Product Management.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

This book convincingly shows how small events can have a big impact from social change to phenomenal business success. How do ideas and innovation spread and become “sticky” throughout society? Using sociological forces behind human behaviour, such as Mavens, Connectors, and Influencers, can help us engineer social change and product acceptance. Incredible book that all Product Managers, Marketers, Social Entrepreneurs, and Change Agents should read.

Getting to Yes

Getting to Yes

An amazing book resulting from  the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution. This book provides proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable interests-based agreements in every sort of conflict. 

Getting Past No

Getting Past No

We all want to get to yes, but what happens when the other person keeps saying no? 

How can you negotiate successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate customer, or a deceitful coworker?

William Ury of Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation offers a proven breakthrough strategy for turning adversaries into negotiating partners. 

Strategic Management of Technological Innovation

Strategic Management of Technological Innovation

One of the most concise, well written books on managing technology and innovation that I have come across. Theory is blended seamlessly with real world implications and applications. Easily readable with plenty of examples, cases, and suggestions for further reading. Whether you are a product manager/strategist, marketer, consultant, senior manager, analyst, or student, this book provides the skills, knowledge, and tools to analyze and formulate strategy for technology companies.

Training in Organizations: Needs Assessment, Development, and Evaluation 4th Ed

Training in Organizations: Needs Assessment, Development, and Evaluation 4th Ed

A good introduction and reference manual for anyone who will assume responsibility for building a training program from the ground up. Some chapters dive too deeply on theory and a few chapters could be easily condensed. 

Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean

Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean

An excellent reference book for Business Analysts, Consultants, Project Managers, Strategists, Marketers, Business Development/Sales or Managers who bear Profit/Loss responsibility. This book was very helpful in applying and understanding the day to day and strategic implications of the many concepts I learned in Accounting and business courses. 

The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Backed up with well researched statistics, this is an incredible read on the strategy and thinking of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Essential read for Product Managers, MBAs, Analysts, and Consultants.