Book Recommendations from BVP’s CEOs

December 2012
Authors: Byron Deeter
Related Strategies: Cloud Computing

 

For those of you lucky enough to be unwrapping a new Kindle, iPad, or tablet over the holidays, here is a handful of great executive book recommendations that rose to the top of the list from a recent discussion among a dozen of our cloud CEO’s.  Please feel free to add any we missed in the comments below!

 

The Art of War (SUN TZU)

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras)

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time (Susan Scott)

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't  (Jim Collins)

Hope Is Not a Strategy: The 6 Keys to Winning the Complex Sale : The 6 Keys to Winning the Complex Sale (Rick Page)

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Clayton M. Christensen)

The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth (Michael E. Raynor & Clayton M. Christensen)

Inside the Tornado: Strategies for Developing, Leveraging, and Surviving Hypergrowth Markets (Geoffrey A. Moore)

Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine With The $100 Million Best Practices Of Salesforce.com (Aaron Ross & Marylou Tyler)

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience  (Carmine Gallo)

Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable--Includes new bonus chapter (Seth Godin)

Seeing What's Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change (Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony, Erik A. Roth)

Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle (Matthew SymondsLarry Ellison)

The SPEED of Trust (Stephen M.R. Covey)

SPIN Selling (Neil Rackham)

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard  (Chip Heath & Dan Heath)

 

GENERAL INTEREST:

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer (Nathaniel C. Fick)

The Field  (Lynne McTaggart)

A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One  (George R.R. Martin)