Books

2010
The Essential Advantage
The conventional wisdom about strategy may be leading your company astray. In The Essential Advantage: How to Win with a Capabilities-Driven Strategy, Booz & Company's Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi maintain that success in any market accrues to firms with a coherence premium — a tight match between their strategic direction and the capabilities that make them unique.read more >

2010
Leading Outside the Lines
Every enterprise has an informal as well as a formal organization. The formal is the side with which business people are usually most familiar. The informal is generally less familiar. It consists of emerging ideas, social networks, working norms, values, peer relationships, and communities of common interest – the elements that often hide beyond the boundaries of the formal. In Leading Outside the Lines, authors Jon Katzenbach and Zia Khan make the compelling case that it is in the less familiar informal world where magic happens … yet one without the other is unlikely to sustain peak performance over time.read more >

2010
The China Strategy
In The China Strategy, Edward Tse, Booz & Company’s Chairman of Greater China, describes how to build the capabilities that business leaders need for operating an integrated China-global strategy.read more >

2010
The Right FightThe Right Fight
Harmony and alignment are not always the best way to get the most out of organizations. Contrary to conventional management wisdom, leaders can unleash creativity, innovation and the productive potential of their employees by strategically employing “right fights,” The fundamental premise: A certain amount of struggle and stress energizes organizations and individuals, leading to optimal execution.read more >

2009
Cut Costs & Grow Stronger imageCut Costs and Grow Stronger
In this e-book published as part of the Harvard Business Press “Memo to the CEO” series, Booz & Company’s Shumeet Banerji, Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi provide executives with the tools they need to rapidly implement capabilities-driven cost reduction.read more >

2009
Merge Ahead: Mastering the Five Enduring Trends of Artful M&A
Written by Gerald Adolph and Justin Pettit, this book in the “Future of Business” series examines the effect five long-term trends and the current downturn are having on M&A and suggests ways companies can improve their deal-making strategies, capabilities, and tactics.read more >

2009
Energy Shift imageEnergy Shift: Game-Changing Rules for Fueling the Future
The latest in the “Future of Business” series debunks the major myths around the changing nature of energy in the 21st century and makes it clear that for business leaders, the status quo is not an option.read more >

2008
Four Pillars Book ImageThe Four Pillars of Profit-Driven Marketing: How to Maximize Creativity, Accountability, and ROI
Each year, billions of dollars are spent on marketing endeavors. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the money disappears into thin air, and marketing executives are left wondering if any of it came back in the form of ROI. The Four Pillars of Profit-Driven Marketing offers a practical, proven framework that helps marketers capture the metrics essential to determining ROI and use them to develop an overall marketing strategy based on accurate ROI figures.read more >

2008
Sourcing Reader imageSourcing Reloaded: Targeting Procurement’s New Strategic Agenda
In today’s risky global business environment, supplier networks are the ultimate lifeline for many companies—delivering the far-flung materials, goods, and services that drive worldwide commerce. The sourcing function has thusread more >

2008
Capturing the People Advantage: Thought Leaders on Human Capital
This book reflects the increasingly widespread conviction in global corporations that people are a primary asset and competitive advantage, and that a compelling people strategy is required to fully realize their value.read more >

2008
The CFO as Deal Maker: Thought Leaders on M&A Success
If your goal is to hone your deal-making skills and capabilities, to ensure the fulfillment of fiduciary responsibility, or to build your personal reputation for M&A success, The CFO as Deal Maker is essential reading.read more >

2008
Age of Heretics coverThe Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management
strategy+business editor Art Kleiner updates his 1996 classic for a new generation of managers and management students in the 2008 edition of this highly acclaimed book.
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2008
Auctions in the M&A Process
Financier Worldwide's e-book on international mergers and acquisitions features "Auctions in the M&A Process," an article by Booz & Company Partner Justin Pettit.read more >

2008
Reinventing Service: New Approaches to Meet New Demands
Although the ideas and case studies in Reinventing Service focus on pure service industries, such as financial services and health care, the insights in this book are a guide to any leader in search of world-class service performance.read more >

2008
Optimizing Overhead: From Cost Center to Competitive Advantage
This strategy+business Reader is for both public- and private-sector organizations, in any part of the world. It can help change you from a reluctant manager, complying with pressure from outside, to a proactive advocate for your own best customer: Yourself.read more >

2008
Always On: Advertising, Marketing, and Media in an Era of Consumer Control
This book asserts that we are at the beginning of a consumer-centric digital age where traditional ways of marketing products and services are no longer viable. The book explores the potential of the digital era and its implications for executives and marketing and ad professionals. read more >

2008
Make or Break: How Manufacturers Can Leap from Decline to Revitalization
A groundbreaking book offers an engrossing overview of the new era of manufacturing and the modern strategies that are streamlining success.read more >

2008
Megacommunities: How Leaders of Government, Business and Non-Profits Can Tackle Today's Global Challenges Together
Experts show how leaders in business, government, and civil society can reach across national and sector divisions, forming collaborative "megacommunities" that are directed toward a common goal.read more >

2007
CMO Thought Leaders: The Rise of the Strategic Marketer
Interviews with Chief Marketing Officers from leading companies make it clear: The business of the CMO is being a Growth Champion in the C-Suite.read more >

2007
Strategic Corporate Finance: Applications in Valuation and Capital Structure
Whether performance measurement and capital planning or risk management and capital structure, this book translates the principles of corporate finance theory into practical methods for implementing them.read more >

2007
Moments of Choice: Driving Profitable Growth with Shelf-Centered Collaboration
In this strategy+business Reader, a team of experts from Booz & Company explore the emerging phenomenon known as as "shelf-centered collaboration."read more >

2007
China: How to Aim True in the World’s Fastest Growing Economy
This strategy+business Reader will help executives unveil the opportunities, manage the risks, and navigate the complexities inherent in doing business in China.read more >

2006
Manufacturing Realities: Breaking the Boundaries of Conventional Practice
A compilation of the latest and most innovative ideas in modern manufacturing thought to offer new ways to understand manufacturing: its costs, its hidden value, and its opportunities.read more >

2006
Mastering the Innovation Challenge: Unleashing Growth and Creating Competitive Advantage
A compilation of some of the best thinking on how companies can step up to the innovation challenge: designing winning business models, developing breakthrough products and services, and streamlining innovation operations.read more >

2006
Outsourcing Thought Leaders: Managing Business without Borders
This book reveals that a clear view is emerging of the changes that lie ahead for the global services industry, as well as of the most effective approach for dealing with these changes.read more >

2006
The Whole Deal: Fulfilling the Promise of Acquisitions and Mergers
The Whole Deal shows readers that a new era of successful mergers is upon us, one in which tough lessons about planning and execution are being applied to today’s deals.read more >

2005
Results - Keep What's Good, Fix What's Wrong and Unlock Great Performance
Every company has a personality. Does yours help or hinder your results?read more >

2003
Why Pride Matters More Than Money
Jon Katzenbach writes about how pride can motivate employees to achieve higher performance and how instilling pride can be achieved. read more >

2001
The Discipline of Teams
A team strives for something greater than what its individuals can achieve individually. In the Discipline of Teams, Jon Katzenbach discusses how teamwork can be instilled to empower organizations. read more >

2000
Peak Performance: Aligning the Hearts and Minds of Your Employees
Organizations can develop a competitive advantage by employing five balanced motivational paths – mission, process and metrics, entrepreneurial spirit, individual achievement and recognition and celebration – to achieve better performance with their workforce.read more >

1998
The Work of Teams
Jon Katzenbach highlights key takeaways from his articles in the Harvard Business Review on the roadblocks that every team faces and benefits that await top teams.read more >

1998
Teams at the Top: Unleashing the Potential of Both Teams and Individual Leaders
Teams at the Top analyzes the notion that less team performance is seen in top organizations and explains that high-performing organizations require a balanced leadership effort that fully exploits non-team and team approaches.read more >

1997
Real Change Leaders: How You Can Create Growth and High Performance at Your Company
This book is the story of real change leaders -- middle managers. It shows senior managers how companies can tap into this source of leadership capability drive success.read more >

1993
The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization
Business leaders consistently overlook opportunities to exploit their potential, confusing teams with teamwork or sharing. Jon Katzenbach argues that we cannot meet the challenges ahead, from total quality to customer service to innovation, without teams.read more >

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