My consolidated book recommendations

Management Books

Over the last thirty years, I have been fortunate to read some excellent books which have been very inspirational, or have brought out a story of dreams, toil and success. Then there are some which narrated milestones in the history of Information Technology.  I have missed out on several good books as well. So here goes (not in any specific order).

  1. The Soul of a New Machine, Tracey Kidder
  2. Nudist on the Late Shift, Po Brosnon
  3. Crossing the Chasm, Geoffery Moore
  4. The Essential Drucker, Peter Drucker
  5. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey
  6. Maverick, Ricardo Semler
  7. Hidden Persuaders, Vance Packard
  8. Negotiate to Close, Gary Karrass
  9. The TCS Story and Beyond, S. Ramadurai
  10. Beyond the last blue mountain: A life of JRD Tata, R.M. Lala
  11. Who says Elephants can’t dance, Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
  12. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

  13. How to win friends and influence people, Dale Carnegie
  14. Tough times don’t last, Tough people do, Robert H. Schuller
  15. Marketing Warfare, Al Reis & Jack Trout
  16. How to read a balance sheet, International Labor Organization
  17. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, Jerry I. Porras and James C. Collins
  18. Games people play, Eric Berne
  19. The Lexus and the Olive Tree, Thomas L. Friedman
  20. Breakthroughs! , P. Ranganath Nayak & John M. Ketteringham

Notable omissions- Lee Iococa, C.K. Prahlad