Good to Great – Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Other Don’t
By Jim Collins
Jim Collins’ book is based on a 5 year research project looking at how companies go from being general good working companies to those companies that are considered for wanting of a better word ‘great’. Jim Collins researched companies for 40 years, Collins started off by examining 1,435 companies finishing with how 11 companies reached a universal aim of becoming great. It not only looks in-depth about how companies actually make the transition but also examines how companies fail to become more that good. He used a large team to research and investigate and the overall study consists of many people being interviewed.
It’s Not How Good You Are But How Good You Want To Be
By Paul Arden
Paul Arden who spent 14 years at Saatchi and Saatchi who was made executive creator director in 1987 worked on accounts for many leading organisations including British Airways, Anchor Butter, Toyota, Ryvita, Nivea and many more. According to Dave Trott, The Independent Paul Arden was responsible for “the whole creative circus the saw British Airways become ‘The World’s Favourite Airline’”. He was and still is saw as the world’s leading guru when it comes to advertising. He offers insight in to the world of advertising through wisdom and comedy. Although all of what he reveals and offers is no less than the best advice for businesses to progress.
Research Methods for Business Studies
By Mark N.K. Saunders, Philip Lewis and Adrian Thornhill
It is an introductory guide to those students wishing to undertake an extensive research project or those embarking on a dissertation. Research Methods for Business Studies is clearly a market leader and provides information and understanding of the particular choices of research and how they are relevant. The book is mainly focused around the work for undergraduates and post graduate degrees largely based on business and its connected topics.
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox
This book is in novel form and is directed in according to business management. Goldratt the author is saw as business gurus and leading developer of change to business thinking. The novel is based on a plant manager who is about to witness the closure of his plant along with hundreds of job loss if he cannot successfully turn the workings of the plant around in 90 days. He accidently meets an old college friend who steals him away from his traditional managerial thought of thinking and brings him up to date with new age thinking and the underlying concept of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) developed by Eliyahu M. Goldratt himself.
Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation
By James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones
The book has been expanded and updated to represent the changes in the business and external society. It is based on the Toyota model which shows how to have an organisation that operates exceptionally and systematically strategies that will with stand any turbulent market especially the market crisis of the21st Centaury. The main idea of Lean Thinking is to take strategies and business plans back to where they started and give customer what they want most of all ‘value for money’.