Strategy Books For Managers

Strategy books are written for many different audiences:

Academics
Students of business
Consultants
Senior management in giant businesses

The strategy books listed below are those I’ve reviewed and which I think are most suitable for owners and managers of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) which are practical and pragmatic.

These books recognise that you have limited time, energy and money to spend on strategic planning, no matter how important you believe it is to the future success of your business.

Developing Business Strategies by David Aaker

by Paul Simister on October 30, 2011

Developing Business Strategies by David A. Aacker is written to help managers to develop strategies that will help their businesses to compete more effectively and perform better. Developing Business Strategies Review Who Is Developing Business Strategies Written For? Many of the strategy books I review on my blog are: for academics and MBA students strategy […]

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Strategy In Practice by Cliff Bowman

by Paul Simister on October 6, 2011

Strategy In Practice by Cliff Bowman is a book for managers who contribute to the strategy debates going on within their businesses. This makes it very different from many of the strategy texts which are either written for the MBA market or for strategy experts. Who Is Cliff Bowman? Cliff Bowman is Professor of Strategic […]

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The full title of this book is “Simplified Strategic Planning : A No Nonsense Guide For Busy People Who Want Results Fast” written by Robert W Bradford and L Peter Duncan with Brian Tarcy. It captures the approach of the Center for Simplified Strategic Planning. In my opinion it is a very good guide for […]

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Turning A Business Around by Mark Blayney

by Paul Simister on August 18, 2011

I read the book “Turning A Business Around” by Mark Blayney under its first edition title of  “Turning Your Business Around: How To Spot The Warning Signs And Keep Your Business Healthy” This is a very, very good book if you ever find yourself in the stressful situation of owning or managing a business in […]

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