Three Peter Drucker titles, Managing Oneself, What Makes an Effective Executive?, and The Discipline of Innovation; two by Professor Amar Bhide formerly of Harvard Business School and now at Columbia Business School, Bootstrap Finance and Hustle as Strategy. The final two by Deaver Brown, Harvard Business School Graduate, Simpler & Cheaper: Henry Ford to Google and the timely Free Agent: No Employee World.
"Cheaper by the dozen"
Entrepreneurship is more popular than ever: courses are full, policymakers emphasize new ventures, managers yearn to go off on their own. Would-be founders often misplace their energies, however. Believing in a "big money" model of entrepreneurship, they spend a lot of time trying to attract investors instead of using wits and hustle to get their ideas off the ground.
The age of competitive strategy may be past. Sophisticated managers are learning that handsome returns come directly from superior strategic execution - not strategic planning. Their method: hustle and get it right.
"The worst narration I have ever heard"