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Best Strategy Books You Should Read

Looking for the best Strategy books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Strategy: A History (2015)

 Best Strategy Books You Should ReadSelected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world’s leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. The range of Freedman’s narrative is extraordinary, moving from the surprisingly advanced strategy practiced in primate groups, to the opposing strategies of Achilles and Odysseus in The Iliad, the strategic advice of Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, the great military innovations of Baron Henri de Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz,…
Author(s): Lawrence Freedman

2. The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist’s Guide to Success in Business and Life (2010)

 Best Strategy Books You Should Read“I am hard pressed to think of another book that can match the combination of practical insights and reading enjoyment.”―Steven Levitt Game theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It’s the art of anticipating your opponent’s next moves, knowing full well that your rival is trying to do the same thing to you. Though parts of game theory involve simple common sense, much is counterintuitive, and it can only be mastered by developing a new way of seeing the world. Using a diverse array of rich case studies―from pop culture, TV, movies, sports,…
Author(s): Avinash K. Dixit, Barry J. Nalebuff

3. HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Strategy (2011)

 Best Strategy Books You Should ReadIf you read nothing else on strategy, read these 10 articles ( ). We’ve combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you catalyze your organization’s strategy development and execution.HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy will inspire you to:Distinguish your company from rivalsClarify what your company will and won’t doCraft a vision for an uncertain futureCreate blue oceans of uncontested market spaceUse the Balanced Scorecard to measure your strategyCapture your strategy in a memorable phraseMake priorities explicitAllocate…
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Michael E. Porter, et al.

4. Crafting & Executing Strategy: Concepts and Cases (2019)

 Best Strategy Books You Should ReadISBN: 9781260565744 is an International Student Edition of Crafting & Executing Strategy: Concepts and Cases 22nd Edition by Arthur A. Thompson Jr, Margaret Peteraf, John E Gamble and A. J. Strickland III This ISBN 9781260565744 is Textbook only. It will not come with online access code. Online Access code (if required by your instructor ) sold separately at ISBN 9781260157123 The content of of this title on all formats are the same. Mainstream, balanced treatment of the latest developments in theory and practice of strategy. Emphasis on company’s strategy must be matched not only to its external market…
Author(s): Thompson Jr, Arthur, Margaret Peteraf, et al.

5. Advertising Campaign Strategy (text only) 4th (Fourth) edition by D.Parente (2005)

 Best Strategy Books You Should ReadAdvertising Campaign Strategy: A Guide to Marketing Communication Plans [Paperback]Donald Parente (Author)…
Author(s): D.Parente

6. Digital Marketing: Strategy, Implementation and Practice (2012)

 Best Strategy Books You Should Read‘I have used this book in all its editions since first publication with my undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is a core text for all the students, because it provides the detail they require at an academic level. Importantly it is a book for the practitioner to use too. This is why we use it on our postgraduate practitioner programmes – where we actually buy the book for the students as we believe it is that important. No other text comes close and literally thousands of our graduates have benefitted from it in their subsequent careers:…
Author(s): Dave Chaffey, Fiona Ellis-Chadwick

7. Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds (2017)

 Best Strategy Books You Should ReadInspired by Octavia Butler’s explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen. This is a resolutely materialist “spirituality” based equally on science and…
Author(s): adrienne maree brown

8. On Grand Strategy (2019)

 Best Strategy Books You Should ReadFor almost two decades, Yale students have competed for admission each year to the “Studies in Grand Strategy” seminar taught by John Lewis Gaddis, Paul Kennedy, and Charles Hill. Its purpose has been to prepare future leaders for responsibilities they will face, through lessons drawn from history and the classics. Now Gaddis has distilled that teaching into a succinct, sharp and potentially transformational book, surveying statecraft from the ancient Greeks to Franklin D. Roosevelt and beyond. An unforgettable guide to the art of leadership, On Grand Strategy is, in every way, its own master class….
Author(s): John Lewis Gaddis

9. Competitive Strategy. Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors. (1980)

 Best Strategy Books You Should ReadCHINESE EDITION…
Author(s): Michael E. Porter

10. Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age (1986)

 Best Strategy Books You Should ReadThe essays in this volume analyze war, its strategic characterisitics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries. The diversity of its themes and the broad perspectives applied to them make the book a work of general history as much as a history of the theory and practice of war from the Renaissance to the present. Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age takes the first part of its title from an earlier collection of essays, published by Princeton University Press in 1943, which became a classic of historical scholarship. Three…
Author(s): Peter Paret , Gordon A. Craig, et al.

Best Strategy Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some strategy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Operations strategy

Author(s): Nigel Slack; Michael Lewis, (zarzaГЊВЁdzanie)
Publisher: Pearson Education/Prentice Hall, Year: cop. 2011, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 914298

10 Weeks To Rapid Fat Loss: The Most Effective Strategy for Losing Fat Quickly

Author(s): Jack D Coulson
Publisher: Independently published, Year: 9 May 2019, Size: 359 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2403951

Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution

Author(s): Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, David Robertson
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press, Year: 8 Aug 2006, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2393012

Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age

Author(s): Roman Pichler
Publisher: Pichler Consulting, Year: 4 May 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2389658

Kautilya’s Arthashastra: Philosophy Of Strategy

Author(s): Medha Bisht
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, Year: 2920, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2454257

Design Thinking for Strategy: Innovating Towards Competitive Advantage

Author(s): Claude Diderich
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2422428

The Future Of Management In An AI World: Redefining Purpose And Strategy In The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author(s): Jordi Canals, Franz Heukamp
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2426481

Corporate Diversity Communication Strategy: An Insight Into American MNCs’ Online Communities And Social Media Engagement

Author(s): Roxana D. Maiorescu-Murphy
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2434960

Marketing Channel Strategy: An Omni-Channel Approach

Author(s): Ansary, Adel I.; Palmatier, Robert W.; Sivadas, Eugene; Stern, Louis W.
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2442073

International Marketing Strategy: The Country Of Origin Effect On Decision-Making In Practice

Author(s): Giovanna Pegan, Donata Vianelli, Patrizia De Luca
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2442224

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really hot items according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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