Best Business Infrastructure Books
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1. Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury Updated Edition: The Birth of Modern Luxury Updated Edition
Author: by Paul-Gerard Pasols
Harry N. Abrams
When Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury was published in 2004, the book was the first to describe the dramatic rise of the world’s finest luxury company. Written with full access to the company’s archives, it demonstrates Louis Vuitton’s passion for fine design with a stunning array of archival art, product designs, and cutting-edge advertising.
The company is examined through the lives of its first three leadersfounder Louis (who invented the modern trunk), his son Georges, and his grandson Gaston. Now with fresh information on subjects such as designs for ready-to-wear clothing, shoes, jewelry, and even automobiles, this new edition includes 20 additional pages and updated material throughout the book, covering the brand’s recent history, with new texts and photographs.
2. Lights Out: Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric
Author: by Thomas Gryta
Mariner (May 4, 2021)
A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER “If you’re in any kind of leadership rolewhether at a company, a non-profit, or somewhere elsethere’s a lot you can learn here.”Bill Gates, Gates NotesHow could General Electricperhaps America’s most iconic corporationsuffer such a swift and sudden fall from grace?
This is the definitive history of General Electric’s epic decline, as told by the two Wall Street Journal reporters who covered its fall. Since its founding in 1892, GE has been more than just a corporation. For generations, it was job security, a solidly safe investment, and an elite business education for top managers.
GE electrified America, powering everything from lightbulbs to turbines, and became fully integrated into the American societal mindset as few companies ever had. And after two decades of leadership under legendary CEO Jack Welch, GE entered the twenty-first century as America’s most valuable corporation.
Yet, fewer than two decades later, the GE of old was gone. Lights Out examines how Welch’s handpicked successor, Jeff Immelt, tried to fix flaws in Welch’s profit machine, while stumbling headlong into mistakes of his own. In the end, GE’s traditional win-at-all-costs driven culture seemed to lose its direction, which ultimately caused the company’s decline on both a personal and organizational scale.
3. Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business
Author: by Gino Wickman
Discover the vital relationship that will take your company from “What’s next?” to “We have liftoff!”Visionaries have groundbreaking ideas. Integrators make those ideas a reality. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business.
It worked for Disney. It worked for McDonald’s.It worked for Ford. It can work for you. From the author of the bestselling Traction, Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the Visionary and Integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can help your business thrive.
Offering advice to help Visionary-minded and Integrator-minded individuals find one another, Rocket Fuel also features assessments so you’re able to determine whether you’re a Visionary or an Integrator. Without an Integrator, a Visionary is far less likely to succeed long-term ,and realize the company’s ultimate goalslikewise, with no Visionary, an Integrator can’t rise to his or her full potential.
When these two people come together to share their natural talents and innate skill sets, it’s like rocket fuelthey have the power to reach new heights for virtually any company or organization.
4. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Author: by John Carreyrou
The Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Time, Esquire, Fortune, Marie Claire, GQ, Mental Floss, Science Friday, Bloomberg, Popular Mechanics, BookRiot, The Seattle Times, The Oregonian, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup unicorn promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood.
Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.5 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.
Erroneous results put patients in danger, leading to misdiagnoses and unnecessary treatments. All the while, Holmes and her partner, Sunny Balwani, worked to silence anyone who voiced misgivingsfrom journalists to their own employees. Rigorously reported and fearlessly written, Bad Blood is a gripping story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enrona tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
5. An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management
Author: by Will Larson
There’s a saying that people don’t leave companies, they leave managers. Management is a key part of any organization, yet the discipline is often self-taught and unstructured. Getting to the good solutions of complex management challenges can make the difference between fulfillment and frustration for teams, and, ultimately, the success or failure of companies.
Will Larson’s An Elegant Puzzle orients around the particular challenges of engineering management-from sizing teams to technical debt to succession planning-and provides a path to the good solutions. Drawing from his experience at Digg, Uber, and Stripe, Will Larson has developed a thoughtful approach to engineering management that leaders of all levels at companies of all sizes can apply.
An Elegant Puzzle balances structured principles and human-centric thinking to help any leader create more effective and rewarding organizations for engineers to thrive in.
6. The Devil's Playbook: Big Tobacco, Juul, and the Addiction of a New Generation
Author: by Lauren Etter
Crown (May 25, 2021)
Big Tobacco meets Silicon Valley in this deeply reported and illuminating (The New York Times Book Review) corporate expos of what happened when two of the most notorious industries collidedand the vaping epidemic was born. The best business book I’ve read since Bad Blood.
Jonathan Eig, New York Times bestselling author of Ali: A Life Howard Willard lusted after Juul. As the CEO of tobacco giant Philip Morris’s parent company and a veteran of the industry’s long fight to avoid being regulated out of existence, he grew obsessed with a prize he believed could save his companythe e-cigarette, a product with all the addictive upside of the original without the same apparent health risks and bad press.
Meanwhile, in Silicon Valley, Adam Bowen and James Monsees began working on a device that was meant to save lives and destroy Big Tobacco, but they ended up baking the industry’s DNA into their invention’s science and marketing. Ultimately, Juul’s e-cigarette was so effective and so market-dominating that it put the company on a collision course with Philip Morris and sparked one of the most explosive public health crises in recent memory.
7. An Illustrated Business History of the United States
Author: by Richard Vague
“Vigorous, provocative… The Sack of Detroit is compelling, bold and stylishly written.”Barbara Spindel, The Wall Street Journal A provocative, revelatory history of the epic riseand unnecessary fallof the U.S. Automotive industry, uncovering the vivid story of innovation, politics, and business that led to a sudden, seismic shift in American priorities that is still felt today, from the acclaimed author of Hoover In the 1950s, America enjoyed massive growth and affluence, and no companies contributed more to its success than automakers.
They were the biggest and best businesses in the world, their leadership revered, their methods imitated, and their brands synonymous with the nation’s aspirations. But by the end of the 1960s, Detroit’s profits had evaporated and its famed executives had become symbols of greed, arrogance, and incompetence.
And no company suffered this reversal more than General Motors, which found itself the main target of a Senate hearing on auto safety that publicly humiliated its leadership and shattered its reputation. In The Sack of Detroit, Kenneth Whyte recounts the epic rise and unnecessary fall of America’s most important industry.
9. The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future
Author: by Gretchen Bakke
A revelatory look at our national power grid-how it developed, its current flaws, and how it must be completely reimagined for our fast-approaching energy future. America’s electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present.
It’s not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basic repair. Today, as we invest great hope in new energy sources-solar, wind, and other alternatives-the grid is what stands most firmly in the way of a brighter energy future.
If we hope to realize this future, we need to reimagine the grid according to twenty-first-century values. It’s a project which forces visionaries to work with bureaucrats, legislators with storm-flattened communities, moneymen with hippies, and the left with the right.
And though it might not yet be obvious, this revolution is already well under way. Cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke unveils the many facets of America’s energy infrastructure, its most dynamic moments and its most stable ones, and its essential role in personal and national life.
10. Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
Author: by Leo Janos
Little, Brown and Company
February 26, 2013
This classic history of America’s high-stakes quest to dominate the skies is “a gripping technothriller in which the technology is real” (New York Times Book Review). From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, Skunk Works is the true story of America’s most secret and successful aerospace operation.
As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation’s brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed’s legendary Skunk Works is a drama of Cold War confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds.
Here are up-close portraits of the maverick band of scientists and engineers who made the Skunk Works so renowned. Filled with telling personal anecdotes and high adventure, with narratives from the CIA and from Air Force pilots who flew the many classified, risky missions, this book is a riveting portrait of the most spectacular aviation triumphs of the twentieth century.”Thoroughly engrossing.” -Los Angeles Times Book Review
11. The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
Author: by Scott Galloway
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLERAmazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway.
Instead of buying the myths these companies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms?
And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone challenge them? In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers.
He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career.
12. Porsche 70 Years: There Is No Substitute
Author: by Randy Leffingwell
There’s something for every Porsche enthusiast in Porsche 70 Years, whether rear-engine 911 loyalist, race fan, or follower of contemporary vehicles. Fasten your seat belt and hit the gas. Porsche is one of the most important and iconic automotive manufacturers in history.
From its first 356 to today’s technical tour de force, the 918, Porsche has advanced from strength to strength for nearly seven decades. In Porsche 70 Years: There Is No Substitute, author Randy Leffingwell offers a richly illustrated and detailed book that captures the full story of one of the world’s leading automotive companies.
Beautiful, contemporary photos and rare historical images accompany in-depth analyses of milestone cars and events. Created with Porsche’s cooperation, the book brings to light the engineering and design stories behind Stuttgart’s most famous carssuch as the 356, 904, 917, 911, 928, 935, 956 and othersas well as its key players.
Comprising the most comprehensive overview of the company’s entire history, Porsche 70 Years truly has no substitute.
13. SYSTEMology: Create time, reduce errors and scale your profits with proven business systems
Author: by David Jenyns
Finally a step-by-step system that fixes owner dependent businesses. Do you sometimes feel like your business is an adult daycare centre? Are you constantly repeating yourself, fixing errors and trying to hold things together? What if it were possible to create a business that runs itself?
You’ve dreamed about it – now it’s time to make this a reality! If you’re anything like many seasoned business owners, you’ve tried and failed to systemise your business. The reality is, your shiny business isn’t as functional as it looks from the outside; it’s unorganised, inconsistent and key-person dependent.
SYSTEMology solves this problem with a proven, step-by-step business systemisation framework – designed so that even the busiest business owner can deploy it. Drawing on 20+ years of business experience and real-life case studies, David Jenyns details the path to complete business reliability.
In this book you will discover:Why most business owners fail to systemise their businessWhere to get started and what systems must create firstWhy business owners are typically the worst people to document systemsWhy modelling your best team members is the best-kept secret to rapid systems.
14. Inventory Optimization: Models and Simulations
Author: by Nicolas Vandeput
In this book …Nicolas Vandeput hacks his way through the maze of quantitative supply chain optimizations. This book illustrates how the quantitative optimization of 21st century supply chains should be crafted and executed…. Vandeput is at the forefront of a new and better way of doing supply chains, and thanks to a richly illustrated book, where every single situation gets its own illustrating code snippet, so could you.
Joannes Vermorel, CEO, Lokad Inventory Optimization argues that mathematical inventory models can only take us so far with supply chain management. In order to optimize inventory policies, we have to use probabilistic simulations. The book explains how to implement these models and simulations step-by-step, starting from simple deterministic ones to complex multi-echelon optimization.
The first two parts of the book discuss classical mathematical models, their limitations and assumptions, and a quick but effective introduction to Python is provided. Part 3 contains more advanced models that will allow you to optimize your profits, estimate your lost sales and use advanced demand distributions.
15. Win at All Costs: Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception
Author: by Matt Hart
October 6, 2020
“After years of rumors and speculation, Matt Hart sets out to peel back the layers of secrecy that protected the most powerful coach in running. What he finds will leave you indignantand wondering whether anything in the high-stakes world of Olympic sport has truly changed.” Alex Hutchinson, New York Times bestselling author of EndureGame of Shadows meets Shoe Dog in this explosive behind-the-scenes look that reveals for the first time the unsettling details of Nike’s secret running programthe Nike Oregon Project.
In May 2017, journalist Matt Hart received a USB drive containing a single filea 4. 7-megabyte PDF named Tic Toc, Tic Toc…. He quickly realized he was in possession of a stolen report prepared a year earlier by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for the Texas Medical Board, part of an investigation into legendary running coach Alberto Salazar, a Houston-based endocrinologist named Dr. Jeffrey Brown, and cheating by Nike-sponsored runners, including some of the world’s best athletes.
16. WORKBOOK For Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
Author: by Jessica Bridge
Workbook For Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way To Build Good Habits & Break Bad OnesHOW TO USE THIS WORKBOOK FOR ENHANCED APPLICATIONThis workbook is designed to guide readers into breaking bad attitudes and embracing good behaviors. Readers will have an understanding of how they can make a positive change in their lives by putting in little and consistent daily routines.
In the book Atomic Habits by James Clear, James guides us through a simplified and well explained steps/pattern through which readers, learn how they can become a better version of them self. This workbook, helps you put those steps into motion by pushing you to not just read, but take action.
To get the best out of Jame’s book, and life itself, attempt to answer the questions in this book sincerely, and carry out the exercises. Before answering the questions, it is advised that you make more than one copy of this workbook.
Re-attempt to answer these questions after two or three months and you’ll notice that there are improvements in the way you think and behave. Also, don’t be too hard on yourself when answering the questions. If the questions or tasks feel too difficult, leave it and come back to it when you feel better.