Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Textbooks and most recommended books

Long-long time ago when I was applying to business school I wanted to find out which textbooks are used in the study process and what other reading professors recommend. If there's someone out there who is as curious for books as me, the following lists are for you.

First-term textbooks:
  • Business Statistics: Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers (4th ed) by Mik Wisniewski
  • Strategy: Contemporary Strategy Analysis: Concepts, techniques, applications (6th ed) by Robert M. Grant
  • Corporate Finance: Principles of Corporate Finance (8th ed) by Brealey, Myers & Allen
  • Financial Accounting: Financial Accounting (6th ed) by Harrison and Horngrenn
  • Managerial Economics: Principles of Microeconomics (Version 4) by N. G. Mankiw
Most recommended books (students' survey, top-15)
  1. The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt
  2. Good to Great by Jim Collins
  3. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  4. The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
  5. Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
  6. Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter
  7. The Innovator's Dilemma/Solution by Clay Christensen
  8. The New Business Road Test by John Mullins
  9. Are You Ready to Succeed? by Srikumar Rao
  10. Barbarians at the gate by Bruan Burrough
  11. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  12. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  13. The Pyramid Principle by Barbara Minto
  14. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  15. When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein
I have only read 6 out of the Top-15 list before, so long way to go! (keeping in mind that the whole survey mentions more than 250 titles)