The Library

All reviews of books, podcasts, articles, etc

Behold! The collective wisdom of the strategy world.

(Titles link to my summary/review. Items without links haven’t been summarized/reviewed yet. This document serves as a roadmap for “things of the week” to come.)

Books

Strategy Classics

  • Competitive Strategy, by Michael Porter (amazon)

  • Competitive Advantage, by Michael Porter (amazon)

  • The Innovator’s Dilemma, by Clayton Christensen (amazon)

  • The Innovator’s Solution, by Clayton Christensen (amazon)

  • Seeing What’s Next, by Clayton Christensen (amazon)

  • 7 Powers, by Hamilton Helmer (amazon)

  • Good Strategy, Bad Strategy, by Richard Rumelt (amazon)

  • Turning the Flywheel, by Jim Collins (amazon)

  • Good to Great, by Jim Collins (amazon)

  • Great by Choice, by Jim Collins (amazon)

  • Zero to One, by Peter Thiel (amazon)

  • The Practice of Management, Peter Drucker (amazon)

Secondary Literature on Great Strategy Thinkers

  • The Personal MBA, by Josh Kaufman (amazon)

  • The Lords of Strategy, by Walter Kiechel (amazon)

  • Understanding Michael Porter, by Joan Magretta (amazon)

Jobs-to-be-done

  • Competing Against Luck, by Clayton Christensen (amazon)

  • When Coffee and Kale Compete, by Alan Klement (amazon)

  • Value Proposition Design, by Alexander Osterwalder (amazon)

Positioning

  • Positioning, by Al Ries and Jack Trout (amazon)

  • The Origin of Brands, by Al Ries and Laura Ries (amazon)

  • Obviously Awesome, by April Dunford (amazon)

Military / Politics

  • Warfighting: MCDP-1, US Marine Corps (pdf)

  • The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli (Mansfield translation) (amazon)

  • The Art of War, by Sun Tzu (Cleary translation) (amazon)

  • On War, by Carl von Clauswitz (Howard & Paret translation) (amazon)

Miscellaneous, but indispensable

  • Inadequate Equilibria, by Eliezer Yudkowsky (free version) (kindle version)

  • Hit Makers, by Derek Thompson (amazon)

  • Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned, by Kenneth O. Stanley (amazon)

  • The Origin of Wealth, by Eric Beinhocker (amazon)

  • Principles, by Ray Dalio (amazon)

Podcasts

Articles

  • “What is Strategy?” by Michael Porter in HBS (pdf)

  • “A Taxonomy of Moats” by Jerry Neumann (link)

  • “Four Fits for $100m+ Growth” by Brian Balfour (link)


This is just the beginning! If you have a book, podcast, or article you think I should include, leave a comment below! I’ll put it up, assuming it’s a good fit.

The Library Roadmap:

  • Add individual podcast episodes

  • Add frameworks / ideas / concepts

  • Add more articles

  • Add another view, organized by topic rather than by medium

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