Competition Demystified | Bruce Greenwald & Judd Kahn

Published in: 2005 Amazon | Goodreads The decision for a car company to enter the SUV market is strategic, everything thereafter is tactical. Greenwald and Kahn define strategy as outward-looking decisions with two main issues: (1) the competition arena and (2) management of external actors. Strategy determines which markets we should enter (or leave) and how we

Working Together | Michael Eisner & Aaron Cohen

Published in: 2010 Amazon | Goodreads Michael Eisner is the man who, along with Frank Wells, led Disney from 1984 to 1994. They quickly noticed that 1+1 can be 3 or more. They protected not only the organization but also each other through counseling and support. Eisner has said “I smoothed the way for him to be

Succeeding with what you have | Charles Schwab

Published in: 1917 Amazon | Goodreads Charles Schwab was an American steel magnate who worked his way up from the floor to top of the country’s leading steel company. The companies he ran often had higher profitability and higher wage levels than their competitors. During his heyday, he had a net worth of $500m-$800m in

How to get rich | Donald J. Trump

Published in: 2004 Amazon | Goodreads The book was written in 2004, at a time when Trump was at the height of his real estate career and a well-known for his attandence on the popular TV-show “The apprentice”. The book is about Trump’s recipies for success in business as well as in life. DEALMAKING 101.

Dear Chairman | Jeff Gramm


Published in: 2015 Amazon | Goodreads Dear Chairman is about shareholder activism in the United States over the past century. The book is written by Columbia professor and fund manager Jeff Gramm and consists of eight studies based on investor letters, newspaper clippings and interviews. According to Gramm, the starting point for shareholder activism was

The Dhando Investor | Mohnish Pabrai


Published in: 2007 Amazon | Goodreads The value investor Mohnish Pabrai presents in the book what he calls a Dhandho framework for investing – how to get a high return at low risk. Since the launch of Pabrai Investment Funds, a copy of Buffett’s partnerships in the 1950s, Pabrai has outperformed all major indices and 99% of

Only the Paranoid Survive | Andrew S. Grove

Published in: 1999 Amazon | Goodreads Andrew Grove emigrated to the United States from communist Hungary in 1956, co-founded Intel in 1968, where he became president in 1979 and CEO in 1987. Grove and his co-founders became pioneers in two of the most important building blocks of modern technology: memory chips and microprocessors. When the book was

To Sell is Human | Daniel Pink

Published in: 2013 Amazon | Goodreads Physicians sell patients on a remedy. Lawyers sell juries on a verdict. Teachers sell students on the value of paying attention in class. Entrepreneurs woo funders, writers sweet-talk producers, coaches cajole players. Whatever our profession, we deliver presentations to fellow employees and make pitches to new clients. We try to convince

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant | Eric Jorgenson

Published in: 2020 Amazon | Goodreads The author, Eric Jorgenson, compiled this book out of transcripts, Tweets, and talks by Naval Ravikant – an icon in Silicon Valley and in the start-up culture. The book covers many areas of life, but this “Brief” focus on the section of wealth creation – how to get rich without

The Alchemists | Jim Ratcliffe


Published in: 2018 Amazon | Goodreads Jim Ratcliffe is a British billionaire, with a net worth of $16bn, and the main shareholder (66% ownership) and founder of the chemical group INEOS. Since the founding in 1998, INEOS has grown, mainly through acquisitions, from a small obscure chemical company in Antwerp to global giant. INEOS now