People frequently ask me what book they should read about strategy and performance management. In my opinion, while there are many interesting books worth reading, there isn’t one book that can give you a complete enough view into the field. Rather than providing an exhaustive (and exhausting) reading list, I decided to create a Top 10.
For this Top 10 list, I wanted to represent a broad range of views and focused on books that you would refer back to time and again. As a result, I only included one book per author even if I felt that there were others worth reading and I didn’t include those books that didn’t provide new insights. In no particular order, here’s my list:
“Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors”, Michael E. Porter (Free Press, 1998 )
“Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step: Maximizing Performance and Maintaining Results”, Paul Niven (John Wiley, 2006)
“Five Key Principles of Corporate Performance Management”, Bob Paladino (John Wiley, 2007)
“Measuring Performance: Using the New Metrics to Deploy Strategy and Improve Performance”, Bob Frost (Measurement International, 2000)